I'm trying to find a list of supplements that naturally boost processes associated with a fast, without disrupting it. There's no way I can pull off a long fast (30 days), a week at most if I'm lucky, but maybe it's possible to make it more effective. I'm not talking about essential vitamins and minerals, but things like this: http://suppversity.blogspot.ca/2011/10/intermittent-thoughts-on-intermittent_09.html It focuses on R-ALA promoting fat usage through its AMPK/mTor patterns which are in the same direction as fasting state. But it's also known for detoxification, affecting the brain, etc., and AMPK promotes autophagy. ALA seems to be a stressor natural to fasting. So it's one I'm planning to use and I already get mental effects from it, which I've noticed work best away from food. There's the whole mercury redistribution risks but I don't believe it's an issue for me. Are there any others? Any experiences? Obviously amino acids might be disruptive so they exit the picture.