John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D., Penn State University School of Medicine to Speak at SupplySide West Sponsored by Kyowa Hakko USA

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New Science Supporting Setria® Glutathione Availability and Immune Health

John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D., professor of Public Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Penn State University School of Medicine, will be the featured speaker discussing Kyowa’s recently published research that confirms Setria Glutathione’s ability to raise blood glutathione levels. He will also discuss the numerous health benefits this "master antioxidant" provides, including cell protection, detoxification and the latest research on glutathione's role in immune support, at the Kyowa Hakko USA VendorBrief seminar at SupplySide West. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 8th, 3:30 pm – 4:20 p.m. in the VendorBrief Booth #39089 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Immediately following the presentation will be a reception at the Kyowa booth #29095.

About the Oral Gluathione Study
A new long-term, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled human clinical trial, published in the May issue of the European Journal of Nutrition, revealed for the first time that daily consumption of a Setria® Glutathione supplement was effective at increasing body stores of glutathione – an antioxidant generated within our bodies to help fight disease – combating long-held contrary beliefs.1 Glutathione is a tripeptide that is naturally found in nearly all cells, tissues and organ systems in the body. It is also known as the “master antioxidant” due to its vast functions of antioxidant protection, detoxification and immune system fortification. But, for many reasons including age, prescription and OTC medication intake, health conditions, lifestyle, diet, weight and even time of day, the body’s stores of glutathione may be in short supply. This six-month clinical trial – led by Dr. John P. Richie of Penn State University – evaluated the efficacy of Setria® Glutathione supplementation at enhancing body stores of glutathione, and the results show that glutathione supplementation may represent an effective intervention strategy to not only enhance body stores but also boost the body’s immune function. 1

About Dr John Richie
Dr. Richie has studied glutathione for more than 30 years, and his body of research focuses primarily on fighting oxidative stress, which is a contributing factor to most fatal diseases. “It is well-known in the science community that glutathione is one of the primary protective molecules in the body; however, whether or not glutathione levels could be supplemented by oral glutathione administration has been hotly debated and clinical data has been lacking” said Dr. John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Public Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Penn State University School of Medicine. “Now we have evidence to illustrate the potential benefit of glutathione supplementation on improved immune health, potentially decreased risk of cancer, and reduction of other diseases related to oxidative stress.”

About Setria® Glutathione:
Setria® Glutathione, manufactured by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd., is a clinically studied form of glutathione that, when taken orally, has been shown to replenish the body's reserves, which may be depleted as a result of poor lifestyle choices, stress or natural aging. Called the "master antioxidant," glutathione helps protect cells in the body from the damaging effects of oxidative stress and toxins. Setria Glutathione is manufactured through a patented fermentation and patent pending for increasing natural killer (NK) cell activity, is pure, vegetarian and allergen-free. For more information about Setria Glutathione, visit http://www.setriaglutathione.com.

About Kyowa Hakko USA:
Kyowa Hakko USA is the North American sales office for Kyowa Hakko Bio Co. Ltd., an international health ingredients manufacturer and world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food products. Kyowa is the maker of branded ingredients including Cognizin® Citicoline, Pantesin® Pantethine, Setria® Glutathione, as well as Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine. For more information, visit http://www.kyowa-usa.com.

References
1 Richie JP Jr, Nichenametla S, Neidig W, Calcagnotto A, Haley JS, Schell TD, Muscat JE. Randomized controlled trial of oral glutathione supplementation on body stores of glutathione. Eur J Nutr. 2014 May 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24791752.

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