John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D. Sets the Record Straight About Glutathione

Febuary 27, 2009

New York, NY – John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Public Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Penn State University School of Medicine will present Setria ® Glutathione - the Power to Protect discussing the multiple avenues for glutathione absorption and product formulation development at Supply Expo/Expo West on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The presentation takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 207C.

Dr. Richie has researched glutathione for over 25 years, including its role in protecting against oxidative damage during aging and the development of cancer at numerous sites in the body. Dr. Richie's research focuses on the factors that regulate glutathione, oxidative stress and cancer risk in individuals and in various populations. The presentation will include the nutritional regulation of glutathione during aging and mechanisms of cancer induction by oxidative stress and its protection by glutathione.

Glutathione, a tri-peptide, is made from glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. As the master antioxidant of the cell, it increases the effectiveness of the body's other antioxidants like Vitamin C and E and is involved in various reactions, such as the destruction of free radicals and the detoxification of harmful compounds.

Maintaining optimal Glutathione levels in cells and tissues is critical when maintaining health. Dr. Richie will explain about the benefit of orally administered Glutathione as a viable solution to sustain and increase Glutathione levels in the body. He will further discuss the three pathways of Glutathione uptake through the GI tract.

Kyowa Hakko is the international health ingredients manufacturer and world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food products. The maker of the branded ingredients Cognizin® Citicoline, Hydrafend™ Hyaluronic Acid , Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline, Kyowa CoQ10®, Setria® Glutathione and Sustamine™ Alanyl Glutamine, Kyowa offers manufacturers and formulators one of the industry’s most extensive lines of over 50 amino acids and related compounds, including D-Amino acids and branch-chain amino acids, as well as nucleic acids, bio-products and fine chemicals. The company creates new value around health-related products through innovations in science and leads the world in producing amino acids through bio-processing using microorganisms.

For more information about Setria® Glutathione and the seminar featuring Dr. Richie, contact Kyowa Hakko at 212.319.5353. The Kyowa Hakko Supply Expo booth is located in Hall A, #338.

View a video of Dr. John Richie's presentation

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