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A clinical study recently published in Nutrition Research shows individuals supplementing their diets with Pantesin®, a highly absorbable and biologically active form of Vitamin B5, significantly lowered their LDL cholesterol levels.

The triple-blind, placebo/diet controlled trial included participants with low to moderate risk of cardiovascular disease. After 16 weeks, the group taking Pantesin saw significant drops in LDL levels in relations to the placebo group. Results are especially noteworthy, as prior studies have shown that each 1mg/DL reduction in LDL cholesterol lowers cardiovascular disease risk by 1 percent.

"Pantesin works at the cellular level, and helps maintain balanced cholesterol levels," said Dr. John Rumberger, a leading authority on cardiac and vascular imaging. "In addition, Pantesin helps maintain healthy blood lipid levels that are already within the normal range."

The study's findings were published in the September 2011 edition of Nutrition Research, which publishes original papers and review articles covering basic and applied research on all aspects of nutritional sciences. A copy of the Pantesin study can be found at

About John Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D., FACC

Dr. John Rumberger is recognized as the world's leading authority on cardiac and vascular imaging using EBT and CT Scanning. Dr. Rumberger has been Professor of Medicine and Consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During his more than 20-year career as a clinician, educator, and researcher, Dr. Rumberger has published nearly 500 scientific papers and book chapters. He has lectured worldwide on EBT, early disease diagnosis and wellness. He is an established investigator of the American Heart Association and a founding member of the International Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging. Dr. Rumberger is an active reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association and Archives of Internal Medicine, publications of both the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, as well as the New England Journal of Medicine.

About Pantesin

A pure and highly absorbable form of Pantethine (an active form of Vitamin B5), Pantesin provides safe and effective support for a healthy heart. Pantesin works at the cellular level, enhancing enzyme and metabolic activity to help maintain balanced cholesterol levels. For more information visit

About Kyowa Hakko USA

Kyowa Hakko USA is 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, Hydrafend™ Hyaluronic Acid, Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline, Setria® Glutathione, Kyowa CoQ10™ as well as Sustamine™ L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine. For more information visit

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