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, Oct. 8, 3:30 to 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 the antioxidant glutathione, combating long-held contrary beliefs. 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. Richie, 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.
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” he said. “Now we have evidence to illustrate the potential benefit of glutathione supplementation on improved immune health.”