Ajinomoto launches amino Defense

Ajinomoto launches amino Defense

Immune-support supplement contains a patented blend of amino acids cystine and theanine.

Ajinomoto North America Inc., a leading provider of safe, effective nutraceutical solutions, has introduced amino Defense™, a new amino acid-based dietary supplement that has been shown to support the immune system. Developed by a team of Ajinomoto Co. scientists, amino Defense contains AJI-C&T™, a patented blend of amino acids cystine and theanine, which are the necessary building blocks for the body’s production of glutathione.

Glutathione has been well known as the body’s “master antioxidant,” critical in supporting the immune system. Numerous clinical studies have shown that glutathione is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system, and that maintaining elevated glutathione levels aids the body’s natural antioxidant function. Recent studies have also suggested that amino acids cystine and theanine can help decrease inflammatory response following intense exercise.

“The ability to produce and maintain an adequate level of glutathione is critical to maintaining optimal health and wellness,” said Dr. Shigekazu Kurihara, who headed the amino Defense development team. “Through its patented blend of cystine and theanine, amino Defense offers a safe, effective, side-effect-free option for supporting the immune system.”

amino Defense is delivered via natural orange-flavored granulated powder in a stick pack, taken directly into the mouth with water. Available exclusively through health care professionals in the U.S., amino Defense has been substantiated in both safety and efficacy. Clinical studies are available on request.


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