Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 2007 — Los Angeles-based Jarrow Formulas’ has introduced GPLC™ + Resveratrol, a synergistic formulation of Glycine propionyl-L-carnitine and resveratrols (3,4,5-trihydroxystilbenes) extracted from Polygonum cuspidatum (“tiger cane”) root.
GPLC™ inaugurates the Next Generation of L-carnitine supplementation with the first muscle-specific form of L-carnitine. Its components have been shown to increase muscle glycogen stores, reduce lactic acid build-up, maximize exercise endurance and reduce post-workout recovery time while improving the ability to oxidize fat for energy. GPLC is a novel L-carnitine molecule from Sigma-tau HealthScience and one of that company’s family of L-carnitine products known as AminoCarnitines™.
GPLC ™is a powerful scavenger against superoxide radicals and protects against lipid peroxidation. It supports energy utilization by transport of fatty acids into myocellular mitochondria, as well as removal of waste substances from these organelles. GPLC ™ further supports muscular function by compensating for reduced oxygen availability during exercise.
Polygonum extracts have a history of usage in eastern medicine as a cardiotonic. As an antioxidant, resveratrol may protect cardiovascular function by inhibiting LDL oxidation, upregulating nitric oxide synthesis, and protecting the integrity of capillaries.
“Propionyl-L-carnitine is one of the most thoroughly researched forms of L-carnitine and may influence oxygen utilization, enhance athletic performance and improve health,” says Richard Bloomer, Ph.D, who is currently an Assistant Professor within the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Memphis and spearheading the clinical work on the new AminoCarnitines™.
“This is an interesting combination of nutrients, which available studies suggest has a more profound effect on cardiovascular health than either GPLC or Resveratrol alone,” says Kevin Connolly, Ph.D, Director of Scientific Affairs and Product Development at Jarrow Formulas.
The suggested retail price (SRP) for Jarrow Formulas’’ GPLC ™ + Resveratrol is $47.95 per bottle of 60 vegetarian capsules.
Jarrow Formulas’ is a nutritional supplement formulator and marketer founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1988. The company markets its products throughout the United States and internationally in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and Latin America. The company offers a complete line of nutritional products that includes vitamins, minerals, specialty antioxidants, probiotics, amino acids, standardized herbal concentrates and enzymes. Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is active in regulatory affairs, helping to maintain Americans’ rights to free access to dietary supplements. Its products are manufactured by Jarrow Industries Incorporated, a pharmaceutical quality facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
For more information, contact Mark Becker, Director, Advertising/Communications toll free at (800) 726-0886 or access the Jarrow Formulas Web site at www.Jarrow.com.