Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) announced the addition of a new high-potency bioavailable Vitamin D supplement, D-Sorb™, to MedPodium's portfolio of Nutra-Apps™ lifestyle supplements. D-Sorb™ provides 2000 IUs of Vitamin D3 in easy-to-swallow softgels and features SourceOne Global Partners' unique VESIsorb® lipid-based delivery system, which allows the Vitamin D to become more water soluble, which has been clinically proven to provide increased absorption and bioavailability.* VESIsorb® D-Sorb™ colloidal droplets also protect the Vitamin D from light oxidation and stomach acids. D-Sorb™ utilizes Vitamin D3, which is considered to be a more effective form of Vitamin D than Vitamin D2. Vitamins D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol) are both naturally occurring precursors that are converted in the liver and kidneys to the biologically active form of Vitamin D. Studies have shown that Vitamin D3 is more effective than Vitamin D2 in raising and maintaining levels of biologically active Vitamin D.*
Vitamin D as provided in D-Sorb™ is intended to promote calcium absorption for healthy bones and to support the immune system and cardiovascular health. Recent research has shown that Vitamin D may support bone health, healthy blood sugar, normal blood pressure, insulin performance, heart health, and enhanced immune system function. Vitamin D is naturally synthesized in the skin following exposure to sunlight and deficiencies may occur as a result of decreased time spent outdoors, reduced sun exposure in colder climates and heavy use of sunscreen. Research suggests that up to 85% of people have less than sufficient levels of Vitamin D and that if you are elderly, have dark skin, high BMI (Body Mass Index), or suffer from Crohn's disease or celiac disease, you may not be getting enough Vitamin D.* More information about D-Sorb™ is available at www.medpodium.com/index.php/dsorb.html. More information about SourceOne Global Partners and VESIsorb® is available at www.source-1-global.com.
"The addition of D-Sorb™ represents another important step toward broadening the Company's MedPodium Nutra-Apps™ healthy lifestyles brand platform and product portfolio," stated Christopher J. Reinhard, Cardium's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Vitamin D deficiency has become a worldwide epidemic in all age groups and we believe many people should consider the potential benefit of supplementing their diet with Vitamin D, preferably with MedPodium's best-in-class D-Sorb™. Like other products in the MedPodium portfolio, D-Sorb™ comes in small, easy-to-swallow softgels and features SourceOne Global Partners' unique VESIsorb® lipid-based delivery system which provides for superior absorption and bioavailability."
Reinhard added, "We plan to continue to identify and evaluate additional science-based, easy-to-use lifestyle nutraceutical products to broaden our MedPodium healthy lifestyle brand platform for promoting health and well-being. Products selected for the MedPodium portfolio are expected to be substantiated with scientific data supporting an understanding of the mechanism of action, to have well-defined manufacturing standardizations, and to allow for easy-to-use formulation and dosage. MedPodium products are currently available for sale through our web-based boutique and we plan to market and sell certain products through various select distributors and retailers throughout the United States once we have assembled a more complete portfolio of healthy lifestyle products."
MedPodium™ is a portfolio of science-based, easy-to-use Nutra-Apps™ lifestyle supplements designed to promote health and well-being in today's increasingly complex work and social environments. The MedPodium healthy lifestyle brand is being developed to feature improved product formulations including easy-to-use pills and capsules, fast-acting oral drops and sprays, and innovative transdermal delivery systems. Additional information about MedPodium is located at www.medpodium.com.
Cardium is focused on the acquisition and strategic development of new and innovative bio-medical product opportunities and businesses that have the potential to address significant unmet medical needs and definable pathways to commercialization, partnering and other economic monetizations. Cardium's current investment portfolio includes the Tissue Repair Company, Cardium Biologics and the Company's in-house MedPodium healthy lifestyle product platform. The Company's lead product candidates include Excellagen™ topical gel for wound care management, and Generx® DNA-based angiogenic biologic for patients with coronary artery disease. In addition, consistent with its capital-efficient business model, Cardium continues to actively evaluate new technologies and business opportunities. In July 2009, Cardium completed the sale of its InnerCool Therapies medical device business to Royal Philips Electronics, the first asset monetization from the Company's biomedical investment portfolio. News from Cardium is located at www.cardiumthx.com.