Life Extension picks up weight-management supp from InterHealth

Life Extension picks up weight-management supp from InterHealth

InterHealth Nutraceuticals’ latest weight management ingredient, Merastin is featured in a new product from Life Extension, a leader in superior quality, research-backed dietary supplements.


InterHealth Nutraceuticals’ latest weight management ingredient, Merastin <http://www.interhealthusa.com/Ingredients/Merastiningredient.aspx>™, is featured in a new product from Life Extension, a leader in superior quality, research-backed dietary supplements. Life Extension introduced Anti-Adipocyte Formula with AdipoStat <http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Item01510/Advanced-Anti-Adipocyte-with-AdipoStat.htm?source=search&key=Antiadipocyte> into various channels, including direct-to-consumer, health food retailers, healthcare practitioners, and independent pharmacies.

Preliminary results from two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies demonstrate the safety and efficacy of Merastin™. Research shows that Merastin™ works in just two weeks to significantly reduce body weight as well as reduce hip and waist circumference. Preliminary results from the second clinical study demonstrating significant average weight loss of over 4 pounds at two weeks and over 11 pounds at eight weeks were presented at the 2011 Experimental Biology meeting in April in Washington, D.C.

Life Extension’s Anti-Adipocyte Formula modulates the activity of biomolecular pathways involved in fat cell formation and breakdown. This benefit is due to Merastin™’s blend of two proprietary plant extracts, Sphaeranthus indicus flower heads and Garcinia mangostana fruit rind. “Based on an exhaustive review of the science and clinical studies behind Merastin™, the choice for Life Extension was clear,” stated Steven V. Joyal, MD, vice president of Scientific Affairs for Life Extension. “Merastin™, in combination with a reduced calorie diet and exercise, provides natural support for healthy weight management.” Expressing his excitement over having Merastin™ represented by a well known and well respected company as Life Extension, Paul Dijkstra, InterHealth’s CEO stated, “Given the brand recognition and consumer trust and dedication to Life Extension’s research and products, Anti-Adipocyte Formula is certain to attract consumer attention.”

With weight management issues continuing to plague the country, Life Extension aims to educate consumers about how Anti-Adipocyte Formula can help with their weight management efforts. A feature article that appeared in the July 2011 issue of Life Extension Magazine®, entitled “Shed Pounds by Inhibiting Cellular Fat Storage <http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_Shed-Pounds-by-Inhibiting-Cellular-Fat-Storage_01.htm>,” helps consumers gain understanding of what causes people to accumulate so many fat pounds as they age and how they can help to address the issue. “The industry needs to increase consumer awareness of how important managing weight truly is and how maintaining a healthy weight is closely related to healthy aging,” added Dijkstra.

About InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.

InterHealth Nutraceuticals researches, develops, markets and distributes specialty nutritional ingredients, which are sold worldwide to manufacturers of dietary supplements and nutraceutical food and beverage products. The company’s products include Merastin™ for addressing fat storage and facilitating fat breakdown for weight management; Super CitriMax®, a satiety ingredient for weight management; UC-II®, a natural ingredient for joint health; and Zychrome™, next generation chromium that addresses insulin function. In addition, InterHealth offers ChromeMate®, LOWAT™, Aller-7®, OptiBerry®, L-OptiZinc®, Protykin® and ZMA®. For more information about InterHealth and its products, call 1-800-783-4636 or 1-707-751-2800 (outside U.S.) or visit www.interhealthusa.com.

About Life Extension

For 30 years, Life Extension® has been a pioneer in funding and reporting on the latest anti-aging research and integrative health therapies while offering superior quality dietary supplements to consumers. A trailblazer in the $26 billion U.S. dietary supplements industry, Life Extension is composed of the non-profit Life Extension Foundation®, the Life Extension Foundation Buyer’s Club and Life Extension Pharmacy®. For more information, visit www.lef.org.

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