Setria Glutathione Workshop at the 17th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine in Las Vegas

(NEW YORK, NY) December 3, 2009 – In an effort to heighten awareness and further educate the medical community about the importance of glutathione, Kyowa Hakko USA is sponsoring a special glutathione workshop entitled, Absorption of Oral Glutathione and Implications for Human Health, at the 17th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) in Las Vegas, Thursday, December 10, 6-8 p.m. in the South Pacific Ballroom I at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center. To RSVP for the free Kyowa Hakko workshop email [email protected].

Held in conjunction with the A4M conference running concurrently from December 9-12, the workshop will feature presentations on clinically relevant glutathione science from PhDs currently researching glutathione and three practicing MD’s who will discuss the use of its application in clinical practice.

The panel of speakers will be moderated by Toshi Kamiya, PhD, vice president and chief science office for Kyowa Hakko USA. Scheduled speakers include Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, physician, Naturopathic Specialists LCC, Scottsdale, AZ and Vice President of Quality and Education, Emerson Ecologics, Bedford NH; Hyla Cass, MD, psychiatrist, Pacific Palisades, CA, Harry B. Demopoulous , MD, New York, NY; and John P. Richie, PhD, Professor, Public Health Sciences and Pharmacology, Penn State University School of Medicine, State College, PA.
According to Karen Todd, RD, CISSN, CSCS, registered dietitian and director of marketing for Kyowa Hakko, a glutathione workshop of this kind has not been held for over 30 years.

“Kyowa Hakko is taking the lead to educate healthcare professionals and ultimately consumers on the importance of glutathione,” said Todd. “Kyowa Hakko researchers worldwide have devoted many years of research to this valuable ingredient.”

Kyowa Hakko USA distributes Setria® Glutathione, a natural and pure source of L-glutathione produced by Kyowa Hakko Bio.

Currently, six Kyowa customers using Setria® Glutathione in their product formulations will also participate in the workshop. Those companies include Life Extension, Weller Health, Healthy Origins and Vita Cost, Jarrow and GNC. Setria® products can be found on the Web site

For more information about A4M workshop participation call 212.319.5353. For Setria® information visit or the Kyowa Hakko corporate web site at

Kyowa Hakko USA, with offices in New York and California, offers manufacturers and formulators one of the industry's most extensive lines of over 50 amino acids and related compounds, including D-Amino acids and branched-chain amino acids, as well as nucleic acids, bio-products and fine chemicals. The company is a US FDA inspected manufacturer and the vast majority of the products are Kosher with the “Circle K” approval.

In addition to Setria® Glutathione, Kyowa Hakko USA also offers an array of branded ingredients including Cognizin® Citicoline, Hydrafend™ Hyaluronic Acid, Kyowa CoQ10®, Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline, Pantesin® Pantethine and Sustamine™ L-Alanyl Glutamine.

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