BENICIA, Calif., May 24, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Super CitriMax(R), InterHealth Nutraceuticals' novel calcium/potassium (-)hydroxycitric acid (HCA) weight loss ingredient, has been granted U.S. Patent No. 6,875,891. The patent covers the ingredient's distinctive manufacturing process, which yields a product that is highly soluble, bioavailable and effective.
HCA, an all-natural plant extract derived from the South Asian fruit Garcinia cambogia, is a popular weight loss ingredient known to reduce appetite and body weight. However, not all HCA ingredients are alike. Typically, HCA is bound to calcium in a relatively insoluble form that is less effective and unsuitable for most beverage applications. In contrast, Super CitriMax is 100% soluble, as well as tasteless, odorless and colorless in solution.
Human clinical studies have shown that Super CitriMax's patented calcium/potassium (-)HCA is highly bioavailable, curbs appetite, burns fat, promotes normal cholesterol levels and reduces body weight 3-times greater than diet and exercise alone. It is also the only form of HCA shown to promote serotonin, a brain chemical involved in eating behavior as well as sleep and mood. A daily serving of Super CitriMax provides fifty percent of the recommended daily intake of calcium.
"This patent is the latest addition to our expanding intellectual property portfolio on Super CitriMax," stated InterHealth president William "Skip" Seroy. "This and other patents on Super CitriMax protect our investments into research and market development, which fuels growth for manufacturers, distributors and retailers alike. It also benefits the consumer by providing a research-proven, safe and effective product they can trust."
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. In addition to Super CitriMax, the company's products include Aller-7(R), OptiBerry (R), ChromeMate(R), UC-II(R), L-OptiZinc(R) and Protykin(R). For more information about InterHealth and its products, call 1-800-783-4636 or 1-707-751-2800 (outside U.S.) or visit the website at www.InterHealthUSA.com.