SupplySide East Presentation to Examine Role of EGCG in Reducing Cardiovascular Risk

(April 29, 2004) On Thursday, May 6, 2004 at Supply Side East in Baltimore, MD, DSM Nutritional Products will sponsor an informative presentation focusing on the emerging role of EGCG (EpiGalloCatechin Gallate) in reversing endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease. The talk will be presented by Joseph A. Vita, MD, an industry leader in the field of vascular biology from Boston Medical Center.

Epidemiological studies suggest that the consumption of flavonoid-containing foods reduces cardiovascular risk and basic studies suggest that a possible mechanism for this is improved endothelial function. DSM has recently launched a new supplement ingredient called TEAVIGOTM, a natural green tea extract with up to 94% EGCG.

In Dr. Vita’s study, a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover design using TEAVIGO, endothelium dysfunction was significantly reversed in 42 patients with coronary artery disease. Although more research is needed, the results suggest that EGCG supplementation could be useful in the management of cardiovascular disease.

TEAVIGO is available in both powder and granular form. TEAVIGO is completely water-soluble, odorless and nearly colorless, and the high purity of TEAVIGO allows manufacturers to put more EGCG into a smaller tablet.

DSM Nutritional Products is the global leader in nutritional fortification and the world’s largest nutritional ingredient supplier to producers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements. The company has an international network of R&D, production and distribution facilities as well as sales and marketing presence in more than 100 countries. In addition to its vast ingredient portfolio, DSM provides unparalleled processing and manufacturing expertise. Technical experts from DSM Nutritional Products will work together with customer product development teams, making it easier for supplement manufacturers to create new products containing TEAVIGO.

Supply Side East attendees may attend Dr. Vita’s EGCG presentation on May 6, 4:00-4:50 pm. In addition, attendees should visit the DSM Nutritional Products booth #1347 to learn more about TEAVIGO. Also, please contact DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. at 45 Waterview Boulevard, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054-1293. Phone: 1-800-526-0189. Website:

*TEAVIGO is a trademark of DSM Nutritional Products.

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