GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeVantage Corporation (OTCBB), formerly Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc., maker of Protandim®, today announced a patent was granted on July 10, 2007 for its antioxidant therapy formula used in Protandim®. The patent, titled "Compositions for Alleviating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in a Mammal," is the first patent granted to LifeVantage Corporation. Two other patent applications have been filed by LifeVantage for Protandim®-based science.
Dr. Joe McCord, LifeVantage's Director of Science and co-discoverer of the important antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase, stated, "The issuance of this first U.S. patent underscores the unique nature of Protandim®'s approach to antioxidant therapy, and the remarkable synergy of its five phytochemical components working together. We believe this adds substantial validation to the science that has led to the creation of Protandim®."
James J. Krejci, CEO of LifeVantage, added, "This patent reinforces LifeVantage's approach to developing science-based, natural solutions that deliver significant health benefits to our customers in helping them reach their health and wellness goals. The patent, which is the basis of the Protandim® formula, also provides conclusive evidence to our customers, retail partners, and healthcare professionals that they have chosen a proven solution in reducing oxidative stress and supporting healthy aging."
Protandim® is a unique approach to antioxidant therapy. The patent-pending dietary supplement increases the body's natural antioxidant protection by inducing naturally occurring protective enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT). Oxidative stress occurs as a person ages, when subjected to environmental stresses, or as an associated factor in certain illnesses. TBARS are laboratory markers for oxidative stress in the body. Data from a scientific study in men and women, sponsored by LifeVantage, show that after 30 days of taking Protandim®, the level of circulating TBARS decreased an average of 40 percent. With continued use, the decrease was maintained at 120 days. For more information, please visit www.protandim.com.
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