Human clinical trials confirm that MaitakeGold 404® provides safe and effective immune support

Brattleboro, VT: The TradeWorks Group is pleased to announce new findings on the safety and effectiveness of MaitakeGold 404®, a multi-patented, immune support nutraceutical ingredient. MaitakeGold 404® is a proprietary extract of Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) which has been utilized as a key active ingredient in many leading immune support dietary supplement products in the natural foods industry.

Based on its potential for widespread therapeutic use in supporting immune health, a three year, U.S. Government-funded, multi-phase, human clinical study of MaitakeGold 404’s immune-enhancing properties was initiated at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, one of the world’s foremost medical research facilities. In conjunction with this important research, MaitakeGold 404® received an IND (Investigational New Drug) number.

In a Phase I/II trial, 34 subjects took MaitakeGold 404® at varying doses for three weeks. Researchers discovered that balanced immune support (immunomodulation) occurred in subjects at all dosage levels (including low doses), with no adverse effects or toxicity. After three weeks, T cell activity increased, as did levels of immune-enhancing cytokines (IL-2, TNF-ά, IFN-γ), and anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-10). This study demonstrates that MaitakeGold 404® is highly bioavailable while being safe to use when taken orally on a daily basis. In addition, this proprietary mushroom extract is effective in supporting immunity while limiting inflammation that can be associated with a healthy immune response.

“We are very excited about these clinical results,” says Suzanne McNeary, VP of the TradeWorks Group. “For those marketers requiring the highest level of human research, we believe MaitakeGold 404® represents the “Gold Standard” among clinically proven immune support ingredients.”

As a dietary supplement, MaitakeGold 404® features compelling, substantiated structure/function claims in the areas of Immune Support and Cellular Protection. MaitakeGold 404® is GRAS affirmed and may be utilized as either the active, stand-alone ingredient or as a complementary ingredient in various dietary supplement immune support formulations, as well as food and beverage products. It can be incorporated into tablets, capsules, stick packs, effervescents, drinks, bars, and more.

Located in the Connecticut River Valley area of Southern Vermont, the TradeWorks Group is a diversified nutraceutical product marketing company dedicated to the development and commercialization of proprietary, scientifically researched, health-promoting ingredients.

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