Preliminary Studies Indicate Enzyme Supplement More Powerful Than Vitamin C
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., May 28, 2008 — Enzymedica, Inc., a manufacturer of indication-specific enzyme-based finished products, today announced that its latest offering, a proprietary blend of naturally- occurring antioxidant compounds called Defenze(TM), will be available in June at health food stores and for online purchase at www.enzymedica.com.
Similar to Enzymedica's existing line of blended enzyme products, Defenze consists of four powerful antioxidants including four types of enzymes: catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid. All found naturally in the body, their combined ability to scavenge and combat free radicals was determined in a study conducted earlier this year.
Preliminary human clinical studies compared Defenze to the most common antioxidant vitamin C, and results after five days determined that Defenze significantly improves liver support. In addition, Defenze was shown to be twice as effective in increasing certain antioxidant markers in the blood. Due to these initial positive results, a larger-scale study is currently underway to further delineate the supplement's antioxidative benefits.
"Antioxidant-rich foods and products have become increasingly important as consumers look for natural ways to slow the aging process, improve the immune system and aid the body's ability to repair," said Tom Bohager, president of Enzymedica. "As results have determined thus far, Defenze facilitates the body's free radical scavenging abilities and improves all measures of free radical detoxification not only when compared to baseline levels, but also when compared to vitamin C. We look forward to the expanded study results in conjunction with Defenze’s launch."
For more information about Defenze and Enzymedica's line of finished enzyme supplements, visit www.enzymedica.com.
About Enzymedica, Inc.:
Florida-based Enzymedica, Inc., was founded in 1998 to offer consumers targeted enzyme products that address digestion issues, food allergies and intolerances, cardiovascular issues, immune function and inflammation. The exclusive Enzymedica Thera-blend(TM) process combines different strains of each major enzyme to work more broadly in the digestive tract and throughout the entire body.
Enzymedica's products are made from only the highest quality plant and plant-based enzymes and are 100 percent vegan and vegetarian.
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