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Dr. Harry Demopoulos to Debunk the Oral Glutathione Absorption Myth At Natural Products Expo West

(New York, NY) February 23, 2010 – It is frequently repeated that glutathione cannot be readily absorbed orally. In actuality, oral glutathione does penetrate cell membranes as an oral dietary supplement.

Dr. Harry Demopoulos, MD, former associate professor of pathology at New York University School of Medicine, will discuss the superiority of Setria® glutathione, how multiple animal and human clinical oral dosing studies show that glutathione can and does enter the bloodstream, where it provides antioxidant protection, promotes detoxification and fortifies the immune system, at Natural Products Expo West, Saturday, March 13, from 2-3 p.m. in the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 205A sponsored by Kyowa Hakko USA.

Dr. Demopoulos, who was awarded the Research Career Development Award from the National Cancer Institute, has focused his research for the past 35 years on the role of pathological free radical reactions and the effects of the subsequent losses of glutathione on cell signaling; expression of genes involved in growth factors and inflammation; bioenergetics; protein structure; and apoptosis in the major degenerative diseases and toxic exposures. His corollary interests included restoration of normal cell signaling, control over expression of disease-related genes, prevention of pathologic apoptosis in strategically located cells, and all the other glutathione functions.

Attendees to the Kyowa Hakko USA seminar will also have access to complimentary products with Setria® Glutathione and meet several Kyowa Hakko USA customers including Country Life, Doctor’s Best, Ecological Formulas, GNC, Healthy Origins, Holistic Health, Life Extension, Montiff, Nutraceutical Sciences Institute (NSI), Twinlab and Vitamin Shoppe.

Setria® Glutathione is a tri-peptide made from glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. As the master antioxidant of the cell, it increases the effectiveness of the body's other antioxidants like Vitamin C and E and is involved in various reactions, such as the destruction of free radicals and the detoxification of harmful compounds.

Kyowa Hakko is the maker of branded ingredients including Cognizin® Citicoline, Hydrafend™ Hyaluronic Acid, Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline, Sustamine™ L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine and Kyowa CoQ10™, as well as Setria® Glutathione.

Kyowa Hakko USA offers manufacturers and formulators one of the industry’s most extensive lines of over 50 amino acids and related compounds, including D-Amino acids and branch-chain amino acids, as well as nucleic acids, bio-products and fine chemicals.

Additional information about Kyowa Hakko USA and Setria® Glutathione can be found online at www.Setria Kyowa Hakko USA can be contacted at [email protected] or 212.319.5353.

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