Dr. William J. Kraemer Educates Retailers on the Benefits of L-Carnipure® L-Carnitine at Natural Products Expo West

Allendale, NJ, January 24, 2006 – Lonza will host a seminar presented by Dr. William J. Kraemer at the Natural Products Expo West tradeshow on March 25th in Anaheim, California. Dr. Kraemer, a professor at the University of Connecticut, will highlight the novel benefits of L-Carnitine supplementation related to enhanced recovery from exercise. The seminar, entitled, “L-Carnipure® L-Carnitine – Its Role in Exercise and Recovery”, will be presented on Saturday, March 25th at 1:00pm in Room 205B of the Anaheim Convention Center.

The seminar aims to educate participants on the basic function of L-Carnipure® L-Carnitine and its role in human physiology, how L-Carnipure® L-Carnitine supplementation helps with exercise performance and how it supports the body’s physiology in recovery from exercise and physical stress. Dr. Kraemer will present new clinical findings on how lower doses of L-Carnipure® L-Tartrate are effective in producing the same positive effects on recovery as observed in an earlier trial. L-Carnipure® is a high-quality line of L-Carnitine products manufactured by Lonza. Due to a unique patented manufacturing process, Lonza is the only manufacturer that offers 100% pure L-Carnitine. The L-Carnipure® logo is a sign of this quality assurance.

Discovered 100 years ago, L-Carnitine is a vitamin-like substance that occurs naturally in the human body. L-Carnitine is considered to be a “conditionally essential” nutrient meaning that, under certain conditions, the body’s manufacturing capacity may not be sufficient to meet its requirements. Its physiological role centers on the generation of energy from long chain fatty acids. Hence, L-Carnitine is frequently referred to as the “energy nutrient”. Recently, it has been demonstrated that consuming additional L-Carnipure® L-Carnitine can further promote fat breakdown, thereby enhancing energy production.

Dr. William J. Kraemer is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology working in the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He also holds an appointment as a professor in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology along with an appointment as Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center/School of Medicine. Dr. Kraemer is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

Lonza, a chemical and biotechnology company driven by the life sciences, generated sales of CHF 2.18 billion in 2004. Headquartered in Switzerland, Lonza operates 21 production and R&D sites around the world. Its 5700 employees are passionately committed to delivering sustainable value to their customers. Lonza is one of the leading custom manufacturers of chemical intermediates, active ingredients and biopharmaceuticals for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. On the basis of organic chemical, oleochemical and biotechnology platforms, Lonza creates value-added solutions for the nutrition, hygiene & personal care, wood & water treatment and industrial specialty markets. Lonza also offers polymer intermediates, resins and compounds. Further infor-mation can be found on our website www.lonza.com or www.carnitine.com.

The Natural Products Expo West tradeshow will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802. The education days are March 23 through March 26 and the show floor is open March 24-26.

For further information please contact:
Kevin Owen, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Lonza Inc.
Tel +1 806 655 8002
Fax +1 806 655 8035

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