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New Study Shows Dietary Supplement Significantly Improves Quality of Life for People Suffering with Overactive Bladder

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J., April 10 -- Many people with overactive bladder adjust their lifestyles and habits to accommodate their symptoms, frequently limiting vacations and car trips, restricting shopping, socializing, and entertaining, while coping with the anxiety of managing and accepting this condition. They don't have to.

According to a study conducted by Michael J. Kennelly, M.D., of Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina, the dietary supplement Prelief(R) is effective in significantly improving quality of life for people suffering with overactive bladder.

"This study shows that the Prelief dietary supplement may help individuals with overactive bladder to enjoy many daily activities again," said Dr. Kennelly. Anecdotal evidence from users had indicated for some years that Prelief was effective in decreasing many of the symptoms associated with overactive bladder.

Overactive bladder affects more than 17 million women and men, many of whom could be helped by Prelief. A study of 58 adults confirms the use of Prelief in people with overactive bladder resulted in significant improvements in:

*Reduction in the number of pads used over 24 hours
*The ability to socialize and interact with friends
*Quality and/or quantity of sleep
*The ability to go places they want
*The ability to wear clothes they want
*Performance of routine exercise

Prelief was developed by AkPharma Inc., creators of Beano(R) and Lactaid(R), as a dietary supplement for consumers sensitive to food acid. Prelief allows people who enjoy tomato sauce, coffee, orange juice, wine and other acidic foods to eat them without discomfort.

Alan Kligerman, founder and CEO of AkPharma Inc., states: "Unlike acid blockers and antacids, Prelief is not a drug. It is a dietary supplement that works instantly to prevent food acid intolerance - the common problem many people experience when they consume acidic foods."

Prelief works on a simple premise, notes Mr. Kligerman: "If it's the acid in the food causing discomfort, it isn't the body that needs treating: treat the food; that's what Prelief does."

Adds Mr. Kligerman: "In working with Prelief, we have discovered a world of people who cannot tolerate acidic foods. For some, the foods can cause heartburn, urinary urgency, bladder pain, and/or bowel distress. It is very gratifying to see this study confirm new and beneficial uses of Prelief. I encourage anyone suffering from the symptoms of overactive bladder to discuss the condition with his or her physician, and ask about Prelief. This isn't a condition you `just have to live with.'"

Prelief dietary supplement is available in the antacid section of pharmacy and grocery chains, as well as mass merchandisers or online at

About Prelief

Prelief is calcium glycerophosphate, a food-grade mineral classified as a dietary supplement, for use with acidic foods and beverages for more comfortable eating of a regular diet. The calcium is fully absorbable and coupled with phosphorus in a 1:1 ratio, as recommended by nutritionists. Prelief comes in both tablet and granulate form. Tablets are taken with food. Granulate packets are added to a serving of acidic food or beverage.

About AkPharma Inc.

AkPharma's commitment has always been to enhance the digestibility of life's important foods. This study was sponsored by AkPharma Inc., maker of Prelief dietary supplement.

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