Sabinsa to Present Research on Various Forms of Selenium at SupplySide East

PISCATAWAY, NJ, April 28, 2005 ­ Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals, will be hosting a VendorWorks Presentation entitled 'Bioavailability of Selenium a Key Factor in its Nutritional and Therapeutic Use' on Friday, May 6, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. ­ 9:50 a.m. at the SupplySide East International Tradeshow and Conference in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Vladimir Badmaev, vice president of scientific & medical affairs at Sabinsa Corporation, along with Dr. Richard A. Passwater, a renowned selenium expert, will be presenting research surrounding the bioavailability of several forms of selenium, including Sabinsa's Selenium SeLECT® brand L-selenomethionine.

"We want manufacturers to understand the differences between various forms of selenium, including how they are absorbed and used by the body," stated Dr. Badmaev. "Organic, amino acid bound selenium compounds, such as Selenium SeLECT, are preferred for nutritional supplementation over inorganic forms because of their superior bioavailability and safety."

Dr. Badmaev is responsible for spearheading and managing scientific studies and clinical trials involving Sabinsa¹s products. He studied medicine at the Medical Academy Bialystok (AMB) in Poland and received his M.D. in clinical and anatomical pathology from Kings County Hospital and Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY, in 1985. Dr. Badmaev also earned a Ph.D. in immunopharmacology from AMB in 1978. He is the author and coauthor of more than 30 scientific and popular scientific articles, four books and eight U.S. patents.

Dr. Passwater has been a leading research biochemist since 1959 and currently serves as research director of the Selenium Nutritional Research Center in Berlin, MD. He is the author of more than 40 books and booklets including Selenium As Food And Medicine (1980), Selenium Update (1987) and Selenium Against Cancer and AIDS (1996). His research with selenium and other antioxidant nutrients has led to a series of patents relating to free radical pathology and health.

The SupplySide East trade show is dedicated to bringing together manufacturers and suppliers in the dietary supplement, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The event provides a unique opportunity for an executive level exchange of ideas, goods and services not available through other any other business-to-business event. SupplySide East offers three days of informative seminars and exhibitions tailored to the specific needs of supply chain executives.

Selenium SeLECT is Sabinsa Corporation¹s branded L-(+)-Selenomethionine compound, the most bioavailable, pure and safe form of selenium. Selenium is a trace mineral that is found naturally in soil and has been shown to have several positive health benefits. When consumed, selenium enters the body to form selenoproteins and glutathione, the body¹s antioxidant immune system detoxifier. Currently, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is using Selenium SeLECT for its Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), a 12-year study focused on the role of selenium and vitamin E, both separately and together, in the prevention of prostate cancer.

Shortly after this study began the following qualified health claim was issued by the FDA, ³selenium may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. However, FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive.² Additionally, NCI is conducting the Prevention of Alzheimer¹s by Selenium SeLECT and Vitamin E (PREADVISE) trial in conjunction with SELECT. This study is researching the role of selenium and vitamin E in preventing memory damage with age, including Alzheimer¹s and other diseases that can affect the brain. Selenium SeLECT was chosen for these NCI studies because of its high quality. The worldwide quality standard or USP monograph for selenomethionine is based on Selenium SeLECT.

For more information contact Courtney Jacobs at 801-538-0777 ext. 102 or [email protected] or stop by the Sabinsa booth #'s 1603/1605 at SupplySide East.

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