Nobel Prize Research Leads to Development of Innovative Nutritional Supplement for Cardiovascular Health

Developed by Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Ferid Murad, Cardio Discovery(TM) Boosts

the Body's Production of Nitric Oxide, Supporting Artery Flexibility and


Dec 06, 2004, 00:00 ET from Leiner Health Products, LLC

    CARSON, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- By the year 2030 aging baby
 boomers, 65 and older, will make up 20% of the US population or 69.4 million
 people (US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census 1996). Baby Boomers
 are living longer lives than their parents because they place a priority on
 remaining fit and active in their older years. As a result, they are concerned
 with keeping their hearts healthy more than any other group and want to take
 control of their own well-being.
     Recognizing this growing need of baby boomers, Leiner Health Products
 created Cardio Discovery(TM), an innovative nutritional supplement, based on
 28 years of research by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Ferid Murad. Cardio Discovery
 helps support the cardiovascular system by increasing production of nitric
 oxide. Naturally produced in the body, nitric oxide helps to maintain the
 flexibility of veins and arteries so that blood flows freely. Cardio Discovery
 contains the amino acids L-arginine and L-glutamine. L-arginine is one of the
 body's key nutrient sources for nitric oxide production, which is necessary
 for the maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system.
     "With a life expectancy now of 77 years, Americans are aging differently
 today and want to remain physically fit so they can continue to enjoy an
 active lifestyle. A healthy heart is the key to remaining agile as we gray and
 today's seniors are searching for easy solutions to help them take charge of
 their health," said Gale Bensussen, President, Leiner Health Products, LLC.
 "Cardio Discovery is a product that addresses the needs of today's active
 senior and Leiner is honored to work with Dr. Murad to bring this science
 based product to the mass market," added Bensussen.
     In 1998, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Dr. Murad and two
 colleagues for their discovery on the importance of nitric oxide to the
 functioning of the cardiovascular system. Dr. Murad discovered that
 nitroglycerin pills, used by heart patients for a century, work because they
 release nitric oxide into the blood stream. No one knew how nitroglycerin
 worked until Murad identified the nitric oxide component. Based upon this
 discovery, we now know the role nitric oxide plays in cardiovascular health
 and its essential nature in maintaining the flexibility of blood vessels to
 support healthy blood flow.
     "The discovery of nitric oxide and its effects on the cardiovascular
 system is a major scientific breakthrough. Using this research to create a
 product like Cardio Discovery provides consumers with a convenient, affordable
 solution to address their heart health. More Americans need to take control of
 their cardiovascular health and combining a healthy lifestyle with Cardio
 Discovery can help them do that," remarked Dr. Murad.
     Cardio Discovery is manufactured by Leiner Health Products, a leading
 supplier of nutritional supplements in the US. With a patent pending
 formulation, Cardio Discovery combines amino acids L-arginine and L-glutamine
 with powerful antioxidants vitamins C and E, folic acid, green tea and alpha
 lipoic acid. One daily scoop of orange flavored powder mixes in 4 to 6 ounces
 of water for a delicious drink packed with heart health benefits. Cardio
 Discovery is available at national food, drug, mass and club retail stores for
 an average price of $32.00 for a 30-day supply.
     About Leiner Health Products
     Founded in 1973, Leiner Health Products, headquartered in Carson, Calif.,
 is America's largest manufacturer of store brand vitamins, minerals, and
 supplements. The company also is a leading store brand supplier in the rapidly
 growing over-the-counter (OTC) market. Selling products exclusively to the
 nation's leading retailers, Leiner provides nearly 40 food, drug, mass and
 club merchants with over 3,000 products, creating extraordinary, high quality
 store brands at a great value. Leiner markets a full line of vitamins,
 minerals and supplements under its YourLife(R) brand, which is the leading
 brand worldwide in the US military. The company also markets over-the-counter
 drugs under its Pharmacist's Formula(R) brand. Last year, Leiner produced 28
 billion doses.

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