NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Finding the playbook for a smooth Monday morning recovery after a football-fueled weekend is the greatest thing to happen to football season since fantasy lineups. Good news for fans of the game, Setria® glutathione and Cognizin® citicoline are the perfect post-tailgate teammates to ensure fans feel recovered, refreshed, and ready to tackle the work week. Glutathione, the body's master antioxidant, can help aid in detoxification after too many beers and wings; while Citicoline, a naturally occurring brain booster, promotes mental clarity, recall and attention to block Monday morning mental fog. Both glutathione and citicoline are found naturally in the body but – according to published clinical research – each can be supplemented orally to increase the body's natural stores and give consumers an edge after a long weekend.
"Football fans tend to ingest unhealthy foods and excess alcohol on game day; this, combined with the natural stress of high-intensity games and insufficient sleep from late-night TV-watching, is a hard hit on the body," said Danielle Citrolo, registered pharmacist and manager of technical services for Kyowa Hakko USA. "Luckily, fans can aid their recovery and appear alert and refreshed to start the work week by supplementing with an antioxidant like Setria® Glutathione to eliminate toxins in the body, and Cognizin® Citicoline to improve mental alertness."
What Makes Glutathione a Winner?
Glutathione's many jobs include acting as the liver's main detox agent to fight oxidative stress and eliminate harmful toxins from the body; maintaining cell proteins; supporting immune health; and maintaining the healthy levels of vitamins C and E in the body.
According to a six-month clinical trial – led by Dr. John P. Richie of Penn State University –Setria® Glutathione supplementation is proven to enhance body stores of glutathione; and the study results show that glutathione supplementation represents an effective intervention strategy to not only enhance body stores but also boost the body's immune function.1
Why You'll Score with Citicoline:
Citicoline is a natural nutrient found in every cell of the body and is especially vital to boosting cognitive function. Citicoline is referred to by the scientific community as a "brain nutrient" because it aids the production of a critical building blocks in brain cells.
While the brain produces its own levels of citicoline naturally – to protect its cell membranes' integrity – studies show that oral supplementation of citicoline allows for improved transport of critical nutrients and signal-sending neurotransmitters in the brain. Dr. Deborah Yurgelun–Todd – of the Brain Health Institute at University of Utah – recently published a study in Food and Nutrition Sciences2, which found that by supplementing with Cognizin® citicoline, study participants experienced improved focus and attention.
About Setria® Glutathione:
Setria® Glutathione, manufactured by KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD. is a clinically studied form of glutathione that, when taken orally, has been shown to replenish the body's reserves, which may be depleted as a result of poor lifestyle choices, stress or natural aging. Called the "master antioxidant," glutathione helps protect cells in the body from the damaging effects of oxidative stress and toxins. Setria® Glutathione is manufactured through a patented fermentation and patent pending for increasing natural killer (NK) cell activity, is pure, vegetarian and allergen-free. For more information about Setria® Glutathione, visit www.setriaglutathione.com.
About Cognizin® Citicoline:
Cognizin is a branded form of citicoline, a natural substance found in every cell of the body and especially vital to brain health. Citicoline is broken down during intestinal absorption and, after passing through the blood/brain barrier, is reconstituted in the brain as citicoline. Citicoline is a water-soluble compound that supplies precursors for the synthesis of phospholipids, including phosphatidyl-choline, a major constituent of brain tissue; helps maintain normal levels of acetylcholine, a chemical that regulates memory and cognitive function; enhances communication between neurons; supports visual function; protects neural structures from free radical damage; enhances metabolism and healthy brain activity; and helps sustain healthy cellular mitochondria for sustained energy. Cognizin is also highly stable, GRAS, ultra-pure and allergen-free. For more information on Cognizin, visit http://www.cognizin.com.
About KYOWA HAKKO USA, INC.:
KYOWA HAKKO USA, INC. is the North American sales office for KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD., an international health ingredients manufacturer and world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food products. Kyowa is the maker of branded ingredients including Cognizin® Citicoline, Pantesin® Pantethine, Setria® Glutathione, as well as Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine. For more information, visit www.kyowa-usa.com.
1 Richie JP Jr, Nichenametla S, Neidig W, Calcagnotto A, Haley JS, Schell TD, Muscat JE. Randomized controlled trial of oral glutathione supplementation on body stores of glutathione. Eur J Nutr. 2014 May 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24791752.
2 McGlade E. et al., Improved Attentional Performance Following Citicoline Administration in Healthy Adult Women. Food and Nutrition Sciences. 2012; 3:769-773.
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