Kyowa Hakko USA
Commitment to Ingredient Research, Innovation & Quality
Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc. is the North American sales office for KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD, a world leader in the research and manufacturing of high quality branded ingredients for use in dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages. For more than 60 years, Kyowa has maintained a constant commitment to research, innovation and quality.
Kyowa’s clinically researched ingredients can be found in the formulations of many high-quality dietary supplement brands and include: Cognizin® Citicoline, Setria® Glutathione, Pantesin® Pantethine and Sustamine™ L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine.
• Setria Glutathione
A small peptide comprised of three common amino acids, glutathione is one of the most important molecules in the body for it’s role in protecting cells from the damaging effects of toxins and oxidative stress. When provided proper nutrition, the body creates it’s own glutathione. However, many individuals are low in glutathione due to poor lifestyle choices including an excessive intake of processed foods, smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. The use of prescription drugs, stress and even advancing age can also work to reduce glutathione levels in the body.
As a dietary supplement, glutathione has been the subject of debate for years as to whether it is effective at raising glutathione levels when taken orally. Setria Glutathione has been clinically studied to be an absorbable form.
An ultra pure, stable form of reduced glutathione, Setria is a vegetarian and allergen-free ingredient manufactured through a patented fermentation process.
To learn more, visit www.setriaglutathione.com.
• Cognizin Citicoline
Cognizin Citicoline is an ingredient backed by numerous scientific studies to support claims of improved attention, recall and focus.* Often called a “brain nutrient,” citicoline increases levels of several important neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, dopamine and noradrenalin, that help maintain the integrity of neuronal cell membranes, and increases energy production in the frontal cortex.* Because cell membranes have a very high turnover rate, these phospholipids must be continuously synthesized to ensure the adequate function of cells. Cognizin is a pure, vegetarian, allergen-free form of citicoline that provides nutritional support to help combat the normal effects of aging on cognition.*
To learn more, visit www.cognizin.com.
• Pantesin Pantethine
A pure and absorbable form of pantethine (an active form of vitamin B5), Pantesin has been safely and successfully used for more than 35 years to help consumers maintain healthy blood lipid levels.* With years of research supporting Pantesin’s effectiveness in high-risk individuals, a recently completed study validates the ingredients effectiveness for improving blood lipid profiles even in low to moderate risk individuals for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This new research performed on North American subjects also showed that Pantesin was effective over and above the effects of a TLC (therapeutic lifestyle changes) Diet. An ingredient that works at the cellular level, enhancing enzyme and metabolic activity, Pantesin is pure, vegetarian and allergen-free.*
To learn more, visit www.pantesin.com.
• Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine
An excellent choice for use in clinical nutrition, Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine does not have the problems of poor stability and low solubility that are associated with free-glutamine. Glutamine begins to degrade when mixed with liquids, but Sustamine is a unique dipeptide form of glutamine that’s been designed for maximum stability. This means that patients will get the amount listed on the label when they add it to water or their favorite beverage. Sustamine is also tasteless, colorless, odorless and dissolves completely in hot or cold liquids—so there is no gritty texture. Sustamine is also pure, vegetarian and allergen-free.
To learn more, visit www.sustamine.com.
• Leo Cullen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing