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Skin powder protects body from radiation damage, study shows

BY Michael Johnsen

LEWISVILLE, N.C. Muscadine grape skin powder, from Muscadine Naturals, provided significant protection against radiation damage in an independent study conducted on mice, the company announced Monday. The finding was reported in April 2009 at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, in Denver, Colo.

The results were reported by Ronald Carsten, who led the studies investigating the preventative effects of Muscadine grape skin powder on irradiated mice. The mice consumed the powder two days before radiation and showed significantly improved radiation protection when compared to mice that received no powder.

Carsten also compared the effects of the Muscadine grape skin powder with pure resveratrol, which also showed evidence of protection.

The discovery may be applied to cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, Carsten suggested.

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Study finds that Mannatech supplement can improve vision, memory

BY Alaric DeArment

COPPELL, Texas One tablespoon of a dietary supplement can improve mental functioning, a study indicates.

The study, by researchers at Howard University and published in the journal Perceptual & Motor Skills, indicated that a tablespoon of Mannatech’s supplement Ambrotose can “significantly improve” visual discrimination and working memory.

“The results of this study are impressive because they show significant improvement in the perceptual capabilities of healthy adults, which indicates that Ambrotose complex can benefit everyone,” researcher Atiya Stancil said.

Stancil and fellow researcher Leslie Hicks conducted the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study on 62 healthy young adults.

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WellSpring’s anti-nausea medication proves successful in market

BY Michael Johnsen

SARASOTA, Fla, WellSpring Pharmaceutical on Tuesday announced that its anti-nausea liquid Emetrol is now the leading product in its category based on trailing 52-week sales ended Jan. 14, citing data from Information Resources Inc.

Over that 52-week period, Emetrol marketshare grew to 51.7% of the category based on sales growth of more than 24%.

WellSpring recently rolled out a national advertising campaign targeting women between the ages of 25 and 34, the company stated. And the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners recently selected Emetrol for editorial content in an upcoming issue.

“The fact that we are recommended by OB/GYN physicians for their patients experiencing nausea associated with pregnancy and by pediatricians for children under their care, has proven to be one of the most important attributes of the brand,” stated WellSpring president and CEO Robert Vukovich.

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