Kyowa Expert Shares How Citicoline, Glutathione are Key to Immune, Brain Health in Aging Adults

January 9, 2018 New York, NY

Finding balance with immune and brain health becomes more important as humans age. That’s the message Kyowa’s Oksana Ritchie shared with Food Matters Live 2017 attendees in London last month. Ritchie’s presentation, “The Power of Balance: Supporting immune and brain health with Glutathione and Citicoline for the 40-60 age groups,” was part of the “Taking Care – Cradle to Grave” track sponsored by Intertek, a multinational inspection, product testing and certification company headquartered in London. Ritchie highlighted the extensive scientific research behind these ingredients. She also updated conference goers on regulatory status of both ingredients and where they can be found.

“A healthy diet and exercise are sometimes not always enough to ensure healthy aging because of the environmental stressors that we have. As we grow older it becomes harder for our bodies to maintain stores of key components like Citicoline for brain function and Glutathione for a strong immune defense,” said Ritchie, Kyowa Hakko Europe marketing manager.

Kyowa Hakko offers Setria® L-Glutathione, a well-studied and unique form of L-Glutathione that is stable when exposed to stomach acid for enhanced absorption. Setria® provides intracellular antioxidant support, benefits cellular detoxification, and boosts a healthy immune response.* 
For brain health, Kyowa’s Cognizin® Citicoline—a branded form of the brain health nutrient citicoline—provides vital nutrients that help the brain stimulate electronic impulses, maintain healthy neurons and protect them from free radicals.*

For more information on Setria®, visit http://www.SetriaGlutathione.com. Information about Cognizin® Citicoline can be found at http://www.Cognizin.com

About Oksana Ritchie

Oksana Ritchie is European Marketing Manager for Kyowa Hakko Europe and is therefore at the forefront of their drive into the branded ingredients market. Passionate about health care and natural remedies she believes it is the responsibility of every individual to provide both their bodies and minds with the best possible nutrition. This means a healthy life style and supplementation where the body/mind needs a little extra help. Oksana holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Commerce and has a wealth of international experience gained working for a number of global multinational companies.

About Food Matters Live 

Food Matters Live is the UK’s only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, food service providers, government, and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future. For more information, visit http://www.foodmatterslive.com.

About Cognizin®

Cognizin® Citicoline, manufactured by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd., is a clinically studied and patented form of Citicoline, a natural substance found in every cell of the body and especially vital to brain health.* Citicoline is a potent brain-health nutrient. A proprietary form of citicoline, Cognizin® has been clinically studied to support mental energy, focus, attention and recall. Cognizin is manufactured through a patented fermentation process to yield high quality and high purity. Cognizin is also highly stable, GRAS, ultra-pure and allergen-free. For more information on Cognizin, visit Cognizin.com. 

About Setria® Glutathione 

Setria® Glutathione, manufactured by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd., is a clinically studied and patented form of glutathione that, when taken orally1, 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 process to yield high purity and high quality, is vegetarian and allergen-free. For more information about Setria® Glutathione, visit http://www.SetriaGlutathione.com.

About Kyowa Hakko Europe and Kyowa Hakko Bio Italia 

Kyowa Hakko Europe and Kyowa Hakko Bio Italia are the Central-North and South European 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. For more information, visit http://www.kyowa.eu.

About Kyowa Hakko U.S.A.

Kyowa Hakko U.S.A. is the North & South American 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 Kyowa-USA.com.