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New Advanced ARTINIA® N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan Supports Clean, Healthy Arteries

Lee Swanson, President of Swanson Health Products

Lee Swanson

Dear Friends and Valued Customers:

Nena Dockery, M.S., earned her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology, completed Master's work in the areas of endocrinology and histology and ultimately obtained a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. She now serves as an advisor to Stratum Nutrition, distributor of new Artinia® chitin-glucan.

Nena Dockery, M.S.

Nena Dockery, M.S.

As always, I wish you the very best of health,

SWANSON: Nena, you're an expert in the benefits of beta glucan for cardiovascular health. What's so special about new ARTINIA N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan as opposed to regular beta glucan?

DOCKERY: ARTINIA N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucans are really the new cutting-edge glucans for targeting clean, healthy arteries and optimal heart health in general. Derived from the mushroom-like fungus Aspergillus niger, rather than oats, N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan is a novel one hundred percent vegetarian ingredient that has a totally unique composition with an optimal ratio of N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin and beta glucan 1,3, which combines the benefits of both soluble and insoluble fibers for maximal cardiovascular health.

SWANSON: How does ARTINIA support clean, healthy arteries?

DOCKERY: ARTINIA N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan was developed in Europe and the scientific studies indicate that it is the unique structure of this novel fiber that gives ARTINIA its ability to support healthy cholesterol levels, particularly healthly LDL cholesterol. It appears that a good part of ARTINIA's ability to support clean, healthy arteries revolves around its ability to defend against the oxidation of LDL by supporting the important antioxidant liver enzymes glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD).

SWANSON: The study I read states that ARTINIA N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan increased glutathinone activity by over 120% in some cases.

DOCKERY: That's correct; and activity of the important antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) also increased significantly, over 40%, with an optimal daily dosage in animal models.

SWANSON: Where were the studies on ARTINIA done?

DOCKERY: The studies were done at the University of Liege, in Belgium. One of the studies consisted of 30 males in a 28-day pilot study and, at the conclusion of the study, a significant increase in virtually all arterial and heart health parameters was noted.

SWANSON: Most of our readers know about beta glucan 1,3, but can you tell us more about the N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan component of ARTINIA?

DOCKERY: Certainly, the chitin component of ARTINIA is scientifically known as N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan, which is a long-chain polysaccharide. Again, it's derived from the mushroom-like fungus Aspergillus niger. To compare ARTINIA N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan to regular beta glucan from oats is like comparing a 10-year-old family sedan to an Indianapolis 500 race car. N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan is really light years ahead of regular oat-derived beta glucan when it comes to supporting clean, healthy arteries and cardiovascular and heart health in general.

SWANSON: In the studies that confirm ARTINA N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan's ability to support clean, healthy arteries, the term "oxidative stress" was constantly used. Can you explain how this ties in to cardiovascular health and clean arteries?

DOCKERY: Yes. Diet and nutrition play huge roles in how certain forms of cholesterol in our body affect our health. The N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan in ARTINIA works with the body's own natural mechanisms to reduce the effects of oxidative stress, which can contribute to the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. The bottom line is our first defense in fighting the effects of age and maintaining arterial and cardiovascular health really starts with what we put into our bodies. This new, cutting-edge nutraceutical matrix of N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan, can really help our efforts to support our cardiovascular health to the maximum degree possible.

SWANSON: How do you recommend taking ARTINIA N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Chitin-Glucan and what's the recommended daily dosage?

DOCKERY: The recommended daily dosage really depends on individual body weight, but the standard recommendation is one 750 mg capsule two times a day, but larger individuals may take up to two capsules twice daily. ARTINIA is certified non-GMO, vegetarian-derived and kosher.

SWANSON: Thanks very much for your time today, Nena. It's been very interesting.

DOCKERY: Thanks very much, Lee. It's been my pleasure.