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Astronauts Test Use of Nutritional Supplements in Space
Date:8/17/2009

The commencement of use and testing of these formulas on Space Shuttle mission STS-125 was important to said research as this mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope presented extra physiological challenges. Prolonged Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVAs or "spacewalks") and the high-orbit location of the telescope exposed the astronauts to an increased risk of higher levels of radiation and other medical concerns.

"This is just the first step towards preparing for the rigors of long-duration space flight on the human body," explains Gallardo, "the good news is that the results from this research can impact everyone's health here on Earth."

AmeriSciences currently markets versions of the two formulas used on these missions. They are marketed as AmeriSciences Omega Max (an Omega 3 fatty acid supplement) and AmeriSciences Premium Multivitamin.

For more information on AmeriSciences' Omega Max and Premium Multivitamin, please visit www.amerisciences.com. For general information about Space Shuttle missions STS-125 and STS-127, please visit www.nasa.gov.

AmeriSciences, LP is a privately held company headquartered in Houston, Texas specializing in premium quality nutritional products. AmeriSciences' current domestic and international products are built on the philosophy of exceeding industry standards in quality, safety and effectiveness. AmeriSciences provides products in the areas of men's health, women's health, weight management, sports performance and preventative nutrition.

    Contact:
    Melissa Smith
    AmeriSciences, LP
    281-617-0100


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