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Comfort C(R) Provides Significantly Higher Absorption Than Other Leading Brand

SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study presented today at the Experimental Biology 2008 Annual Meeting by researchers for Scientific Food Solutions ( demonstrates that Comfort C(R), the only clinically validated Vitamin C with Bioperine(R), provides 275 percent faster absorption in the first 60 minutes.

Gretchen Reece, President of Scientific Food Solutions said, "Body weight adjusted vitamin C concentration changes from baseline were significantly higher with Comfort C(R) than the other brand at 60 minutes. Comfort C delivers a neutralized vitamin C product far superior to blended alternatives. It combines all natural ingredients to deliver increased bio-absorption of nutrients while being comforting to the stomach.

"The health benefits of vitamin C are well known. It is a key antioxidant and one of the most important nutrients helping to protect the body from free radical damage, infection, and many other ailments. Calcium is a critically important mineral in the human diet. Forty-four percent of the US population has either acid reflux or occasional heartburn and cannot tolerate this acidity. Comfort C is the only clinically validated Vitamin C with Bioperine(R), a patented and proven natural absorption enhancer. Until now, the only solution for these consumers was to either not take a Vitamin C supplement or to buy a leading premium Vitamin C brand."

Latest Clinical Findings:

A clinical trial comparing the bioavailability of two buffered vitamin C supplements in healthy non-smoking males

Methods: Prospective, comparator, double blind, randomized, crossover trial. Five healthy, non-smoking male subjects, (32.0 +/- 6.2 years), received 2 different vitamin C products (one gram doses) in random order, preceded by at least 7 days of a low vitamin C diet. Blood was drawn pre- ingestion and 30, 60, 90, 120, 210 and 240 minutes post-ingestion for serum ascorbic acid. Average urine concentrations of vitamin C were determined by twenty-four hour collection. [NOTE: Male subjects were selected to reduce variability due to menstrual cycle hormonal influences; non-smokers as smoking can reduce body stores and perhaps response to vitamin C supplementation.]

Result: Body weight adjusted vitamin C concentration changes from baseline were significantly (275%) higher with Comfort C(R) than the other brand at 60 minutes (4.33+/-1.47 vs. 1.68+/-0.90; p=0.043). Vitamin C excretion in the urine did not differ between the supplements, despite the greater rate of absorption.

Conclusion: Comfort C(R) provides significantly faster absorption in the first 60 minutes, and may provide greater retention.

Scientific Food Solutions, LLC is a nutritional bioactive innovation and research company that focuses upon applications for dietary supplement, conventional and functional food and beverage, and over the counter drug applications.

Our bioactives are the product of patent pending compositions and independently validated clinical studies conducted in the USA.

Our goal is to innovate and commercialize natural bioactives with specific, confidence-inspiring science, delivering safe and reproducible results that support the end consumers' desire for enhanced health, function, and wellness.

Scientific Food Solutions, LLC is located in Northern California and has been in operation since 2002.

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