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Date:11/20/2008

ncreases the antioxidant levels in blood by over 200 percent in a seven-day period, while nutrient-based antioxidants only increase levels marginally." Mr. Mollstedt continued, "Antioxidants act as a shield for healthy cells, while allowing chemotherapy to battle cancerous cells. AminoAct(TM) greatly increases the size of that shield."

Because chemotherapy attacks not only cancer cells, but all cells, oftentimes cancer patients must stop treatment due to chemotherapy side effects. However, like antibiotics, chemotherapy is most effective when given in complete cycles. "By dramatically increasing antioxidant levels, AminoAct(TM) helps patients to stay on their chemotherapy regimens, thus increasing the overall treatment impact," stated Dr. Tsai.

In addition to stimulating SOD production, AminoAct(TM) also increases the secretion of ghrelin, a stomach hormone that stimulates appetite. According to the American Cancer Society, weight loss in the main cause of death for 1 in 5 cancer patients. "Our research was focused on eradicating cancer by allowing chemotherapy to do the job it's intended to do," Dr. Tsai said. "Knowing that cancer patients often succumb to death due to weight loss, when we uncovered that AminoAct(TM) also increases ghrelin production, we were elated."

The milk-based peptides in AminoAct(TM) are unlocked through a proprietary technology, and do not have adverse effects on those who are lactose intolerant. For more information, visit www.onconutrition.com, or call 951- 231-2388.

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