Recent Study Demonstrates that WellBody●365™ Protects Against the Harmful Effects of Stress on Immune Function

Brattleboro, VT, September 21, 2011 --( Research has shown that stress and elevated cortisol levels associated with it negatively impact immune function. WellBody●365™ is the first bulk-branded ingredient designed specifically to address the negative impact of stress on immunity. This patent-pending blend combines the clinically proven, stress reducing properties of multi-patented Sensoril® (a standardized extract of Ashwagandha) with the immune modulating benefits of a patented, clinically tested, maitake mushroom extract, MaitakeGold 404®.

In a recently published study, the stress-reducing, immune enhancing properties of WellBody●365™ were evaluated at the University of Louisville by immunology expert Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka. Mice fed a normal diet that were subject to stress had higher levels of corticosterone (equivalent to cortisol in humans) and decreased immune function compared to non-stressed animals. In contrast, consumption of WellBody●365™ resulted in reduced corticosterone in stressed mice that were equivalent to levels in non-stressed mice and significantly higher levels of phagocytosis and the cytokines, IL-6 and IL-12, in both stressed and non-stressed conditions compared to control animals. These results indicate that WellBody●365™ reverses the deleterious effects of stress on immune function and also provides comprehensive immune support during periods of lower stress. In addition, based on individual results obtained for Sensoril® and MaitakeGold 404®, the bioactives in WellBody●365™ appear to be acting synergistically to enhance immune function.

"This study demonstrates the role WellBody●365™ can play in supporting immune health, especially for people who are stressed," stated Suzanne McNeary, President of NutraGenesis LLC. "As a result of this research and previous clinical studies, WellBody●365™ features compelling, substantiated structure/function claims in the areas of immune support and stress reduction. The ingredients in WellBody●365™ are also GRAS affirmed so it can be taken 365 days a year, an important feature since stress and the risk of sickness are not just seasonal events but can affect a person’s health throughout the year."

Located in the Connecticut River Valley area of Southern Vermont, NutraGenesis LLC is a diversified nutraceutical product marketing company dedicated to the development and commercialization of proprietary, scientifically researched, health-promoting ingredients. WellBody●365™ is a trademark of Nutragenesis and is protected under U.S. Patents 6,713,092; 5,854,404; and patents pending.

Renee Giroux