June 6, 2013
PLANDAI BENEFITS FROM INDUSTRY’S EGCG ALZHEIMER STUDIES
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Biology Chemistry, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the most abundant catechin found in green tea, has demonstrated the ability to serve as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Success in developing a treatment for or prevention of Alzheimer’s could have a very favorable impact on Plandai Biotechnology Inc. (OTCQB – PLPL - $0.53 – Spec Buy), which develops highly bioavailable, phytonutrient rich extracts (like EGCG) utilized to deliver a new family of drugs to safely and affordably treat a multitude of diseases and conditions. In fact, Plandaí's Phytofare™ Catechin Complex is processed to deliver a highly bioavailable, antioxidant- rich material containing EGCG and the other gallate catechins in green tea at a level many times that of other extracts available on the market.
The Alzheimer study, which occurred in the lab, was shown to stop amyloid-beta proteins from attaching to and killing brain cells in a lab setting by changing the shape of the proteins by applying ECGC. These proteins have been identified in many studies and trials as proteins that play a role in the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association notes that Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. As a result, according to the National Institutes of Health, over 1,000 clinical trials are underway to fight this disease, which affects 5 million people in the U.S and is expected to nearly triple by 2050.
Clearly, additional studies will be undertaken to eventually confirm these early results in a human clinical trial setting. Given that Plandai’s Phytofare™ is engineered to produce extremely high bioavailability and pharmaceutical-grade purity, the Company could emerge as a primary source of ECGC via its Phytofare™ Catechin Complex for these studies. Moreover, these encouraging results could prompt greater consumption of green tea and its antioxidant extracts as an Alzheimer’s preventive tool. Therefore, producers touting ECGC’s properties in such treatments could select Plandai as a large scale, go-to source of extract in its offerings, serving as a boon to Plandai’s business and industry status.
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Senior Analyst: Robert Goldman
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