Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Kick Off to the 2016 Baseball Season: Baseball Fans Enjoy Ballpark Foods, Cold Beer, and Sluggish Immune Systems

Over-consumption of Fats and Alcohol Slows the Body’s Natural Defenses, Find the Latest Products with Setria® Glutathione

It’s a tradition as old as the game itself: fans flock to stadiums every spring to kick off a season of baseball, camaraderie and binging on beer and snacks.

Snacking on nachos and drinking cold beer are part of the experience of sitting for three-plus hours watching the hometown baseball team. But fans should consider an important fact when buying that third churro: fatty foods and alcohol slow down the body’s immune system.

A Loyola University study1 found that drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time makes the body’s immune system less active than when a person’s sober. At peak intoxication, the immune system is hyperactive, but quickly drops to low levels as time goes on, the study said.

Occasional fatty foods and beer are OK (think moderation), but baseball fans have another line of defense for their immune systems: glutathione. Called nature’s “master antioxidant,” glutathione’s many benefits include acting as the liver’s main detoxification agent to fight oxidative stress and eliminate harmful toxins. A clinical trial led by Dr. John P. Richie of Penn State University showed Setria® Glutathione, a branded form of the ingredient, not only enhanced the body’s stores but also boosted its immune function.2

“Peanuts, popcorn, burgers, and beer are part of the baseball game experience, and there’s nothing wrong with eating and drinking while watching your favorite team,” said Dr. Danielle Citrolo, PharmD, technical services manager for Kyowa Hakko USA. “However, it’s important that the body’s immune system stay strong to fight off inflammation and other conditions that can make people sick. Glutathione is a powerful way to support immune health.”

Setria® Glutathione is a well-studied and unique form of L-Glutathione that is stable when exposed to stomach acid for enhanced absorption.* It provides intracellular antioxidant support, benefits cellular detoxification, and supports a healthy immune response.* Glutathione helps protect the body’s cells from the damaging effects of oxidative stress and toxins.* Setria® Glutathione is made through a patented fermentation process and is patent-pending for increasing natural killer (NK) cell activity. It is pure, vegetarian, and allergen-free.*

For baseball fanatics, there are plenty of available products containing Setria®. So before heading to the ballpark and ordering that chili dog, find the newest products containing Setria® Glutathione: visit SetriaGlutathione.com/where-to-find.

About Setria® Glutathione

Setria® Glutathione, manufactured by Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd., is a clinically studied and patented form of glutathione that, when taken orally1, has been shown to replenish the body's reserves, which may be depleted as a result of poor lifestyle choices, stress or natural aging. Called the "master antioxidant," glutathione helps protect cells in the body from the damaging effects of oxidative stress and toxins. Setria® Glutathione is manufactured through a patented fermentation process to yield high purity and high quality, is vegetarian and allergen-free.

About Kyowa Hakko USA

Kyowa Hakko USA is the North & South American office for Kyowa Hakko Bio Co. Ltd., an international health ingredients manufacturer and world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food products. Kyowa is the maker of branded ingredients including Cognizin® Citicoline, Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline, Pantesin® Pantethine, Setria® Glutathione, as well as Sustamine® L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine. For more information, visit http://www.kyowa-usa.com.


1 Afshar, M., Binge drinking disrupts immune system in young adults, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Dec. 2014

2 Richie JP Jr, Nichenametla S, Neidig W, Calcagnotto A, Haley JS, Schell TD, Muscat JE. Randomized controlled trial of oral glutathione supplementation on body stores of glutathione. European Journal of Nutrition. May 2014: 1436-6207. doi: 10.1007/s00394-014-0706-z

** Setria® is a registered trademark of Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd.

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