XaQuil® XR Named Product of the Year by NutraIngredients
ORLANDO, Fla., June 15, 2016—XaQuil® XR the newest product from XYMOGEN's medical food* line, PharmaceutiX® , is one of the most exciting products of the year, and the company is racking up the awards to prove it.
In the medical food category, XaQuil XR was recently named this year's Finished Product of the Year by NutraIngredients and Strategic Product of the Year by Vitafoods.
XYMOGEN Founder and CEO Brian Blackburn says the company developed XaQuil XR using Gnosis' Quatrefolic® because it provides the natural and metabolically active form of folate, 5-MTHF, and does not require further metabolism. What that means for patients who require adjunctive treatment for depression — specifically, the 70 percent that have a problem converting folic acid to 5-MTHF — is that Quatrefolic is better used by the body to help correct low 5-MTHF levels that are associated with depression.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) currently ranks as the fourth leading disease burden worldwide and is expected to become the second largest global disease burden by the year 2020. "The statistics are concerning, and we know that more than half of all patients treated with antidepressant monotherapy fail to experience a remission of their major depressive episode," Blackburn said. Studies have found that adding folate supplementation to depression treatment has a positive effect on patients.
PharmaceutiX Vice President Duck Williams said it is an honor to be recognized for the contribution the company has made. "We are proud of XaQuil XR's industry accolades. XaQuil XR is an innovative, extended-release medical food that is incomparable to other products on the market today," Williams said. "In addition, XaQuil XR costs about 20 percent less than other folate medical food products."
To learn more bout XaQuil XR, visit www.xaquil.com. To find out more about research, products, and services available from XYMOGEN, the family-owned health sciences company that owns PharmaceutiX, visit XYMOGEN.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800) 647-6100.
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