By Major General (ret) John Parker, M.D.
Biothera Healthcare Scientific Advisory Board
As a physician and recreational sports enthusiast, I was excited to see the results of the latest clinical study results on Wellmune WGP presented at the American College of Sports Medicine. As noted in an earlier blog, the study was conducted by sports medicine researchers at the University of Houston’s Health and Human Performance Lab, a state-of-the-art facility with some of the world’s leading researchers committed to understanding and optimizing sports performance.
The presentation of these results is yet another important milestone for the safety and efficacy of Wellmune WGP. In this double-blinded study of 96 men and 86 women who competed in the Austin, Texas, LiveStrong Marathon in 2011, there were measurable results. During the course of the four weeks marathoners took Wellmune, they experienced a 40% reduction in upper respiratory tract infection symptoms compared to the control group.
A key reason I joined Biothera’s Scientific Advisory Board a decade ago was directly related to the commitment to clinical research in support any claim made by Biothera. . The company’s commitment to integrity, sound science and credibility continues and is laudable; in my experience it is a rarity in the world of supplement claims.
It is impressive to see the consistency with which the early study results and the safety profile are corroborated among new research subjects and in a broadened profile of individuals under physical and emotional stress. I believe the insight into Wellmune’s mechanism of action is significant and the reason behind these consistent results.
The research continues to support my personal conviction that the human body has the capability to resist disease. In terms of the immune system, we should do everything we can to augment and support the body’s natural defenses. I like the simple analogy that Wellmune supports the neutrophils to launch an accelerated “Pac-Man” style assault against foreign invaders. In the broader context of addressing today’s global public health crisis, we need all of the Pac-Men we can get.
Dr. Parker is a former Assistant Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, Commanding General of largest Department of Defense Medical Research Activity, and current Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).