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Supplement maker wins verdict over imitator in federal court

Supplement maker wins verdict over imitator in federal court

(NewsUSA) - After a seven-day trial, a federal jury in Colorado rendered a verdict finding that Allergy Research Group (ARG), a subsidiary of the Kikkoman Corp. (OTC: KIKOF.PK), violated federal false advertising laws in marketing their product, "Russian Choice Immune," as identical to the immune system support supplement Del-Immune V, previously marketed by ARG as Delta-Immune. The jury also determined that ARG misled buyers as to the product's origin -- Russian Choice Immune was actually developed and manufactured in Vietnam -- then sent it to the U.S. without conducting any prior research, according to the testimony of ARG's own expert, Dr. Ba Hoang.
Del-Immune V is a unique probiotic supplement made from the "good bacteria" lactobacillus rhamnosus (DV strain), authored in the Ukraine by Dr. Lubov Shynkarenko, Del-Immune vice president and former dean of the Biotechnology Institute at Kiev's elite National Technical University.
Manufactured by Boulder-based Pure Research Products LLC (PRP), the Del-Immune V dietary supplement provides immediate immune system support, helping the body defend itself from environmental invaders such as viruses and germs. It is also used to help the body deal with other health issues by strengthening the body's natural immune response.
When the probiotic's cells break, they release immune-activating proteins that immediately prepare the immune system to fight foreign invaders. Those taking the supplement boost their general immune response, as well as more adequately prepare their bodies to resist germs and bugs.
Del-Immune represents the culmination of 50 years of research originated by Cold War-era Soviet Bloc scientists and Russian military bio-warfare troop protection programs. PRP obtained exclusive rights to manufacture, distribute and market the DV strain from its Russian partners in 2002.
"We conducted analysis of the counterfeit product and found that it did not have the characteristics of Del-Immune V," said John Sichel, pharmacist and Del-Immune founder. "While we're flattered that they would want to copy one of the most thoroughly researched and effective immune system supplements in the world, we're happy that the jury recognized that this was confusing customers who want the immune system benefits of American-made Del-Immune V."
Del-Immune V is used by thousands and recommended by doctors around the world. For more information, please visit www.del-immune.com.

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