Dr. Alan Miller, N.D., Technical Advisor, Thorne Research and Senior Editor, Alternative Medicine Review, used the Digital Pulse Analyzer's ("DPA") pulse wave technology in his discussion, Evaluating Endothelial Function Using Pulse Wave Analysis. Analyzing an individual's pulse wave can provide health care practitioners with valuable information that can be used for early detection of endothelial dysfunction. Poor endothelial function appears to be at the center of the atherosclerotic process. Dr. Miller demonstrated the effectiveness of being able to measure the health of endothelium in a real-time, non-invasive manner, using the DPA.
The DPA was demonstrated in conjunction with Thorne's very effective new product - Perfusia-SR. Perfusia-SR is an exciting supplement that represents a revolutionary advancement in nutritional support for the heart and blood vessels. Perfusia-SR is a proprietary sustained-release arginine, which provides the body with a constant source of nitric oxide, crucial to healthy endothelium which protects the lining of the arteries. The DPA measures elasticity of small and large arteries and provides critical information regarding arterial health and aging.
Meridian's FDA approved, non-invasive DPA was a perfect fit within this forum as it's a proven method of detecting whether a particular treatment option, such as natural supplementation, is effective. Americans spend more than $10 billion annually on herbal and dietary supplements. But in today's highly competitive marketplace a comprehensive supplement in not enough. You need the technology to prove it!
The Company feels that use of the "DPA" can help caregivers reduce cardiovascular disease in their patient populations through early detection and prevention, and ultimately assist to decrease the associated financial costs placed on the health care industry. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer in the United States with an estimated economic cost of approximately $298 billion.
Dr. Miller's discussion was very well received and Meridian was pleased to have been given the opportunity to show its technology to proactive medical practitioners.
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Since 1984 Thorne has earned the trust of thousands of health-care practitioners worldwide. Confidence in Thorne is the single most important reason practitioners turn to their products for their critical nutritional supplement needs.
In this competitive industry the amount of dollars spent on advertising is tremendous, with all companies claiming they have the best products. Thorne Research's reputation wasn't shaped through clever marketing, but rather, through the unbiased scrutiny and approval of health-care practitioners throughout the world who discovered one important detail - their products consistently produced positive results in their patients.
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Meridian is an established leader in the research/development, manufacturing, and sales of integrative medical diagnostic equipment. The company sells its products and equipment to a wide array of customers in the global health care industry. The company presently holds a total of 18 worldwide patents on its technology, and has received FDA, as well as other international regulatory approvals for many of its products.
Meridian is committed to the ongoing global research and advancement of integrative medical products that contribute to the better health of humanity.