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AminoActiv for sale at Center for Healthy Living

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For the next two months, AminoActive is on sale at the Center for Healthy Living for $19.99 per 60-capsule bottle. The center is currently the only place in the Nebraska where AminoActiv is available.
AminoActiv, a natural pain relief agent designed by UNMC's researchers, is now on sale at the Center for Healthy Living.

From Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, a bottle of 60 capsules or a jar of AminoActiv cream will be sold at an introductory price of $19.99.

AminoActiv -- which was licensed by UNeMed to distributor Vireo Resources -- is a pain reliever that uses amino acids -- naturally occurring agents in the human body -- to repair damaged tissue.

Studies show it is as effective as ibuprofen in terms of pain relief and has no harmful side effects.

The technology behind AminoActiv was invented in the late 1990s by a UNMC research team led by Jonathan Vennerstrom, Ph.D., and Donald Miller, Ph.D. The team included:

  • Sam Augustine, Pharm.D.;
  • Tom McDonald, Ph.D.;
  • Jon Wagner, Pharm.D.; and
  • Dennis Robinson, Ph.D.

AminoActive is particularly useful for recovery from exercise.

Many on campus, including Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D., Don Leuenberger, vice chancellor for business and finance, and Keith Swarts, director of business services, use AminoActiv to enhance exercise performance.

"The product keeps me running," said Swarts, who regularly participates in marathons and other distance events.

The Center for Healthy Living is the first place AminoActiv can be purchased in Nebraska. Call 402-559-5254 for more information.