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Breakthrough Patent Related to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Santa Barbara Nutrients’ Scientists Awarded Breakthrough Patent Related to Polycystic Kidney Disease

 

University of California Professor, Dr. Thomas Weimbs, a recognized leader in the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) research field and Dr. Jacob Torres, Head Researcher of Santa Barbara Nutrients (SBN), identified distinct metabolic polycystic kidney disease mechanisms that can be addressed by the unique formulation of two food ingredients that are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS): beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and citrate. SBN’s first product, KetoCitra™, is a medical food for the dietary management of PKD and will be launched this year. KetoCitra™ is intended to be used under medical supervision and is covered by this new patent.
 

What is polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?

PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases, causing kidney enlargement and function loss over time. The disease affects over 600,000 Americans and 13 million people worldwide and is one of the leading causes of kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. There is no cure.

About KetoCitra™
 
The research by Dr. Weimbs and Dr. Torres showed that two natural compounds, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and citric acid (citrate), can help the nutritional management of PKD by addressing the metabolic abnormalities that manifest during the progression of the disease. KetoCitra is specifically designed with these two ingredients in a formulation that also delivers beneficial minerals and an alkaline load intended to support the balancing of urine pH.  The inclusion of calcium and magnesium helps to manage the dietary absorption of the renal stressors oxalate and inorganic phosphate.KetoCitra uses only ingredients that are generally recognized as safe (GRAS), is sodium- and sugar-free and formulated to be kidney-safe when used as directed. As a medical food, KetoCitra is to be taken under medical supervision. KetoCitra can be taken by itself but is recommended to be taken in conjunction with specific dietary and lifestyle changes. Researchers at SBN have collaborated with experienced renal dietitians to create a dietary program called Ren.Nu that is administered by the non-profit RenAlign. Patients in the Ren.Nu program, which launches in January 2022, learn to implement a plant-focused, kidney-safe ketogenic diet, together with KetoCitra, in a sustainable way.
 
“We are pleased that the U.S. Patent Office has recognized our unique research in understanding a complex disease like PKD. This is an important step in our company’s effort to bring affordable products to market that can bring hope to millions of people with PKD around the world,” said Dr. Weimbs, President and Founder of Santa Barbara Nutrients.
 
To read the full press release, follow this link: https://www.prweb.com/…/santa_barbara…/prweb18206928.htm

Dietary Interventions for Kidney Disease – Interview with a Renal Specialist

Santa Barbara Nutrients Interviews Renal Nutrition Specialist Jessianna Saville

Dr. Jacob Torres, Head Researcher at Santa Barbara Nutrients interviews Jessianna Saville who is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR). She is the President and Executive Director of KidneyRD and the non-profit organization, RenAlign, and co-creator of the Ren.Nu dietary program for PKD. Jessianna focuses on pioneering integrative nutrition approaches for CKD, runs courses for dietitians to teach them in-depth nutrition therapy for CKD, and develops nutrition resources for renal dietitians.

In this interview, Jessianna shares her deep knowledge about dietary interventions for kidney disease, the benefit of ketosis for those with PKD (polycystic kidney disease), and she explains what a plant-focused diet for PKD means.

To watch the full video, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOwT5uf9kXI&t=865s

Polycystic Kidney Disease and KetoCitra Q&A with Thomas Weimbs, PhD

Polycystic Kidney Disease and KetoCitra Q&A with Thomas Weimbs, PhD

In this video, Santa Barbara Nutrients’ president and UCSB Professor, Thomas Weimbs, PhD, discusses common questions about KetoCitra, ketosis, ketogenic diets, fasting, and other important information. If you have not yet asked a question and would like to, please feel free to email info@SantaBarbaraNutrients.com and we will promptly respond.

Please ALWAYS consult your doctor before changing your diet or taking supplements or medication. The posts and discussions in this video do not constitute medical advice. Please consult with your own health care professional regarding any changes you would like to make to your own health care plan.

Interview with Leading Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Researcher, Dr. Roman-Ulrich Müller

Interview with Leading Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Researcher, Dr. Roman-Ulrich Müller

Dr. Jacob Torres, Head Researcher at Santa Barbara Nutrients interviews Professor Dr. Roman-Ulrich Müller. Müller is the Deputy Director, Internal Medicine (Nephrology), at the University Hospital Cologne, Germany, and his team manages one of the largest ADPKD patient cohorts in Europe.

In this interview, Müller shares his deep knowledge about dietary interventions for kidney disease, understanding lab test results for eGFR and creatinine, and his latest research for the treatment of ADPKD.

To watch the full video, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSYA6W_akqE&t=233s