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Plandai Benefits From Industry's EGCG Alzheimer Studies

Jun 6 2013 12:00AM

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BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/13 -- Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, reports that a recent study published in in the Journal of Biology Chemistry found that Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has demonstrated the ability to serve as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, which could serve as a major positive for Plandai. EGCG is the most abundant catechin found in green tea and serves as a key component of the Company's flagship offering. Plandai Biotechnology is a developer of highly bioavailable, phytonutrient rich extracts (like EGCG), which are being utilized to deliver a new family of drugs to safely and affordably treat a multitude of diseases and conditions.

The Alzheimer study, which occurred in the lab, was shown to stop amyloid-beta proteins from attaching to and killing brain cells in a lab setting by changing the shape of the proteins by applying ECGC. These proteins have been identified in many studies and trials as proteins that play a role in the disease. The Alzheimer's Association notes that Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. As a result, according to the National Institutes of Health, over 1,000 clinical trials are underway to fight this disease, which affects 5 million people in the U.S. and is expected to nearly triple by 2050.

Clearly, additional studies will be undertaken to eventually confirm these early results in a human clinical trial setting. Given that Plandai's Phytofare™ is engineered to produce extremely high bioavailability and pharmaceutical-grade purity, Plandai could emerge as a primary source of ECGC via its Phytofare™ Catechin Complex for these studies. Moreover, these encouraging results could prompt greater consumption of green tea and its antioxidant extracts as an Alzheimer's preventive tool. Therefore, producers touting ECGC's properties in such treatments could select Plandai as a large scale, go-to source of extract in its offerings, serving as a boon to Plandai's business and industry status.

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About Goldman Small Cap Research: Led by former Piper Jaffray analyst and mutual fund manager Rob Goldman, Goldman Small Cap Research produces small cap and micro cap stock research reports, daily stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters. For more information, visit www.goldmanresearch.com.

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About Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL): Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. and its subsidiaries develop highly bioavailable, phytonutrient rich extracts, which are being utilized to deliver a new family of drugs to safely and affordably treat a multitude of diseases and conditions. Plandai Biotechnology controls every aspect of the process, from growing the raw materials on its farms in South Africa, to producing the patented Phytofare™ extracts in-house allowing the Company to guarantee the continuity of supply as well as quality control throughout the entire process. Targeted industries for the Company's products include food and beverage, cosmeceutical, wellness, nutraceutical, anti-aging, and pharmaceutical. For more information, please visit http://www.plandaibiotech.com.



Goldman Small Cap Research
Rob Goldman
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410-609-7100
rob@goldmanresearch.com





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