Dr. Farrell on Colon Health

A San Francisco Start-Up Introduces The Colon Vitamin

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A San Francisco start-up, SynerGI, introduces a breakthrough new product, The Colon Vitamin™, with ingredients shown to promote colon health

Developed by a gastroenterologist, The Colon Vitamin™ uses a patent-pending delivery mechanism to provide optimal colon health

San Francisco, CA, February 27, 2014 – To coincide with the Colon Cancer Awareness month of March, SynerGI, Inc. launches The Colon Vitamin™, a dietary supplement to promote optimal colon health. The Colon Vitamin™ was developed by Dr. Frank Farrell, a board-certified gastroenterologist. The Colon Vitamin™ contains micronutrients and antioxidants shown in scientific studies to promote colon health. Taken in two tablets, the first targets the small intestine, and the second targets the colon, where a breakthrough patent-pending delivery mechanism releases calcium. The calcium, at a carefully calibrated pH level, binds with fatty acids and bile acids to promote colon health. This unique delivery system is key to providing calcium directly to the colon, bypassing the stomach and small intestine.  See video on how it works.

“I developed The Colon Vitamin™ in response to queries from my patients,” shared Dr. Farrell. “After a colonoscopy, many asked what they could do to promote their colon health. I would recommend a high-fiber diet, exercise, and various micronutrients like calcium and vitamin D. It occurred to me to look into providing a product that contained all of the appropriate micronutrients and antioxidants to promote colon health. Further research led me to developing the unique delivery mechanism for calcium.” See video.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for men and women combined, and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among non-smokers. It is also the most preventable cancer. In 2014, the American Cancer Society expects 50,310 deaths from colorectal cancer, and estimates 96,830 new cases of colon cancer and 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer. The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 20, or 5%.

Colonoscopy helps identify colorectal cancer at early stages when it is at its easiest and least expensive stage to treat and when the possibility of cure is the greatest. It is the primary method of detecting and removing precancerous polyps (abnormal growths in the lining of the colon), and thus eliminating the possibility that they progress to cancer. To encourage more people to get screened, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is removing cost barriers to individuals by requiring private health insurers to cover colonoscopy screenings without any patient cost-sharing, such as copays and deductibles. Regular colonoscopies can also help decrease the $12.2 billion spent each year in the U.S. on colorectal cancer treatment (annual cost for advanced cases exceed $300,000).

“Colon cancer is preventable and taking a proactive approach to colon health is something we all can do every day to reduce our risk,” said Eric Hargis, CEO, Colon Cancer Alliance. “It is important that everyone over the age of 50 and those who are younger with risk factors get screened.”

The Colon Vitamin™ is for everyone who is concerned about their colon health. In a recent survey, 91% of gastroenterologists would recommend a supplement with the ingredients contained in The Colon Vitamin™ to their patients to promote their colon health. A vast majority felt it was important that such a vitamin supplement be developed with sound scientific backing. Samples of The Colon Vitamin™ are available at numerous Endoscopy Centers and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) around the country.

Availability & Pricing
The Colon Vitamin™ is sold online at TheColonVitamin.com, and at pharmacies and drugstores.

About The Colon Vitamin™
The Colon Vitamin™ is a physician-developed daily supplement that contains ingredients shown in scientific studies to help promote colon health. More information is available at TheColonVitamin.com



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Mellisa Andrade
The Colon Vitamin
Mellisa [at] TheColonVitamin [dot] com

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