KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII (April 11, 2020) — Cyanotech®, (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN), a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, has donated over 700 bottles of their Hawaiian Spirulina® Protein Shake and personal protective equipment (PPE) to two Hawaii Island hospitals. Cyanotech grows and produces Hawaiian Spirulina, a powerful superfood with immune boosting benefits and BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin®, a potent antioxidant supplement derived from natural microalgae grown on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
“We are extremely grateful to our community front line workers and are pleased to be able to give back to them in any way we can,” said Dr. Gerry Cysewski, Chief Executive Officer, Cyanotech. “In wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that our donation to Kona Community and North Hawaii Community Hospitals will provide protection and nutritional support to these local heroes.”
Cyanotech’s Hawaiian Spirulina Protein Shake is plant-based and contains 16 grams of protein per serving, plus energy boosters rhodiola and panax ginseng. Spirulina has been shown in multiple human clinical studies to help support the immune and cardiovascular system and provides numerous healthful antioxidants.* In addition to the protein shakes, Cyanotech has donated 45 boxes of gloves, 2 boxes of Tyvek® suits, and 1 box of respirator cleaning wipes to the Kona Community Hospital.
“Our commitment to better health and well-being extends out to our community. While we hope to continue to support our local hospitals with more donations in the future, we chose to donate the personal protective equipment to Kona Community Hospital, as this part of our island is anticipated to report the most COVID-19 cases,” added Cysewski.
Internally, Cyanotech has taken many steps to keep their employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a manufacturer of Dietary Supplements, Cyanotech already had Disease Control & Cleanliness Policies in place – these policies are being highlighted and heightened. Additional sanitizing steps have been taken company wide. Employee health and well-being is a top priority for the company so any employee that may be affected by the virus is required to stay home until their health care provider deems them well. Affected employees will receive full pay without deduction of paid time off for the time they are recovering at home.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
About Cyanotech® — Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology for over 30 years, produces BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®. These all natural, dietary ingredients and supplements leverage our experience and reputation for quality, building nutritional brands which promote health and well-being. The Company’s mission is to fulfill the promise of whole health through Hawaiian microalgae. Cyanotech’s BioAstin® offers superior antioxidant activity which supports skin, eye and joint health, as well as recovery from exercise*. Cyanotech’s Spirulina products offer nutrition that supports cardiovascular health and immunity*.
All Cyanotech products are produced from microalgae grown at our 96-acre facility in Kona, Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology and are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in food products. Cyanotech sells its products direct to consumers at retail locations in the United States and online at www.nutrex-hawaii.com and also distributes to dietary supplement, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical manufacturers and marketers. The Company is regulated by the FDA. Visit http://www.cyanotech.com for more information.
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