SOURCE: Zivo Bioscience, Inc.

November 29, 2016 13:27 ET

ZIVO Bioscience Granted New US Patent for Healthy Cholesterol Balance

KEEGO HARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - Nov 29, 2016) - ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: ZIVO) announced today that it received notice of a fourth US patent issued on November 17, 2016 covering the novel cholesterol management properties of the bioactive components extracted from its proprietary algal culture.

US Patent No. 9,486,005 "Agents and Mechanisms for Treating Hypercholesterolemia" details the mechanism of action that promotes a healthy cholesterol balance in humans and in other monogastric mammals. The issued patent is yet another significant milestone in the years-long investigation into the benefits of the Company's proprietary culture and various isolates as potential lead compounds for a variety of health applications.

Algae and extracts thereof are known to possess a wide range of beneficial properties for human and animal health and nutrition. ZIVO Bioscience has long been at the forefront of research dedicated to discovery, validation and development of novel applications to address oxidative stress, inflammation, immune health, joint comfort and healthy cholesterol balance for people and pets.

The patent is now part of an extensive intellectual property portfolio that contains previously issued patents, experiments, studies, processes and trade secrets that support the health claims attributed to the proprietary culture, optimized ZIVO strain, extracts and supernatants. The accumulated data are packaged into licensing agreements marketed to established brand names in human and animal nutrition, supplementation and therapeutics.

About ZIVO Bioscience, Inc.

ZIVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: ZIVO) is a Michigan-based biotech company engaged in the investigation of the health benefits of bioactive compounds derived from its proprietary algal cultures, and the development of natural bioactive compounds for use as dietary supplements and food ingredients, as well as biologically derived and synthetic candidates for medicinal and pharmaceutical applications in humans and animals, specifically focused on autoimmune and inflammatory response modulation.

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