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Natreon Inc.

Published July 11 in the online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the latest findings indicate that high concentrations of marine omega-3-fatty acids in blood are associated with a 71% increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer.

BerryPharma® - the Expert in Berry Extracts

The extracts of IPRONA`s trademark BerryPharma® are produced at the manufacturing site in Lana, Italy. The BerryPharma® brand is internationally recognized for scientific evidence based polyphenol extracts. IPRONA´s BerryPharma® Extracts include Elderberry – we run the world´s largest cultivation and manufacturing operation for the most active Sambucus nigra-variety – “Haschberg” Blackcurrant – we source only from Europe to ensure the highest Delphinidin-Rutinoside content required for Microcirculation recipes Aronia – we have our own plantations and are one of the earliest to identify the merits of this powerful anti-oxidant fruit for detoxification Bilberry – we have our own collection system for the wild berries, the right ones for active extracts BerryPharma® Extracts are manufactured with a unique proprietary water based extraction process, which ensures The maximum retention of polyphenols, minerals, trace elements and other nutrients Maximum Bioavailability Taste, Flavor and Natural Color retained Solubility guaranteed No alcohol during or after processing BerryPharma® Extracts have a long history of clinical evidence to support claims and formulations. Studies include Upper respiratory tract infection Dilatation of microcapillary and reduction of Alzheimer nanoplaque formation Vision improvement through improved endothelial function Traditional medicine documentation back to the 17th century Our liquid or powdered products are designed for the food, nutritional, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.

Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.

Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. (SGTI) is a full-service contract manufacturer, specializing in providing marketers with premium quality dietary supplements in a soft gelatin capsule delivery system. SGTI is dedicated to the production and marketing of branded products and turnkey custom formulations exclusively to the nutraceutical industry. We have earned many U.S. patents, most of which are for significant technological breakthroughs in the area of nutrient bioavailability.

Lonza Ltd

Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.Not only are we a custom manufacturer and developer, Lonza also offers services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients and stem-cell therapies to drinking water sanitizers, from the vitamin B compounds and organic personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 40 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. The company generated sales of about CHF 3.6 billion in 2013 and is organized into two market-focused segments: Pharma&Biotech and Specialty Ingredients. Lonza’s stock is publicly traded on the Swiss and the Singapore stock exchanges. Further information can be found at

BGG (Beijing Gingko Group)

BGG (Beijing Gingko Group) is a global leader in the manufacture and sourcing of clinically-supported ingredients for the dietary supplement, cosmetics, and food and beverage industries.For over 20 years BGG has provided the highest quality, natural ingredients to clients world-wide. We start with the highest quality, wild-crafted, organic and non-GMO raw materials and produce natural health products and nutritional solutions that aid and enhance people’s well-being and quality of life.

Faravelli Inc, a Faravelli Group company

Faravelli Inc is operating in the North America market since April 2014. It is the first company of Faravelli Group in the US, offering to North American industry manufacturers a large portfolio of high-quality ingredients and raw materials, designed to provide clients with the highest levels of customer service and personal attention.Whether you are looking for food, beverage, nutraceutical, dairy, feed raw materials—or anything in between—you can find unique solutions.Our commitment is based on some well-established values, guiding our daily work, such as the deep knowledge of the market, transparency, extreme quality of our products and services, steady and long lasting relationships with suppliers and customers, R&D investments, marketing and innovation, human resources.Faravelli Inc’s innovative range of nutraceuticals offer solutions for anti-aging, cognitive function, women’s health, eye health, weight management and immune system protection.Products portfolio includes minerals, eccipients, yeasts, antioxidants, sugar and derivates, vitamins, proteins, fibres, herbal extracts, weight control agents, cholesterol control actives, immune system boostes, natural carotenoids, etc.Whatever nutra ingredients you need, Faravelli Inc’s superior make us the right choice to be your food ingredient distributor.

Metabolon, Inc.

Small molecule metabolites are sensitive indicators of phenotypic changes. Profiling these molecules with Metabolomics provides a “snapshot” of the biochemical changes that result from nutrient or ingredient exposure.


ChromaDex® is an innovative natural products company that discovers, acquires, develops and commercializes proprietary-based ingredient technologies through its unique business model which utilizes its wholly-owned synergistic business units, including ingredient technologies, natural product fine chemicals, chemistry and analytical testing services, and product regulatory and safety consulting (as Spherix Consulting). The company provides seamless science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food/beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.  ChromaDex offers the innovative and patented ingredients: NIAGEN, PURENERGY, pTeroPure, and ProC3G.

Lallemand Health Solutions: your probiotic solutions provider

Supported by 80 years of history, Lallemand Health Solutions consolidates the internationally recognized probiotic manufacturers Institut Rosell and Harmonium International. Collectively they possess strong expertise in the selection, development, production and marketing of probiotic strains, and formulations that support human health and well-being.Founded in 1998 Harmonium has built a successful reputation in providing custom formulations and unique customer service to its partners, engraving its position as an important player in the probiotic category in a short time. Conversely, Institut Rosell founded in 1934, having legacy status as a probiotic company over time expanded its activities in the industry and has grown significantly and been recognized through the years via its scientific research and regulatory assets. The amalgamation of these two probiotic brands and their collective areas of expertise and skills have enabled Lallemand Health Solutions capture a leading position in the global industry of probiotics.

Kyowa Hakko USA

Kyowa Hakko USA, Inc. is the North American sales office for KYOWA HAKKO BIO CO., LTD, a world leader in the research and manufacturing of high-quality branded ingredients for use in dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages. For more than 60 years, Kyowa has maintained a constant commitment to research, innovation, and quality.

Indena: botanical ingredients for the Health Food industry

Indena is the world's leading company in the identification, development and production of plant-derived active principles for the Pharmaceutical, Health-Food and Personal Care industries.Backed by more than 90 years of botanical experience and more than 30 years in the health food market, we are one of the pioneer companies in the sector, among the first to offer the market high-end standardised extracts from edible plants with efficacy that is proven and reproducible over time.Our quality standards are those of the pharmaceutical sector and are applied to health-foods, meeting market-specific regulations and needs, including Analysis and Critical Control Points guidelines and Good Agricultural and Collection Practices.To know more please visit

NATAC… The Olive & Grape Expert

Natac is an award-winning Spanish company that develops and produces value-added Mediterranean herbal extracts with a focus on olive tree and grapevine-derived ingredients.Among Natac’s shareholders we count the world leaders in the production of olive trees and vine derivatives, both renowned Spanish companies. This allows us to develop and commercialize the best olive and grapevine extracts at very competitive prices.Regarding olive, Natac develops and produces extracts highly concentrated in oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, and triterpenic acids as well as other value-added ingredients such as AllOlive.In relation to grapevine, Natac extracts and purifies grape pomace, skin, seed and lees as well as vine stems and leaves, among other, to offer high quality wine and vine-derived ingredients with high concentrations of polyphenols. In addition, Natac has also developed a Full Plant Profile grapevine extract: Natavid.In our large capacity plant in the South of Spain we produce the most requested Mediterranean extracts as well as tailor-made formulations for clients looking to differentiate their products from the competition with unique ingredients.In Madrid, our renowned R&D department is committed to constant innovation as evidenced by our revolutionary Full Plant Profile ingredients: a new concept of extract developed by Natac that respects the original plant profile and dramatically improves effectiveness.At Natac we supply scientifically documented ingredients and guarantee high production capacity and flexibility. We adapt to help you grow your business.


JRS manufactures fibers, excipients, and other raw materials with the highest quality standards, resulting in excellent natural ingredient solutions for the development and manufacture of products in the nutritional industry, among others, worldwide.

Vital Solutions

Vital Solutions is an innovative and fast growing company specialized in the development and marketing of natural ingredients to be used in dietary supplements, functional foods, foods and cosmetics. Vital Solutions has over 30 years experience and extensive market knowledge in the natural ingredients business focusing on innovative condition specific ingredients which serve consumer demands for promoting health and help to reduce health care costs. Vital Solutions combines all key competencies necessary to turn product ideas into ready-to-use ingredients to support profitable consumer market products.The Swiss Innovation Laboratory by Vital Solutions Swiss leverages technologies such as bioassays and phytochemical analysis enabling the research and development of proprietary science-based health ingredients.Vital Solutions offers a range of natural health ingredients:Benegut®          – for digestive health  Bluenesse™       – for mental performanceEvenise™           – for even skinRecoverben®     – for motivation to exercise and quick recovery In addition the company has established a unique position by assembling a top-class product pipeline containing 7 leads for future application in key health promotion areas. Bluenesse™ is the company’s latest IP protected innovation with beneficial effects on cognitive performance. A next generation lemon balm extract with guaranteed efficacy - bridging the gap between innovative technologies and a traditional European herb.The Swiss Innovation Laboratory provides world class phytochemical and biological expertise and solutions for new product development to customer.

Qualitas Health

Qualitas Health develops high-value vegetarian food supplements and pharmaceutical ingredients based on microalgae. With deep experience and expertise in algae cultivation and extraction, Qualitas has developed a proprietary technology for strain selection, sustainable algae farming, harvesting and oil processing. This allows for the effective production of premium omega-3 algae oil for a wide range of applications.The company's flagship product is Almega PL™, a vegetarian, EPA-rich, polar lipid-structured omega-3 oil with superior bioavailability. Sourced from microalgae with high levels of long-chained EPA, Almega PL has a polar-lipid structure that’s easy for the body to digest and absorb.There are five important reasons to choose Almega PL, source, composition, sustainability, ratio and control:1. Source matters - Non-GMO, vegetarian microalgae. Almega PL delivers long-chain poly-unsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), which provide the health benefits consumers most frequently associate with omega-3s. Almega PL is derived from a non-GMO, naturally occurring strain of microalgae, Nannochloropsis Oculata that was cultivated by Qualitas Health. 2. Composition matters - polar-lipid structure. Consumers want the health benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids without the digestive difficulties and repeating commonly associated with fish oil. Almega PL’s microalgae strain features a unique polar-lipid (phospholipid and glycolipid) structure. Research indicates that omega-3s bound to polar lipids (found in microalgae and krill) are easier to absorb and digest than omega-3s bound to triglycerides (found in cold-water fish). In fact, a recently published clinical study  found that gram for gram, Almega PL offers better EPA uptake into blood plasma than krill oil. 3. Sustainability matters - Renewable and ecologically friendly algae farming. Almega PL microalgae does not disrupt the delicate marine ecosystem. Algae are grown on farms in open ponds on non-arable lands in West Texas that require no fresh water. The farms recycle the harvest water and use sunlight as the primary energy source. Once harvested, Almega PL microalgae are processed using a proprietary, hexane-free process (wet oil extraction) that maintains the oil’s valuable polar-lipid structure while keeping the energy footprint low. 4. Ratio Matters – Rich in EPA. Almega PL is uniquely rich in EPA (~25%). While EPA and DHA are both essential to maintaining good health, clinical research has shown that omega-3s with high levels of unopposed EPA (unopposed EPA is the EPA content minus DHA content) benefit specific health functions: Mood. Studies exploring a range of mood-related conditions, including low mood while pregnant, found that omega-3 sources with unopposed EPA: Were associated with positive mood Helped to maintain mental well-being Supported a healthy mood Cardiovascular health. Research on the heart-health benefits of omega-3s indicates that those with higher EPA levels help support healthy triglyceride levels, without having adverse effects on LDL cholesterol levels.5. Control matters - Vertically integrated, fully controlled supply chain. Almega PL is produced by Qualitas Health, a vertically integrated company that controls the farming, extraction and standardization of Almega PL. Almega PL is standardized to contain a minimum of 25% EPA and 15% polar lipids.The company has already successfully completed several integrated, long-term pilot studies in Israel and the US validating its technology. In the fall of 2012, the company successfully completed a 12-month pilot algae growth project in the north of Israel, optimizing its process parameters and sustainability protocols while maintaining high omega-3 yields. The Qualitas Health team is highly experienced in algae cultivation, having designed, built and operated integrated commercial algae farms for more than a decade. The team’s founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Isaac Berzin, is a renowned pioneer in algae-based products, and has deep experience in the development of large-scale algae cultivation systems. Almega PL’s “Factor of Five” addresses multiple consumer needs across categories and is poised as an important innovation in the large and growing omega-3 market.


We are a Nutra-BioSciences company formed in 2003, headquartered in Walnut, CA, with an emphasis on safe and effective delivery technology. Our aim is to focus on delivery both to the human body, via improving the efficacy of nutrients, compounds and drugs, as well as the delivery of water-insoluble nutrients into food, beverage and supplements, for example Omega-3 EPA DHA, Resveratrol, CoQ10, Lutein and Medium Chain Triglycerides etc…

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co, Inc. (MGC)

BioPQQ® was awarded  Engredea's award, “Ingredient with the Best Science” in 2013 for MGC’s pursuit of clinical trials and deep investigation into  Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Disodium Salt, (PQQ). Manufactured in Japan with the highest of quality standards BioPQQ is the only clinically tested, the only pure, and the only natural PQQ ingredient available.  It is also the only PQQ filed with the FDA as a NDI!

Arla Foods Ingredients

 Quality starts here: Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in natural whey ingredients for products in a range of categories – from sports nutrition, beverages, bakery, dairy and ice cream to clinical and infant nutrition.   The cornerstones of our business are innovative ingredients, world-class facilities and a staff of dedicated experts. Drawing on our portfolio of functional and nutritional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose and permeate, our expert team delivers solutions that bring new food products quickly and efficiently to market. Our application centres run hundreds of customer product trials every week. All ingredients are produced using state-of-the-art processing technology at our plant in Denmark, or by one of our joint ventures in Argentina, Germany and the UK.  Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S is a 100% owned subsidiary of Arla Foods, a global dairy company and cooperative owned by dairy farmers in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.

Naturex, leader in natural specialty botanical ingredients

Naturex manufactures natural specialty ingredients for the Food & Beverage, Nutrition & Health and Personal Care industries. Headquartered in France, Naturex employs over 1400 people and has 15 production units located in Europe (France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and England), the United States (New Jersey and California), Brazil, Australia, Morocco and India. The group also has several sales offices worldwide. 


Nascent Health Sciences, LLC (“Nascent”) is an U.S. based sales and marketing company.  It is the exclusive global distribution partner of ZCHT for its branded line of products, PURE.Nascent is committed to delivering products to promote long-term health benefits to enabling people’s choice of active lifestyle.  INO|PureTM, PureQQTM, SoPureTM are ingredients designed to help reduce mental and physical fatigues from stress and excess body weight.Zhucheng Haotian Pharma Co. Ltd. (ZCHT) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of functional ingredients that promote healthy living including Stevia Extracts, Pyrroloquinoline Quinone, Inositol and Inositol Hexanicotinate, to pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food and beverage, and cosmetic industries worldwide.Since its inception in 1999, the privately owned ZCHT continues to adhere to its founding business principles: Integrity and Value Creation.  With its globally integrated network of research institutions, advanced manufacturing technologies and supply management systems, ZCHT delivers a scientifically supported, reliable and sustainable line of products.

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