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2013 Company Profiles

Researching a potential partner is an important part of doing business in today’s marketplace. To that end, let Nutrition Industry Executive’s Company Profiles serve as a vital reference tool in that endeavor, whether you’re looking for an ingredient supplier, a contract manufacturer, a packaging partner or simply general knowledge about companies serving the industry.

Each participating company in this special section has provided valuable insight about its mission and history, products, special services and quality assurance methods, as well as contact information and key executives to facilitate open and direct communication. The Company Profiles represent a strong cross section of resources available to those doing business in the dietary supplement market.

Leading Manufacturer of Quality Packaging Solutions

Company Description 

Alpha Packaging is a leading manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (PP) bottles and jars for the nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical, personal care, animal health, consumer chemical and niche food and beverage industries. Sizes range from 1-oz. To 2 gallons, and include styles ideal for tablets and capsules; powders and granules; and liquids and lotions. The company continues to work on sustainable packaging solutions, including bottles and jars with FDA-approved postconsumer resin (PCR). Alpha has seven manufacturing plants and one decorating facility in strategic locations across North America, as well as a manufacturing plant in The Netherlands. It offers in-house tool-making capabilities, and can build everything from unit cavity molds to complete high cavity production tooling.

New Products 

For nutritional supplements in dry and powdered form, Alpha now offers a full line of Indented Label PET Packers in sizes ranging from 1,500 cc to 6,250 cc, including a new 1-gallon (3785cc) size. The 1,500 cc, 2,000 cc, 2,500 cc, 3,000 cc and 3,785 cc bottles all have 110 mm necks, and the 5,000 cc and 6,250 cc bottles each feature 120 mm necks. These are ideal for powders and dry ingredients, such as nutritional supplements, drink mixes and dry chemicals. Samples of all stock items are available at www.alphap.com. 

Major Markets

Nutritional Supplements

Pharmaceutical

Personal Care

Niche Food & Beverage

Consumer Chemicals

Major Products

900 stock bottles and jars

Custom styles in HDPE, PET, PLA and PP

Custom-colored PET packaging 

High-quality container decorating on a variety of substrates 

Quality Assurance 

Quality is Alpha Packaging’s top priority. Its manufacturing process integrates the finest FDA-approved raw materials with state-of-the-art equipment and stringent quality control processes. All manufacturing and warehousing is conducted in sealed, clean, controlled environments. Most manufacturing lines include leak detectors and vision systems installed inline, and many lines also feature softtouch take-out systems or automated stack-packers to minimize scratching. Alpha continually invests in new quality systems to ensure its packaging is ready to be filled when it reaches the customer.

Specialized Services 

Alpha Packaging offers complete package design services, from the initial concept to the finished, decorated bottle. Its design center, located in its Cleveland, OH, plant, works closely with the Alpha tool & mold department to create custom bottles and jars for a wide variety of manufacturing platforms and plastic resins.

Association Memberships

National Association of Container Distributors

Institute of Packaging Professionals

Association of Dressings and Sauces 

Key Personnel

Jeff Kellar, President & CEO

Dan Creston, COO

Brian McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Sales & Business Development

Jack Baily, Executive Vice President of Distributor Sales

Corby Mathisen, Vice President of Direct Sales

Paul Bonastia, Vice President of Sales Administration

Marny Bielefeldt, Director of Marketing

Cutting-Edge Nutritional Formulations

Company Description 

For more than 35 years, CapsuleWorks has been a leader in the nutritional supplement industry, setting the standards of excellence for quality, efficiency and service. State-of the-art facilities, superior manufacturing technology, rigorous quality control and unparalleled production capacity enable CapsuleWorks to deliver superior quality supplements at highly competitive prices.

Setting High-Quality Standards 

All CapsuleWorks products are processed in the U.S. under the watchful eyes of its quality control experts at the company’s ultra-sophisticated facilities conveniently located throughout the country. CapsuleWorks’ in-process quality control system ensures that every supplement manufactured meets the highest standards for quality, purity and performance. This consistency is assured through the use of the finest quality raw materials and rigorous product testing before, during and after manufacturing.

Processed in the U.S. under the tightest regulations

Quality Control follows established Pharmacopeia methods such as USP, BP, EP as well as AOAC and FCC, if available

Convenient locations so products are readily available

In-process quality control so customers know they have the finest quality products 

Passing Test After Test

No other manufacturer offers higher quality products. CapsuleWorks’ labs are analytical environments with highly trained laboratory analysts working with the latest analytical equipment. Each raw material ingredient is tested for identity and purity, against requirements found in globally recognized standards as stated in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the European Pharmacopeia (EP) and others. CapsuleWorks’ highly automated Plant reduces actual material handling and dramatically decreases the possibility of contamination by limiting human contact. Its extensive building automation system monitors and controls all environmental conditions in the facility, resulting in uniform product processing throughout the year.

A Powerful Partner 

The CapsuleWorks facilities produce 15.5 billion soft gels, 24 billion tablets and six billion two-piece capsules annually. This ambitious and highly efficient operation results in shorter-than-average lead times and production turnaround time. The company’s state-of-the-art, highly automated facilities specialize exclusively in the development and manufacturing of a full spectrum of supplement forms— including both standard and customized formulas. Its finished products set industry standards for excellence, while CapsuleWorks excels at delivering finished products on schedule to meet or exceed its clients’ demands.

The Plant of Tomorrow … Today 

The CapsuleWorks facilities were constructed to meet restrictive guidelines and the highest building requirements with regard to air handling, processing isolation, process controls and more. All of the building’s interior surfaces are designed to meet the highest standards for quality, purity and performance.

CapsuleWorks’ intricate manufacturing process combines the highest-quality components with the most advanced technology in the industry. Some of the most critical components of this process include the use of highly purified USP grade water and a carefully controlled production environment.

Cutting-Edge Formulations 

CapsuleWorks is proud to offer a wide array of high quality nutritional products. Each of its products is made using the finest raw materials, the most advanced Manufacturing processes and the strictest of quality controls.

Main Products

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin D

Evening Primrose Oil

Vitamin E

Essential Oils

Beta-Carotene

Neuro-PS®

CoQ10 

Competitive Service 

CapsuleWorks has long enjoyed a solid reputation for outstanding customer service. From initial inquiry and order placement, to final shipment and delivery, clients can be certain that every aspect of their order will receive meticulous attention. The company continues to work diligently and tirelessly to satisfy every expectation.

CapsuleWorks features:

• Round-the-clock production

• Extensive inventory with more than 300 vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements in stock including soft gels, tablets and capsules

• Products that are manufactured in the United States 

The establishment of a truly state-of the-art manufacturing environment— complete with the most current and costeffective technology—allows CapsuleWorks to continually operate at peak efficiency. The result is a highly effective operation that manifests itself in the most competitive price points for our customers without sacrificing the slightest measure of product integrity.

Key Personnel

• Darren Schneider, Vice President

Worldwide Ingredients

Company Description 

Ecuadorian Rainforest, LLC, is the premier choice for all-natural nutraceutical ingredients from South America and beyond. It carries more than 1,000 fruit, vegetable, spice, marine, herb and algae ingredients primed for its customers’ products.

For years Ecuadorian Rainforest has been offering its clients the best all-natural ingredients from around the world. It works with local farms in many countries to ensure its receives only the best ingredients for its customers.

Marlene Hurtado-Siegel started Ecuadorian Rainforest in 1997 with modest means, using her established network of small farms in Ecuador to open the door to ingredients from her home country. Ecuadorian Rainforest then became one of the largest natural ingredients distributors in the business. Along with her son Steve Siegel, who joined the company in 2004, they have created a network that spans the globe to bring the world’s best nutraceutical ingredients under one roof.

Ecuadorian Rainforest, LLC, has opened the pathway for some of the most sought-after nutraceutical ingredients from countries on every continent, including:

• Green Coffee Bean Powder

• Mutamba Powder

• Eggplant Powder

• Kale Powder

• Blue Potato Powder

• Rhubarb Powder

• Sun Gold Tomato Powder

To view the company’s full list of ingredients, please download its product catalog.

Services

• Star-K Kosher Certified ingredients

• Conventional and wild-harvested ingredients

• Published white papers on superfruits, sports nutrition, South American ingredients and more

• Bulk and specialty ingredient supply

• Custom formulation and manufacturing 

Meeting state and federal food and drug regulations says that a company is committed to passing a periodic review to ensure that its business continues to operate. However, when a company creates its own standards and enforces them on a weekly basis, that company is proving its commitment to the clients, themselves and to the quality of what people put into their bodies. Ecuadorian Rainforest exemplifies the latter scenario. It provides rigorous testing and keeps stringent quality control over its ingredients to surpass its customers demands. Take note of some of the ways that Ecuadorian defines and enforces rigorous standards of quality for its products:

• An internal quality-control program to ensure that ingredients are free of toxins and undesired by-products

• Alliances with science laboratories to enforce rigorous testing procedures

• Weekly testing for microbial pathogens and heavy metals, including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury

• Microbiological testing, including total plate count, yeast and mold, coliforms, E. coli and salmonella

• Random testing of materials moisture content

• HPTLC (high-performance thin layer chromatography) testing for initial approval and supply of materials

• High performance liquid chromatography testing for powdered extracts

• Prevention of all sub-potent and contaminated materials from entering the products

• Regular testing for proper identification and chemical efficacy 

Ecuadorian’s goal is to provide its customers with the world’s most sought-after ingredients in the quality they would expect from a top nutraceutical ingredients supplier. The company prides itself with maintaining tight-knit relationships with its clients and going the extra mile to help. It aims to surpass a customer’s expectations to show its commitment to them and to its natural ingredients.

Discover the ingredients you have been looking for. Visit Ecuadorian Rainforest today at www.intotherainforest. com and call for a quote.

Key Personnel

• Marlene Hurtado-Siegel, President

• Steve Siegel, Vice President

Research-based Ingredients. Uncompromised Quality. Trusted.

Company Description 

InterHealth specializes in proprietary nutritional ingredients including UC-II®, Super CitriMax®, ChromeMate®, Zychrome®, Meratrim®, LOWAT®, Aller-7®, OptiBerry®, L-OptiZinc®, Protykin® and ZMA®, among others.

In February 2013, healthy subject research on InterHealth’s UC-II was presented by Dr. Jay Udani at the 2013 Scripps Natural Supplement Conference in San Diego, CA. Research shows benefits for knee extension, exercise duration and recovery. The UC-II study abstract is published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. In May 2013, this healthy subject UC-II research was presented at VitaFoods Europe in Geneva, Switzerland. There is much interest in UC-II in the EU (European Union) because of this healthy-subject research and because of its non-novel food status. Interest in the United States has increased not only because of the new healthy-subject clinical research that may help substantiate new meaningful structure/function claims, but also because of its once-a-day small 40 mg dose.

Healthy Subject Research Supports Joint Discomfort Claims 

Randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled, healthy subject research demonstrates that 40 mg of UC-II a day improves knee extension compared to placebo for better flexibility, mobility and joint comfort in healthy, exercising adults. Subjects exercised longer before experiencing joint discomfort and recovered faster after exercising compared to baseline.1 The healthy subjects in this study represent the perfect population for dietary supplements. This study corroborates 2009 findings published in International Journal of Medical Sciences.2

Healthy Subject Research Supports Sports Nutrition Claims 

Research on UC-II in healthy subjects is also beneficial for sports nutrition manufacturers looking to add joint support ingredients to their formulations. The significant results in knee extension help athletes of all types, from a seasoned pro to a casual exerciser, maintain knee joint function. UC-II may support the ability to exercise longer and recover faster. Just 40 mg of UC-II a day improves knee extension for better flexibility, mobility and joint comfort.

Delivering UC-II for Joint, Sports Health in Waterless Modalities 

UC-II’s formulation-friendly properties make it a great addition to a variety of joint-health or sports nutrition products such as powders, gels, chews and sachets. InterHealth has partnered with Nutravail to deliver UC-II in an innovative delivery system. Nutravail’s patented, uncooked soft chew process provides a great tasting, chewy and candylike matrix that doesn’t interfere with the efficacy of active ingredients. InterHealth has collaborated with Innovative Food Processors (IFP) to codevelop and co-market “ready-to-commercialize” UC-II stick packs. The result is streamlined process for a faster to market advantage and reduction of manufacturers development costs.

UC-II is a GRAS-determined and FDAnotified and published new dietary ingredient (NDI) sourced and made in the United States in a GMP-certified facility. A great, convenient way to deliver clinically studied benefits of UC-II to customers.

As a recognized industry leader, InterHealth is making significant contributions to nutritional science, as well as helping to support the quality of life for today’s health-conscious consumer. For More information about the company and its branded ingredients, visit www.interhealthusa.com. 

Main Products

• UC-II

• Super CitriMax

• Meratrim

• ChromeMate

• Zychrome 

Association Memberships

• Council for Responsible Nutrition

• American Botanical Council

• ISO 9001:2008 

Key Personnel

• Paul Dijkstra, CEO

• Mary Helen Lucero, CFO

• Jay Martin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

• Jim Lugo, PhD, Vice President of Business Development & Research

• Massood Moshrefi, PhD, Vice President of Operations 

References 

1 Udani J. UC-II for joint health: a randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled, adaptive design, pilot study. JACM. 2013;19:A4.

2 Crowley DC, Lau FC, Sharma P, et al. Safety and efficacy of undenatured type II collagen in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a clinical trial. Int J Med Sci. 2009;6:312-321.

Manufacturer of High Purity Mineral Salts

Company Description

For more than 29 years, Jost Chemical Co. Has manufactured high purity mineral salts for the nutritional market. Jost’s 210,000-square-foot manufacturing site in St. Louis, MO, is FDA registered and operates under bulk pharmaceutical cGMPs. Jost is a trusted, global supplier of products that meet or exceed USP/NF/EP/FCC standards, are fully reacted and have very low levels of vagrant metals including Pb, Hg, Cd, As, etc. Jost also manufactures a family of ultra-pure calcium salts with very low levels of aluminum. Products are rigorously tested to confirm they do not contain common microbial contaminants. Every step of the process is controlled to make sure that all products meet the highest levels of purity and lot-to-lot consistency. This allows Jost to deliver products that go beyond the established standards.

The company’s wide selection of more than 250 products includes citrates, fumarates, gluconates, lactates, malates, nitrates, phosphates and sulfates. Products manufactured by Jost are kosher and halal certified, non-allergen and GMO-free.

Jost manufactures products with particle sizes ranging from free-flowing granular to ultrafine (< than 6 microns) powders for improved suspension of insoluble minerals.

It also manufacturers various free-flowing nitrates and sulfates, which are prone to caking and hardening.

Products are typically packaged in fiber drums, bags, cartons and super sacks. Custom packaging is also available. Jost routinely ships orders from one drum to a truckload.

Jost’s Mission

The company’s mission is to “deliver quality on time.” It is passionate about its customers and focused on providing value-added solutions, technical expertise and personalized service. Through Innovation, flexibility and quick responses, Jost delivers products that meet customers’ exact specifications—the company successfully addresses applications from initial concept to finished products.

Custom Products 

Jost is committed to working with its customers to provide value-added solutions and personalized service. Through innovation, flexibility and accurate responsiveness, Jost delivers products that meet customers’ exact specifications. Its experienced and dedicated technical staff responds quickly and thoroughly to customer requests for technical information, customer requested testing, etc. This supports customers in successfully bringing new products to the market in a shorter timeframe. All products are completely tested in-house.

Major Markets

• Vitamins/Mineral Supplements

• Functional Foods/Sports Drinks

• Clinical Nutrition/Infant Formula

• Nutritional Beverages

• Pharmaceuticals/Biotech

• Oral Care 

Key Products

• Calcium Citrate – USP/FCC

• Calcium Magnesium Citrate Co-salt (New)

• Calcium Phosphate Tribasic – NF/EP/FCC

• Copper Gluconate – USP

• Cupric Oxide Purified

• Ferrous Fumarate – USP/EP/FCC

• Magnesium Citrate Tribasic – USP/EP

• Magnesium Lactate – EP

• Magnesium Phosphate Dibasic FCC

• Manganese Citrate – FCC

• Manganese Sulfate – USP/EP/FCC

• Potassium Gluconate – USP

• Zinc Citrate – USP

• Zinc Gluconate – USP

Microencapsulation 

Jost now manufactures a line of microencapsulated high purity mineral salts for use in multivitamin tablets, premixes and nutritional bars. Jost’s microencapsulated products are designed to provide taste masking and reduce adverse chemical interactions. Initial products include:

• Copper Gluconate 20 percent

• Ferrous Fumarate 60 percent

• Ferrous Sulfate 60 percent

• Magnesium Oxide 40 percent

• Manganese Sulfate 50 percent

• Zinc Oxide 50 percent 

Micronization 

Jost manufactures a family of low aluminum micronized mineral salts to disperse more easily in liquid applications.

Some of the products include:

• Calcium Citrate USP

• Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Anhydrous USP

• Calcium Phosphate Tribasic NF/EP/FCC 

Key Personnel

• Jerry Jost, President & Owner

• Jeff Lenger, Director of Sales & Marketing

Offering High-Quality Ingredients for More Than 60 Years

Company Description 

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 highquality 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.

Kyowa’s clinically researched ingredients can be found in the formulations of many high-quality dietary supplement brands and include: Cognizin® Citicoline, Setria® Glutathione, Pantesin® Pantethine and Sustamine™ L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine.

Main Products 

Setria Glutathione 

A small peptide comprised of three common amino acids, glutathione is one of the most important molecules in the body for it’s role in protecting cells from the damaging effects of toxins and oxidative stress. When provided proper nutrition, the body creates it’s own glutathione. However, many individuals are low in glutathione due to poor lifestyle choices including an excessive intake of processed foods, smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. The use of prescription drugs, stress, and even advancing age can also work to reduce glutathione levels in the body.

As a dietary supplement, glutathione has been the subject of debate for years as to whether it is effective at raising glutathione levels when taken orally. Setria Glutathione has been clinically studied to be an absorbable form.

An ultra pure, stable form of Reduced glutathione, Setria is a vegetarian and allergen-free ingredient manufactured through a patented fermentation process.

To learn more, visit www.setriaglutathione.com. 

Cognizin Citicoline 

Cognizin is a clinically supported, branded form of citicoline that helps supply the nutrition the human brain needs to stay alert and focused throughout the day.* Citicoline is often called a “brain nutrient” because it increases levels of several important neurotransmitters that regulate memory and cognitive function.

Cognizin Citicoline is an ingredient backed by numerous scientific studies to support claims of improved attention, recall and focus.* Cognizin is a pure, vegetarian, allergen-free form of citicoline designed to provide nutritional support to help combat the normal effects of aging on cognition.* 

To learn more, visit www.cognizin.com. 

Pantesin Pantethine 

Pantesin is a branded form of Pantethine, a derivative of vitamin B-5, that helps the body maintain a healthy cholesterol ratio.* Pantesin Pantethine works by supporting the healthy Metabolism of carbohydrates and fats to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol while raising HDL (good) cholesterol.* 

Backed by more than 35 years of research supporting Pantesin’s effectiveness in high-risk individuals, a recently completed study validates the ingredients effectiveness for improving blood lipid profiles even in low to moderate risk individuals for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This new research performed on North American subjects also showed that Pantesin was effective over and above the effects of a TLC (therapeutic lifestyle changes) Diet. An ingredient that works at the cellular level, enhancing enzyme and metabolic activity, Pantesin is pure, vegetarian and allergen-free.* 

To learn more, visit www.pantesin.com. 

Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine 

Sustamine is a dipeptide consisting of L-Alanyl-L Glutamine that supplies the body with the protein precursors needed to rebuild muscle, replenish energy stores, and increase electrolyte and water absorption.* A science-supported ingredient, Sustamine supports improved performance and speeds recovery time for both serious athletes and weekend warriors.* Sustamine is also tasteless, colorless, odorless and dissolves completely in hot or cold liquids— so there is no gritty texture. Sustamine is also pure, vegetarian and allergen-free.

To learn more, visit www.sustamine.com.

Key Contact

• Leo Cullen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

* 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.

Bringing Ayurveda to Prominence With a Scientific Approach

Company Description

Ayurveda means “Science of Life,” and it has been the traditional practice of medicine in India since 3500 BC. There are nearly 1,500 herbal products in this system of medicine. Ayurvedic products did not gain much recognition in the Western world until recently because these products have been made in the traditional way described in ayurveda without any scientific standardization, safety studies and clinical evidence. Natreon, Inc. was founded by pharmaceutical scientists to bring ayurveda to prominence in the world by using a scientific approach.

Natreon, Inc. is a 15-year-old company located in New Jersey with a state-of-theart R&D facility in Kolkata, India, and is focused on developing and marketing Ayurvedic products backed by extensive research, high degree of standardization, multiple clinical studies, safety studies and intellectual property.

The R&D team is headed by Professor Shibnath Ghosal, an eminent natural product chemist with hundreds of publications in scientific journals and a group of PhD and Masters’ level scientists. Natreon’s scientific research includes process optimization, development of chromatographic analytical methods such as HPLC, HPTLC, GC-MS and LC-MS for standardization, development of marker compounds and pharmacological studies. Safety studies are done in the United States and clinical studies are conducted in reputed institutes in India as well as the U.S. 

Product Portfolio

• Capros® is a super antioxidant (ORACFN of 47,000 ìmoles TE/g) and an excellent cardiovascular product, which is all natural, derived from the edible fruits of Phyllanthus emblica and, unlike CoQ10, is completely water soluble and stable, making it suitable for both solid dosage forms as well as hot and cold beverages. The claims are backed by seven human clinical Studies in type-2 diabetics, healthy volunteers, as well as pre-metabolic syndrome subjects. One study was accepted for publication in the Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity and others have been submitted for publication. An ischemia reperfusion study was conducted at University of Connecticut, which showed that Capros may help mitigate the effects of ischemia.

• Sensoril® is the best-selling ashwagandha in the market with anti-stress, antihyperlipidemic, cognition-enhancing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is derived from a unique blend of the leaves and roots of Withania somnifera and has been in the U.S. market for nearly 10 years with proven efficacy and safety. It is supported by seven clinical studies in type-2 diabetics and healthy volunteers in addition to a cognition study in bipolar subjects at University of Pittsburgh, which is accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. One anti-stress study with three different doses was published in the Journal of American Nutraceutical Association. A multi-center GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) study has been completed and the report is awaited. Another study on the anti-inflammatory properties of this product is underway at the University of Pittsburgh.

• PrimaVie® is high-quality purified shilajit from the Himalayas, containing dibenzo-á- prones (DBPs), DBP-chromoproteins (DCP) and fulvic acid. PrimaVie contains several trace minerals and is a mitochondrial energy booster. One published clinical study has shown that PrimaVie increases testosterone levels by 23 percent in oligospermic subjects. It is synergistic with CoQ10 And ubiquinol. Another study has shown that ATP levels and level of fitness have increased by 15 percent in young non-athletes. An exercise endurance clinical study in young athletes proved that PrimaVie increased metabolic equivalents.

• Crominex®-3+ is a chromium IIIpolyphenolic complex, which is a safer form of chromium. It comes as a fine powder with a two percent concentration of chromium as a result of which the content uniformity in the finished capsules or tablets will be much better. One published clinical study with Crominex-3+ in adjuant therapy with prescription oral antidiabetic drugs in type-2 diabetics has shown that it can reduce blood glucose levels, especially post-prandial. A study in arthritic dogs at Murray State University in Kentucky has shown that Crominex-3+ has significantly improved arthritic conditions in dogs.

• TruFulvic® contains a minimum of 70 percent of fulvic acid and equivalents, derived from shilajit and is a mitochondrial energy booster.

• Rejuven® is a standardized extract of Chlorophytum arundinaceum (safed musli), which is known in ayurvedic literature as a libido and energy enhancer.

Patents & Trademarks 

Natreon has 19 U.S. and foreign patents and several registered trademarks in various countries.

Key Personnel

• Sanni Raju, PhD, Rph, CEO & Chairman

• Rick Kaiser, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

• Ratan Chaudhuri, PhD, Technical Advisor

From Concept to Store Shelf

Company Description 

Established in 1987, NHK Laboratories, Inc. is dedicated to the expansion, formulation, manufacturing and distributing of vitamins, minerals, herbs, dietary supplements and other nutritional products in the United States and abroad. NHK operates two state-of-the-art FDA cGMP, NSF/NPA GMP, ISO 9001:2008, CCOF and QAI Organic, and ISNA Halal-certified facilities equipped with technologically advanced machinery. The company also has offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. NHK employs more than 100 exceptionally expert personnel skilled in serving clientele from all around the world. With a fully equipped in-house analytical and microbiological laboratory, the company has the technical expertise and infrastructure to ensure product identity, purity, potency and composition.

Services 

NHK’s primary business is the private label contract manufacture of dietary supplements to companies that market and sell dietary supplements to wholesalers, distributors, retailers and end-user consumers. NHK’s contract manufacturing and contract packaging services include:

• Contract manufacturing and packaging of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements

• Custom formulation and product development

• Two-piece capsule filling

• Tablet compression

• Dry blending

• Wet granulation

• Film coating/color coating

• Bottling

• Graphic design/label printing

• Turn-key private label products and supply chain solutions

• Fulfillment and distribution 

NHK also specializes in the manufacture of functional foods in the form of powder drink mixes. The company’s contract laboratory analysis department can test for the identity, purity, potency and composition of whole or standardized herbs, natural compounds, L-tryptophan, vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals.

Products 

Some popular types of products that NHK manufactures include:

• Multivitamin and multi-mineral formulas

• Joint formulas

• Antioxidants

• Herbal supplements

• Weight loss formulas

• Sports nutrition products 

Whether it’s a single ingredient herbal, vitamin, mineral, nutraceutical or multi-ingredient specialty products, NHK can custom formulate the desired product. As a custom formulator, NHK can assist in the formulation of new dietary supplement products not yet on the market.

Clients Served 

NHK is in the unique position to serve clients globally because it is a contract manufacturer. The company’s customers are located in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. NHK is highly experienced and proficient in dealing with foreign regulatory requirements. Its private label dietary supplements are Sold in independent and mass-market specialty retailers, discount mass-market retailers, e-commerce retailers, multilevel marketers and wholesalers.

The Future 

With an eye toward the future, NHK is always up to the challenge of meeting the demands of contract manufacturing.

NHK’s facilities are equipped with the latest in technology including Bosch 2000 capsule fillers, Bosch 701 capsule fillers and the Korsch XL400 tablet press. Specializing in the manufacture of tablets, capsules and powder drink mixes, NHK’s supplements are sold all over the world. With two state-of-theart FDA cGMP, NSF/NPA GMP, ISO 9001:2008, CCOF and QAI Organic, and ISNA Halal-certified locations, NHK is exceptionally prepared to deliver high-quality products to meet a company’s turnkey manufacturing demands.

Whether it’s a brand comparable or a custom tailored supplement, NHK brings ideas to life.

Key Personnel

• Shabbir M. Akand, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Private Label Expertise for Retailers & Manufacturers Alike

Company Description 

Since 1968, NOW Foods has offered an extensive selection of value-driven, science-based products and reliable customer service. Independently owned, it has become one of the largest supplement manufacturers, both in the U.S. and internationally. Its NOW® Private Label division offers many advantages to retailers and manufacturers alike: private labeling, premium raw material and bulk products, technical expertise and extensive sourcing capabilities.

Products 

NOW believes that quality products begin with the best raw ingredients. From its 260,000-square-foot facility, GMP-certified since 2000, the company manufactures and tests all raw materials and finished products to ensure identity, purity and potency. Many products utilize patented, trademarked and branded ingredients from companies such as Lonza, National Enzyme Company, Albion Labs, Sabinsa, InterHealth and more. Direct importing, state-of-the art manufacturing technology, extensive quality control and long-standing vendor relations allow the company to offer a wide range of nutritional products at competitive prices.

Customer Service

NOW Private Label’s goal is to provide its customers with products and services that enable them to be successful. Whether looking up past orders, tracking order status or working to make a product line a success, NOW Private Label’s friendly, knowledgeable staff assists customers throughout the entire process. The company believes that exceptional service is the foundation upon which all successful businesses are built. With this as its driving motivation, companies can count on NOW Private Label to put its experience, professionalism and in-depth product knowledge to work for them.

Value

Staying cost-competitive without sacrificing quality or product integrity is one of the most common obstacles facing businesses in the natural product industry. As a company committed to quality, NOW Private Label can assist in leveraging the relationships companies have with their own customers by providing superior bulk products and private label formulas at fair, competitive prices. By buying in bulk and working closely with some of the top names in the industry, NOW Private Label has built its own success by finding unique ways to pass these savings on.

Private Label Services 

NOW’s private label program makes it easy to tailor one’s own line of premium natural health products, and can be completely personalized to fit a company’s image. The company offers hundreds of popular products to choose from with low minimums. Creating one’s own line of products is easy to start. From choosing the best products and formulas to developing a label that jumps off the shelf, NOW’s expert team will guide customers through each step of the private label process.

Raw & Bulk Materials 

Regardless of whether a company is looking for bulk powders or finished, shelf-ready formulas, NOW Private Label offers one of the industry’s most extensive inventories. Its highly skilled quality control/quality assurance department holds all raw material providers to meticulous quality, safety and purity standards, and all raw materials are thoroughly inspected upon arrival. Raw materials must pass microbial contamination screening at the company’s onsite testing facility. This is just one of the ways it ensures that customers are provided with products that are safe, Highly stable and fresh through the best-by date.

Sports Nutrition 

NOW Private Label is one of the very few companies to offer a full spectrum of sports nutrition products guaranteed to be 100 percent free of artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives. Whether it’s raw materials or finished formulas, it’s the best source for truly natural sports nutrition.

Stevia 

NOW Private Label offers a unique Stevia Extract, available in bulk or private label formats. Known as Stevia FSE™ or BetterStevia™, this raw material undergoes a natural de-bittering process, which yields a smoother and cleaner taste profile than any other stevia currently on the market. It’s also one of the very few certified organic stevia extracts available for use in vitamin supplements, foods and beverages.

Main Products

• Natural dietary supplements

• Natural sports nutrition

• Natural health goods

• Essential oils & aromatherapy

• Natural Stevia sweeteners 

Memberships

• Natural Products Association

• Natural Health Research Institute

• American Herbal Association

• Association of Official Analytical Chemists

• American Herbal Products Association

• Vitamin Angels (Board Membership)

• National Health Research

• Citizens for Health

Key Personnel

• Peter Sokoloski, Private Label Manager

• Dan Richard, National Sales Manager

• Jim Emme, President

• Michael Lelah, Technical Director

Providing High Quality, Innovative & Cost-Effective Products

Company Description 

For more than 12 years, Pinnacle Labs International has been in the business of developing and producing nutraceutical products. Since 2000, the company has expanded its focus to provide its customers with high-quality, innovative and cost-effective products. Pinnacle Labs Int. Is recognized as a cGMP-compliant, privately owned and operated successful leader in the production of private labeling, nutritional supplements and vitamin. Now, with absolute emphasis on cGMP manufacturing and satisfying all FDA standards, Pinnacle Labs Int. Is without a doubt at the forefront of the industry.

Why is Pinnacle Labs one of the premiere nutraceutical manufacturers? It is committed to providing customers with products that not only meet, but exceed quality and efficacy standards. This leaves them with more time to concentrate on growing their businesses to the next level. At Pinnacle Labs, partnerships are based on a promise—its approach to that promise is to treat clients’ products as if they were Pinnacle’s own product, and to translate a customers innovation and passion into its own passion, to deliver the quality and services a company deserves from a reputable partner.

Pinnacle Labs eagerly offers a certificate of analysis (CoA) with each new order. This document reveals the exact contents of supplements. Clients are also welcome to have any products Made tested by an independent testing laboratory. Pinnacle Labs guarantees that the testing results will match the CoA provided, within normal testing specifications.

The Future 

Pinnacle Labs offers prompt quote turnaround times on all requests submitted via the website or through its team of product advisors, and it continues to strive to turn products around faster than any other manufacturer. The company also employs the most knowledgeable and experienced customer service team, who are ready and able to answer any type of nutraceutical manufacturing question. Pinnacle understands that customers have many contract manufacturers to choose from, and that is why it is determined to deliver smart solutions, form strong relationships and make a secure commitments to a promise customers can count on.

Services

• Private labeling of nutraceuticals supplements

• Capsules

• Gelatin or veggie caps: 00, 0 and Size 1 

For nearly 12 years the team at Pinnacle Labs Int. Has long had the reputation in the industry as a private Labeler that knows how to get the job done right for its customers. The company’s in-house private labeling services are designed to save customers money and time. No other supplement contract manufacturing company can provide the kind of value and service Pinnacle can offer.

Supplement Contract Manufacturer

• A cGMP certified facility

• FREE—no obligation quotes

• Quick quote turnaround time

• Prompt product turnaround time

• Knowledgeable product advisors

• Friendly & professional customer service 

Quality Control & Quality Assurance 

Pinnacle Labs produces the finest quality clients can count on every time—that is its promise.

Hours of Operation 

Mon-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST Closed: Saturday & Sunday 

Key Personnel

• Roy O. Day, President

High Standard Health Solutions

Company Description

P. L. Thomas (PLT) is a trusted discoverer, developer and distributor of high-quality, scientifically supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. As a leading ingredients innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources and service, PLT is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow.

PLT partners with its suppliers and participates in many aspects of product development, including key investments, to ensure alignment with the marketplace. PLT Health Solutions welcomes ideas from companies with ingredients that match its high standards.

• Immune: Wellmune WGP® is the proven immune ingredient that’s ideal for foods, beverages or supplements. Nine clinical studies have demonstrated the unique ability for this natural, GRAS ingredient to enhance key immune responses to promote health, wellness and vitality.

• Joint Health: AprèsFLEX® is the next generation boswellia extract for joint health. In a recent clinical study, AprèsFLEX supplementation demonstrated significant improvements in joint comfort, function and mobility.

• Cognitive: Zembrin® is a new, patented, botanical ingredient that relieves stress by elevating mood, promoting calm and enhancing cognition. It has been clinically studied for safety and efficacy. Zembrin is unique—users can actually feel its benefits and experience enhanced mood and concentration and relief from stress.

• Bone Health: MenaQ7™ Crystals is the purest Vitamin K2 for proven bone and heart health. NattoPharma holds U. S. and Canadian patents for the use of menaquinone (vitamin K) in foods and supplements for cardiovascular health.

• Skin Health: Lipowheat®, a natural, Vegetarian source of ceramides, is a class of lipids that are the skin’s natural sealant. Lipowheat helps hydrate skin, fights signs of aging and leaves skin soft and supple.

Weight Management 

PLT Health Solutions has three distinct options for weight management:

• Satiereal®, clinically studied to support weight management by controlling compulsive behavior toward eating;

• Xanthigen®, demonstrated to promote weight loss through synergistic effects of its all-natural components and holding a recently-issued U.S. patent; and

• Adipromin™, shown in a doubleblind, placebo-controlled, human study to promote weight loss, reduce body mass index (BMI) and positively impact cholesterol, triglycerides and serum adiponectin levels.

Heart Health 

Along with MenaQ7 Crystals, PLT has at least three more naturally-derived solutions for heart health. MegaNatural® BP and MegaNatural® Gold are both grape seed extracts. MegaNatural BP is clinically shown to support blood pressure within the normal range with no adverse side effects. MegaNatural Gold is an antioxidant grape seed extract. Hytolive™ is a 100 percent natural solvent-free water extract of olive fruit, which contains high purity natural hydroxytyrosol. A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet reinforced the desirability of inclusion of hydroxytyrosol in the diet. A dosage of 100 mg of Hytolive powder contains the hydroxytryrosol equivalent to 10 table olives or a half-liter of extra virgin olive oil.

Key Personnel

• Paul Flowerman, President

• Seth Flowerman, Director of Business Development

• Barbara Davis, PhD, RD, Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs

• Devin Stagg, Director of Corporate Strategy

PLT partners with its suppliers and participates in many aspects of product development, including key investments, to ensure alignment with the marketplace. PLT Health Solutions welcomes ideas from companies with ingredients that match its high standards.

Supplying Scientific & Clinically Substantiated Products

Company Description 

Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Sabinsa’s mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and wellbeing. Over the past 20 years, the company has brought to market more than 100 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. Its present operations have grown to employ 1,000 people worldwide in 10 manufacturing, R&D and/or distribution facilities. Additionally, botanical cultivation efforts undertaken by the organization now total nearly 40,000 acres to ensure sustainable supplies on its key products. All products intended for human consumption are certified kosher and halal.

Industries Served 

Sabinsa’s mission is to be a responsible biotechnology-based research, manufacturing and marketing company supplying the finest raw materials to provide innovative solutions to the dietary supplement, cosmetic, specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s specialized services include custom product development, technical support and testing lab facilities, assistance in clinical evaluation and protocol implementation. At its Utah plant, Sabinsa has contract manufacturing services to help customers develop tablets, bi-layer tablets, capsules as well as intermediary services such as milling, blending, roll compacting and granulation. The company has established marketing offices in the U.S., Australia, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea and South Africa. Sabinsa also has agents that represent its product line throughout South America and Far East Asia.

Science or Technical Merit 

Emphasis on developing and bringing to market products with scientific and clinical substantiation is Sabinsa’s core business philosophy and is in large part responsible for fueling the company’s ongoing commercial success. The company has obtained several INDapproved clinical protocols for its products from the FDA. With more than 100 scientists working full-time conducting ongoing research both in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent beneficial nutrients for the world market.

Proprietary/Intellectual Property 

Presently, Sabinsa owns more than 80 U. S. and international patents, and has 75 pending patent applications worldwide. The company is also a three-time recipient of the prestigious Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, given annually by the New Jersey R&D Council in recognition of the most revolutionary product innovations and important scientific breakthroughs originating in New Jersey.

The company also has many recognized trademarked ingredients such as Bacopin®, BioPerine®, Boswellin®, Citrin®, Cosmoperine®, Curcumin C3 Complex®, Curcumin C3 Reduct®, DigeZyme®, Fabenol®, FenuFibers®, Fenusterols®, ForsLean®, Gugulipid®, Gymnema Sylvestre GS4®, LactoSpore®, LactoWise®, Momordicin®, Picroliv®, Resvenox®, Saberry®, Salaretin®, Selenium SeLECT®, Silbinol® and Venocin®.

Application Specialties 

Committed and dedicated to the principles of innovation, tradition and research, Sabinsa supplies high-quality, innovative, standardized herbal extracts, phytonutrients, probiotics, enzymes, spice extracts, minerals, specialty chemicals and fine chemicals for applications in dietary supplements, functional foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Every product is backed by applicationoriented scientific research. Sabinsa Corporation has developed novel approaches to retaining the biological activity of these ingredients while simultaneously addressing formulation challenges and product safety criteria.

Key Personnel

• Muhammed Majeed, PhD, Founder & Owner

• N. Kalyanam, PhD, President of R&D

• Reza Kamarei, PhD, Vice President of Science & Technology

A Leader in Plant, Microbial & Animal-based Enzymes

Company Description 

With a history spanning half a century, Specialty Enzymes and Biotechnologies Co. (SEB) has emerged as a worldwide leader in the production of plant, microbial and animal-based enzymes. Since 1985, SEB has continued to grow with that same entrepreneurial and innovative spirit bringing nature to science.

With environmentally friendly biotechnology as its base, the company’s extensive research advances have led to the development of more than 400 unique enzyme products, making SEB a major supplier in raw material, customized blends and branded products to more than 25 industries worldwide. From amylase to xylanase and everything in between, SEB manufactures enzymes and probiotics, both of which add value to its client’s endeavors and enhance the quality of life for all. As an actual manufacturer, SEB’s technical enzyme experts create enzyme solutions for virtually any application where the catalytic power of enzymes can be used.

SEB prides itself as one of the few manufacturers in the world that produces a full spectrum of enzymes derived from all four natural origins: plant, fungal, bacterial and animal. It also manufactures probiotics, especially Bacillus coagulans and Saccharomyces boulardii. SEB’s state-of-the-art ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing facilities utilize the most advanced solid state and submerged fermentation technologies available. The company offers full production capacity, which allows for the timely delivery of products to its clients around the globe.

Industries such as food, beverage, cosmetics and nutraceuticals depend upon SEB’s enzymes to increase the rate, quality and quantity of production. As a result, the company brings costsaving benefits to both manufacturer and end-user by offering better product control, greater efficiency, lower energy Requirements and distinctive environmental advantages.

At SEB, building enduring relationships with its customers is at the heart of its business. The company’s No. 1 goal is to provide the best in technical advice, superior service and the most effective enzyme and probiotic products. Hundreds of clients in more than 25 industries throughout the world turn to SEB for enzyme solutions that facilitate their special needs and applications.

Services

SEB has three ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing plants.

As an actual manufacturer, SEB can customize enzyme and/or probiotic blends that meet the client’s exacting needs. The company also has a large variety of proprietary enzyme blends that are geared toward specific and general digestive needs, as well as a line of systemic enzymes and enzyme blends. Its enzymologists and other technical staff are prepared to offer technical support for formulations or other practical needs.

Quality Assurance 

The company’s enzymes are manufactured under a quality management system consistent with International Quality Management System Standard ISO 9001:2000. Purity specifications comply with FAO/WHO JECFA and FCC recommended standards for foodgrade enzymes.

All QA/QC laboratory procedures are in compliance with GMP standards.

Main Products

DigeSEB®, Veg-Panzyme®, Exclzyme®, HemiSEB®, Peptizyme SP®, SEBkinase®, DairySEB®, Prohydroxy P®, Pepzyme AG®, ClenzSEB®, SEB-Gluten Relief®, SEBiotic® and ProbioSEB®.

Association Memberships

• Enzyme Technical Association

• Natural Products Association 

Key Personnel

• Vic Rathi, President

• Mike Smith, Vice President

Committed to the Best Industry Practices

Company Description 

Founded in 1994, Super Beta Glucan (SBG) Inc. is a U.S. biotechnology company that manufactures mushroom beta glucan, the key constituent in medicinal mushrooms that mobilize components of the immune system through a scientific mode of action to keep the body healthy and vibrant. With the most stringent quality control and state-of-the-art equipment, SBG employs proprietary and patented technologies to ensure the purity and quality of its mushroom beta glucan, providing solutions to its customers worldwide to incorporate the health benefits of mushrooms to functional food and beverages, nutraceuticals, personal care and animal nutrition products.

Core & New Products 

Immulink MBG® is the first mushroom beta glucan to receive U.S. FDA GRAS status. Immulink MBG mobilizes the body’s frontline defense to support a healthy and robust immune response without over-stimulating it. Aside from FDA’s stamp of approval, what really distinguished the Immulink MBG from pulverized mushroom powders and conventional mushroom extracts is the proprietary solvent-free extraction and purification process, capable of removing all the impurities. As the premiere beta glucan ingredient, Immulink MBG has a number of technical properties that makes it easy to incorporate in functional foods in standalone form or combined with other formulations to increase functionality. Immulink MBG is pH- and temperature-stable, naturally water soluble, kosher, halal, non-allergenic, GMO-and, gluten-free, and 100 percent made in the U.S.A. 

During the fourth quarter of 2013, SBG is expected to launch its latest innovation: the Antrodia Mushroom Beta Glucan. This innovative nutraceutical ingredient, extracted from a novel medicinal mushroom named “Antrodia cinnamomea,” is committed to provide a safe and effective solution with unparalleled value to its customers worldwide.

Quality Assurance 

To ensure the highest quality and safety of its products, the stringent quality control process adopted by SBG’s cGMP compliant manufacturing plant monitors every mushroom culture that has been cultivated in its California-based facilities, followed by the standardized extraction and purification, while the entire process is carefully monitored and documented. Then, the finished product is analyzed before it ships to customers. Some regions and countries have strict requirements for shipping food ingredients, and this is why SBG has developed a global excellence program to ensure the uniformed quality and safety of our products that are shipped to different regions around the world. Researched to be safe, Immulink MBG holds a U. S. FDA-notified GRAS designation and Chinese FDA-approved health food registration, providing manufacturers the opportunity to meet consumer demand for safe and effective products around the global market.

R&D Efforts/Clinical Substantiation

Having made substantial expenditures and with more than 20 years of research and collaborations with leading biomedical institutions around the world, SBG maintains an extensive intellectual property portfolio with patents, patents pending and trademark protection for technologies all over the world. With a full-time research staff stationed in its research and development center in San Diego, CA, SBG is constantly developing innovative technologies and products that pioneer today’s functional food and beverages, nutraceuticals, personal care and animal health markets.

SBG is committed to the best industry practice of remaining faithful to science; it follows the evidence that indicates the immune health benefits available from medicinal mushrooms. The company continues to engage in the practice of ongoing research by conducting clinical trials to investigate the quality-of-life impact of its product, with positive results backing the efficacy of its products.

Recent clinical study results indicate that Immulink MBG has the ability to balance the essential pathways of the immune system, thereby providing prominent seasonal support to maintain a healthy immune response as needed.

For more information on Super Beta Glucan Inc.’s research and technologies, visit www.superbetaglucan.com/research or www.immulink.com. 

Key Personnel

• William Wang, PhD, Vice President of R&D

• Sherwin Chen, Vice President of Operations

Setting Public Standards for Dietary Supplements, Food Ingredients & Pharmaceuticals

Company Description 

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific, nonprofit, standardssetting organization that advances global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and foods. USP is headquartered in Rockville, MD, in the United States and has facilities in Basel, Switzerland; Hyderabad, India; Shanghai, China; and São Paulo, Brazil. Volunteer experts from around the world set USP standards in an open and public process based on scientific exchange. USP standards are used in more than 140 countries.

What Does USP Do?

Product Quality—Documentary Standards & Reference Materials 

USP establishes documentary standards and chemical reference materials for demonstrating and authenticating the identity, strength, quality, and purity of dietary supplements and food ingredients, as well as pharmaceuticals.

• USP Dietary Supplements Compendium (DSC)

The DSC combines dietary supplement standards from the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary (USP–NF) with food ingredient standards from the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). The two-volume compendium features monograph standards, test procedures and acceptance criteria, DSC Admissions Criteria Safety Reviews, regulatory guidance and full-color illustrations— including macro/microscopic photographs and TLC chromatograms of selected botanical articles. The DSC offers a comprehensive resource for suitable, scientifically sound specifications for components used in dietary supplement manufacturing.

• Food Chemicals Codex 

The FCC is a compendium of internationally recognized documentary standards For authenticating the purity and quality of food ingredients, including processing aids, preservatives, flavorings, colorants, nutrients and other ingredients. It includes monographs, tests and assays, general good manufacturing practice (GMP) guidelines for food ingredients, and excerpted data from the USP Food Fraud Database.

• Reference Materials 

USP offers highly characterized chemical specimens for use in conducting quality control tests and analytical test procedures associated with documentary standards found in the USP–NF, DSC and FCC. Its catalog features more than 200 reference materials for dietary ingredients (e.g., vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals, fish oils), more than 200 for excipients and more than 150 for food ingredients (e.g., flavorings, preservatives, nutrients, colorants).

USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program 

USP’s voluntary, thirdparty testing and auditing program helps dietary supplement manufacturers confirm the quality of their products. Supplements that meet USP’s stringent criteria are awarded the USP Verified Mark for Dietary Supplements to display on product labels and promotional materials. Finding the USP Verified Mark on a label makes it easy for consumers to identify supplements whose quality, purity and potency have been verified by a reputable independent organization.

USP Dietary Ingredient Verification Program & USP Pharmaceutical Ingredient (Excipient) Verification Program 

USP also offers voluntary, third-party verification services to help manufacturers and suppliers demonstrate the quality of components used in the manufacture of dietary supplements. Dietary ingredients and excipients that meet USP’s comprehensive, stringent testing and auditing criteria are awarded the USP Verified Mark for Dietary Ingredients or USP Verified Mark for Pharmaceutical Ingredients, respectively, to display on ingredient containers, plus a Certificate of Analysis.

To learn more about USP and the services offered, visit www.usp.org and follow USP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uspharmacopeia

Transforming Vision Into Reality With Expertise 

Company Description 

Vitatech Nutritional Sciences, Inc. is a U. S.-based manufacturer and innovator of dietary supplements and nutritional products, serving the natural products industry since 1954. It formulates and manufactures nutritional solutions in tablet, two-piece capsule and powder form in an FDA-licensed, cGMP pharmaceutical environment.

Products

• Tablets

• Two-piece capsules

• Powders 

Focus

• Multiple vitamins & minerals

• Herbs, herbal extracts & concentrates

• Market differentiation

• Science-smart formulation & design

• Commitment to cGMP compliance 

Vitatech Exemplifies:

• Trust

• Security

• Established history

• A modern analytical laboratory

• Containment testing (microbiological and heavy metals)

• Innovative formulation design

• High-volume/high speed equipment

• Packaging services

• Dedicated team of professionals

• Rigorous quality assurance.

Transforming Vision Into Reality

Vitatech invests in the most advanced equipment, technology and processes, and, most importantly, dedicated professionals: real people with purpose. It offers market-specific formulation and marketing counsel for healthy business success. Vitatech’s comprehensive quality assurance program and strict cGMPcertified controls ensure that client products meet the most exacting standards.

Technologies, Experience, Capabilities 

Vitatech’s high-speed encapsulation machines are built for precision. Monitored by its Quality Control inspectors, they ensure uniform end products and accurate fill weights every time, producing tamper-resistant two-piece capsules— including banded capsules—and reducing costs by operating at peak efficiency.

• High-speed, computer-controlled tableting

• High-volume, water-based continuous coating systems

• Pharmaceutical laboratory licensed since 1954

• In-house analytical laboratory

• Comprehensive quality assurance program

• Gusset bag filling capability 

Production, Capacity & Technology Investments 

Vitatech’s recent investment in state-ofthe- art tablet and capsule fillers enables the company to press an additional 250,000 tablets per hour, bringing capacity to 3.8 billion tablets per year. “We place a premium on rapid Turnaround,” said Thomas T. Tierney, president and CEO.

With the installation of segregated overhead feed systems and new technology to automatically reject non-conforming tablets and capsules, VitaTech added enhanced speed and quality assurance to its manufacturing.

The company has expanded encapsulation production, with capacity of up to 1. 2 billion capsules annually. Recent investments in quality control and EDI (electric data interchange) solutions provide speed, improved data accuracy and streamlined interactions with trading partners.

Leading the West Coast in capacity for continuous coating of vitamins and nutraceuticals, Vitatech also provides comprehensive analytical testing services. Heavy metals and microbiological testing are available on-site in the company’s quality assurance/quality control analytical laboratory.

Major Markets

• FDM

• Multi-level

• Direct selling

• Private label

• Trusted partner for national brands 

Global Reach 

Vitatech serves private label clients in more than 22 countries.

Key Personnel

• Thomas T. Tierney, President & CEO

• Greg Williford, Vice President of Sales & Client Services

ADH: Tailoring Supplements to Clients’ Specific Needs

Company Description 

ADH Health Products, Inc. specializes in custom formulations and contract manufacturing of dietary supplements and nutritional products. The company is committed to producing the finest products available using only the best raw materials along with cutting-edge technology. For more than 30 years, ADH has been a leading manufacturer of all-natural vitamins, minerals and herbs. The company has grown and Expanded by developing an extensive product line of high quality nutritional supplements. The variety of supplements produced by ADH meets the growing demands of those who insist on taking a more proactive role in enhancing their physical health and well-being.

ADH manufacturers products using cGMP standards and is registered with the FDA. ADH’s facility is subject to regular quality audits by third-party organizations such as NSF International and has received its prestigious GMP certifications and participated in its certifications for sport program. ADH manufacturers all its products in a modern stateof- the-art, 70,000-square-foot facility, complete with in-house quality control and microbiology labs where rigid testing is conducted during every phase of manufacturing—from raw material to finished product. Private label clients can choose from a complete line that includes all-natural, hypoallergenic, kosher and vegetarian supplements available in capsules, tablets including timed release and chewable, powders or liquids.

ADH’s staff of nutritionists, chemists, pharmacists and biochemists work with clients to produce supplements specifically tailored to their needs and unique interests. The company is poised to effectively serve the diverse needs of domestic and international clients. Global export expertise is a key component of ADH’s success and a significant reason for its outstanding reputation.

Association Membership

• NNFA 

Key Personnel

• Balu Advani, President

• Ashwin Advani, Director

Trusted, Quality Ingredients

Company Description 

American Laboratories, Inc. (ALI) is an ingredient manufacturer that was founded in 1967 in Omaha, NE. The foundation of ALI was built on the knowledge of providing enzymes, proteins and flavors to the nutritional, food and diagnostic industries with a motto of “Quality Ingredients You Can Trust.” More than 46 years later, the company still holds true to the same principles; however, it has expanded its operations to include three separate facilities that total more than 150,000 square feet of production, warehouse and office areas. ALI is proud to be known as an industry leader and currently offers more than 300 products to various industries including: nutritional, food, diagnostic, veterinary and pharmaceutical. ALI sells product to more than 50 countries around the world.

Quality, accuracy and customer service are very important aspects of ALI. Its staff is capable of providing materials to varying customer specification requirements, including but not limited to, enzyme activity, diluents and particle size. ALI’s QA & QC departments conduct microbiological, chemical and analytical tests in its 10,000-square-foot laboratory. Its Regulatory department is familiar with and complies with FDA, USDA, EPA, EU, cGMP and various other regulatory standards and guidelines. Finally, it has a customer service staff committed to being there for customers and assisting in making their product development and ordering needs seamless.

Products

• Enzymes (pancreatin, pepsin, bromelain, papain, fungal, custom fungal, industrial and enzyme blends)

• Flavors (beef, pork & chicken liver powders)

• Proteins (beef & pork)

• Peptones (casein hydrolysate, microbiotone & proteose micro) 

Key Personnel

• Jeff Jackson, CEO/Chairman of the Board

• Kenny Soejoto, President

• Rod Schake, Senior Vice President

• Al Asherin, Vice President of Regulatory

• Tom Langdon, V ice President of Quality Assurance

• Jan Giwoyna, Vice President of Administration

• Bret Wyant, Vice President of Sales

• Mark Schufeldt, Vice President of Production

A Relentless Pursuit of Superior Products

Company Description

From its modest beginnings in New York in 1930, Arista Industries set unprecedented standards in its relentless pursuit of superior products. With an aggressive spirit and dedicated personal service, Arista soon earned recognition among the most highly regarded suppliers in the business.

Today, Arista Industries has enlarged its oil division product line to include specialty marine oils, natural vegetable oils, essential oils, organic oils, cosmetic butters and oil powders, and is established as a global competitor servicing top clientele in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries as well as foodservice and wholesale.

A sampling of Arista’s products includes:

• Vegetable Oils— almond, apricot kernel, argan, astaxanthin, avocado, babassu, baobab, black currant, borage, Brazil nut, canola, camelina, carrot, castor, chia, cranberry, evening primrose, flax, grape seed, hemp, kiwi, olive, perilla, pomegranate, pumpkinseed, raspberry, rice bran, rose hip, sacha inchi, safflower, sea buckthorn, sesame, sunflower, wheat germ oil

• Oil Powders—amla fruit, avocado, bamboo, basil, black currant, borage, canola, CLA, cod liver, evening primrose, fish, flax, MCT, olive, oregano, pumpkinseed, rosemary, safflower, salmon, saw palmetto, shark liver, soy, sun, tuna, vitamin E

• Marine Oils—cod liver, fish liver, krill, omega-3 fish, salmon, squalene, tuna 

All transactions undergo stringent quality control standards and are handled with meticulous attention. Every order is guaranteed to receive the same professional service and care. Arista’s worldwide network of resources can deliver even hardto- find products in a timely manner at preferred prices.

Arista welcomes inquiries on its products and services.

Key Personnel

• Steve Weitzer, President & CEO

• Charles Hillyer, President & COO

• Paul Seperack, Controller

• Michele Winslow, Regulatory Compliance Manager

Leading the World in Lipid Manufacture

Company Description 

Avanti Polar Lipids, famous for purity, leads the world with lipid manufacture and analysis for research and pharmaceuticals. The company was established near Birmingham, AL in 1969.

Core Products & New Introductions

• Phospholipids

• Sphingolipids

• Detergents

• Sterols

• Glycosylated & Phosphorylated Sphingosines & Ceramides (including fluorescent derivatives) 

Recent developments include antibodies and analytical standards.

Services 

Avanti Polar Lipids, Analytical Services Division, provides extensive laboratory testing using modern analytical techniques to the research, food, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical communities for their lipid-related projects. Testing under cGLP and cGMP is available with appropriate notification and preparation. Areas of service include: qualitative and quantitative analysis, method development, method validation, stability testing and consultation. Avanti specializes in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS) techniques.

Key Personnel

• Walter A. Shaw, CEO

• Rowena C. Shaw, Vice President

• Stephen W. Burgess, Director of R&D

• Jeff Moore, Director of Analytical Technology

Innovative Specialty Mineral Salts

Company Description 

Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG is a leading manufacturer of specialty mineral salts with more than 125 years of manufacturing experience. The company combines innovation and flexibility to enable it to respond rapidly to the changing needs of its customers while offering products with the highest quality possible.

Services 

Dr. Paul Lohmann offers customers the following:

• A long history of manufacturing expertise

• Customized product development

• Two ISO and GMP certified production sites located in Germany

• State-of-the-art production equipment

Products 

The company offers more than 350 different mineral salts in a variety of qualities, including:

• Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, K, Zn and several other metals in a large variety of salts, such as acetates, citrates, gluconates, sulfates, fumarates, oxalates, aspartates, etc.

• Micronized minerals

• Microencapsulated minerals

• High-purity food grade minerals

• Triturations of trace minerals

Clients Served 

Dr. Paul Lohmann supplies mineral salts to the following industries:

• Food & Beverage

• Nutritional Supplements

• Cosmetics

• Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

• Technical 

Key Personnel

• Patrick Stano, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, North America

• Ralf Dieckhoff, Vice President of Sales & Administration, North America

The CMO Gold Standard

Company Description 

Harry W. Diehl discovered cetyl myristoleate (CMO) in 1964. While he received two patents on his discovery, one in 1977 and another in 1996, he did not bring the product onto the national health food market himself. Instead, he asked his daughter, Elaine Diehl Parrish, to form a company for that purpose.

EHP Products was incorporated in 1995 to fulfill Diehl’s dream of making his great discovery available to anyone who wanted it. Its first sales of CMO were in 1996.

Today, EHP Products offers a premier specialty line of CMO products. It is proud to be the only marketer of 40 percent CMO oil for soft gel, lotion, cream and liquids manufacturers, and to health food stores and physicians in the form of softgels. EHP’s trademarked name for its CMO products is Myristin®. Myristin soft gels contain 260 mg of molecular CMO, the most by far of any CMO product available for health food store sales. Myristin soft gels can be accompanied by two companion products, Myrist-Aid and Myristin Topical CMO Cream. Myrist-Aid is a glucosamine/MSM formulation that also contains lecithin and lipase to help with digestion and absorption of CMO. With five percent CMO, Myristin Topical Cream contains the most CMO of any cream on the market. The smooth formulation of Myristin Topical Cream in a liposomal base has 0.95 percent menthol.

Other CMO products available from EHP are bulk quantities of 40 percent CMO wax, 28 percent CMO in olive oil, 20 percent CMO powder, 10 percent CMO powder and a completely vegetable source 17 percent CMO wax. EHP also offers its 260 mg molecular CMO soft gels and 110 mg CMO powder capsules in bulk quantities.

Diehl was a tower of strength and he left behind a legacy of hope. He is greatly missed.

Key Personnel

• Elaine Diehl Parrish, President

Focusing on High-Quality, Natural, Conventional & Organic Products

Company Description 

Extracts & Ingredients Ltd (E&I), founded in 1997 as a division of MORRE-TEC Industries, Inc., focuses its business on importing, distributing and producing liquid and powder botanical extracts and derivatives, nutritive oils, fruit powders, purees and concentrates for the personal care, cosmetic, nutritional and food industries. Its intent is to provide high-quality, all-natural, conventional and certified organic products.

Core Products 

Supplier of natural specialty ingredients to the food, nutraceutical and personal care markets, the company offers organic specialty oils, oregano extract as a natural preservative, Indian spice oleoresins and essential oils, fruit concentrates, non- GMO citric acid and water-soluble vitamins A, D and E. It manufactures and supplies micronized particle powders of TCP, DCP, bran, phytosterols, etc., using a patented vortex milling technology. E&I is a major supplier of magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides, which are available as FCC and USP grade material.

New Products

• Oregano extract as a natural preservative

• Dead sea magnesium chloride for tofu production 

Quality Assurance 

E & I has ISO 9001:2008, FDA-registration and is cGMP compliant.

Future Goals 

To expand its product offerings in the natural and organic areas.

Key Personnel

• David Fondots, Managing Director

• Melissa Bevilaque, Marketing Coordinator

• Jackie Kim, West Coast Account Manager

• Jenna Jelinski, East Coast Account Manager

Nutraceutix: Making Probiotics and Nutraceuticals Better

Company Description

With an unmatched collection of specialized process and technology patents combined with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Nutraceutix contract manufactures the industry’s finest probiotics in a variety of forms—from bulk powder, to capsules and advanced tablets in bulk or fully finished bottles. The company also formulates and manufactures superior controlled-release nutraceuticals that offer distinct advantages to brand, retailer and consumer.

Bulk Probiotic Powders 

Nutraceutix has grown natural probiotic strains for well over two decades. It controls the entire process, from growing the organisms through the production of the final delivery forms, ensuring organism purity and viability at every step.

All Nutraceutix strains are naturally occurring and selected as appropriate and effective for human use. They are not genetically modified and have a long history of use in dietary supplements and food applications where they are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).

Patented LiveBac Processing

Many probiotics found on store shelves fail to meet label claims and many of those have no viability at all by the time they are consumed. Over a decade of extensive research, development and testing of probiotic delivery forms has led to a number of exclusive patented processes that allow Nutraceutix to craft products with outstanding shelf-life performance, even at room temperature.

Patented BIO-tract Delivery

It’s a fact. Unprotected, the vast majority of live probiotics entering the stomach won’t survive to reach optimal sites in the gastrointestinal tract. To overcome this obstacle, Nutraceutix has researched, developed and patented the BIO-tract® delivery technology that protects the majority of a supplement’s probiotics from gastric acid, while providing optimal release of live organisms throughout the digestive tract.

Certified GMP Contract Manufacturing 

All LiveBac® and BIO-tract products are produced in Nutraceutix’s NSF-certified GMP contract manufacturing facilities.

Progressive, Safe & Reliable Branded Ingredients

Company Description

Stratum Nutrition offers a portfolio of branded, value-added ingredients that are progressive, safe and reliable. These ingredients are based on consumer need, supported by science and the backing of a trusted multi-national company. Its specialty ingredient portfolio focuses on specific health platforms including: cardiovascular health, bone & joint health, digestive and immune health. As a Novus International company, Stratum leverages the Novus core competencies in nutritional research and innovation as well as the corporate commitment to sustainability by considering economic, environmental and social factors.

Stratum Nutrition and joint venture partner ESM Technologies have joined together to accelerate growth opportunities internationally. The companies work collaboratively to advance the science and commercialization behind the combined portfolio of ingredients.

Specialty Products Portfolio

• NEM® is an eggshell membrane ingredient with clinically proven results to support joint comfort and flexibility. Multiple human studies have shown results in as little as 7-10 days.

• BLIS K12® is a probiotic for ear, nose and throat (ENT) immune health that is activated in the oral cavity. BLIS K12 promotes healthy levels of beneficial oral microbes that support ENT immune health, upper respiratory health and fresh breath.

• BLIS® M18 is a totally new approach to managing oral hygiene and dental health. BLIS M18 is an oral probiotic providing advanced protection for teeth and gums.

• ARTINIA® is a unique chitin-glucan fiber that supports healthy arteries as a new approach to cardiovascular health. Multiple studies have demonstrated its ability to lower the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol. Oxidized-LDL (oxLDL) is an emerging risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.

• ACTAZIN™ is a whole-fruit kiwi powder providing the nutrients of New Zealand green kiwifruit. The premium New Zealand kiwifruit is nutrient dense with natural vitamins and minerals. ACTAZIN also utilizes its whole fruit fiber, unique kiwi enzymes, polyphenols and prebiotics to help support digestive health.

Key Personnel

• Chris Haynes, Director of Sales

• Jeremy Moore, President of Stratum Nutrition