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Nutrition21 Settles Patent Dispute With Beast Sports

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New York-based Nutrition21, LLC has settled its patent dispute with Ultra-Lab Nutrition (dba Beast Sports Nutrition), which it said was infringing on the company’s patent portfolio covering chromium picolinate.

The financial terms of the settlement are confidential, however, in conjunction with the agreement, Beast Sports has agreed to enter into a licensing agreement for use of Nutrition21’s patented ingredient, Chromax.

“This license was signed after we alerted Beast Sports that their product was infringing on our patent portfolio covering chromium,” said Sara O’ Brien, general counsel, Nutrition21. “As a result of their agreement to sign our license and begin using Chromax in Beast Creature, Nutrition21 has decided not to bring a patent infringement lawsuit.”

Chromax is different from other forms of chromium because of its stable chemical structure and superior absorption, according to the company. Furthermore, it is supported by 35 human clinical studies and has been affirmed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) at clinically substantiated doses. Chromax is also Prop 65-compliant through independent verification.

Nutrition21 said it conducts rigorous pre-clinical and clinical trials showing the effectiveness of bioactive ingredients designed to optimize human performance, which ensures product safety and consumer trust.

For more information, visit www.nutrition21.com.



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