2017 Company Profiles: Nutrition 21, LLC
Nutrition 21: Cutting-edge Sports Nutrition and Weight Management Ingredients Supported by Well-controlled Human Clinical Studies
Nutrition 21, LLC has a longstanding reputation as a leading developer and marketer of clinically substantiated, efficacious, high-value ingredients. Nutrition 21’s branded ingredients are used in dietary supplements, medical foods, nutritional bars and beverages. Nutrition 21’s scientific platform has created unique, patented products that are safe and clinically effective. Rigorous preclinical and clinical trials are a key part of its product development strategy to ensure safety and consumer trust. Nutrition 21 currently holds more than 100 issued and pending domestic and international patents. Many support unique claims associated with, among others, glucose metabolism, weight management, cognition and sports nutrition.
Nitrosigine is a patented complex of bonded arginine silicate with FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) NDI (new dietary ingredient) notification status, affirmed as GRAS (generally recognized as safe), and made in the U.S. Pre-clinical and clinical studies support the use of Nitrosigine as a highly bioavailable source of arginine and silicon. Consumer benefits include: enhancing key factors for increasing blood flow, boosting nitric oxide levels, increasing energy quickly, improving mental acuity and focus within 15 minutes, increasing muscle volume, and reducing muscle damage from exercise.
Velositol, made in the U.S., is a patented amylopectin chromium complex with unique benefits when added to protein products. In a single dose, Velositol is clinically shown to double muscle protein synthesis when added to whey protein versus whey protein alone. Muscle protein synthesis is a key to both muscle growth and muscle recovery.
Chromax chromium picolinate is U.S. manufactured, Prop 65 compliant,* and supported by more than 50 clinical studies involving 2,300-plus human subjects. Chromax is also affirmed GRAS for doses up to 2,000 mcg chromium per day, has 35 non-rejected DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994) claims, and has more than 20 active and pending composition and use patents. Several clinical studies have shown that Chromax is significantly better absorbed than other forms of dietary chromium.
Chromax provides Nutrition 21’s customers with marketable substantiated claims and numerous health benefits for the consumer. Chromax is a perfect nutrient to formulate into products positioned to address health and lifestyle issues that are of increasing concern to consumers, such as glucose metabolism, cognitive function, weight management including; food cravings, mood and lean body mass.
*Proposition 65 compliance independently verified for arsenic, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead, and mercury levels. DRA726072216