2017 Company Profiles: PLT Health Solutions
Ingredient Solutions That Build Brands
PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer and marketer of high-quality, scientifically supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. Today, the company delivers solutions across a number of health and wellness platforms that respond to existing and emerging consumer demand. These solutions include more than 20 proprietary branded ingredients that are considered either market or scientific leaders in their categories—as well as the supply of high quality botanicals, extracts, raw materials and functional materials.
High-quality science, demonstrating safety and efficacy, sets the foundation for building high-quality brands. Providing rigorous scientific data that can support label claims and attract consumers is the standard that the company sets for itself. The company employs scientific personnel drawn from the consumer products industry to manage the science behind the ingredients it markets. 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.
PLT360: A New Value Creation Approach for Natural Ingredients
PLT360 is a business-wide commitment by PLT Health Solutions to developing ingredients that our customers can be both confident and proud to supply to their own customers—knowing that these ingredients are safe, of high quality, efficacious and harvested and manufactured in a sustainable way. Going beyond traditional quality control programs, PLT360 examines every aspect of an ingredient that the company supplies to deliver a best-in-class solution in a program that tracks ingredient integrity, quality, sustainability and efficacy.
PLT is an industry leader in developing clinically studied joint health ingredient solutions for this fast-growing market. Its AKBA-based ingredients—5-LOXIN, ApresFlex and new Aqualox (water soluble) are top industry sellers that offer rapid improvement in joint comfort.
Targeting “peak performance” and overall well-being for the 18-54 demographic, PLT’s cognitive health ingredients include Zembrin Sceletium tortuosum and Synapsa Natural Memory Support. Zembrin is an evidence-based ingredient that experientially supports reduced anxiety, enhanced mood, and improved cognitive function Synapsa is the subject of six double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies in which healthy adults showed significantly improved performance in areas such as visual processing, learning rate, working memory, information retention and mental performance in cognitively demanding environments.
PLT Health Solutions participates in the weight-management space with multiple ingredients, each having distinct mechanisms, that enhance satiety, control fat reserves and increase thermogenesis—allowing the development of highly differentiated consumer products that have clinical support behind them. Satiereal and Xanthigen are global top sellers in this category. New SlimVance Core Slimming Complex addresses lipogenesis and lipolysis. A 2016 16-week double-blind, placebo controlled study showed consistent body weight reductions throughout the trial—with statistically significant weight loss at two weeks, a total weight loss of nearly 12 lbs. and a 2 inch reduction in waist circumference.
PLT’s cardiovascular health portfolio includes multiple ingredients that approach a range of heart health targets via multiple mechanisms of action. Branded ingredients include MegaNatural BP grape seed extracts, MenaQ7 K2 and Hytolive olive fruit polyphenols.
PLT offers a growing portfolio of sports nutrition ingredients that offer specialty functionality backed by clinical support. Brands in this portfolio include Wellmune immune health support and Oxystorm Standardized Nitrate—along with our joint health ingredients, whole food nutrition and cognitive performance enhancers.
Clean Label Solutions
PLT is a leader in the development of clean label solutions for food, beverage and supplement applications. The company’s line of rosemary extracts and our new PhytoShield Flavor Enhancer technology help maintain product quality and extend ingredient shelf life—naturally. PLT’s Vibrant Harvest line is one of the most exciting sources of whole food, clean label nutrition on the market.
• Paul Flowerman, President & CEO
• Seth Flowerman, Executive Vice President
• Barbara Davis, PhD, RD, Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs
• Devin Stagg, Vice President Strategy & Business Development
• Sid Hulse, Vice President Product Development
• Allen F. Porter, Managing Director, Global Business Development
• Steve Fink, Director of Marketing