PURCHASE, NY -- Maypro Industries LLC announced today that Oligonol, manufactured by Amino Up Chemical Company and distributed by Maypro, will be a recipient of the SupplySide West 2011 Scientific Excellent Award. The award will be presented during SupplySide West on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in Las Vegas at The Venetian & Sands Expo.
Ingredient suppliers and technology providers with new ingredients or technologies, as well as those with new research or applications for established ingredients or technologies, submitted applications for the award. Panelists evaluated the submissions on science/research methods, scientific breakthrough, innovation and appeal for the manufacturing community.
Oligonol, manufactured from the extract of lychee fruit and green tea, is the world's first commercially produced low-molecular-weight polyphenol. The patented oligomerization process entails taking long chain polymers and breaking them down into monomers, dimers, and trimers, thereby reducing its molecular weight and improving the polyphenol's absorption into the body. By delivering more blood to the heart and skin, Oligonol helps to improve blood circulation, reduce fatigue and body fat, protect against UV rays, and slow the process of skin wrinkling. Consequently, the compound delivers unparalleled bioavailability and its efficacy is well supported by multiple human clinical studies, for which it won the Nutracon Award as "Top Science-Backed Product of the Year" in 2008.
"We are very happy that Oligonol is being recognized for its strong portfolio of supporting human clinical studies and we really appreciate the efforts of our partner in Japan, Amino Up Chemical Company, for all of their support," said Steve Yamada, President and CEO of Maypro Industries.
Oligonol received a letter of no objection from FDA for its status as a new dietary ingredient (NDI); it is also GRAS (generally recognized as safe) self-affirmed. Oligonol was introduced into the Japanese market in 2006 and into U.S. market in 2008. The ingredient is now sold in the health food store, multi-level marketing and health care professional channels in the United States and Japan. It is also used in a variety of beverage products, functional foods and cosmetic products.
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