Juvecol® Proteoglycan Wins NEXTY Award for Best New Ingredient at Natural Products Expo West

PURCHASE, NY – Maypro, the leading global supplier of highly innovative proprietary branded ingredients, is honored to announce that Juvecol® Proteoglycan has won the prestigious NEXTY Award for Best New Ingredient of 2017. 

The prestigious New Hope NEXTY award has recognized products in the natural product industry for their innovation, inspiration, and integrity. The panel of judges is made up of New Hope editors who select winners that they believe are making a positive impact in the industry.  

“We are grateful for this recognition which reinforces Maypro’s reputation of being an industry innovator over the past 40 years” said Steve Yamada, Maypro Group’s founder and chairman.

The latest addition to Maypro’s product portfolio, Juvecol® Proteoglycan is a patented salmon cartilage extract developed and produced by Ichimaru Pharcos, a widely-recognized Japanese manufacturer of novel nutraceutical and cosmeceutical ingredients.

“This award is a great honor for our company and we really appreciate Maypro’s support in developing our global business for Proteoglycan” said Yoshihiko ANDO, President of Ichimaru Pharcos.

Juvecol has undergone two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies and has been subject of other clinical and pre-clinical research.  This unique fast-acting ingredient has shown health benefits at the dosage of 25mg-50mg in two functional areas: joint comfort/mobility and skin beauty.

The ingredient’s three modes of actions have also been identified.  Juvecol induces the generation of collagen, supports the production of hyaluronan found in soft connective tissues, and enhances the proliferation of keratinocytes essential to protecting the skin from damage and stress.

“We believe that Juvecol® is the perfect companion ingredient for supplements containing collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin” said Dan Lifton, President of Maypro’s Proprietary and Ingredients business.   “And it can help our customers deliver innovation to their existing formulas and launch next generation joint and skin health products”.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.These ingredients are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About Juvecol®

Juvecol is a salmon cartilage proteoglycan (sPG) that induces the production of collagen and hyaluronan (a substance found in soft connective tissues) and enhances the proliferation of keratinocytes (skin cells).  The effect of sPG on joint health was evaluated in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind human clinical trial.  Supplementation for 12 weeks supported joint comfort and mobility.*  Another randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind human study found sPG improved multiple indices of skin condition after just two weeks, including elasticity, moisture, and appearance (reducing blotchiness, wrinkles, and pore size).*  In addition to offering multiple health benefits, Juvecol is also eco-friendly, requires a small daily dosage, is easy to combine in a formulation with other ingredients, is competitively priced, and is fast-acting (benefits can be felt within 2 weeks).

About Maypro

Headquartered in Purchase, NY and with offices in Tokyo and Shanghai, Maypro Group is a leading global supplier of specialty nutraceutical ingredients to the nutritional supplement, sports nutrition, pet and veterinary, cosmetic, functional food and fine chemical industries.  In addition to being a leading supplier of mainstream products such as CoQ10, fish oil, glucosamine and various botanical extracts, Maypro also markets a very strong portfolio of clinically validated proprietary and branded ingredients, representing some of the top manufacturers from Japan, Europe, and the United States.  For more information, please visit www.maypro.com.

About Ichimaru Pharcos

Ichimaru Pharcos Co., Ltd. was established in 1959 and has become a world leading company in the production of botanical extracts for supplements and cosmetics. The company offers a broad range of botanical extracts that are backed by clinical data.  Ichimaru has developed a unique proprietary proteoglycan extract from salmon nose cartilage with support from Hirosaki University in Japan that offers benefits for both skin beauty and joint care.

For further information, please contact Jessica Szczechowicz at 914-251-0701 or Jessica@maypro.com

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These ingredients are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.