Maypro Announces Exclusive Distribution of Weight Management Ingredient, Appethyl®

PURCHASE, NY – Maypro is proud to announce exclusive U.S. distribution of its newest proprietary and branded ingredient, Appethyl®. Appethyl® is an all-natural, patented, and clinically-tested spinach extract. Clinical research on Appethyl® has shown numerous health benefits including significantly reducing hunger and cravings by slowing down digestion so that the body’s systems have enough time to signal to the brain that they are satisfied.* It thereby helps the body to stay fuller for longer, since the digestion process takes time.*

Appethyl® is made from 100% all-natural spinach supplied by Maypro’s partner, Greenleaf Medical (GLM).  Appethyl® is carefully processed in a proprietary and patent pending method, to free the actives (thylakoids) that are inside the spinach cells, making them readily available to the body upon consumption.

A thylakoid is a membrane-bound compartment inside chloroplasts and cyanobacteria that are found in spinach and other leafy greens. They are the site of the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis and have also been found to have profound effects on appetite control. Spinach is particularly rich in thylakoids, thus being the best raw material choice for Appethyl®.

To date, six human clinical studies have been conducted on Appethyl® and two more are underway. These studies found that Appethyl® reduces feelings of hunger, increases satiety, promotes weight loss, and reduces waist circumference.* Appethyl® has also been shown to help maintain blood sugar and cholesterol levels already within normal limits.*

“We are excited to be working with GLM to build the presence of Appethyl® in the U.S. market,” said Dan Lifton, President of Maypro's Proprietary and Branded Ingredients division. “We believe that it has immense potential and look forward to working with customers on unique formulations and delivery methods with this impressive NutrAward-winning ingredient.”

*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 Greenleaf Medical

Greenleaf Medical AB is a Swedish research and development company, which develops and sells natural ingredients with well-documented health benefits on the global nutraceutical market. The safety and efficacy of the products is granted through research at leading international universities and research groups. The products are sold and marketed by leading distribution partners worldwide, both as functional foods and drinks as well as dietary supplements. For more information, please visit

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