The World’s First Commercially Available Low Molecular Weight Polyphenol Receives Kosher Certification
PURCHASE, NY (April 26, 2012) – Maypro Industries has announced that Oligonol®, manufactured by Amino Up Chemical Company and distributed by Maypro Industries, has achieved Kosher certification by Kof-K. One of the highest ranked Kosher certification agencies, Kof-K has been serving the Kosher consumer for over 50 years with an outstanding reputation for maintaining the highest professional standards of its industry.
“In the many years that I have spent inspecting plants worldwide, Amino Up in Japan, which produces the Oligonol product, is one of the top facilities that I have ever had the opportunity to review. The excellence is apparent in all aspects of this state-of-the-art facility including quality control, equipment and lighting. This plant is a model to be admired,” stated Rabbi Michoel Brukman, the head of Oligonol’s Kosher certification process.
“We are very happy that Oligonol has achieved Kosher status, as this certification further reinforces Oligonol’s positive image in the industry by showing that this ingredient is of high-quality and its manufacturing process meets strict conditions. We appreciate the efforts of our partner in Japan, Amino Up Chemical Company for all their support.” said Steve Yamada, President and CEO of Maypro Industries.
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 received the Nutracon Award as “Top Science-Backed Product of the Year” in 2008 and the Scientific Excellence Award at SupplySide West in 2011. Oligonol has a letter of no objection from the 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 the U.S. market in 2008. The ingredient is now sold in health food stores, in health care professional and multi-level marketing channels in the United States and Japan. It is also used in a variety of beverage products, functional foods and cosmetic products.
About Maypro Industries LLC
Founded in 1977, Maypro is a privately held, global supplier of nutraceutical ingredients to the nutritional supplement, sports nutrition, pet & veterinary, cosmetic, functional food and fine chemical industries and is a minority-owned affiliate of Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan’s largest conglomerates with over $100 billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in Purchase, NY, and with offices in Tokyo and Shanghai, Maypro represents some of the world's most reputable nutraceutical ingredient manufacturers such as Amino Up Chemical Company and supplies high-quality ingredients in the U.S., Japan, Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. For more information, please visit www.maypro.com or call (914) 251-0701.