New Salmon Nose Cartilage Extract Found to Support Joint and Skin Health

PURCHASE, NY – Maypro Industries is proud to announce the newest addition to its portfolio of Proprietary Branded Ingredients: Juvecol®. Juvecol is a proprietary salmon nose cartilage extract that is clinically documented to support both joint health and skin beauty.*

Maypro has established a partnership with Ichimaru Pharcos Co., Ltd. who has developed a high quality and purified proteoglycan using salmon nose cartilage caught in specific areas of Japan, including Hokkaido and Aomori. Proteoglycan is a component of connective tissues such as skin, bone, and cartilage.

The mechanism of action for Juvecol® is that salmon nose cartilage proteoglycan (sPG) 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 (improving both extension and flexion).*

In 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).*  

The research suggests that Juvecol is an ideal candidate for formulation in natural products. It not only meets the growing needs of our aging population in terms of joint health, but also offers the added benefit of improved skin condition.

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).

“We are excited to be able to offer this new leading form of proteoglycan to the market,” said Steve Yamada, Chairman and CEO of Maypro Group. “We believe that with Juvecol’s wide variety of unique characteristics, it will stand apart as an ideal candidate for formulation in nutritional supplements, foods, beverages, and other natural 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 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 on Juvecol, please visit

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