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  • Verdure Sciences Adopts Pomegranate through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program

    AUSTIN, Texas (April 5, 2018) — The American Botanical Council (ABC) welcomes Verdure Sciences’ adoption of pomegranate (Punica granatum) through ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb botanical education program.  

    Verdure Sciences’ adoption supports ABC’s extensive HerbMedPro database, ensuring that this essential educational resource remains up to date for researchers, health professionals, industry, students, consumers, and other members of the herbal and dietary supplements community.

    HerbMedPro is a comprehensive, interactive online database that provides access to important scientific and clinical research data on the uses and health effects of more than 250 herbs, spices, and medicinal plants.

    “Pomegranate is highly recognized for its antioxidant properties and has become increasingly popular with the masses over the past decade,” wrote Kristen Marshall, marketing coordinator for Verdure Sciences. “It is important to continue to strive for excellence in the industry, even with a well-established ingredient like pomegranate.”

    She also noted that expanding research and emerging evidence are supporting the safety and efficacy of punicalagins (characteristic antioxidant constituents of the pomegranate fruit). According to Marshall, Verdure Sciences believes the adoption is important because Pomella Extract, the company’s branded, patented, and proprietary standardized pomegranate extract, was developed to deliver punicalagins and other beneficial metabolites to the body.

    “Verdure is excited to partner with ABC to recognize the increasing clinical initiatives on pomegranate and curate scientific and clinical research into HerbMedPro through this adoption,” Marshall continued.

    Ajay Patel, founder and CEO of Verdure Sciences, wrote: “It is our responsibility to strive for continuous improvement by ensuring that supplements have proven identity, are safe, and meet label claims.”

    According to Patel, pomegranate adulteration is a growing concern that can be addressed with effective traceability programs and by testing raw materials with validated methods. “In addition to focusing on sound quality-control practices and traceability, we must create supplements that deliver clinically efficacious doses of active compounds,” Patel added. The company believes the adoption will help achieve these goals.

    ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal said: “ABC is deeply grateful to Verdure Sciences for its generous adoption of pomegranate on ABC’s HerbMedPro database. Pomegranate’s popularity in beverages and dietary supplements has made it a major food and dietary ingredient in international markets. Verdure’s adoption of pomegranate will allow ABC to keep up with the scientific and clinical literature on pomegranate for the benefit of scientific researchers, industry members, and consumers.”

    About Pomegranate

    Pomegranate is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree that can grow to more than 20 feet tall. It has been cultivated for millennia for its edible, orange-sized fruits and as an ornamental plant. Native to Persia, pomegranate reportedly was one of the first domesticated fruit crops, along with fig (Ficus spp.), date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), grape (Vitis vinifera), and olive (Olea europaea). The species was cultivated and naturalized throughout parts of the Mediterranean region at such an early date that it sometimes has been considered indigenous to some of these areas. Pomegranate, which is fairly drought-tolerant and generally adapts well to a wide range of climate and soil conditions, was domesticated independently in various locations.

    There is evidence that pomegranate was domesticated in the Middle East about 5,000 years ago. Pieces of pomegranate peel from the Early Bronze Age were discovered at Jericho and Arad (both in present-day Israel). In addition, excavations of the Uluburun shipwreck, a shipwreck thought to be from the 14th century BCE (the Late Bronze Age) that was discovered in 1982 off the Mediterranean coast of present-day Turkey, yielded remains of pomegranate among the cargo. In 1323 BCE, a pomegranate-shaped silver vase and painted ivory pomegranate spoon were among more than 5,000 objects that were entombed with the Egyptian King Tutankhamun. To the Egyptians at the time, pomegranate symbolized the promise of an afterlife. Pomegranate was also mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as being a fruit common to the gardens of Phoenicia and Phrygia.  

    In his Naturalis Historia, the first-century Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder wrote: “The branches of the pomegranate keep away snakes, the little buds neutralize the stings of scorpions, and the fruit is in request for easing the nausea of women with child.” Also in the first century, the Greek physician Dioscorides, in his De Materia Medica, recommended pomegranate to treat various ailments, including earaches and ulcers.

    The pomegranate is significant in the religions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism. It often is associated with fertility and invincibility. Some scholars believe that it was a pomegranate, not an apple (Malus spp.), that the serpent used to tempt Eve in the biblical book of Genesis, since apples are not believed to be native to the geographical area of the Eastern Mediterranean.

    The common name “pomegranate” derives from the Latin pomum, meaning “apple,” and granatum, meaning “seeded” or “many seeded.” The Romans reportedly called the species malum punicum, meaning “apple of Carthage,” which evolved to Punicum granatum. Eventually, 18th-century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus assigned the Latin binomial Punica granatum to the species.

    More information about pomegranate can be found on the pomegranate adoption page in ABC’s HerbMedPro database and its HerbMedPro record.

    About Verdure Sciences

    Established in 1997, Noblesville, Indiana-based Verdure Sciences is a supplier of plant-based ingredients. The company’s commitment to quality control and its global procurement network enable it to offer both new and traditional ingredients with traceability and scientific validity, according to its website. The company believes in the intrinsic synergy of plants that have been used as medicine for centuries. It focuses on developing what it calls “natural spectrum” extracts that reflect a plant’s natural phytochemical profile. A research network of universities, medical centers, and laboratories helps Verdure Sciences develop its ingredients. The company screens ingredients for biological activities, safety, and chemical characterization. It also evaluates the environmental impact of sourcing botanical raw materials. Ingredients that meet the company’s initial criteria are then evaluated with a variety of studies, often including human clinical research. Verdure Sciences serves and supplies customers around the world with botanical ingredients, and it offers product support through innovative marketing and educational efforts.

  • Pomegranate Laboratory Guidance Document Issued by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

    AUSTIN, Texas (April 16, 2018) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on pomegranate (Punica granatum) juice and extracts.

    Pomegranate is a popular food and dietary supplement ingredient. As a food, the fleshy seeds are used raw or pressed into juice. For dietary supplements, the whole fruit, rind (or husk), seed, or seed oil is processed into various forms (e.g., powders, extracts, etc.).

    The predominant adulteration issue reported for pomegranate juice is dilution with lower-cost fruit juices, but undeclared colorants also have been reported. In the dietary supplement category, the main problem seems to be the addition of ellagic acid from extraneous (i.e., non-pomegranate) sources. Ellagic acid is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound found in pomegranate and many other plants. It can be obtained in highly purified form from a number of lower-cost botanical sources, including various tree barks, and it can be made via chemical synthesis. Some commercial “pomegranate” extracts contain up to 90% ellagic acid; these extracts are adulterated presumably to enhance the perceived value of the product.

    The new pomegranate LGD was written by John H. Cardellina II, PhD, a noted expert in natural products chemistry and analysis and chief technical consultant for BAPP. The guidance document details the chemical composition of pomegranate fruit and includes summaries of published analytical methods for juice and extract identity testing. The main advantages and disadvantages of each analytical method are listed, and the usefulness of these methods to detect adulteration of pomegranate juice and extract products are summarized. The LGD has been peer reviewed by 20 experts from academia and industry.

    “As is too often the case with relatively high-cost ingredients like pomegranate, unethical producers have found ways to sell diluted or counterfeit ‘pomegranate’ ingredients that contain lower-cost materials,” said Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC) and founder and director of BAPP. “Our new Lab Guidance Document on pomegranate provides industry quality-control personnel with the tools they need to use only laboratory methods that can successfully authenticate true, unadulterated pomegranate ingredients and determine if any adulterants are present.”

    Cardellina added: “While the nature of adulteration may be different for juice or other food forms of botanical materials relative to supplements, the motivation for the fraudulent behavior is the same: higher profits. The analytical targets and laboratory methods may be different in the two product categories, but the challenge is the same: identifying effective methods and tools to ensure that products in the marketplace are properly composed and convey the expected nutrients and benefits. This might be a great opportunity for the food and supplement sectors to recognize common ground and work toward resolving this challenging issue.”

    Stefan Gafner, PhD, chief science officer of ABC and technical director of BAPP, commented: “The concentrations of ellagic acid in pomegranate supplements have become a marketing tool, with product labels prominently featuring the percent of ellagic acid, which may suggest to the consumer that higher levels represent more potent and thus more efficacious extracts. But high concentrations of ellagic acid may actually be an indicator of adulteration, since these materials may be from plants other than pomegranate. As explained in this LGD, there are no simple analytical methods to distinguish ellagic acid derived from pomegranate or other botanical sources. However, the absence of characteristic polyphenols, such as the punicalagins, in ingredients labeled as pomegranate extracts, should raise a red flag.”

    The pomegranate LGD is the 40th peer-reviewed publication published by the program and the fifth in the series of LGDs. As with all publications in the program, the LGDs are freely accessible to all ABC members, registered users of the ABC website, and all members of the public on the Program’s website (registration required).

    BAPP Laboratory Guidance Documents identify the most suitable analytical methods for detection of certain adulterants and authentication of specific botanical materials in various forms (whole, cut, powdered raw materials, extracts, juices, and/or essential oils). Assessments of analytical methods are based on a thorough review of available methods from official compendia, relevant methods in the published peer-reviewed literature, and sometimes those provided by botanical ingredient suppliers, manufacturing companies, and independent third-party analytical laboratories. The LGDs are intended to help quality-control personnel in the herbal medicine, botanical ingredient, dietary supplement, and conventional food industry sectors to identify the appropriate techniques and methods for their specific analytical needs.

  • Essential Oil Adulteration Information Posted by Botanical Adulterants Program

    AUSTIN, Texas (September 13, 2017) — A book chapter on “The Adulteration of Essential Oils,” from the award-winning 2016 book Handbook of Essential Oils, 2nd edition (Taylor & Francis), is now available in the new “Essential Oil Adulteration” section of the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program (BAP) website.

    Essential oils (EOs) are volatile materials produced by specialized secretory structures in many medicinal and aromatic plants, often giving each plant its characteristic fragrance and flavor. EO-containing materials have been used for thousands of years as fragrances, incenses, and food flavorings, and are currently used for a variety of medicinal, personal, household, and industrial purposes.

    Because a relatively large amount of plant biomass is often required to produce a small amount of EO, the cost of many of these EOs has traditionally been very high. High prices for commodities have often led to adulteration, at the economic benefit of the seller and frequent detriment to the buyer or user. Adulteration occurs when a labeled ingredient is substituted or diluted with a different, undeclared, lower-cost material, creating an ingredient or product that does not have the features and/or does not provide the benefits claimed by the seller and expected by the buyer.

    The entire book chapter, written by Erich Schmidt and Jürgen Wanner, two leading European essential oil experts, is available here. In addition, Schmidt has written a brief (ca. 2,700-word) summary of the chapter, available here.

    According to American Botanical Council (ABC) Chief Science Officer Stefan Gafner, PhD, “Essential oils have always been a precious and highly prized commodity. While EOs and EO-containing ingredients have a history of adulteration, the high costs of many of these oils continue to make these oils attractive targets for adulteration by fraudulent suppliers.”

    “Adulteration may involve the addition of lower-cost essential oils or vegetable oils, natural or synthetic EO isolates, or various diluents,” Gafner added. “Although analytical methods to detect falsification have improved, so has the sophistication by which EOs are adulterated, demanding manufacturers to use additional (and often more costly) quality control methods.”   

    Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of ABC, noted that essential oils have become an increasingly popular category of consumer products in the past decade. “As consumer demand grows for these products, we at the Botanical Adulterants Program are energizing our research and educational efforts to help provide members of industry and practitioners with the tools to help ensure that they are purchasing appropriately labeled essential oils and their products,” he said. “Such useful tools include the essential oil adulteration chapter, and its summary, that we’ve made available to the public on our website.”

    BAP recently published a Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on tea tree oil, a popular essential oil that is used in personal care and household products, some of which has been confirmed to be adulterated with lower-cost essential oils and synthetic chemicals. This is the program’s first BAB on an essential oil.

    In March 2017, the 2016 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award was presented to the authors of the Handbook of Essential Oils, 2nd edition: Professor Hüsnü Can Ba?er, PhD, of Near East University in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, and Professor Gerhard Buchbauer, PhD, of the University of Vienna.


    About the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program

    The ABC-American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP)-National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) Botanical Adulterants Program is an international consortium of nonprofit professional organizations, analytical laboratories, research centers, industry trade associations, industry members, and other parties with interest in herbs and medicinal plants. The program advises industry, researchers, health professionals, government agencies, the media, and the public about the various challenges related to adulterated botanical ingredients sold in commerce. To date, more than 190 United States and international parties have financially supported or otherwise endorsed the program.

    To date, the program has published 33 extensively peer-reviewed articles, BABs, Laboratory Guidance Documents, and Botanical Adulterants Monitor e-newsletters. All of the program’s publications are freely available on the program’s 


  • Layn Supports ABC’s Adopt-an-Herb Program through Monk Fruit Adoption

    AUSTIN, Texas (October 12, 2017) — Layn, a natural ingredients company headquartered in Shanghai, China, has adopted monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) through the American Botanical Council’s (ABC’s) Adopt-an-Herb Program. Through its adoption, Layn helps ABC expand its nonprofit educational mission and keep its unique HerbMedPro database updated with the latest scientific and clinical research on monk fruit.

    HerbMedPro is a comprehensive, interactive online database that provides access to important scientific and clinical research data on the uses and health effects of approximately 250 medicinal and aromatic plants.

    “We are honored to adopt monk fruit through the Adopt-an-Herb Program,” said Shaun Richmond, vice president of Layn USA, which is based in Newport Beach, California. “We look forward to working with ABC to help advance the research and provide more education about this important botanical.”

    “Monk fruit has been used for centuries both for its sweet flavor and for its medicinal properties,” Richmond continued. “We are excited to help bring more information to light about its unique compounds, applications, benefits, and sustainable agricultural practices.”

    ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal added: “At a time when consumers are seeking safe, natural, non-caloric sweeteners, monk fruit has entered the market as an additional option to help satisfy the large public demand. ABC is grateful to Layn for its adoption of monk fruit on ABC’s HerbMedPro database. Layn’s adoption provides the funding to help ABC keep up with the published scientific literature, thereby helping to make the science on this botanical more readily available to researchers and the public.”

    About Monk Fruit

    Monk fruit, or luo han guo in Chinese, is a perennial vine in the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) botanical family that is grown primarily in the autonomous region of Guangxi in southern China, mostly in the mountains near the city of Guilin. The plant is prized for its fruits, which are used for medicinal purposes and contain compounds used as natural, low-calorie sweetening agents. The sweet taste of monk fruit comes primarily from mogrosides, a group of triterpene glycosides. (The compound mogroside V is approximately 250 times sweeter than sucrose, or common table sugar.) Monk fruit also contains high amounts of amino acids, fructose, vitamins, and minerals. In traditional Chinese medicine, the dried fruit and leaf of monk fruit are used to treat a variety of respiratory conditions.

    Monk fruit’s adoption page can be found here. The HerbMedPro record on monk fruit is available here.

    About Layn

    Layn is a global leader in the vertically integrated production of premium-quality natural sweeteners, flavors, and botanicals. For more than two decades, Layn has led the natural sweetener industry with innovative ingredients designed to meet the specific needs of global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Layn’s portfolio of monk fruit, stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) extracts, and other functional botanicals delivers superior taste profiles, according to the company, with a focus on sustainability and proprietary formulations to best satisfy a broad range of customer-specific applications. Layn’s long-term relationships with its farmers and its support for local communities are an integral part of the company’s success. More information is available at

    About Adopt-an-Herb and HerbMedPro 

    Layn is one of 50 companies that have supported ABC’s educational efforts to collect, organize, and disseminate reliable, traditional, science-based, and clinical information on herbs, medicinal plants, and other botanical- and fungal-based ingredients through the Adopt-an-Herb Program. This program encourages companies, organizations, and individuals to “adopt” one or more specific herbs for inclusion and ongoing maintenance in the HerbMedPro database. To date, 56 herbs have been adopted.

    Each adopted herb is continuously researched for new articles and studies, ensuring that its HerbMedPro record stays current and robust. The result is an unparalleled resource not only for researchers, health professionals, industry, and consumers, but for all members of the herbal and dietary supplements community.

    HerbMedPro is available to ABC members at the Academic level and higher. Its “sister” site, HerbMed, is free and available to the general public. In keeping with the ABC’s position as an independent research and education organization, herb adopters do not influence the scientific information that is compiled for their respective adopted herbs.

  • Public Meeting to Discuss the Development of a List of Pre-DSHEA Dietary Ingredients

    The FDA will hold a public meeting to discuss the development of a list of pre-DSHEA dietary ingredients.

    October 3, 2017 from 8:00am - 5:00pm EST

    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Wiley Auditorium
    5001 Campus Drive
    College Park, MD 20740


    The purpose of the meeting is to give interested stakeholders an opportunity to discuss issues related to FDA’s future development of such a list. In August 2016, FDA published a revised draft guidance for industry entitled, “Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues.” The revised draft guidance, when finalized, will help industry in evaluating whether to submit a premarket safety notification for a new dietary ingredient (NDI), or for a dietary supplement containing an NDI, and in preparing such premarket safety notifications (also referred to as NDI notifications). In the revised draft guidance, we stated our willingness to compile an authoritative list of pre-October 15, 1994 dietary ingredients based on independent and verifiable data to be supplied by industry. Although we are aware that several trade associations and industry groups have independently developed their own unofficial lists of ingredients that they believe were marketed before October 15, 1994 (sometimes referred to as “grandfathered” or “old” dietary ingredients), we are unable to verify the accuracy of those lists and therefore have never recognized or sanctioned any of them. We also have never compiled our own list.

    An authoritative list would provide benefits to both industry and FDA. By providing clarity as to which ingredients do not require notifications, it would alleviate the burden on industry of preparing and submitting unnecessary notifications. Similarly, by eliminating unnecessary notifications, an authoritative list would enable us to more efficiently use our limited resources to review notifications for truly “new” ingredients. In addition, an authoritative list would allow us to better focus our enforcement efforts in alignment with our strategic priorities of consumer safety, product integrity, and accurate information.

    For more information about the meeting, as well as how to participate in the meeting or submit written comments afterwards, see the Federal Register notice. For general questions about the meeting or to request special accommodations due to a disability, contact Juanita Yates, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-009), Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740, phone: 240-402-1731, email: 

  • 4th World Congress on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research

    August 20-21, 2018 Tokyo, Japan

    Theme: Medicinal Plants as a Curative Medicine

    ConferenceSeries Ltd organizes a conference series of 3000+ Global Events inclusive of 600+ Conferences every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and publishes 700+ Open access journals which contain over 70000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members. 

    ConferenceSeries Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend the "4th World Congress on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research" Medicinal Plants 2018 conveys recent discoveries and developments in Natural Products drugs discovery and development. A complete knowledge of a scientific discipline that described and explores the use of medicinal plants in industry as well as healthcare. 

    Medicinal Plants 2018 provides the importance of medicinal plants in drug development either pharmacopoeial, non- pharmacopoeial or synthetic drugs. A part from that, these plants play a critical role in the development of human cultures around the whole world. Moreover, some plants are considered as important source of nutrition and as a result of that they are recommended for their therapeutic values. Some of these plants include ginger, green tea, walnuts, aloe, pepper and turmeric etc. Some plants and their derivatives are considered as important source for active ingredients which are used in aspirin and toothpaste etc.

    Apart from the medicinal uses, herbs are also used in natural dye, pest control, food, perfume, tea and so on. In many countries different kinds of medicinal plants/ herbs are used to keep ants, flies, mice and flee away from homes and offices. Now a day’s medicinal herbs are important sources for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

  • Unique formulation of Oseltamivir by BIOFARM

    BIOFARM Poland has been granted a patent for its own innovative formulation of tablets containing oseltamivir phosphate. Due to the unique, high concentration of the active substance, BIOFARM’s tablets are significantly smaller.

    OSELTAMIVIR BIOFARM is a pharmaceutical product containing oseltamivir phosphate (75 mg). BIOFARM, a pharmaceutical manufacturer from Poland, has been granted a patent for its own innovative formulation (PL396648). Due to the unique, high concentration of the active substance, BIOFARM’s tablets are significantly smaller than the originator’s capsules.

    The dossier developed by BIOFARM is in eCTD format, with valid bioequivalence studies confirming that OSELTAMIVIR BIOFARM is bioequivalent with the reference product.

    Formulations containing oseltamivir phosphate are an effective medicine for treating people with influenza symptoms and prevention for people who have recently had contact with the infected, especially during an epidemic or pandemic. 

    Key dates on patent protection:
    26 February 2016: molecule protection in European Union (patent EP0759917) expired, 
    20 June 2017: Supplementary Protection Certificate expired, 
    22 August 2017: oseltamivir phosphate protection (patent EP0920410) expired 


  • MegaFood Blood Builder Clinically Proven to Increase Iron Levels

    MegaFood’s Blood Builder iron supplement has been clinically proven to increase iron levels in individuals with low iron. The study, commissioned by MegaFood, was conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine over an eight-week period. At the end of the trial, study participants revealed increases in iron stores, decreases in the severity and frequency of fatigue, and no reports of gastrointestinal adverse events, such as nausea or constipation, typically associated with iron supplementation. According to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is the world’s most common nutrient deficiency.

    “Iron is absolutely critical to some of the body's most basic functions, such as the transport of oxygen to our cells, the production of energy, the synthesis of DNA and healthy brain function,” said Tieraona Low Dog, MD, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, herbal medicine and dietary supplementation, and author of National Geographic’s Fortify Your Life: Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and More. “I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that low iron remains an under recognized women’s health issue in the U.S. today, impacting our performance in school, at work, and the quality of our lives. Unfortunately, many women with low iron simply don’t know it, even though simple blood testing is readily available."

    Those who need to take special care to maintain healthy iron levels include menstruating or pregnant women, vegetarians/vegans, and athletes, particularly women athletes. Additionally, a healthy person who donates blood may also need an iron supplement. In fact, one clinical trial that enrolled individuals who had donated blood found that without iron supplementation, two-thirds of the donors had not recovered the iron they lost, even after 24 weeks (JAMA. 2015).

    Those who need to take special care to maintain healthy iron levels include menstruating or pregnant women, vegetarians/vegans, and athletes, particularly women athletes. Additionally, a healthy person who donates blood may also need an iron supplement. In fact, one clinical trial that enrolled individuals who had donated blood found that without iron supplementation, two-thirds of the donors had not recovered the iron they lost, even after 24 weeks (JAMA. 2015).

    MegaFood’s Blood Builder product is a simple solution for getting more iron in the diet, which may in turn help fight fatigue, the company said . “In addition to the decreases in fatigue, we also saw no reports ofnegative gastrointestinal effects such as nausea, diarrhea or constipation,” said study lead Dr.Chris D’Adamo, assistant director of Medical Education and Director of Research at the University of Maryland’s Center for Integrative Medicine.

    “Iron deficiency can be addressed very easily with supplementation,” said Erin Stokes, N.D., MegaFood medical director. “However, so many women really struggle with taking iron supplements because of the negative side effects, like nausea and constipation. At MegaFood, we want to make sure side effects don’t stand in the way of good health, and that’s why it was so important to us to develop an iron supplement that’s gentle on the stomach.”

    MegaFood’s original, best-selling iron supplement, Blood Builder, contains 26 mg of iron and is formulated exclusively with nourishing FoodState Nutrients, including FoodState Farm Fresh Beets from Stahlbush Island Farms. Beets are fiber-rich and a natural source of plant compounds known to nourish the blood. To support healthy red blood cell production and iron bioavailability, Blood Builder also includes FoodState Folate, B12, and vitamin C delivered in Uncle Matt’s Organic whole oranges. These added components are gentle on the stomach, helping the body better digest and absorb the supplement.

  • Romen pharma Acquiring 50% of Marvi pharmaceuticals shares

    June ,1st , 2017 

    Romen Pharma Acquiring 50% of Marvi has entered into a joint venture agreement to acquire a 50% equity stake of Marvi pharmaceuticals