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Now 21 patents cover manufacturing and identity testing of ENI's GreenGrown® material in the U.S., China, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Korea. In addition to covering manufacturing by fermentation, ENI has developed a method to discern shellfish-based from vegetable-based glucosamine. Their new Isotopic Signature Carbon Tracing (ISCT) method differentiates between the molecules from either source, though they are virtually identical. As the popularity of vegan and vegetarian supplements grows, this identity and quality assurance step becomes more important. “Today, manufacturers are often attempting to produce glucosamine by fermentation in the same facilities used for shellfish-based material, and intentional or unintentional adulteration can occur,” says Cal Bewicke, CEO of ENI. “That’s why every batch of our material is tested through the ISTC method to guarantee the 100% vegetable source.” Great news for vegans and vegetarians alike!
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ENI’s co-founder and CEO was recently published in the 2018 NBJ “Dark Issue” in an article entitled ‘Botanical Extracts: Is there a war out there? A Report from the front lines.’ Cal’s article sheds light on the real quality issues in our botanical extract supply. He looks at how key brands, suppliers and industry associations are working to make a difference through rigorous quality testing, and also how the focus on cheap ingredients leads to serious adulteration problems in the products used by millions of consumers
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Author: Cal Bewicke
So, this is one more confirmation of the quality built into our Cranberex™, Oregon Cranberry Extract; a 200X concentration of the whole fruit, tested by BL-DMAC to contain 15% A-linked PAC’s. We use Oregon cranberry because the cool micro-climate of the coastal area produces dark red cranberries that are particularly rich in the valuable PAC’s.
My guess is that life on the Oregon Coast now is wet and windy. But being a part of the cranberry harvest in Bandon, Oregon is a special experience, and we’ll be up there for harvest again later in the year (when I expect the weather may be about the same!).
The list of suppliers of vegetarian based glucosamine is shrinking with the news that a major supplier is withdrawing from the market.
Cal Bewicke, co-founder and president of ENI, told NutraIngredients-USA that a number of companies had contacted him in the past few weeks seeking vegetarian glucosamine when they got the news from Cargill that that company would be winding down the supply of the ingredient later in the fall. Cargill declined several requests for comment on the reports. Bewicke emphasized he was not speaking for Cargill, but said the Egan, MN-based ingredient supplier is a vast company with a huge product list of which Regenasure forms only a tiny part, whereas ENI's ingredient, called GreenGrown Glucosamine, is a major product line for that company.
‘Many companies now use our AlphaWave® L-Theanine in their product lines. These results further confirm the beneficial effects of AlphaWave®, and its ability to bring a sense of relaxation into stressful times’, said Cal Bewicke, CEO of Ethical Naturals Read more
“We’re very pleased with the results of these studies,” said Cal Bewicke, CEO of ENI. “Working with premium cranberries from the Oregon coast, and with the precise DMAC method of analysis, we are able to produce an extract that corresponds to the gold standard in cranberry research. Read more
In an age where the dietary supplement industry is wrestling with adulteration issues in an increasingly open way, vertical integration can be a key component of a botanical ingredient supplier’s value proposition, experts say. Read more