Vancouver, Washington. (June 24, 2008): Bergstrom Nutrition, the leading U.S. manufacturer of OptiMSMÒ, announced today the availability of the first and only GRAS-designated MSM product. ActivMSM™, a proprietary form of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), has been granted GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) designation for food and beverage formulations.
ActivMSM is manufactured in the U.S. by Bergstrom Nutrition in a dedicated GMP facility, with every lot undergoing rigorous third party testing to ensure the highest level of purity and consistency. As a functional ingredient, ActivMSM is odorless, dissolves rapidly in liquids, does not affect color or clarity of beverages, and is stable at high temperatures.
Marketing of the new food grade MSM will be handled exclusively by TandemRain Innovations. TandemRain will work with companies interested in this proprietary new offering, helping them to develop ActivMSM into exclusive formulations for functional foods and beverages.
Bergstrom Nutrition, which operates the only dedicated NPA GMP-certified MSM production facility in the world, will continue to manufacture and supply OptiMSMÒ internationally to leading brands as a supplement.
TandemRain Innovations will introduce ActivMSM in a new line of products at IFT Conference, June 28.
A long-recognized joint health nutrient, OptiMSMÒ was introduced to the market by Bergstrom Nutrition in 1989. It has been clinically shown to reduce inflammation and protect articular cartilage, and has gained wider acceptance for active individuals of all ages who want to remain active. Since joint pain continues to be one of the most reported health complaints across multiple demographics, the demand for MSM is expected to grow. By formulating MSM into foods and beverages, companies can now provide consumers with the long-term health benefits of MSM without the inconvenience of taking multiple pills.
ABOUT TANDEMRAIN INNOVATIONS
Full-service innovations company that addresses all areas of the product development cycle including formulation, testing, manufacturing, packaging, branding, marketing and distribution. They create innovative new products, and enhance existing one's, leveraging functional and exclusive ingredients. Currently, TandemRain is the exclusive marketer of ActivMSM™, the only GRAS-designated MSM product available, as well as numerous other beneficial products and ingredients. www.tandemrain.com
ABOUT BERGSTROM NUTRITION
The only dedicated NPA GMP-certified MSM production facility in the world, exceeding industry standards for optimal purity and product consistency. The Vancouver, Washington based company pioneered the use of MSM for human consumption in 1989. Their proprietary OptiMSMÒ is the only MSM backed by U.S. published clinical research and can be found in leading joint health products in all major channels. For information on Bergstrom Nutrition, call 1.888.733.5676 or visit www.bergstromnutrition.com <http://www.bergstromnutrition.com/> .