B&D Nutritional Ingredients Signs Distributor Agreement with Solazyme, Inc.

B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc. (B&D), a national leader in sales and marketing of premier raw materials essential to dietary supplement, food and personal care products, today announced a strategic relationship with Solazyme Health Sciences, a business unit of Solazyme Inc. and provider of Golden Chlorella™ High Protein Powder and Golden Chlorella™ Omega Powder. Under a distribution agreement, B&D Nutritional Ingredients will promote and distribute Solazyme Golden Chlorella™ products to enhance a new generation of functional foods and dietary supplements.

“This relationship with Solazyme Health Sciences reaffirms B&D Nutritional Ingredients’ commitment to provide science-based ingredients of exceptional quality to our customers,” said Bill Van Dyke, CEO and chairman of B&D Nutritional Ingredients. “I’m excited about this new relationship. Solazyme’s remarkable innovations and manufacturing technologies will now allow us to provide our customers novel omega- and vegetarian protein-rich formulations, all based on a sustainably grown microalgae source. We believe Golden Chlorella™ will change the way consumers view greens moving forward.”

Golden Chlorella is a family of ultra-pure, sustainably grown microalgae powders that offer unique and highly beneficial nutrient profiles. Golden Chlorella™ Omega powder contains over 50% by weight heart-healthy omega 3, 6 and 9 oils and 20% dietary fiber. It also provides naturally occurring carotenoids, phospholipids, tocopherols, tocotrienols and sterols, making it a perfect stand-alone ingredient for next-generation heart-health formulas. Golden Chlorella™ High Protein contains 50% by weight vegetarian, highly digestible protein; 15% dietary fiber; 10% by weight omega 3, 6 and 9 oils and a range of micronutrients including lutein and zeaxanthin. It is a complete protein source, providing all essential amino acids, and represents a novel, non-allergenic alternative to standard soy, whey and egg. Both Golden Chlorella™ Omega and Golden Chlorella™ High Protein powders have dramatically superior taste profiles compared to conventional Chlorella products and are being developed in high-quality dietary supplements and functional foods. These products provide a new solution for the next generation of heart-healthy, vegetarian protein-rich functional foods, including drinks, blended powders, shots, bars and snacks. Both products are self-affirmed GRAS, Kosher and Halal, and are grown in the USA in a quality-controlled cGMP environment without pesticides or herbicides.

“Golden Chlorella™ represents an extraordinary market opportunity,” said Charles Dimmler, director of corporate development, Solazyme. “By bringing together two companies with proven expertise, the power of Golden Chlorella™ can serve as the basis to enhance and diversify a whole new generation of products in the dietary supplement and functional foods industry. We’re thrilled to have formalized our relationship with B&D and are looking forward to working with B&D on building on these exciting and novel products.”

About Solazyme Health Sciences

Solazyme Health Sciences is a business unit of Solazyme Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company and a leader in algal biotechnology. Solazyme Health Sciences’ unique algal research has led to the discovery of novel and clinically researched marine and microalgal compounds that have uses and applications in a wide range of health and wellness products. Solazyme Health Sciences, as a business unit of Solazyme, is devoted to delivering the power of microalgae through health and beauty products and ingredients, including nutraceuticals. Solazyme, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in South San Francisco. Solazyme’s unique technology enables it to produce algal oil and biomaterials quickly, more efficiently and at large scale in standard fermentation facilities. Solazyme, Inc.’s investors, among others, include Braemar Energy Ventures, Harris & Harris Group, Lightspeed Venture Partners, the Roda Group and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, please visit Solazyme’s website:www.solazyme.com.

Contact: Genet Garamendi, Solazyme 650.963.5228, [email protected]

About B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc.

Founded in 1993 and based in Vista, California, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc. (www.bdnutritional.com), is a national leader in sales and marketing of premier raw materials essential to the dietary supplement, functional food and personal care industries. B&D has a portfolio of products from leading manufacturers. These products are primarily natural antioxidants. B&D is active in several industry organizations representing the dietary supplement and personal care industries. Memberships include the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Drug, Chemical and Allied Trades Association, Inc.

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