Novel Ingredient Services has been named the exclusive North American distributor (U.S., Canada and Mexico) of QU995™, patented quercetin anhydrous, for the dietary supplement and beverage industries by category leader Quercegen Pharmaceuticals. Generally accepted as the purest quercetin commercially available, QU995 is the only food‑grade quercetin on the market and the only quercetin to have FDA-notified GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status.
Human clinical and epidemiological studies suggest quercetin is a potent antioxidant that supports energy metabolism, joint health, sports performance and recovery, immune function, cardiovascular health, and mitochondrial biogenesis. QU995 is an exceptionally high‑purity (99.5 percent pure by HPLC external method) quercetin anhydrous powder. It contains only 1 percent to 4 percent moisture (by LOD) and at least 13 percent more quercetin per gram than the quercetin dehydrate commonly sold in the dietary supplement industry—due to Quercegen Pharmaceuticals' patented extraction and purification process.
As a result, formula designers and manufacturers need less QU995 to deliver comparable amounts of quercetin to their formulas, resulting in substantially less bulk per capsule or tablet. Also, since QU995 is a drier, higher-purity ingredient, manufacturers can readily substitute it into formulas that have used the dihydrate form without impacting quality control procedures or requiring label changes.
"Novel is the obvious choice to represent QU995," said Dr. Jean-Pierre Kinet, director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology and Professor of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and Quercegen Pharmaceuticals board member. "Novel has an exceptional track record when it comes to working in partnership with formulators and manufacturers of nutraceutical products. They understand products of this nature and the best way to market them. We at Quercegen are delighted to have them on board."
"We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality, value-added ingredients on the market—and QU995 is no exception," said Bob Green, Novel president. "This food-grade quercetin anhydrous powder not only has less bulk and greater purity than quercetin dihydrate, we are making it available at more economical nutraceutical prices."