Branded ingredients are special, unique and uniquely qualified. Different from a run-of-the-mill commodity, branded ingredients stand apart because of distinctions from the initial discovery of the compounds in nature to proof-of-concept studies – cellular, in vitro, mechanistic studies, defining what is the responsible agent and activity. This evidence-based validation has a price premium, of course, but top shelf comes with a cost.
Branded-ingredient companies come in three stripes:
- Companies that represent one single ingredient
- Companies with a portfolio of different brands
- Companies with a blend of brandeds and commodity ingredients.
Click through this gallery to discover 10 single-ingredient brands.