Hosoda Nutritional, a leader in supplying the global supplement market with clinically documented, safe and natural ingredients, and B&D Nutritional Ingredients (B&D), a leader in the distribution of ingredient technologies, announced the signing of a multiyear distribution agreement. The agreement provides exclusive rights for B&D Nutritional Ingredients to market and sell Hosada Nutritional’s Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol in the U.S. market.
“Our patented Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol is a natural, unaltered resveratrol source extracted from the seeds of the melinjo (Gnetum gnemon) tree,” explains Shinya Hosoda, CEO of Hosoda Nutritional. “It has been studied for more than 10 years, mainly by Japanese universities, confirming that the efficacy of Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol is at minimum 2.6 times higher than standard trans-resveratrol. There are a comprehensive number of clinical studies supporting the health benefits of Melinjo Dimers, including increased stamina, blood sugar management and weight management.
“This is a new beginning for our business and an important moment in Hosoda’s history,” said Hosoda. “It represents the culmination of our transformation to the U.S., during which we responsibly sourced, secured, manufactured and grew the Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol market in Japan and now have carefully selected B&D for our next wave of growth.”
“This new agreement will offer select customers who value the product’s inherent strengths a better, natural resveratrol product,” said Bill Van Dyke, CEO and chairman of B&D Nutritional Ingredients. “We’re excited to be named Hosoda Nutritional’s exclusive national marketing and sales team. B&D is proud that Hosoda chose us to steward and grow their leading product.”
To learn more about Melinjo Resveratrol, visit hosodanutritional.com/melinjo.html.
Hosoda Nutritional is sponsoring the third international conference on resveratrol and health, Resveratrol 2014, hosted by the University of Hilo, Hawaii, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2014. The conference brings together global resveratrol leaders from industry and academia to discuss trends and developments with resveratrol research and product development opportunities.