Jarrow Formulas Fem Dophilus and Bone-Up Wins Better Nutrition Magazine's "Best of Supplements" Award

Los Angeles-based Jarrow Formulas® today announced that Fem Dophilus™, the only oral probiotic clinically documented to restore and maintain a healthy vaginal flora and reduce the risk of urogenital infections, and Bone-Up®, a complete nutritional regimen for bones and joints, has won Better Nutrition Magazine’s 2008 “Best of Supplements” Award.

The award recognized outstanding supplement products in categories ranging from heart health and immunity to pain relief and cancer prevention.

Better Nutrition Magazine selected the winning products by conducting extensive interviews with a panel of experts, including naturopaths, medical doctors, and experts in the supplement industry. These experts also completed a comprehensive supplement survey and provided feedback on various supplements in 31 categories.

“There are so many choices for supplements that finding products that are truly efficacious can be difficult,” says Mark Becker, Director, Advertising/Communications for Jarrow Formulas. “What makes this recognition so gratifying is that both Fem-Dophilus and Bone-Up® have been proven effective in clinical settings. Each product is in line with Jarrow Formulas’ objective which is to offer high-quality, effective, affordable, and cutting-edge nutritional products that are based on sound scientific research data.”

Fem-Dophilus features the world's most documented probiotic strains for women's health, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1™ and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14™ discovered and developed by Drs. Gregor Reid and Andrew Bruce of Urex Biotech, Inc., and is produced and marketed globally by Chr. Hansen, a world leader in probiotics.

Extensive research has confirmed that GR-1™ and RC-14™ taken as an oral supplement colonize and protect the vaginal tract. More than 20 years of research has shown that GR-1 and RC-14 help to restore and maintain the balance of flora important to vaginal health and the health of the urinary tract overall.

Bone-Up® is a complete nutritional regimen for bones and joints. It features Australian bovine bone hydroxyapatite, the finest source of calcium available. Hydroxyapatite is the same form of calcium found in human bone tissue. This is bovine bone that has not been ashed or subjected to any chemical solvents. Skeletal health, however, requires more than calcium alone. Vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin K1, MK-7, Folic Acid, Methyl B-12, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, boron and potassium are all beneficial to optimum skeletal health and joint function and are a part of the Bone-Up® formula.

Jarrow Formulas® is a nutritional supplement formulator and marketer founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1988. The company markets its products throughout the United States and internationally in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and Latin America. The company offers a complete line of nutritional products that includes vitamins, minerals, specialty antioxidants, probiotics, amino acids, standardized herbal concentrates and enzymes. Jarrow Formulas® is active in regulatory affairs, helping to maintain Americans’ rights to free access to dietary supplements. Its products are manufactured by Jarrow Industries Incorporated, a pharmaceutical quality facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

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