AHD International Marks 10th Anniversary at SupplySide West, to Showcase Several New Ingredient Offerings at Booth #23027

AHD International, a distributor of new-to- market nutraceutical and functional food ingredients, today announced it will mark its 10th Anniversary by introducing several new ingredients at the SupplySide West trade show being held October 22-24 at The Venetian and Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. At booth #23027, AHD will showcase its latest offerings including Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Water; chia seeds; and LuraLean(R), its unique dietary fiber formula supported by more than 14 safety studies and 60 clinical trials providing its efficacy in promoting weight loss, regularity and lipid metabolism. LuraLean is now available in several grades for use in dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages.

"AHD's corporate philosophy over the past 10 years has remained to provide our customers with high-quality, research-based ingredients manufactured in adherence to strict cGMP quality assurance guidelines," stated John Alkire, president, AHD International. "We continue to seek out unique offerings that allow our customers to meet the changing needs of their specific consumer audience. These new ingredients not only exceed AHD’s stringent quality standards, but allow us to service a variety of industries and markets."

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is cold pressed from fresh mature fruit with no harsh additives or conditions during processing. The Oil contains no trans-fatty acids, requires no refrigeration and is a natural source of vitamin E. In addition to its food applications, it is a unique functional ingredient for cosmetics, hair products and massage oils. Coconut Water is an excellent nutritional ingredient for sports drinks and other functional beverages, delivering the highest levels of potassium, calcium, vitamin C and iron to naturally restore the body's electrolytes. RV Industries provides the only Coconut Water product sourced from mature coconut; young coconut products are known to contain high levels of sugar.

LuraLean is a condensed, water-soluble, dietary fiber formula designed to effectively help support weight loss. LuraLean is manufactured via a proprietary extraction process that delivers a raw material that is free of enzymes and impurities, ensuring it does not break down as it passes through the gastro-intestinal tract. More than 14 safety studies and 60 clinical trials have been conducted using LuraLean, confirming it has no adverse side effects at the recommended amount and is effective in promoting weight loss, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range and supporting regularity. LuraLean is available in several grades so it can be used in a range of applications including dietary supplements, high and low-viscosity beverages, and functional foods including soups, ice creams and all types of baked goods.

Chia seeds are a gluten free, vegetarian wholefood naturally rich in omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, calcium, protein, amino acids, as well as a comprehensive range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They are highly stable due to their antioxidant content, offering manufacturers an ingredient that not only delivers superior nutritional properties, but also won't compromise the shelf life of finished goods. These natural super seeds can be used in a variety of functional food and beverage applications.

About AHD International
AHD International is a major supplier of the highest quality new-to- market nutraceutical ingredients and functional food products to manufacturers, wholesalers and food companies worldwide. AHD's triple- check system ensures that products are evaluated for natural purity, consistency and exceptional quality. For more information on AHD's wholesale nutraceutical and functional food ingredients call
404-233-4022 or visit www.ahdintl.com. For more information on AHD's new ingredient offerings, contact Courtney Morton at [email protected] or visit the AHD International booth #23027 at SupplySide West.

About SupplySide West:
SupplySide West trade show (www.supplysideshow.com) is dedicated to bringing together manufacturers and suppliers in the dietary supplement, food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The event provides a unique opportunity for an executive-level exchange of ideas, goods and services not available through any other business-to- business event. SupplySide West offers three days of informative seminars and exhibitions tailored to the specific needs of supply chain executives.

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