Blue California Rebrands Highly Purified Ginseng Extract

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA –Blue California, an ingredient manufacturer in Southern California, has announced the new brand name for its highly purified ginseng extract. This premier ingredient, which meets the strict requirements of the Japanese market and the European Drug Master File, is now being offered as PanaxPure™.

PanaxPure™ is a new trademark for the same superior extract that Blue California produced in 2005 and 2006. Ginseng comes from the genus Panax and the new PanaxPure name reflects the true nature of the root and its pure, pesticide-free features. This ginseng extract is Kosher-certified and non-GMO.

Ginseng has been used worldwide for thousands of years and has been harvested in the United States since the late 1800s. Ginseng’s wide-ranging benefits may include improvements to blood pressure, blood sugar, triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and hormones levels. One drawback to ginseng is its susceptibility to rot, which has led many farmers to use pesticides, including quintozene, during its cultivation. The FDA, however, has not established an acceptable tolerance level for quintozene in ginseng and in 2004 confiscated a ginseng shipment containing quintozene. The FDA also issued a nationwide warning to consumers about the possibility of quintozene in some batches of imported ginseng. PanaxPure™ is certified to be pesticide-free so the dietary supplement industry can use it with confidence.

Cecilia McCollum, executive vice president at Blue California, notes that PanaxPure™ meets DMF (Drug Master File), an important requirement for the European market, for which a manufacturer must establish traceability of the raw material, control of the manufacturing process, stability studies and testing methodology. “We use well-respected laboratories here and in Europe to validate the assay and purity of our extracts. Blue California may in fact be the only plant extract manufacturer in our industry to offer a complete drug master file for a pesticide-free ginseng.”

Blue California's manufacturing process ensures that all of their highly purified plant extracts (not just ginseng) are pesticide-free. Its unique process eliminates the pesticides normally found in all ginseng root, thus Blue California is able to guarantee a ginseng extract that is free of procymidome and quintozene and all other contaminants, guaranteed and validated by third-party laboratories.

Blue California is a GMP-registered manufacturer of Kosher-certified standardized botanical extracts and other specialty ingredients. In addition, Blue California offers also contract-manufacturing services such as blending, granulation, chilsonation and milling to the dietary supplement industry.

For more information, contact Cecilia McCollum at Blue California, 30111 Tomas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. (949) 635-1990, (949) 635-1984 Fax, [email protected],

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