SARASOTA, Fla, January 2, 2006 - Integrity Nutraceuticals International (INI), a global supplier of bulk nutraceuticals, experienced remarkable growth in 2005. Overall company sales increased by 146 percent in 2005. As a result, Integrity expanded its office and warehouse space by 6,500 square feet in June 2005 and will be adding several members to its team including a finance and compliance officer, chemist, and customer service/sales representative.
"This has been a great year for Integrity and this growth is a result of not only the diligent efforts of our staff and partners, but our commitment to providing the highest quality ingredients available," stated Tim Romero, vice president, Integrity Nutraceuticals International.
Sales of the company's flagship ingredient Cinnulin PF(R), a water extract of cinnamon, increased 388 percent in 2005. Integrity, in conjunction with the Ohio Research Group, also completed its first human clinical trial on Cinnulin PF in 2005. Results revealed that pre-diabetics taking Cinnulin PF showed statistically significant decreases in fasting blood glucose levels, increases in lean body mass and reduction in overall body fat. Integrity is currently collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii to study the effects of supplementation with Cinnulin PF in type 2 diabetics. The study is scheduled to begin in January 2006.
Additionally, Integrity is offering two new patent-pending weight loss ingredients. The first, i-FAS503(TM) is a unique combination of herbs that has been shown to inhibit fatty acid synthase. The second, Razberi-K(TM), is a ketone found in red raspberry that has demonstrated anti-obesity properties.
Integrity Nutraceuticals International, founded in 1999, is a global raw material supplier of bulk nutraceuticals. They import only the finest materials from China and India and specialize in custom formulations. INI's focus is to introduce innovative ingredients into the market based on science and research. Their inventory consists of a wide variety of products including: amino acids, creatine, sports enhancing supplements, joint and heath care items, specialty items and herbs. INI's products are verified analytically in their state-of-the-art in-house laboratory equipped with HPLC, FT-NIR, microbial and heavy metals testing.
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