LOS ANGELES, CA, August 31, 2004 – Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® (SGTI®) has been awarded U.S. Patent # 6,784,206 for their GlucoTrim® soft gelatin capsule formulation. GlucoTrim® is a standardized extract of Banaba leaf (Lagerstroemia speciosa L.) containing 1% or 3% corosolic acid and tannins including Lagerstromine. The product assists and maintains moderate weight loss through blood sugar maintenance. This patent follows previous patents awarded to SGTI® for CoQsol®, Injuv®, and Isomer E™.
Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® and its sister company, OptiPure®, are the exclusive source for GlucoTrim® in soft gelatin capsules or in powder for tablet and two piece hard shell encapsulation. GlucoTrim® is a registered trademark of SGTI®; additional patents cover extracts of Banaba leaf for nutraceutical applications and use.
SGTI® President, Ron Udell, remarked, “This additional patent strengthens SGTI®’s position as a leading source for unique, clinically proven, effective nutraceuticals.” SGTI® is committed to providing the natural products industry with proven ingredients and expanding and protecting its intellectual property. Three human clinical trials have been completed using GlucoTrim® and a fourth trial is underway. “We are excited by the excellent results we have achieved with individuals who suffer from elevated blood sugar levels,” Mr. Udell added.
About Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.®
Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a leading contract manufacturer providing specialty soft gelatin encapsulation to the nutraceutical industry. SGTI®’s leading product is a patented highly bio-available CoQ10 soft gel marketed as CoQsol®. Other key products include GlucoTrim®, a banaba leaf extract for blood glucose management and Injuv®, a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid for cosmeceutical and joint health applications. Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA.
OptiPure® is a leading distributor of unique branded nutraceutical ingredients in addition to being a leading distributor of Japanese CoQ10. OptiPure® is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA.