Pycnogenol Receives Scientific Excellence Award

Natural Health Science/Horphag Research has been named the winner of the 2010 Supply-Side West Scientific Excellence Award for Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an extract derived from French maritime pine bark.

Natural Health Science/Horphag Research has been named the winner of the 2010 Supply-Side West Scientific Excellence Award for Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an extract derived from French maritime pine bark. The award will be presented on Oct. 22 at the Supply-Side West trade show, recognizing Pycnogenol® as one of the most innovative and researched ingredients within the nutraceutical industries.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Virgo Publishing,” said Victor Ferrari, CEO of Horphag Research, exclusive worldwide supplier of

Pycnogenol®. “As a part of our commitment to our customers, innovation and research are key foundations of our business. Ensuring the safety and efficacy of Pycnogenol® is—and will remain—essential to the success of Horphag, and we are proud to be included among this prestigious group of award winners.”

The award recognizes Horphag Research’s significant investment of $1.5 million a year in Pycnogenol® research over the last three years, including studies on hemorrhoids, hay fever and kidney function, that demonstrates the product’s extensive health benefits. As a result this ongoing commitment to research, a peer-reviewed monograph was published this year on Pycnogenol® by the American Botanical Council. With a research portfolio of more than 280 scientific publications, Horphag Research has successfully established itself globally, making Pycnogenol® the “gold standard” natural ingredient in quality, safety and efficacy.

Winners of the Scientific Excellence Award include companies with new ingredients or technologies, as well as those with new research or applications for established ingredients or technologies. Panelists evaluated applicants on science/research methods, scientific breakthrough, innovation and appeal for the manufacturing community.

For more information on Pycnogenol® visit us at booth #15048 at the Supply-Side West Show, October 21-22 or go to pycnogenol.com.

About Pycnogenol®

Pycnogenol® is a natural plant extract originating from the bark of the maritime pine that grows along the coast of southwest France and is found to contain a unique combination of procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids, which offer extensive natural health benefits. The extract has been widely studied for the past 40 years and has more than 280 published studies and review articles ensuring safety and efficacy as an ingredient. Today, Pycnogenol® is available in more than 700 dietary supplements, multi-vitamins and health products worldwide. For more information, visit www.pycnogenol.com<http://www.pycnogenol.com>.

Natural Health Science, Inc.

Natural Health Science Inc. (NHS), based in Hoboken, New Jersey, is the North American distributor for Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all) brand French maritime pine bark extract on behalf of Horphag Research.

Pycnogenol® is a registered trademark of Horphag Research Ltd., Guernsey, and its applications are protected by U.S. patents #5,720,956 / #6,372,266 and other international patents. Horphag Research Ltd is the recipient of the 2008 Frost & Sullivan North American Health Ingredients Excellence in Research Award. NHS has the exclusive rights to market and sell Pycnogenol® in North America and benefits from more than 40 years of scientific research assuring the safety and efficacy of Pycnogenol® as a dietary supplement. For more information about Pycnogenol® visit our Web site at www.pycnogenol.com<http://www.pycnogenol.com/>.

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