Cyvex Nutrition and CK Nutritional Ingredients extend strategic alliance in Canadian NHP market

Cyvex Nutrition, a recognized leader in premium nutritional ingredients, has renewed and expanded its distribution agreement with Toronto, Canada-based CK Nutritional Ingredients, the company announced. Effective through 2013, C.K. Foods will continue to market and sell Cyvex's complete library of antioxidant and nutraceutical ingredients derived from fruit, vegetable and botanical sources including its GRAS-approved BioVin® full spectrum grape extract for cardiovascular support; Alfapro Agglomerated green protein concentrate for nutritional beverage mixes; and Cognisetin, a new mental acuity ingredient for use in dietary supplements.

"CK Nutritional Ingredients has done a tremendous job representing Cyvex in this market, as they recognize the long-term importance of supplying dietary supplement and natural health products manufacturers with efficacious and well-researched nutritional ingredients," said Matt Phillips, president of Cyvex Nutrition. "Canada is home to some of the world¹s finest natural product manufacturers, and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with CK as we continue to grow our international and domestic customer base."

Michael Chernyak, president & CEO of CK Nutritional Ingredients, added, "Our relationship with Cyvex Nutrition dates back to 2007, when we first introduced PomActiv pomegranate extract to the Canadian marketplace. Cyvex has been highly patient with us, as they understand that Canadian natural health product regulations are among the strictest in the world. This has afforded us the necessary time to prove that Canada is a lucrative market if approached with a long-term mindset. We are very pleased to extend our collaboration with them and are supremely confident that the best is still yet to come."

About CK Nutritional Ingredients:

C.K. Foods Inc. and its CK Nutritional Ingredients division are dedicated to supporting human health by adding value to the purchase of functional and nutritional raw materials. Focused on food, beverage, dietary supplement and sports nutrition markets in Canada, the company endeavors to create real and lasting value for its clients by offering innovative food and health ingredient solutions, market-ready product development concepts, and unmatched service and technical support. More information can be found by visiting

About Cyvex Nutrition:

Cyvex Nutrition, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a leading provider of proprietary, condition-specific ingredients to the nutraceutical industry for more than 25 years. The company has re-engineered the antioxidant category with its extensive portfolio of offerings that includes BioVin®, BioVin Advanced, Cognisetin and Alfapro Agglomerated to name a few. Every Cyvex Nutrition ingredient is guaranteed by the company¹s exclusive NutriPrint® quality assurance system, which includes identity testing of incoming raw materials through FT-NIR, third party certification by independent laboratories for active ingredients, microbiology, heavy metals and pesticide and solvent residue when applicable. For more information visit

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