ChromaDex Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC), a world leader in phytochemical reference standards and contract testing services, announced that Frank Jaksch, president and co-founder, will be presenting on emerging beverage ingredients at the World Tea Expo on Sunday, June 13 at 9:45 a.m. PT at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
The presentation, entitled "Executive and Technical Series: Fact or Fiction - The Science Behind Emerging Beverage Ingredients," will discuss the science and analytical testing behind a number of emerging beverage ingredients, including white tea, pu'erh, stevia, kombucha and yerba mate.
"Energy drinks and functional beverage shots have exploded out of the gate in the last decade, promising consumers exotic ingredients with extraordinary health claims," said Frank Jaksch of ChromaDex. "There is a growing need for quality assurance in today's tea market and it is important to know the difference between which emerging ingredients will be here to stay and which will be a flash in the pan."
In February, the Company launched a new verification program for tea products that will provide suppliers with the assurance they need to meet product standards and a ChromaDex Verification Mark that will give consumers greater confidence in the quality of tea products.
This program encompasses nearly all aspects of tea product verification, including the identity of the raw tea material, the verification that no unwanted contaminants are present, and confirms the amount of catechin, theaflavin, xanthine alkaloids and polyphenols contained in the tea product. Successfully completing one or all of the verification plan components allows the supplier to display the ChromaDex Verification Mark on their products and be included in a verified products list on the ChromaDex Web site.
The World Tea Expo is the annual business-to-business trade event for the $7 billion specialty tea industry where industry members determine trends, optimize product lines, increase knowledge and network with peers. For more information, visit http://www.worldteaexpo.com/ .
ChromaDex is a leader in the development of phytochemical and botanical reference standards and the creation of associated intellectual property. ChromaDex is committed to sustainable "green chemistry" and provides the dietary supplement, food, beverage, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries with the novel ingredients, analytical tools and services to meet product regulatory, quality, efficacy and safety standards. Among other things, the Company is currently focusing on clinical studies and the commercialization of its new product, pTeroPure™ pterostilbene (http://www.pteropure.com/ ) as a result of its exclusive worldwide patent rights for pterostilbene. For more information, visit http://www.chromadex.com/ or follow ChromaDex on Twitter @ChromaDex .
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