B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc. (B&D), a national leader in sales and marketing of premier raw materials essential to dietary supplement, food and personal care products, today announced a strategic letter of intent with Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE), a provider of Algal Oil and Algal Protein, produced using its patent pending technology. Under the letter, B&D Nutritional Ingredients will promote and distribute RAE’s purified algal products to enhance a new generation of functional foods and dietary supplements. The Algal Oil will provide a value added alternative to vegetable and fish source Omega-3 products currently available. It will contain a rich and balanced blend of Omega 3, 6 and 9, but additionally will contain significant levels of naturally occurring GLA, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and a rich mixture of carotenoids along with natural vitamin E and tocotrienols to enhance stability. This will allow the finished product producer to have all of these valued ingredients in one source. The Algal Protein will be a high-quality, all-vegetable alternative to whey and soy, sourced to contain a desirable amino acid profile and processed to avoid the undesirable aspects associated with these other protein products.
“This letter of intent with RAE reaffirms B&D Nutritional Ingredients’ commitment to provide science-based ingredients of exceptional quality to our customers,” said Bill Van Dyke, CEO and chairman, B&D Nutritional Ingredients. “I’m excited about this new relationship. RAE’s unique single source for multiple ingredients provides a breakthrough opportunity for finished product producers to limit their sourcing requirements while at the same time providing their customers with a rich and balanced combination of high-value ingredients. This nutritional platform derived from a renewable source provides an opportunity that comes along only once every two or three decades.”
Jeffrey Kanel, PhD, CEO of RAE, said, “We selected B&D as they understand the market and have a superb track record of launching unique ingredients and supporting those ingredients with their customers.”
About Renewable Algal Energy, LLC
Founded in 2007 and based in Johnson City, Tennessee, Renewable Algal Energy, LLC, has assembled a world-class team of scientists and specialists who have developed unique patent-pending technology for complete algal aquaculture systems to produce algal-based products for the renewable fuels, nutrition and nutraceutical markets.
About B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc.
Founded in 1993 and based in Vista, California, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, Inc. (www.bdnutritional.com), is a national leader in sales and marketing of premier raw materials essential to the dietary supplement, functional food and personal care industries. B&D has a portfolio of products from leading manufacturers. These products are primarily natural antioxidants. B&D is active in several industry organizations representing the dietary supplement and personal care industries. Memberships include The Council for Responsible Nutrition, and The Drug, Chemical and Allied Trades Association, Inc.