DNP Adds Significant Raw Materials to its Product Line

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 22, 2003) – DNP International Co., Inc., one of the world’s largest raw material suppliers, supplying more than 2000 raw materials, today announces that among the 22 new additions to their raw material products, three significant new raw materials are now available. Idebenone, Sodium Hyaluronate and Theobromine are now offered at DNP’s three warehouse locations; Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey.

Each of these products, though very different from each other, is a cutting-edge ingredient that is starting to break out from the pack. Idebenone is used primarily for cognitive function. Sodium Hyaluronate is used primarily for anti-aging and Theobromine for energy and weight-loss.

With the addition of these products, DNP enhances their sourcing capabilities to the raw materials industry. Consistently remaining a solution for companies needing high quality, low priced raw materials, Idebenone, Sodium Hyaluronate and Theobromine are backed by a customer requested “Quality Package,” which includes quality proof such as an Independent Lab Assay and Certificate of Analysis.

Idebenone is a synthetic analog of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a powerful antioxidant. Used mainly in the supplement industry, studies show Idebenone performs better than CoQ10 under certain conditions. Research has shown that under low oxygen conditions, such as in a heart attack or stroke, Idebenone prevents free radical damage and maintains relatively normal cell ATP levels. While Idebenone effectively performs the same positive and essential functions as CoQ10, it does not possess the negative effects present in CoQ10 under hypoxic (low O2) conditions. Researchers conclude that Idebenone’s potential benefits include anti-aging, increased energy, improved cognition, powerful antioxidant activity even under low O2 conditions, and protection against excitatory amino acid neurotoxicity.

Sodium Hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid (HA). Sodium Hyaluronate is rapidly becoming a very hot product. The medical uses of sodium hyaluronate include ophthalmology, osteoarthritis and dentistry. In addition, sodium hyaluronate is widely used in cosmetics for its moisturizing properties and in dermatologicals/cosmeceuticals for its purported anti-aging effects. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance found in animal connective tissue, synovial fluid and the vitreous humor of eyes. It is a natural, long-chain polysaccharide composed of disaccharide units of glucuronic acid and N-acetyl glucosamine. Sodium Hyaluronate is a water-soluble powder.

Theobromine belongs to a class of alkaloids called methylxanthines. It is now of interest as a supplement for energy and for weight-loss. Methylxanthines are synthesized or extracted from as many as 60 different plant species. Methylxanthines include caffeine (the primary methlyxanthine in coffee) and theophylline (in tea). Theobromine is the primary methylxanthine found in products of the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao (the source for chocolate). Theobromine is also present in small amounts in green coffee beans, tea and mate. Theobromine affects humans similarly to caffeine, but is somewhat milder. Theobromine is mildly diuretic (increases urine production), is a mild stimulant and relaxes the smooth muscles of the bronchi in the lungs.

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