PISCATAWAY, NJ, March 14, 2005 -- Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of high quality herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals, has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office for the use of forskolin, the active compound in the company's ForsLean brand Coleus forskohlii extract, as a dietary supplement for the purpose of promoting lean body mass, shifting the proportion of mass in favor of lean body mass, reducing fat tissue and encouraging weight loss. The European patent #98 907 537 9 encompasses all European countries and Sabinsa intends to make the use of these claims, along with the use of the patent number, available to dietary supplement manufacturers and marketers in Europe through a non-exclusive licensing agreement.
"We have spent tremendous time and resources confirming the safety and efficacy of our ForsLean ingredient and we are pleased that this use patent was granted," stated Todd Norton, president, Sabinsa Corporation. "This patent ensures that customers in Europe are receiving our quality Coleus forskohlii extract and it offers them legal protection and rights for our intellectual property in Europe."
Companies interested in including ForsLean in their dietary supplements can contact the following European suppliers: Sochim International (www.sochim.com) based in Milano, Itaty; Gee Lawson Nutritional
(www.geelawson.co.uk) based in London, England; Mivalied based in Germany; Silvaco based in Hillerod, Denmark; and Brenntag-Nordic (www.brenntag-nordic.com) with offices in Hellerup, Denmark, Malmo, Sweeden, Kaunianen, Finland and Borgenhaugen, Norway.
ForsLean is an extract derived from Coleus forskohlii roots, and the only known plant source of forskolin, a natural compound that has been shown to increase lean body mass and help optimize body composition through cAMP activation. Sabinsa holds U.S. Patent #5,804,596 and European Patent #98 907 537 9 for the use of forskolin as a weight management ingredient and manufactures and supplies various extract strengths for use in a variety of supplements and products. Other international patents are pending. For more information visit www.forslean.com.
Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and well-being. Over the past nine years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than thirty standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than thirty scientists working full time conducting ongoing research both in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent phytonutrients for the world market. All products intended for human consumption are certified Kosher. For more information visit
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