Sabinsa Expands Farming of Coleus Forskohlii to Meet Year Round Demand for ForsLean (R)

Piscataway, NJ, April 29, 2004 -- Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts and specialty fine chemicals, has increased the amount of farmland used for growing Coleus forskohlii and expanded it to cover more than 18 zones throughout India. Coleus forskohlii is the only plant known to contain forskolin, a compound that promotes increased lean body mass and the key component of the company's branded ingredient ForsLean. By utilizing additional farmland, Sabinsa is able to stagger crop cycles and cultivate the plant year round, ensuring continual availability of ForsLean.

"By diversifying and expanding the area where we grow Coleus forskohlii, we are able to consistently have product on hand to meet growing customer demand for ForsLean," said Dr. Muhammed Majeed, CEO, Sabinsa Corporation. "Our cultivation process also ensures that customers are getting our patented extract that has been clinically proven safe and effective for increasing lean body mass and promoting weight loss."

Sabinsa contracts several local farmers across various regions in India to grow the Coleus forskohlii plants. The company has secured a use patent on forskolin, and the careful cultivation process of the correct species enables optimization of the quality of root material for forskolin content.
Sabinsa manufactures the only Coleus forskohlii extract, standardized for forskolin, which is covered by US Patent #5,804,596, verified for potency and tested for safety and toxicity.

Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Over the past nine years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than thirty standardized botanical extracts, including ForsLean. ForsLean is an extract of Coleus forskohlii root, which contains high levels of forskolin, a compound that has been shown to increase lean body mass and promote weight loss. Sabinsa has a secured a patent for the use of forskolin as a weight management ingredient and manufactures and supplies 10, 20, 40 and 95 percent concentrate powder for use in a variety of supplements and products.

For more information, stop by the Sabinsa booth #1335 at SupplySide East or contact Courtney Jacobs.

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