PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 21, 2008 - Sabinsa Corporation today announced that several of its dietary supplement ingredient offerings including a broad range of standardized botanical extracts, probiotics, enzymes and minerals have been Halal certified by the Islamic Foods and Nutritional Council of America (IFANCA). Halal certification ensures that these ingredients are acceptable for individuals who follow the dietary restrictions of the Muslim faith. As part of the Halal certification process, the IFANCA also inspected Sabinsa's manufacturing sites in Bangalore and Karnataka, India
"The addition of Halal certified products will not only allow us to enter different world markets, but also help our customers meet regulatory requirements and demand from the Muslim community," noted Shaheen Majeed, Director of Marketing, Sabinsa Corporation.
Several of the company's branded ingredients were certified including: Bioperine(R), a standardized piperine composition derived from black pepper extract that has been shown in clinical research to increase the absorption of nutrients in nutritional supplement formulations; ForsLean(R), 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; Fabenol(R), a standardized extract from the seeds of the kidney bean that is used to support weight management; Curcumin C3 Complex(R), an extract of turmeric standardized to 95 percent curcuminoids; Cococin(R), a freeze-dried powder form of green coconut water; Boswellin(R), an extract of Boswellia serrata that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties; Lactospore(R), a lactic acid bacillus preparation; Digezyme(R), a multi-enzyme complex derived from fermented grain composition; and Selenium SeLECT(R), an L-(+)-Selenomethionine compound and the most bioavailable, pure and safe form of selenium. Additional product certifications are underway.
Sabinsa Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Celebrating its 20th year servicing the natural products industry, Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and wellbeing. Over the past several years, the company has brought to market more than 50 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 100 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. Sabinsa has six state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in India dedicated to the production of herbal extracts, phytochemicals, biotech ingredients and supercritical extracts. In the U.S., the company operates a 42,000-square-foot facility in Payson, Utah, which provides cutting-edge capabilities for the development of capsules, tablets, bulk custom pre-mixes, drum-to-hopper blends, stick packs and powdered drinks. All of Sabinsa's facilities use effluent water treatment systems and are environmentally conscious and friendly. All products are intended for human consumption and certified Kosher. For more information visit www.sabinsa.com.
IFANCA is a non-profit Islamic organization dedicated to promoting Halal food and the institution of Halal. Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., the organization also maintains offices on the West Coast, Toronto, Canada and Brussels, Belgium. IFANCA certified products are sold in nearly every country in the world. For more information visit www.ifanca.org.
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