Kangde expands production and strengthens global marketing alliance
Chicago, IL- In recognition of continuing growth in joint health products featuring chondroitin sulfate, SourceOne Global Partners has announced that it has extended its agreement with Yantai Kangde Biochemical Products Co., Ltd., (Kangde) to exclusively distribute Kangde’s bovine chondroitin sulfate.
“Demand for superior quality chondroitin sulfate continues to increase and SourceOne remains committed to the joint health category,” says Jesse Lopez, Founder, President and CEO of SourceOne. “We are very proud to be associated with one of the world’s top producers of consistently high-quality chondroitin sulfate for the nutraceuticals marketplace.”
Kangde, the first and largest Chinese supplier of chondroitin sulfate, prides itself not only on high product standards but also on single facility production and in-house analysis and testing, correlated with independent labs to ensure consistency, quality and reliability. As consumers’ awareness for the joint health benefits of chondroitin and glucosomine supplements continues to rise, so too is their expectation that the material in the supplements is consistent in its purity, and therefore, effective for long-term use.
“Currently there are numerous methods the industry uses to analyze chondroitin to determine purity,” states James Roza, Vice President of Business Development, Technology and Science for SourceOne. “This can be confusing to the manufacturer, so we test each of our lots utilizing CPC, HPLC and a new enzymatic/HPLC methodology that is currently being validated by AOAC. Testing each lot three times is more costly but it’s an example of our commitment to ensuring the quality of ingredients we supply to the supplement industry.”
Lopez concludes, “SourceOne is strategically positioned to be a leading supplier of chondroitin sulfate, glucosomine and hyaluronic acid – the top-three joint health ingredients with the most scientific support -- with new proprietary joint health ingredients in the pipeline.”
SourceOne™ Global Partners, headquartered in Chicago, IL, represents a new breed of ingredient supplier, partnering with manufacturing clients to introduce powerfully branded, science-driven products to market with a unique product positioning and compelling consumer presence. SourceOne was conceived as a company whose core competency would be to integrate legitimate science with strong trade and consumer branding. They partner with leading suppliers worldwide to source and offer patented ingredients supported by proprietary science as part of turnkey marketing program that dramatically increases the odds for market success.
Kangde was originally located in the Chengnan Industrial Park of Laiyang City in China, about 100km from Yantai Post and Qingdao Port. Their new facility, including the new plant, is located in Haiyang City, Shandong province, conveniently located near main transportation hubs including rail, air and sea portals. The new plant contains a production facility, research and development department, a state-of-the-art laboratory and financial affairs and sales departments.