AHD International to Present New Ingredient Offerings at 2008 IFT Meeting

ATLANTA, Ga., June 23, 2008 – AHD International, a distributor of new-to-market nutraceutical and functional food ingredients, today confirmed its activity at this year's IFT Annual Meeting, taking place June 28-July 1 at New Orleans' Morial Convention Center.

Among the company's recently approved GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe ingredients is LuraLean(R), a condensed, water-soluble, dietary fiber formula designed to support effective weight loss. As announced earlier this month, LuraLean's market introduction results from more than 60 human clinical trials and 14 safety studies that conclude the all-natural, plant-based ingredient poses no adverse side effects and is safe for all age groups. In addition to several LuraLean food grades, AHD also offers LuraLean Phoenix, a flavorless beverage-specific formulation that will be showcased at company booth #756.

In addition to LuraLean, AHD will offer new information on several new or recently GRAS-designated ingredients. New ingredient offerings include Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Water, the latter exclusively sourced from mature coconuts that offers a nutritional sports beverage with the highest available levels of potassium, calcium, vitamin C and iron. Though launched last year, the supplier's Luravida Omega 3 Cranberry Seed Oil received GRAS recognition in 2008 and is now available in a fully dissolvable beverage form to support cardiovascular health. Finally, AHD's gluten-free Chia Seed food and beverage ingredient boasting EFA, dietary fiber and antioxidant properties will also receive extensive booth coverage.

"While the majority of our business over the last 10 years has historically come from dietary supplement companies, our base of functional food and beverage customers continues to grow as we provide a variety safe, innovative and science-backed ingredients for improving human health," said John Alkire, president of AHD International.

To schedule an IFT appointment with AHD International, please contact Courtney Morton at 801-538-0777, ext. 102 or [email protected] or stop by IFT booth #756.

About AHD International:
AHD International is a major supplier of the highest quality new-to-market nutraceutical ingredients and functional food products to manufacturers wholesalers and food companies worldwide. AHD's triple-check system ensures that products are evaluated for natural purity, consistency and exceptional quality. For more information on AHD's wholesale nutraceutical and functional food ingredients call 404-233-4022 or visit www.ahdintl.com.

About IFT:
The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is the only event that brings together decision-makers from all of the many disciplines involved in food science and technology for scientific education and career development. Nearly 22,000 food industry professionals from around the globe participate in IFT to learn about the latest developments in scientific research, technologies, new products and consumer trends. For more information visit www.am-fe.ift.org/cms/.

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