NutritionalFinds to Sell Maritech Joint Blend in North America, a division of Natural Discoveries LLC, announced that they have been granted the exclusive rights to represent Maritech® Joint Blend bioactive for nutraceutical applications in North America. Maritech® Joint blend is a proprietary, certified organic combination of 3 unique fucoidans extracted from seaweed which has been clinically proven safe and effective for reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. NutritionalFinds will promote Maritech® as a trademarked raw material for joint health in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Recent human clinical research (Biologics: Targets & Therapy 2010:4 33-44) conducted at Southern Cross University NatMed Research Centre demonstrated that the natural seaweed extract can reduce osteoarthritis symptoms in some patients by up to 52%. Fucoidans are bioactive polysaccharides thought to be responsible for many of the health benefits attributed to brown seaweeds such as wakame.

The natural Maritech® extract used in the clinical trials is derived from seaweed species growing in the pristine ocean waters of Patagonia and, Nova Scotia. Maritech® extract has Organic, Kosher and Halal certifications and is suitable for consumers with seafood and shellfish allergies. Furthermore, data has shown Maritech® provides relief very quickly. Marinova’s Senior Scientist, Dr Helen Fitton, said “A particularly exciting finding from this trial is that both groups of patients who took the Maritech® seaweed extract felt a significant reduction in pain after just one week of treatment.”

David Mastroianni, NutritionalFinds co-founder and Partner, said “We review a lot of promising bioactive technologies and we see great opportunity for Maritech®. Many consumers are seeking a vegetarian option to glucosamine, chondroitin and other popular compounds and not all consumers have a positive response from these supplements. What’s more the fast acting Maritech® offers an appealing advantage. “

Marinova’s Business Development Manager, Antoine Valterio, said “We chose NutritionalFinds to represent Maritech® Joint Blend in the North American market because we like their business model, reputation, and focus on education and building awareness for nutraceutical innovations. Our patented fucoidans are very unique and of unsurpassed quality and need a strong and credible voice in the market to best represent their benefits and unique qualities.”

For information on Maritech® Joint Blend in a standalone or combination nutraceutical product, contact Nutritional Finds ( directly.

About Marinova

Marinova Pty Ltd is an Australian biotechnology company, with extensive research and manufacturing facilities in Hobart, Tasmania. The company is dedicated to creating innovative and chemically consistent extracts from marine plants for use in medical, nutritional and skin care applications. Using its proprietary solvent-free Maritech® process, Marinova has the unique ability to supply high-purity fucoidan ingredients which not only meet HACCP, ISO9001, GMP and Organic quality requirements, but also comply with FDA and European pharmaceutical standards. For more information about Marinova, its products and its clinical trials program please refer to

For further information or comments please contact:

Dr. Helen Fitton, Senior Scientist, [email protected]

Mr. Antoine Valterio, Business Development Manager, [email protected]

About NutritionalFinds

NutritionalFinds, a division of Natural Discoveries LLC., is a discovery & commercialization company that identifies, develops and builds distribution for novel bioactive ingredients and nutrition technologies. The company operates a unique business model built on over 50 years of experience. For more information about Natural Discoveries, please visit and

For further information or comments, please contact:

David Mastroianni, Partner, [email protected]

Peter Leighton, Partner, [email protected]

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