ChromaDex Corporation, an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries announced today that its BlūScience line of dietary supplements is now available for sale in one of the largest retail drug store chains with more than 8,000 stores throughout the United States.
This national chain is carrying two BlūScience SKUs (HeartBlū and EternalBlū) by the end of Q1 2012 and two additional SKUs (MemoryBlū and Blū2Go) by the end of Q2 2012. This marks the first roll-out of BlūScience into retail mass merchants since the initial launch of the product at GNC.
The novel ingredient in BlūScience is ChromaDex's proprietary, patent-pending pterostilbene, branded as pTeroPure®, which was named the 2010 North American Most Promising Ingredient of the Year by the independent research company, Frost & Sullivan.
pTeroPure is a proprietary, nature-identical formulation of the antioxidant compound pterostilbene, which is found naturally in blueberries. Pterostilbene has superior biological activity, better oral bioavailability and metabolizes more slowly in the body than other polyphenols, allowing more time for its antioxidant activities to act. Along with a number of other effects, pterostilbene has shown great promise for supporting cardiovascular health, cognitive function and anti-aging. However, the amount of pterostilbene present in a typical serving of blueberries is a tiny fraction of the amount needed to realize its benefits. In fact, one BlūScience capsule has the equivalent amount of pterostilbene as contained in more than 500 cartons of blueberries.
Commenting on the announcement, Ann Deren-Lewis, Vice President of Marketing of ChromaDex, stated,“This additional retail distribution will complement the existing availability of BlūScience at GNC. Given the favorable response we are hearing from mass merchant retailers, our goal is to have BlūScience available at more than 25,000 retail outlets by the end of 2012. The national rollout of the product is being matched by a comprehensive television, print, and on-line advertising strategy with a focus on developing education and awareness around the benefits of both pTeroPure® and our BlūScience line of retail products.”
ChromaDex, Inc. (chromadex.com) is an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The company has an impressive pipeline of new ingredients, including its pTeroPure® pterostilbene for which it has worldwide, exclusive patent pending rights. The Company recently launched its BlūScience™ line of dietary supplements. Capitalizing on the diverse potential applications of the product, ChromaDex is also developing pTeroPure® for the skincare and pharmaceutical markets, among others. pTeroPure® (pteropure.com) is currently being studied in a human clinical trial at the University of Mississippi.
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