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South Korea's Ildong Bioscience obtains patents for proprietary probiotic strains' vitamin production ability

South Korea's Ildong Bioscience has obtained invention patents for three of its probiotic strains for their vitamin production ability, specifically B-vitamins and vitamin C.
Tingmin Koe | May 15, 2023

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Exploring ‘skinbiotics’: How pro- and postbiotics can support the skin microbiome

With ingredients available for internal and external applications to address skin health and inflammatory response, “biotics” show great potential in the personal care space.
Lisa Schofield | Sep 15, 2022

...AnaMaria Cuentas, director of probiotics, Nutralliance, suggested that consumer concerns about skin health arising from the growing prevalence of skin conditions—as well as knowledge of potentially harmful ingredients in personal care products—are accelerating demand for skinbiotics...

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Nutralliance Adds to Beauty-from-Within and Joint Support Portfolio With Eggnovo’s Ovoderm® and Ovomet®

(YORBA LINDA, CA) – Continuing its tradition of partnering with innovative ingredient incubators, Nutralliance has signed an agreement with Eggnovo of Navarra, Spain, to represent and market its Ovoderm® and Ovomet® ingredients in the U.S., with the primary focus on the ingredients as a premiere source of vegetarian collagen.

Eggnovo specializes in functional branded ingredients derived from chicken eggshells for the nutraceutical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. “Eggshell-derived ingredients have powerful attributes to human health, and Eggnovo is one of the world’s premiere suppliers of well-researched eggshell compounds,” said Brian Salerno, CEO of Nutralliance.

He continued, “Eggnovo’s ingredients, chiefly, Ovoderm® for the beauty-from-within market, and Ovomet® for the joint health market, strategically bolster our selection of quality ingredients for the dietary supplement manufacturing industry in North America. Both are unique vegetarian sources of collagen, a powerfully growing market.”

Ovoderm® is the only vegetarian collagen ingredient researched to promote healthy skin through improving barrier function, and to reduce visible signs of skin aging. Skin elasticity and firmness were improved, which helps to reverse age-induced laxity.

According to the report, “Beauty Supplements Market,” from market research firm Coherent Market Insights, the beauty supplements market reached nearly $2.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to approximately $3.7 billion by 2027.

“As consumers learn about how their skin can be damaged by the elements and lifestyle factors, they are also learning how to use supplements to counteract the damage and restore healthy barrier function and youthful texture. Ovoderm® addresses both goals,” Salerno stated.

Eggnovo’s patented Ovomet® is a natural matrix of active substances such as elastin, collagen I, V and X, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid and glucosamine plus 400 proteins. A human study showed that supplementing with 300 mg Ovomet® reduced joint discomfort and dysfunction as early as the first five days compared to those taking a placebo.

Nutralliance/ILDONG Received GRAS for 7 Additional Quadruple-Coated Probiotic Strains

(YORBA LINDA, CA) – Seven strains of probiotics produced by Ildong Biosciences have received independent conclusion of GRAS, completing GRAS status for the entire probiotic catalog, according to AnaMaria Cuentas, Director of Probiotics for Nutralliance Inc., the exclusive North American sales and marketing partner for Ildong Bioscience.

The seven wide-ranging strains are: Bacillus subtilis IDCC 1101, Bifidobacterium bifidum IDCC 4201, Bifidobacterium longum IDCC 4101, Lactobacillus gasseri IDCC 3101, Lactobacillus helveticus IDCC 3801, Lactobacillus salivarius IDCC 3551, and Lactobacillus fermentum IDCC 3901. The GRAS for these strains completes the portfolio of 19 strains of quadruple-coated probiotics offered by Nutralliance and are available as single strain solutions or custom blends.

“Achieving our GRAS status with the help of the AIBMR team was an imperative step to certify that our ingredients are safe,” Cuentas commented.

She emphasized that obtaining the independent conclusion of GRAS for the additional seven quadruple-coated probiotic strains “strengthens both industry and consumer confidence in our science-based ingredients and creates a multitude of opportunities for our North American customers to remain at the forefront of the market.”

Nutrition Business Journal estimated that, for the first time, in 2021 non-pill supplement sales outperformed tablets, capsules and soft gels, with 56% of the market share. GRAS ingredients such as Nutralliance’s probiotics can now be incorporated into a variety of foods and beverages.

In tandem, the GRAS status allows consumer confidence that Nutralliance’s probiotic strains have been thoroughly vetted through multiple studies and expert panel consensus to confirm the safety and efficacy of the strains.

“Obtaining GRAS status is a significant milestone for the exclusive supply of Ildong Probiotics and is an indication of our strong commitment to the efficacy and safety of these ingredients,” emphasized Cuentas. “As ingredient suppliers, Nutralliance operates by a set of rules which set boundaries for the supply of products in the supplement, pet, and personal care space but, most importantly, prioritize the safety of the consumer. Achieving our self-affirmed GRAS is a pivotal moment for both our Quadruple Coated Probiotics and our company. It signifies that we are doing our jobs and excelling within the regulatory guidelines to better serve the industry. With the new GRAS approvals, we have achieved that benchmark and look forward to the continued supply of next-generation probiotic ingredients.”

Nutralliance will take part in the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists "SUPPLIERS' DAY 2022" at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from May 3-4, 2022.
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Nutralliance is proudly celebrating 20 years of providing excellent service. From day one our staff has worked diligently to achieve success by building strong relationships and we are blessed to celebrate this milestone anniversary with our wonderful customers and principals.

The vision of Brian Salerno in 2002 was to create an organization that provided an “alliance” between manufacturers of raw materials and finished good producers. In seeing this vision come to fruition, Nutralliance has established ourselves as a premier partner across multiple industries.

Cheers and thanks to all!

Nutralliance Introduces Probiotic Innovation: Ildong Bioscience’s Allergen-Free, Quad-Coated Probiotics

(YORBA LINDA, CA) Nutralliance Inc., a leading supplier of premium ingredients for the personal care, pet and dietary supplement markets, has announced the expansion of its probiotic strain portfolio with the launch of allergen-free quadruple-coated ingredients to support a wide range of applications from Ildong Bioscience.

According to AnaMaria Cuentas, Director of Probiotics for Nutralliance, this addition further strengthens Nutralliance’s microbial platform by taking its extensive list of probiotic strains into the rapidly growing allergen-free and clean-label arena. “We can now help our customers to proudly add the allergen-free declaration by incorporating our quad-coated probiotic line” she commented.

The quad-coating technology ensures the strains’ ability to survive in caustic environments while promoting introduction of probiotics into new applications. In combination with high-potency strains, multi-species blends and the patented quadruple coating, the new allergen-free formulation further distinguishes Nutralliance as a probiotic leader.

Multiple studies have been performed to confirm the safety and efficacy of Ildong Bioscience’s strains. Full genome sequencing has determined that each strain contains no plasmids, antibiotic resistant or deleterious genes. All of Ildong Bioscience’s strains are GRAS, Kosher and Halal certified.

Michael Sodaro, Executive Vice President for Nutralliance, added, “The openness of Ildong Bioscience to work diligently to improve their existing formulas to meet the needs of the Nutralliance customer base, further cemented our faith in our partnership and their exceptional science.”

Contact: AnaMaria Cuentas, MS

Nutralliance/21st Century Vitamins Feed the Troops


For the seventh consecutive year Nutralliance and 21st Century hosted the 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment and their families to a Texas style barbeque at the Camp Pendleton base. The annual tradition is the inspiration of Kevin Wirkus of Country Life Vitamins, who served in this Battalion from 1991-1995, as a way to give back to his fellow Marines. It was our pleasure to be part of the 5K Turkey Trot and family gathering of over 425 troops and family members. We can’t do enough for these brave and highly skilled service men and women.

Nutralliance Announces GRAS Approval of Ildong Biosciences Probiotics

(YORBA LINDA, CA) - Ana Maria Cuentas, Director of Probiotics for Nutralliance, has announced that its line of probiotics, manufactured by Ildong Biosciences (exclusively represented by Nutralliance), has obtained self-affirmed GRAS status, now known as independent conclusion of GRAS.

The GRAS conclusion covers strains in Ildong’s 11 lactic acid-producing species: Bacillus coagulans, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei/paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus johnsonii, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactococcus lactis, and Streptococcus thermophilus.

GRAS conclusion will expand the use capabilities for innovating in the continually expanding probiotic product market. “The probiotics area has gotten traction and is growing as new scientific data flourishes and innovation in terms of benefits and applications are discovered,” Cuentas commented. “The strains have gone through stringent screening processes to ensure their safety and efficacy, and we strive to provide, not a replacement product, but one that is able to work synergistically with existing or new formulations.”

This new probiotic line is distinguished by its patented quadruple-coating technology which protects the strains’ structure and integrity, thus allowing them to arrive alive and intact to the destination in the lower GI tract. The four-layer coating system consists of guar gum, hyaluronic acid, maltodextrin and a soy protein isolate, all non-GMO. Cuentas explained that this unique layer provides superlative protection against moisture, humidity, air, gastric acid, bile salts and heat.

Cuentas added that all Ildong Bioscience strains are whole genome sequenced, Kosher and non-GMO and that there is potential to include additional lactic acid bacterial strains from Ildong’s portfolio soon. Nonetheless, Nutralliance and Ildong continue to expand their research including in vitro, in vivo and human clinical studies to further understand the benefits of the probiotics and the coating beyond enhanced survival and stability.

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Nutralliance exclusively represents Ildong Bioscience and their patented Quadruple Coated Probiotics for enhanced stability and survivability. Take a look at a quick presentation we had the pleasure of doing for Organic & Natural's The Nourish Mint!

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Nutralliance Announces Distributor Agreement with Globionic: Launches Lavitol® DHQ in North America

YORBA LINDA, CA –Nutralliance has signed an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Globionic, a supplier that specializes in nutraceutical ingredients from Eastern Europe, announced Nutralliance CEO Brian Salerno.

Globionic obtained the exclusive sales rights for Lavitol® dihydroquercetin, a distinctive larch ingredient from Ametis Corp. based in Siberia, Russia. Lavitol DHQ is the first ingredient from the new alliance to be marketed exclusively in North America by Nutralliance.

Globionic was formed to locate unique and wild-sourced ingredients from Eastern Europe companies to bring their products to the USA or expand their business if there is already a presence here, according to Globionic president and CEO Bill Knudson. “There is an abundance of unique resources specific to this region. Many ingredient suppliers there, however, tend to lack the understanding of how to successfully market their researched ingredients in the US. There are numerous cultural, language, transportation and financing hurdles that hinder their expansion in North America, and Globionic was created to bridge those issues,” he explains.

Lavitol® dihydroquercetin (DHQ), obtained from the Dahurian Larch (Larix gmelinii ) is distinctive in chemical profile and in biological actions from arabinogalactan, the common extract of larch trees. Lavitol DHQ is known to be one of nature's more powerful antioxidants and helps recycle vitamin C while limiting its oxidation. Lavitol DHQ is also scientifically shown to support cardiovascular, respiratory immune, eye/vision, skin, liver and endocrine health.

Lavitol DHQ also has a potent sustainability story – it is extracted via a patented technology from larch tree stumps left behind from wood industry harvesting. Lavitol is produced year-round with an annual production of 13 tons of finished material in a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 22000-2005, and HACCP-compliant facility.

“Lavitol DHQ will provide brands with a heavily researched and unique ingredient for a wide range of applications and consumer needs,” says Salerno. “And this is just one of many similar quality ingredients to come from Globionic, a company that itself has a unique position in the supply-side arena.”

Knudson comments, “Out of the many distributors out there in this arena, Nutralliance was selected to be our exclusive distribution partner because of its stellar reputation in the industry for transparency, diligence, follow-through, testing and shipping expertise. All of which align with Globionic’s core principles that we have promised to our partners."
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Nutralliance reaches exclusive distribution agreement for Ildong Biosciences' probiotic line.


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Nutralliance launches non-GMO, non-soy mixed tocopherols


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Nutralliance first to offer non-GMO, non-soy natural vitamin E powder to US market


Further demonstrating the company’s commitment to premium, science-based ingredients, Nutralliance has announced the launch of Sunvitol E450-SDN — an organic-compliant, non-GMO, clean-label vitamin E product derived exclusively from sunflowers and using total organic excipients/binders.

'We’re very proud of our growing list of Non-GMO Project–verified ingredients. The consumers our customers serve are increasingly demanding pure ingredients, and we’re committed to providing our customers with ingredient solutions that enable them to meet that growing need,' said Brian Salerno, Nutralliance’s president/CEO.

'Our customers know they can count on us for clean-label, organic-compliant products, and we are committed to continuing to increase our organic and non-GMO offerings to help them achieve new levels of business success,' he added.

Sunvitol natural vitamin E is a sunflower-derived 450 IU d-alpha tocopherol. No other sunflower powder or soy-based vitamin E available in the US market can offer the same organic-compliant, certified non-GMO and allergen-free clean label.

Nutralliance offer non-GMO, non-soy natural vitamin E powder to US Market

California-based Nutralliance has launched a sunflower derived vitamin E powder with Non-GMO Project verification

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New York City Marathon
We are extremely proud of one of our Regional Sales Executives, Toby Smeltzer, for representing Nutralliance and completing the 2019 NYC Marathon!