Glanbia Nutritionals Extends Strategic Partnership with Nutrition 21

OBwEJvMJCarlsbad, CA– Glanbia Nutritionals, a global leader in nutritional solutions for the food, beverage and supplement industries, and Nutrition 21, LLC are pleased to announce the extension of their long-time partnership to co-market Nutrition 21’s unique ingredient, Velositol. Glanbia’s sales organization is the exclusive distributor of Velositol and will support Nutrition 21 in North America, offering Velositol to the dietary supplement and functional food* industries.

Velositol, is a revolutionary ingredient that unleashes the power of protein with unique benefits when combined with protein products. It has been clinically shown to double the muscle protein synthesis (MPS) induced by protein in a single 2g dose of Velositol. It significantly accelerates and increases MPS, which is a key to muscle growth and recovery. Velositol can be formulated into a variety of supplement protein product applications, including: powders (RTM), beverages (RTD), functional foods*, weight gainers and lean mass gainers.

“Extending our strategic partnership with Nutrition 21 to co-market Velositol along with Nitrosigine® bonded arginine silicate is a welcomed addition to Glanbia’s portfolio of bioactives and proteins. This will provide our sports nutrition customers even greater opportunities to create innovative new protein products,” said Ram Nimmagudda, Ph.D., Senior Director Performance and Wellness Bioactives for Glanbia Nutritionals.

“This partnership, which combines Nutrition 21’s expertise in developing new ingredient technologies with Glanbia’s dominant position in the protein market, is a powerful combination that will benefit our customers and consumers alike,” said Joe Weiss, President of Nutrition 21.

*GRAS expected in April, 2017

About Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia Nutritionals creates ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, supplement and animal nutrition industries. Glanbia Nutritionals brings together leadership expertise in cheese, dairy and plant proteins, specialty ingredients, flavors, premix and aseptic beverage manufacturing into one nutritional powerhouse. Our broader range of food & ingredient solutions, custom-built services and ability to supply globally creates a unique recipe for co-innovation partnerships that deliver our customer’s best solutions faster. Learn more about what’s possible when you just add Glanbia. Visit us at


About Nutrition 21, LLC

Nutrition 21, a wholly owned subsidiary of JDS Therapeutics, is a leader in the nutritional supplement industry. With many years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical experience, the Company’s scientific platform has created unique, patented products that are safe and clinically effective. Rigorous preclinical and clinical trials are a key part of its product development strategy to ensure product safety and consumer trust. Nutrition 21 currently holds over 100 domestic and international issued and pending patents for products. Many products support unique claims associated with, among others, glucose metabolism, weight management, cognition, and sports nutrition.

The Company is a developer and marketer of efficacious, high-value, clinically substantiated ingredients for dietary supplements, medical foods and beverages. Nutrition 21’s branded ingredients include: Velositol® amylopectin chromium complex, clinically shown to double the effects of whey protein — significantly increasing muscle protein synthesis, a key to muscle growth; Chromax® chromium picolinate, with clinically substantiated benefits for glucose metabolism, weight management, and brain health; Nitrosigine® bonded arginine silicate, clinically shown to significantly boost nitric oxide levels supporting mental acuity/focus and sports nutrition. Nitric oxide is a key factor in promoting the relaxation of smooth muscle in blood vessels, increasing blood flow to working muscles.

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