AHD LuravidaT Omega 3 Cranberry Oil Receives GRAS Approval


Atlanta, GA, May 6, 2008 – AHD International – a distributor of new-to-market nutraceutical ingredients has announced that, based on an independent and collective scientific evaluation, an Expert Panel has concluded that AHD’s Luravida™ Omega 3 Cranberry Seed Oil, produced in accordance with current GMP, has been GRAS (generally accepted as safe) approved. The Expert Panel further concludes that this use is GRAS based on scientific procedures and corroborated by a history of safe use.

Luravida™ Omega 3 Cranberry Seed Oil is a fruit based Omega 3, 6, and 9, oil with no fishy odor or taste. The oil is 100% natural, vegetarian safe, stable and is a naturally occurring antioxidant containing 8 isomers of Vitamin E and Phospholipids. This Omega 3 Cranberry Oil is the product of a cold-press extrusion process containing no solvents, oxygen or enzymes. It is from a North American origin and is non-irradiated and GMO free.

The Expert Panel consisted of a former FDA toxicologist and two scientific members from AIBMR Life Sciences.

“GRAS status extends the permitted use of Luravida™ Omega 3 Cranberry Oil beyond the nutritional supplement market and into the substantial U.S. food industry,” said John Alkire, AHD International President and CEO. “This is a great opportunity for AHD in adding this newest GRAS approved product to our current list of exclusive, top quality nutraceutical ingredients and other GRAS approved functional food products,” added Alkire. “We are always excited to bring this type of quality, functionality and marketability to our customers. That’s what makes AHD a great partner and this a great industry”.

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 means that products are evaluated for natural purity, consistency, and exceptional quality.

See AHD online at www.ahdintl.com or call 404-233-4022 for more information on wholesale nutraceutical ingredients and functional food products.