Nutrition 21, LLC Announces Agreement With Glanbia Nutritionals

PURCHASE, N.Y.  — Nutrition 21, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of nutritional ingredients whose health benefits are substantiated by extensive clinical research,announced today a distribution and co-promotion agreement with Glanbia Nutritionals (NA), Inc., a global ingredient and nutritional premix company.  As Exclusive Distributor, Glanbia’s capable sales organization will co-market, with Nutrition 21, Chromax chromium picolinate, Selenomax high selenium yeast, SelenoPure L-selenomethionine and Zinmax zinc picolinate, in North America to the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries.

“As an innovative ingredient with impressive scientific support, Chromax chromium picolinate is an excellent addition to our current product line,” said Richard Hazel, CEO of Glanbia Nutritionals. “We are excited to work with Nutrition 21 to increase their current market presence and to add Chromax®chromium picolinate and other Nutrition 21 ingredients to our ingredient portfolio.”

Commenting on the announcement, Michael Satow, CEO of Nutrition 21, stated, “We are enthusiastic about the future commercial impact of this relationship. Glanbia’s superb sales, marketing and R&D teams make them the ideal partner for Nutrition 21.  Our combined sales force will number over 20 industry-astute professionals. Among other things, we look forward to promoting our recent Chromax GRAS affirmation at doses up to 2000 mcg of chromium per day.”

Chromax chromium picolinate is a perfect nutrient to formulate into products positioned to address many of the health and lifestyle issues that are of increasing concern to the American population, such as cognitive function, weight management, food cravings, mood and support for healthy glucose metabolism.  “With more than 43 human clinical studies in 2300+ human subjects and more than 20 active and pending compositions of matter and use patents, Chromax, made in the U.S., is the only form of clinically efficacious dietary chromium that has been reviewed for safety and allowed for marketing by regulatory governing bodies in the US, EU and Canada,” said James Komorowski, MS, CNS, VP Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Nutrition 21.

Other Nutrition 21 Product Information:

Selenomax is a high selenium yeast that has clinically substantiated benefits in helping immune function.

SelenoPure is an excellent highly bioavailable source of yeast-free selenium that has significant benefits as an anti-oxidant and anti-viral and for supporting thyroid function.

Zinmax zinc picolinate, made in the U.S., is a source of the essential trace mineral zinc.

About Glanbia Nutritionals (NA), Inc.

Glanbia Nutritionals is a division of Glanbia plc, an international nutritional solutions and cheese group, headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Group has 4,300 employees worldwide, with operations in Ireland, the UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Mexico and China, as well as strategic international joint ventures in the UK, USA and Nigeria. Glanbia is listed on both the Dublin and London Stock Exchange. Glanbia is a global supplier of nutritional ingredients, functional ingredients and customized premix solutions. Glanbia Nutritionals is on the forefront in the exploration of science and the dynamics that drive the growing nutrition industry.

About Nutrition 21 LLC

Nutrition 21 is a leader in the nutritional supplement industry. The Company is a developer and marketer of efficacious, high-value, clinically substantiated ingredients for dietary supplements, medical foods and beverages, with Chromax® chromium picolinate being a flagship product. With many years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical experience, it has the scientific platform and processes in place to create unique, patentable 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 75 domestic and international issued and pending patents for nutrition products. Many support unique “metabesity” claims associated with, among others, glucose metabolism, weight management, brain health and cardiovascular health.