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February 15, 2019

AlphaSize® A-GPC Earns IGEN™ Verification as Non-GMO Ingredient

Austin, TX – Chemi Nutra proudly announces that it’s branded, patented, research validated, full GRAS, AlphaSize® Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline (A-GPC), has received The International GMO Evaluation and Notification Program™ (IGEN™) verification.

“We selected the IGEN™ program, because we were very impressed with the testing integrity this organization provides and stands behind, and verification assures our customers that our specialty AlphaSize® A-GPC ingredient products have been thoroughly tested by a certified third party, and that our customers as well as final consumers can be assured of our complete transparency, demonstrating the lack of GMOs”, said Scott Hagerman, president of Chemi Nutra.

AlphaSize® A-GPC specialty ingredient products are 100% natural (not synthetic), 100% water soluble, tasteless and odorless, and extremely stable and nonreactive, and are widely used in dietary supplements, sports nutritional, and healthy aging finished products, as well as in beverages shots, bars, chewing gum, and gummies, in conventional foods and pet supplements.

Unlike synthetic, generic, A-GPC that can be manufactured using genotoxic raw materials, and is likely not a legal supplement under the current regs of DSHEA (1994), AlphaSize® A-GPC in contract is 100% natural, and no synthetic chemicals are used in its manufacture. In addition, it is the only branded A-GPC whose GRAS dossier was submitted to FDA for review, and it has been evaluated in dozens of published human studies in providing a variety of profound mental and physical performance benefits.

Choline, the highly bioactive component in AlphaSize® A-GPC, is an essential nutrient required for all stages of life, and it plays a critical role in liver function, brain development, muscle movement, nervous system function, and metabolism. Numerous published papers state that A-GPC, is considered the most active of choline-containing phospholipids in increasing acetylcholine levels in the brain (cognitive functioning), and in motor units that activate fast muscle contraction (power and strength).

AlphaSize® A-GPC is rapidly absorbed as choline and readily crosses the blood-brain barrier. In contrast, there are several published studies demonstrating that common choline salts, choline chloride and choline bitartrate, are not effective in brain metabolism as detected by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and had no effect on memory in healthy, young, human adults.

“Nearly 20 years ago, Chemi Nutra introduced our branded AlphaSize® A-GPC to the supplement industry, and it is proven safe and legal for use, unlike synthetic A-GPC, and is patented and produced in our own plant in Italy. Our all natural branded A-GPC is used in thousands of finished products – nutritional supplements, sports supplements, and beverages and shots. We have sponsored numerous published studies on our branded A-GPC, demonstrating its impressive cognitive and strength and exercise performance benefits.

In fact, I am not aware of any other A-GPC brand ever being investigated in any study, let alone having published safety studies, being full FDA GRAS, and having a long history of safe use.”

“Without doubt, our branded A-GPC is one of the most effective functional ingredients to ever exist. And with IGEN™ verification for our AlphaSize® A-GPC, Chemi Nutra can now enter into a new realm as a highly bioavailable, non-GMO, choline source, to provide significant health benefits to people and pets of all ages. In the end, we know that our customers want natural, safe, research supported A-GPC specialty ingredients that are all natural, non-synthetic, and GMO-free”, added Scott Hagerman.

Chemi Nutra is the US business unit of parent company Chemi S.p.A., a privately held pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company based in Milan, Italy. Chemi, with cGMP certified manufacturing facilities in Italy and Brazil, is best known in the U.S. nutritional arena for its introduction of both phosphatidylserine (PS) and A-GPC.

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