Anyone who attended this year's show would have seen how busy it was, the stands, corridors, seminars and conferences were all booming.  We had a great time, our stand was very busy and there was a great atmosphere all around.  We had very good meetings with both customers and partners and we were very excited to encounter potential new prospects. 

We are now enjoying the post-event period, following up all the enquiries we received during the show with great excitement. 


For those that couldn’t make it, here are some of the updates and new ingredients we brought up to the exhibition this year:


GOtab:  A pure, high quality Golden Omega fish oil concentrate, optimized by Omegatri™ technology into a direct compressible powder for tablets. Fast bioavailability, with no reflux or fishy aftertaste.


Branded Ingredients combinations:  EpiCor® and Biootic™ chewing gum concept: Scientifically proven branded ingredients. EpiCor® is a patented whole-food fermentate, clinically researched to


Our stand I-20 will be part of the Vitafoods Innovation Tour! Learn more about Pomella®, EpiCor® , Bacognize®, GOtab, Disolvits and US Greens….come to our stand for more details.

Try our Longvida Dark Chocolate at the Vitafoods Tasting Bar.... and come to our stand I20 to try it again!.

Visit the New Product Zone and discover new ingredients, new clinical research and more from the Gee Lawson range of branded ingredients.

PureSea™ and Longvida® have been announced in the finalist list for the Nutraingredients Awards 2018!

Longvida® is participating in the Nutrition Research Project Category with the study " Retinal amyloid pathology and proof-of-concept imaging trial in Alzheimer’s disease". PureSea™ is on the finalist list for the Editors Award for Innovation. Both principals will be at our stand, come and meet them!


Justin Green, Scientific Director of Embria Health Sciences,  will participate at the Probiotic Resource Centre with his speech about  “The Immune role


High quality organic green powders, carefully grown and processed using special harvesting techniques, low temperature dehydration and milling processes to ensure their nutrient-dense profile, deep green colour and freshness.


The manufacturer, US Greens, LLC is a Kansas-based company. The family has been in the alfalfa and cereal grass business continuously for four generations and over 70 years, producing the finest organic food-grade alfalfa, wheat grass, oat grass, and barley grass on the market.


US Greens is now part of the Gee Lawson range of ingredients.  To learn more, please download our US Greens product profile sheet here and come and see us at Vitafoods!

INNOVATION using combinations with EpiCor® and Biootima™ for gut health; Pomella® and Ester-C® for antioxidant benefits; Naticol®, OptiMSM®, Ester-C®, HAPLEX®Plus for skin beauty; Longvida®  & Golden OmegaTM DHA for cognitive and many other concepts to help you with your next formulation.

INGREDIENTS obtained from carefully controlled fermentation processes, botanicals from specific geographical areas, DNA authenticated seaweed, organic certified plant extracts and fully reacted minerals are just part of our offering.

We search and offer clinically researched branded ingredients with SCIENCE, proven bioavailability, efficacy and benefits, where results, in many cases,  are published in renowned scientific magazines worldwide.


Come and see us at Vitafoods and get updated with the most recent SCIENCE behind the INGREDIENTS we offer:

A recent clinical trial research has further supported the findings of Kim et al. (2006) and confirmed the benefits of extending the duration of an active treatment with MSM.

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (Pagonis, 2014) subjects taking 3 grams (2x/daily) of MSM for 26 weeks experienced significant decreases in all subscales of WOMAC pain and physical index as well as improved performance of daily living as measured on the SF-36. The WOMAC subscales continued to decline at 26 weeks suggesting, according to the authors "the full effects of MSM were not entirely expressed during the planned intervention timeframe." As in the Kim et al. study, MSM benefits in OA sufferers may continue to increase well beyond the time periods studied.

Additional clinical research on combination supplements (Lubis, 2017), demonstrates that as little as 500 mg of MSM combined with glucosamine and chondroitin provides a significant reduction of pain and improvement in physical


BaCognize®  is a natural standardized extract from Bacopa monnieri. Clinical research indicates that Bacognize® may offer benefits for cognitive health linked to three major neuroprotective mechanisms; including neurotransmitter receptor (serotonin) binding activity and antioxidant capacity.


Bacopa is commonly used as an adaptogen supporting cognitive enhancement, memory, focus, attention, mood, emotional health, and stress.  BaCognize® is manufatured by Verdure Sciences, the makers of Longvida®, Pomella® and Wolvel®. It is standardized for Serotonin-Active Bacopa Glycosides (SABG).


To learn more, please visit our dedicated page or contact us. BaCognize® is part of the Gee Lawson range of branded ingredients distributed in Europe by LEHVOSS.

Bergstrom Nutrition, manufacturer of OptiMSM®, a  branded, science-based, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), recently published a study detailing how the small intestine absorbs MSM, particularly in relation to sulfur.


“The study found oral ingestion of OptiMSM® provides the body with a rapidly absorbed, readily available, constant supply of sulfur,” said Tim Hammond, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bergstrom Nutrition. “The sulfur donated by OptiMSM® relieves the bioburden of essential amino acids cysteine and methionine, thereby ensuring sufficient quantity available for critical metabolic processes.”


Randal Buddington, Director of the Institute of Prematurity and Perinatal Research at the University of Memphis, served as the Principal Investigator of the study. “We recently discovered that MSM provides the sulfur needed for many of the body’s metabolic reactions, including sulfation, which is the process of adding sulfur to molecules,” said Buddington. “MSM allows more of the


More than ever, active individuals are looking for natural alternatives that can provide nutritional support to help maximize exercise benefits and reduce recovery time.  Natural antioxidants are an excellent alternative, but not all of them are able to prove bioavailability and efficacy.


Punicalagins are a group of potent antioxidants unique to the pomegranate fruit which are safe, water-soluble and highly bioavailable. These antioxidants can breakup into smaller molecules in the body, allowing them to deliver a wide range of proven health benefits.   


The following white paper, "Pomella® Mind & Body", available for download here, provides a scientific review of Pomella® with special focus on joint, vascular-endothelial and cognitive health, along with an impact through the gut-brain axis. 


Contact us for further information or visit our Pomella® dedicated page.

Our micro-encapsulated seaweed powder is 100% natural and vegan,  sourced and produced to sustainable and high quality standards in the Scottish waters.  It offers all the nutritional benefits of our existing seaweed ingredients, with the added benefits of near-neutral taste and colour and excellent solubility. Independent research also shows better protection of nutrients during digestion, thus improving bioavailability and functionality.


Seaweed is a natural, incredibly healthy and sustainable food. Nutritionally, seaweed is unrivalled, providing multiple benefits as an ingredient in foods, beverages, superfood blends and nutritional supplements. Knowing where seaweed comes from, how it is harvested and processed, with all the right quality assurances, is paramount to ensure you consistently get the required product. Our manufacturer’s accreditation system is based on decades of experience in harvesting seaweed, with an expert panel to measure, monitor and constantly improve on


After a generally slow-moving 2017, the market price for Glucosamine started to pick up in Q4 and is now currently slightly higher than that of 2017. The new environmental protection tax is very likely to increase the Glucosamine factories’ cost, especially on water discharge since it requires more than 100 MT of water to produce 1MT of Glucosamine. We expect that the market prices will remain very strong in Q1 of 2018. Prices remain stable for Hyaluronic Acid. Chondroitin Sulphate pricing remains fairly static for material brought into the EU.  More and more customers are demanding to see the CVED certificate as assurance that the material was legally imported.

The market price for ascorbic acid powder is relative stable although still high compared to 12 months ago. However, the supply of ascorbic acid derivatives such as the DC grade, Sodium and Calcium forms are in tight supply.