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BIOACTIVES

NEW ZEALAND
CONSIDER
THE SOURCE
New Zealand Sunshine
Makes A Big Difference
New Zealand:
Resourceful And Innovative
New Zealand:
Its Unique Natives
New Zealand: Functional
Fruits And Sweet Bioactives
New Zealands Year-Round
Grassland Farming Is Better
For The Planet
New Zealand: Research And
Development For Innovation
New Zealand Bioactive
Company Proles
CONTENTS
IMAGE COURTESY OF CALLAGHAN INNOVATION
Introduction
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NEW ZEALAND: A LAND OF INNOVATION IN BIOACTIVES,
AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND HUMAN HEALTH
New Zealand has long been considered a land of innovation
in the area of food, nutrition and human health. Evidence of
this proud tradition can be found as far back as 1904 when
a small baby food manufacturing company was formed in
Bunnythorpe, New Zealand to supply dried milk powder
to the United Kingdom. That New Zealand company was
Glaxo, the forerunner of the present day multinational
pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, or GSK.
Today New Zealands dairy industry is
responsible for over a third of the global
dairy trade. New Zealand is also the
worlds largest exporter of lamb and
sheep meat products and sustainably
harvests sh and marine products from
its coastal shing zone the fourth
largest coastal shing zone in the world.
The horticultural industry too has
a long tradition of quality supply
and innovation.
New Zealand was the rst country to
domesticate and commercialise the
kiwifruit, with the rst exports of this
New Zealand-grown fruit to the United
Kingdom and the United States occurring
in the 1950s.
As a result of having over a century
of excellence in food production and
agriculture, a growing bioactives industry
has naturally evolved. New Zealand is
uniquely placed to provide the highest
quality, innovative and sustainable
bioactives to the rest of the world.
Key points that differentiate
New Zealands bioactives sector:
unique animal and plant biodiversity
found nowhere else in the world
high quality raw material production
with naturally high levels of key
bioactives
clean, sustainable and unpolluted
soil and water for optimal growing
conditions and yield without signicant
capacity constraints
government oversight of quality
standards: GMO, BSE and disease
free status; as well as antibiotic and
hormone free status in animal produce
a world leader in food and agricultural
traceability that prevents product
adulteration in the supply chain
well-developed and integrated
research organisations, universities
and medical facilities to drive future
research and development
a robust bioactives industry built
on specialised and experienced
export businesses.
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Scientists will often suggest that
geographic isolation leads to variation
and innovation within species. There are
very few regions of the world where this
is more evident than in New Zealand.
With its lush and fertile grassland plains,
the geography of New Zealand drives
the countrys agricultural economy.
The latitude ensures a year-round
temperate climate that promotes grass-
fed livestock, arable grain production
and horticulture. Less well known is the
fact that because of the seasonal hole
in the ozone layer that migrates from
the Antarctic pole each year and rests
over the country, New Zealand produces
some of the most bioactively rich and
nutritionally dense produce in the world.
Compared to many other countries in the
world, there are a high number of native
species of ora and fauna that are found
only within New Zealand:
80 percent of all vascular plants
70 percent of all native terrestrial
and freshwater birds
all native amphibians
all reptiles
90 percent of freshwater sh.
But the process of identifying ora
and fauna is far from complete.
Of New Zealands estimated 20,000
fungi species, for example, only about
4,500 are known and characterised,
providing great potential for
prospecting new bioactives.
ITS LOCATION MAKES NEW ZEALAND SO SPECIAL
New Zealand produces some of the most bioactively rich and
nutritionally dense produce in the world.
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NEW ZEALAND
SUNSHINE
MAKES A BIG
DIFFERENCE
It is well known by international research scientists
who study the effect of the atmosphere on plants
and animals that New Zealands location in the
South Pacific represents a unique case study
into the effects of h aving a s easonal hole in the
ozone layer. The ozone layer acts as a natural
filter in the atmosphere, which protects plant
and animals from the increased UV irradiation
from sunlight. Annually, scientists from around
the world come to New Zealand to examine the
impact of high UVB sunlight on plants and
animals due to this natural hole in the ozone
layer.
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These elevated compounds from
New Zealand-grown plants can
potentially improve the overall health
of the human diet because these
natural bioactive compounds exhibit
potent antioxidant and other functional
properties that promote health.
For example, on average one kilogram
of Bing sweet cherries grown in
New Zealand will have 238 percent
higher levels of anthocyanin (red colour
pigment, which is known for a variety of
health benets including cardiovascular
health) and a 290 percent increase in
antioxidant capacity (measured using
oxygen radical absorbance capacity or
ORAC) when compared to one kilogram
of Bing sweet cherries grown in
United States
3
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As further evidence of this UV effect,
in 2011 a research scientist from ARS
Western Regional Research Centre in
California published a report that showed
a moderate dose of UVB light given
to fresh, sliced carrots for 14 seconds
can boost their antioxidant capacity
threefold. The research went on to
explain that exposing carrots to UVB light
causes a stress response and these plants
respond by increasing their production
of natural bioactive compounds including
plant phenolics. Some plant phenolics
such as those found in green tea, are
powerful antioxidants with a range of
health benets
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.
According to these researchers, the
idea of using UVB light to enrich the
bioactives and antioxidant levels of
fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables
or other medicinal botanicals present
exciting opportunities for further
investigation.
From comparative research, it has
been shown that New Zealand has a
40 percent greater UVB light level than
its geographically matched location
(longitude, latitude and altitude) in the
Northern hemisphere
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.
For those who enjoy the unique lifestyle
offered in New Zealand, the higher UVB
levels require summer time precautions
such as protecting the skin with
sunblock, and wide-brimmed hats. But
what has been discovered is that plants
also take precautions to avoid over-
exposure to UV light.
Plants do this by producing secondary
metabolites. These include bioactives
such as avonoids, phenolic compound,
alkaloids, essential oils, etc as well as
phytoestrogens, which are considered
important compounds often exhibiting
human health benets. These groups of
compounds can act as plant sunscreens,
thus providing protection for the plants
against UVB radiation
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.
Because of its greater UVB light level, New Zealand-grown
plants produce compounds that can potentially improve the
overall health of the human diet because these natural bioactive
compounds exhibit potent antioxidant and other functional
properties that promote health.
A. TORONTO CANADA
B. THESSALONIKI GREECE D. LAUDER
NEW ZEALAND
Weighted Annual UV Dose
A B C D
AVERAGE ANNUAL UV EXPOSURE
MAXIMUM UV EXPOSURE RECORDED
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GERMANY
1. SECKMEYER, G., AND R. L. MCKENZIE, INCREASED ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION IN NEW ZEALAND
(45_S) RELATIVE TO GERMANY (48_N), NATURE, 359, 135 137, 1992.
2. W J ZHANG, L O BJRN / FITOTERAPIA 80 (2009) 207-218 | 3 HTTP://WWW.MOANUI.CO.NZ/CHERR-X.PDF
4. HTTP://WWW.ARS.USDA.GOV/IS/PR/2011/110105.HTM
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NEW ZEALAND:
RESOURCEFUL
AND INNOVATIVE
BIOACTIVES
New Zealand is primary producing country,
which means it has a major economic focus
on food and agricultural production. The
New Zealand Government recognised the
importance of health and nutritional innovation
from food and so, in partnership with industry,
it has funded research programs in both
agriculture and food technology over the past
several decades. While much of this research
has centred on traditional agricultural staples
such as beef, dairy and grain production, there
has been a growing trend toward investigating
and characterising bioactives and their potential
health benets.
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1. The antibacterial benets
of manuka honey
2. The oral care benets from
a unique mouth and throat
probiotic
3. The immune benets of
colostrum and dairy immune
defence proteins
4. The anti-oxidant and anti-
migrane properties of
radiata pine bark extract
5. The anti-arthritic properties
of green-lipped mussels
6. The gut health benets
of kiwifruit
7. The anti-microbial skincare
benets of totara extract
8. The circulatory and anti-viral
benets of New Zealand
blackcurrant extracts
EXAMPLES OF NEW ZEALANDS INNOVATION
The innovation in natural design
and ecology that comes about
from geographic isolation has led
many organisations to examine the
unique biodiversity of New Zealand
with the view of commercialising
new discoveries. The process still
continues today, but what has
been commercialised to date
remains just a fraction of the
countrys untapped potential.
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The importance of quality standards
cannot be overstated, as this is an
essential element in building trust and
brand loyalty with the retail consumer.
These quality and production standards
create condence in the bioactives and
ultimately the products which are sold.
The New Zealand Government has
signicant oversight and enforcement
of quality standards relating to food and
agricultural products, which extends
to bioactives. The country maintains
genetically modied organism (GMO)
free status and bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE) disease free
status, as well as a strict enforcement of
antibioticand hormonefree status in
animal products. New Zealand animals
are raised and farmed to very strict
standards of animal health and welfare
and the use of hormones and growth
promoters is banned.
The clean soils and waters of
New Zealand also ensure the highest
purity of the raw material source and
that the risk of product contamination
from heavy metals and pollutants is
greatly reduced.
New Zealand is world leading in raw
material traceability, which has grown
in importance as the reports of
bioactive adulteration occur from
around the world.
New Zealand offers many competitive
advantages in the development of
functional foods and ingredients.
These include:
a grass-fed agricultural economy
that results in healthy, high quality
produce and unique raw materials
world-class research and
development in food technology
and applied nutrition
highly developed food technology
and production systems
a diverse range of high-growth
health ingredients and functional
foods companies
proven innovation and success in
food and beverage production
experience in the integration of
bioactives into novel food systems.
QUALITY STANDARDS UNDERPIN PRODUCT INNOVATION
The success of a product takes more than just
a good idea or the application of innovative
research. It also requires reliable supply, in turn
supported by robust manufacturing and quality
control systems. New Zealands reputation for
excellence in food and agricultural production is
driven by strict adherence to quality standards.
THE NEW ZEALAND ADVANTAGE
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NEW ZEALAND BIOACTIVES: GIVES THE CONSUMERS WHAT THEY WANT
Informed consumers
According to international
market research company
Innova Market Insights,
US consumers are
calling for increasing
transparency, credibility
and accountability
from nutraceutical and
food manufacturers.
New Zealand is a world
leader in traceability.
Ingredient and food
manufacturers must
follow strict and audited
quality and manufacturing
standards as part of the
countrys internationally
recognised food
regulations.
The demand for
free from foods
More and more, US
consumers are wanting
their food to be free-
from undesirable additives
and residues. Innova
Market Insights indicates
a growing trend in the use
of free from claims on
food products in the US.
New Zealand places strict
rules on the production of
agricultural products that
either severely restricts
or totally bans the use
of antibiotics, pesticide
residues, or growth
promotants that can be
commonly found in foods
from other markets.
Sources of innovation
It has been suggested
that there has been
a recent slowdown in
new product innovation
as manufacturers
attempt to deal with EU
deadlines for labelling
compliance. Consumers,
however, continue to
seek innovation in their
food and nutraceutical
products.
The New Zealand food
and nutraceutical industry
has used its industry
research infrastructure to
continue the development
of new plant and fruit
cultivars that dont resort
to genetic modication. In
addition to its innovation,
New Zealand is considered
a clean and exotic source
for food production.
Good health for an
ageing population
Sustaining good health
for an ageing population
is a signicant focus for
a growing segment of
the US population. This
is driven by a growing
understanding from well-
informed consumers of
the role a healthy diet
can play in extending the
active years. Because of
its geographic location
and grass-fed agriculture,
New Zealand offers the
production of whole foods
and ingredients that can
be shown to have higher
levels of nutritionally
bioactive compounds.
The following have been identied as some of the key
market and consumer trends in the US. They represent
some of the common consumer expectations of food
and nutraceutical manufacturers:
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NEW ZEALAND BIOACTIVES: GIVES MANUFACTURERS WHAT THEY WANT
Marketing
Manufacturers are looking
for a bioactive that
through its marketing
story creates a high
degree of emotional
engagement with the
consumer. New Zealand
has long been regarded
by consumers around the
world to be a lush green
island country, with snow
capped mountains and
golden sandy beaches.
It is a clean and green
land, where the essential
goodness is captured in
the food and the products
it produces.
Quality
Manufacturers can have a
high degree of condence
in the quality standards
and transparency in the
auditing, application
and enforcement of
these quality standards.
New Zealand has some of
the most highly regarded
and respected quality
standards for food and
bioactives manufacturing
in the world; its food
traceability practices are
world-leading.
Supply chain
Because many of
New Zealand bioactives
are derived from the
countrys existing food
production, there is
already a signicant
supply chain system
in place for many of
these bioactives. The
advantage of this is that
New Zealand suppliers can
quickly scale up supply
to meet future demand.
In addition, New Zealand
becomes a great off
season supplier for
products that are seasonal
with high demand. US
manufacturers can avoid
the carrying costs of raw
materials throughout the
year until the next annual
production cycle.
Innovation
Innovation in bioactives
combines both efcacy
and safety. The evidence
bar continues to rise for
bioactives in nutraceuticals
and foods. Manufacturers
expect both effectiveness
and safety. Since the
New Zealand bioactives
industry tends to focus on
the health benets derived
from food products,
there is intrinsic safety
in its products.
Sustainable
A bioactive product or
ingredient that is good
for the planet, that is
sustainable and clean,
a product that is also
ethical, is desirable. In
addition to its wonderful
marketing story,
New Zealand maintains
a strong reputation
for its environmental
sustainability and respect
for its ecology.
Bioactive ingredients and products from New Zealand
meet the growing demand of US manufacturers as they,
in turn, seek to meet the needs of their own customers.
The following is a summary of recent trends which take
into consideration what US manufacturers are seeking
from international suppliers:
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THE NEW ZEALAND BIOACTIVES FOCUS
The New Zealand bioactives industry
has put much of its research focus into
the following key areas:
proprietary separation, extraction
and isolation technologies; in
particular, the development of
bioactive proteins and peptides
from dairy and bioactive lipids and
carbohydrate from marine sources
anti-inammatory bioactive
ingredients for inammatory related
gut health, dermatitis and mobility
bioactives which have anti-infection
properties including antibacterial,
antiviral and antimycotic (yeast
and fungi)
cognitive function and
metabolic health platforms
immune factors for mucosal
and allergy protection.
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NEW ZEALAND:
ITS UNIQUE NATIVES
Around 80 percent of all higher plants that grow
within New Zealand are endemic and not found
anywhere else in the world. It was New Zealands
early geographic isolation in the southwestern
Pacic Ocean that has resulted in the evolution
of a wealth of unique ora and fauna.
The countrys high mountain ranges act as rain-
makers and have ensured an ample water supply
to support growth and ecological diversity.
In additional to its plants, many of New Zealands
agricultural products are not found anywhere else
in the world.
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MANUKA HONEY
The manuka tree was used by
Maori for a large number of medicinal
complaints, and early pioneers
in the New Zealand honey industry
demonstrated its utility as a bioactive in
wound healing. Manuka honey, a native
New Zealand honey, came to prominence
in the late 1980s. Today, New Zealands
Manuka Honey is exported throughout
the world for its unique anti-bacterial
properties.
Some of the applications include
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anti-microbial
anti-inammatory
immuno-stimulatory
antioxidant
cell growth and tissue
repair stimulant.
The New Zealand Manuka
Honey now plays a role in
mainstream medicine, helping
to heal wounds by reducing
infection, promoting wound-
tissue regrowth and providing
an ideal, moist wound-healing
environment.
Comparison of Phemolic
Bioactives in New Zealand Honey
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New Zealand Manuka honey compared
to bioactive honeys from around the
world
7
. Manuka honey had the highest
phenolic bioactives level of any honey
tested. Researchers believe that there is
a strong correlation between high levels
of natural bioactives in manuka honey
and its antibacterial activity.
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MANUKA OIL
Manuka essential oil from the East Cape region
in New Zealand contains very high levels of
a specic bioactive compound which has
been clinically shown to be responsible for
manuka oils powerful anti-fungal and anti-
bacterial activity. This antimicrobial activity
makes East Cape manuka oil an ideal natural
treatment for bacterial, fungal, yeast and viral
skin infections such as ringworm, acne, candida
albicans, athletes foot, nail fungus, eczema and
seborrheic dermatitis
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HOROPITO NEW ZEALAND RADIATA PINE (PINUS RADIATA)
In a double blind, ve-week trial of 42
male subjects aged between 50 and
65 years of age, the results showed that
taking New Zealand radiata pine bark
extract was associated with signicant
reaction time improvements in cognitive
tests compared to controls. Cognitive
abilities naturally decline with age but
the reaction time improvements seen in
the treatment group were equivalent to
12 years of recovered age-related loss in
brain function.
Traditionally used in Maori medicine,
horopito has been shown by researchers
in the US and New Zealand to be
extremely effective against yeasts such
as candida albicans. Horopito leaves have
a hot peppery taste and have been used
as a seasoning on food similar to black
pepper. The peppery taste is caused by
polygodial, which is considered to be the
compound responsible for the anti-fungal
properties
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. Horopito also contains the
powerful bioactive antioxidant avanoids
quercetin and taxifolin.
Horopito extract has shown powerful
antifungal effects for the treatment
and management of recurrent feminine
candidiasis (thrush) after six months of
treatment and then a further six months
of observations of relapse.
New Zealand has a very large forestry
industry which is based on the
sustainable production of radiata pine.
Introduced from California in the 1850s,
radiata pine (called Monterey Pine in
California) represents nearly 90 percent
of New Zealands timber industry. This
is largely because it grows faster in
New Zealand than almost anywhere
else in the world. A by-product from
the timber industry has been the
development of bioactive compounds
from the bark of radiata pine. The
extraction and production of these
bioactive compounds was developed
using only pure water as the solvent,
keeping sustainability in mind.
The radiata pine bark extract has
been the subject of several clinical
investigations over the past decade with
the focus on cardiovascular health and,
most recently, brain health including
improvements in cognitive function
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It appears that improvement in
microcirculation may represent the
underlying mechanism of action.
New Zealand radiata pine bark extract
has been demonstrated to support
healthy brain function, and may support
improved cognitive performance in
older individuals.
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12. ADAPTED FROM JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL REGULATORS & HOMEOSTATIC AGENTS. 2011 OCTOBER-DECEMBER; 25(4):543-51.
13. PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, MAY 2003;17(5):490-4. | 14. PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, SEPT 2008, VOL 22, ISSUE 9: PP 11681174
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NEW ZEALAND IS UNIQUE IN THE WORLD FOR DEVELOPING
NOVEL BIOACTIVES FROM MARINE AND AQUATIC SOURCES
There are a number of marine and aquatic species (including sh,
shellsh, crustacea, algae and seaweed) only found in and around the
coastal waters of New Zealand that contain novel bioactives. Some
examples include functional lipids and complex carbohydrate with
anti-inammatory and pain-relieving properties from green-lipped
mussels, which are only found around the coastline of New Zealand.
Recent advances in sustainable farming and
processing technology have allowed the capture and
concentration of some of these bioactive compounds
on a commercial scale. An example is the development
of novel anti-inammatory lipids known as bioactive
lipid amides (BLA) along with bioactive peptides
and carbohydrate. While BLAs have been the focus
of much international research, harnessing their
benecial properties from natural sources has been
a signicant technical challenge until recently
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Pain Reduction From Green Shell Mussel Extract
for Patients with Arthrosis of the Knee
GREEN-LIPPED MUSSEL
A study conducted in the United States (2000)
on New Zealand green-lipped mussel extract
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120 patients with arthrosis of the knee (where the
knee cartilage deteriorates and the bones start
rubbing directly against each other) were assessed
for reduction of pain. Both patients and physician
independently recorded and assessed improvements
in pain and mobility.
New Zealands marine-farmed green-lipped
mussel follows industry best practice guidelines and
the New Zealand Environmental Code of Practice
for the supply of safe, sustainable and healthy
seafood products.
In fact, New Zealand marine farmers safe, sustainable
and environmentally friendly practices have been
recognised by the international conservation
organisation Blue Ocean Institute who rank
New Zealand green-lipped mussels as one of
the top two eco-friendly seafoods in the world.
This extract is included in a number of
dietary supplements sold worldwide for
animal and human use. Green-lipped
mussels are rich in proteins, amino acids,
minerals, mucopolysaccharides and
omega-3 fatty acids and are used for
their gastro-protective and even free-
radical-scavenging properties
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After over 30 years of research and
clinical experience, green-lipped mussel
extract is recognised as one of the most
effective natural anti-inammatory and
joint mobility supplements available.
The effectiveness of green-lipped
mussel extract is the result of a unique
combination of several naturally
occurring bioactives including functional
lipids and complex carbohydrate. These
work together to inhibit the formation of
pro-inammatory compounds, thereby
helping to reduce inammation and
providing a degree of pain relief.
There is a growing body of evidence to
indicate that controlling the production
of inammatory mediators in the
body may help improve conditions
such as arthritis, asthma, psoriasis and
inammatory bowel disease (including
ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease).
Because all of these involve elements
of inammation, green-lipped mussel
extract is thought to have further
benets here.
Green-lipped mussel extract is a natural health
product extracted from New Zealands indigenous
greenshell mussels (Perna canaliculus), which
are grown on coastal marine farms in pollution
free waters.
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NEW ZEALAND:
FUNCTIONAL
FRUITS
Surging global interest and demand in superfruits
illustrates the particular appeal that fruit has as a
naturally occurring functional food. As a result,
fruit growers and their products are playing a
greater role in the future development of new and
safe bioactives as well as new functional foods.
Companies looking for fruits that are clean,
have strong consumer appeal and elevated
phytonutrient and bioactive content should
put New Zealand at the top of their list for
new and healthy fruit derived bioactives.
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BLACKCURRANT (JUICE CONCENTRATES AND EXTRACTS)
New Zealand blackcurrants have higher antioxidant activity than
other berries. Recent test results show that blackcurrants are an
antioxidant source superior to at least 24 other common fruits
and they have levels of anthocyanins (the colour pigment in fruit
associated with improvements in microcirculation and eye health)
higher than any other commercially available fruit or vegetable.
But the blackcurrant story does not
end there. The industry has shown
that New Zealand blackcurrants have
higher antioxidant activity than other
berries. Recent test results show
that blackcurrants are an antioxidant
source superior to at least 24 other
common fruits and they have levels of
anthocyanins (the colour pigment in
fruit associated with improvements in
microcirculation and eye health) higher
than any other commercially available
fruit or vegetable.
New Zealand blackcurrants also contain
higher levels of vitamin C than any other
commercially available fruit or vegetable.
This is why GSK sources blackcurrant in
New Zealand and in turn supply Europe
and Asia with its successful Ribena
brand of blackcurrant juice.
Clinical trials undertaken on behalf of
the New Zealand blackcurrant industry
have demonstrated that regular
consumption of blackcurrants reduces
muscle stiffening and muscle fatigue,
improves kidney function, increases blood
ow and blood circulation, improves eye
function and visual fatigue.
The varieties of blackcurrant grown in
New Zealand are not found commercially
anywhere in the world
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. Grown and
consumed in Europe for over 100 years
for their nutrient and health benets,
blackcurrants have gained enormous
growth in popularity for their juice and
extracts within Europe and Asia over
the past decade. They remain, however,
relatively unknown in North America.
The New Zealand blackcurrant industry
is well structured and highly organised,
since producers supply New Zealand
blackcurrant juice concentrate for
multinational consumer companies like
GSK. The New Zealand blackcurrant
industry also conducts on-going research
into the health benets of blackcurrant
concentrates and extracts.
Some of the research into the benets
of blackcurrants has focused on
sports nutrition, the reduction of
muscle stiffening and muscle fatigue,
circulatory and cardiovascular health
showing improvements, kidney
function and systemic circulation, as
well as eye function and visual fatigue
improvements.
Circulatory improvements which benet
brain function, cardiovascular and eye
health are among the list of clinical
studies that New Zealand blackcurrant
extracts have been involved in. Grown
in clean soils, under clear skies and
strong UV sunlight, which New Zealand
is famous for, the unique varieties
of blackcurrant that are grown in
New Zealand have developed naturally
high levels of bioactives such as
anthocyanins, phenolics, vitamin C
and other antioxidant compounds.
TOTAL ANTHOCYANINS (MG/100G)
A
A
A. BEN RUA (NZ BLACKCURRANT)
B. BEN ARD (NZ BLACKCURRANT)
C. SWEDISH BILBERRY
D. EUROPEAN BILBERRY
E. CANADIAN BLUEBERRY
B
B
C
C
D
D
E
E
VITAMIN C (MG/100G)
Independent research by Plant and Food
New Zealand on behalf of Blackcurrants
New Zealand Ltd.
18. NZ BLACKCURRANT CO-OPERATIVE; THE NZ INDUSTRY GROUP THAT GOVERNS THE MARKETING AND EXPORT IN NZ BLACKCURRANTS.
BIOACTIVES
BOYSENBERRY (WHOLE FRUIT) BING SWEET CHERRY
The Bing sweet cherry has always
been a popular stone fruit with many
of New Zealands close export markets.
In an attempt to better understand the
nutritional benets of the fruit and to
add value to non-export grade fruit, a
study was undertaken during the 2008-
2009 harvest season by sweet cherry
growers from the Central Otago region
of New Zealand.
The investigation included an analytical
assessment of total phenolics (key
nutrients associated with human health)
and anthocyanin (powerful antioxidants)
levels in the cherry to benchmark the
New Zealand fruit against fruit grown
in other regions of the world. These
analytical results were then compared
to the results of similar studies from the
same varieties of sweet cherry grown in
California and Oregon which had been
tested by the University of California,
Davis, a public teaching and research
university. It was discovered that the
New Zealand-grown Bing sweet cherry
had fruit that was signicantly higher
in both key bioactives total phenolics
and anthocyanin levels.
Recent research into the health benets
of the boysenberry has revealed more to
this berry than simply its taste.
It has been known for over a decade
that New Zealand-grown boysenberries
have very high levels of antioxidants and
anthocyanins (red colour pigments). But
more recently the research has focused
on two other bioactive components of
the boysenberry called ellargic acid and
ellagitannins, which have been identied
as powerful anti-inammatory agents.
While it is still too early to know these
results, the New Zealand Government
has been funding ongoing research
into the potential benets for the
management of inammatory bowel
conditions such as Crohns disease.
This appears to be a promising area for
future research
19
.
New Zealand is the worlds number one producer
of boysenberries, a berry that results from a
natural hybridisation of a raspberry, blackberry and
loganberry. New Zealands world-leading supply
position offers an exclusive position for companies
that are rst to market with this excellent tasting fruit.
On average the total phenolic
compounds of the New Zealand fruit
was shown to be 60 percent higher
than the same variety grown in the US.
The antioxidant value of the
New Zealand fruit was nearly 300
percent higher when compared to
the values found in the fruit from
the same US-grown cultivar.
New Zealand sweet cherries were
tested for levels of anthocyanins
and found to have 238 percent
higher levels than the Western US
sweet cherries.
Antioxidant capacity is normally
measured in Trolox units per 100 gm or
TE/100g, with the US cherry measured
at 2111 and the New Zealand cherry
measured at 6122.
AVG US SWEET CHERRY
AVG NZ SWEET CHERRY
Comparision of anthocyanin content of
New Zealand grown cherries to the same
cultivars grown in the US
ANTHOCYANIN (MG/100MG)
37
88
149
160
211.1
612.2
TOTAL PHENOLICS (MG/100MG) ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY
(TE/10MG)
19 NUTRIGENOMICS NEW ZEALAND WHICH IS A RESEARCH COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND,
AGRESEARCH LIMITED AND PLANT & FOOD RESEARCH.
BIOACTIVES
GOLD KIWIFRUIT (WHOLE FRUIT AND EXTRACTS)
Gold kiwifruit is a relatively new fruit to the global
market. It is similar to its green kiwifruit cousin but
with a novel avour that has become very popular
with consumers the world over. Gold kiwifruit has
been the subject of many advanced studies into its
health benets and much of this research has focused
on the benets to the human immune system.
A recent study published in the prestigious British
Journal of Nutrition (2012) reported that whole gold
kiwifruit contains nutrients which are important for
immune function during symptoms of upper airway
infection (i.e. the common cold), including vitamins
C and E, folate, polyphenols and carotenoids. The
researchers reported that consumption of gold kiwifruit
resulted in the detection of increased concentrations
of several bioactives that contribute to reduced
duration and severity of cold symptoms
20
.
Also known as the Actinidia arguta, the kiwiberry
is also a cousin of the green kiwifruit. Sometimes
called baby kiwifruit, this is a smaller, hairless
version of the traditional kiwifruit. Looking
just like a large berry and about the same
size, arguta has been the subject of extensive
bioactives research. To date, much of the study
has focused on the argutas ability to suppress
the symptoms of dermatitis in skin. Like the
gold kiwifruit, it is assumed that arguta is acting
on the human immune system to dampen the
overactive inammatory response in hyper-
sensitive individuals
21
.
KIWIBERRY (WHOLE FRUIT AND EXTRACTS)
20. BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION. 2012 OCTOBER; 108(7):1235-45. 21. A RANDOMISED CLINICAL STUDY FROM THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION. 2011 OCTOBER; 50(7): PP 523-9.
22. EDIBLE MEDICINAL AND NON-MEDICINAL PLANTS: FRUITS. VOLUME 3 BY T. K. LIM, PP601-608
As an edible fruit, the feijoa is green,
about the size of a kiwifruit and with
an exotic, refreshing and intense avour.
New Zealand is one of the only
countries in the world that grows this
exciting fruit on a commercial scale.
Since 2007 there have been numerous
studies into the health benets of
the feijoa by researchers around the
world. The research has ranged from
examining the effect of increasing
bone mineralisation to protect against
osteoporosis through to the fruits
benecial effect on gut bacteria
22
.
FEIJOA (WHOLE FRUIT AND EXTRACTS)
BIOACTIVES
This is similar to a study in the 1990s
that determined that green tea grown
in the very high UV light conditions
that exist in New Zealand produced
excess levels of oligomeric procyanidin
(OPC) polyphenolic compounds. These
compounds are powerful antioxidants
and are responsible for the generally
recognised health benets of
green tea.
This is likely the same mechanism
for the very high antioxidant activity
found in the Sauvignon Blanc grape
seed extracts.
An independent study using
New Zealand grape seed extract in
skincare demonstrated that it was able
to improve skin cell membrane integrity
by both decreasing trans-epidermal
water loss (TEWL) and improving
elasticity each by at least 16 percent.
Reducing TEWL and maintaining
hydration of the skin is a major
objective of the skincare industry.
INNOVATION AS A BY-PRODUCT OF THE NEW ZEALAND WINE INDUSTRY
New Zealand is highly regarded for the quality of its wine industry,
which has also helped fuel innovation in the natural products
industry. Studies have been done to determine the antioxidant
potency of some grape seeds, honing in on the Sauvignon Blanc
grape variety.
A. NZ GRAPE
SEED EXTRACT
B. VITAMIN C
C. DARK CHOCOLATE
D. DRIED ACAI BERRIES
E. BLUEBERRIES
F. CRANBERRIES
Comparison between the antioxidant
capacity between New Zealand grape
seed extract and other antioxidant foods
ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY (ORAC) TE/G
A B C D E F
11000
1500
1032 1027
180 119
20
TEWL ELASTICITY
-20
0
BIOACTIVES
Despite its remote location in the Pacic Ocean,
New Zealands climate and farming methods provide
a low environmental footprint. New Zealands
agricultural production and the requirements of
grassland or grass-fed farming require relatively
low energy, including transport to market.
For example, New Zealand dairy products came
out with lower emissions per ton of milk solids when
compared to the grain-feed farming used in the UK.
NEW ZEALANDS
YEAR-ROUND
GRASSLAND
FARMING IS BETTER
FOR THE PLANET
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES FROM DAIRY BENEFIT FROM GRASS-FED CATTLE
There has been a wide range of innovative dairy-derived bioactives
developed by the New Zealand dairy industry. These include
colostrum, lactoferrin and lactoperoxidase, immune defence
proteins, conjugated linoleic acid, probiotics, vitamin K
enriched milk and many others.
A major advantage of New Zealands
year-round, grass-fed dairy cattle is that
many of the bioactives, which these
animals naturally produce in their milk
appear to be elevated when compared to
other grain-fed dairy cattle. In particular
this appears to be true of immune
defence proteins that are designed to
confer a strengthened immune response
for a calf once the colostrum (or rst
milk) is nished.
The benets of grass-fed beef and dairy:
80 percent less total fat
30 percent less cholesterol
up to 4 times more vitamin E
up to 10 times more vitamin A
higher levels of conjugated
linolenic acid
signicantly higher levels of
antioxidants such as glutathione,
superoxide dismutase (SOD) and
catalase (CAT).
BIOACTIVES
NEW ZEALAND:
RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT
FOR INNOVATION
The way in which the New Zealand Government
funds its applied health and nutrition research
is designed to support the core agriculture,
horticulture and marine industries. It also
encourages innovation and fresh thinking through
collaboration among New Zealands universities
and the Governments own research institutes.
A great example of this process in action can be found
in Palmerston North at a research campus called the
Fitzherbert Science Centre. This research campus
includes Massey University (the second largest in
New Zealand), a number of different Crown Research
Institutes (Government-owned research facilities), as
well as a major private dairy research facility, owned
by Fonterra (a large global dairy company). These
food science and nutrition research and development
capabilities are also closely linked to high performance
sports physiology, medicine and veterinary science.
BIOACTIVES
New Zealand businesses growing bigger,
better, faster in international markets.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the
countrys international business development agency,
working with businesses that have the ambition
to succeed internationally. A range of services are
designed to support businesses to grow and are
focused primarily on rening strategy, improving
performance, building global networks, and in-
market support for business development.
Businesses have access to a network of international
NZTE ofces that can help them build alliances
and develop strategic commercial relationships
overseas. These alliances can provide access to
international distribution networks, new markets,
skills and technology, and investment capital.
Similarly, NZTE provides buyers, importers and
distributors in international markets with information
about what New Zealand businesses have to offer,
to help them source quality New Zealand products
and services or identify investment opportunities.
New Zealand is a unique country with exceptional
ingredients and innovations. With the support
of NZTE and Government initiatives, New
Zealand businesses are introducing signicant
bioactives benets to global markets.
BIOACTIVES
For more information, please contact
Duncan Catanach
Trade Commissioner
North America
P: +1 310 460 4426
E: Duncan.Catanach@nzte.govt.nz
W: www.nzte.govt.nz
Legal disclaimer
This guide only contains general information and
is not formal advice. It is recommended that you
seek independent advice on any matter related to
the use of the information. In no event will NZTE
be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising
from the use of the information in this guide.
ISBN number
978-0-478-37976-1 June 2013
BIOACTIVES
Absolute Essential
Airborne Honey
Anagenix
Antipodes
Aroma
Bio Oils
BLIS Technologies
Enzo Nutraceuticals
Essentially New Zealand
Forest Herbs
Fruision
Just the Berries
Lifestream
Living Nature
ManukaGuard
Manuka Health
ManukaMed
Mountain Red
Natural Health Laboratories
Natural Products NZ
New Zealand Honey Specialties
NZLavender
Oil Seed Extractions
Pacic Perfumes
Phytomed Medicinal Herbs
Quantec
SeaDragon Marine Oils
Seperex Nutritionals
Taura Natural Ingredients
Trinity Bioactives
Vitaco Health
Waitaki Biosciences
Watson & Son
NEW ZEALAND BIOACTIVE
COMPANY PROFILES
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Mother and Child
safe, pure organics for
pregnancy, birth and
motherhood, to gently
nurture baby and child
Health and Well Being
botanical oils, creams and
gels crafted to support full
natural vitality, immunity,
balance and sleep
Skin and Body
nourishing, restorative
plant formulas to nurture
beautiful skin, healthful
balance and natural healing
Home and Living
full plant power for
enhanced ambience, a clean
green home, restorative
travel and natural rst aid.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Manuka Mouth Wash
(certied organic)
Vanilla Shea Butter Lip Balm
(certied organic).
MAJOR MARKETS
Natural health stores
Organic stores
Natural mother, baby
and child stores
Online stores
Department stores
Professional health services.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
NewZealand
Hong Kong
Macau / China
Singapore
Australia
Indonesia
Malaysia
Korea
Taiwan
Japan
United Kingdom
Europe
United States
Canada.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
All ingredients at the Absolute
Essential certied organic
factory are sourced directly
from small-hold producers
all over the world to ensure
organic and ethical practice.
CONTACT
Absolute Essential Ltd
250 Oaia Road
Muriwai Beach
Auckland
NewZealand 0881
T: +64 9 411 5442
E: customerservice@
absoluteessential.com
Dr Bo Hendgen DO ND
Founder/Director
T: +64 21 667 125
E: bo@absoluteessential.com
www.absoluteessential.com
ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL LTD
ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL LTD
Absolute Essential creates specialised natural healthcare products
utilising therapeutic plant oils, in their optimum pure natural form.
Therapeutic organics are the future of aromatherapy. These are
pristine creams, carriers and essential oils for a full range of uses:
health and wellbeing; mother, child and baby; home and living;
body and skin care. The company selects potent plant properties
to support physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and so
enhance the bodys natural capacity for balanced healthy living.
Absolute Essential sources from small, organic
farms and sustainable wild harvests, and
at every step takes the greatest of care to
protect the plants essential medicinal purity.
The company ofers a customer support
system through their award-winning website
that allows consumers to ask questions by
way of a live chat facility. Their blog shows
users how to use a wide variety of products,
and there is an email consultancy option for
more specic issues.
Company founder Dr Bo Hendgen DO ND has
more than 25 years of experience in aromatic
medicine, osteopathy and naturopathy.
For 20 years she ran her own successful
healthcare clinics in Auckland, NewZealand.
Bo is respected by educators and within the
industry as a leading natural healthcare expert.
to embracing all things Natural, Plant Based,
Organic, Fair Trade and Cruelty Free.
ABSOLUTELY YES
ABSOLUTELY NO
to Petrochemicals, Parabens, Pesticides,
Industrial Giants and Animal Testing

Natural therapeu-
tic products for
every event and
everyday living.
Natural therapeutic products for every event and everyday living.
BIOACTIVES
MAJOR/CURRENT PRODUCTS Mother and Child safe, pure organics for pregnancy, birth and motherhood, to gently nurture baby and child Health and Well Being botanical oils, creams and gels crafted to support full natural vitality, immunity, balance and sleep Skin and Body nourishing, restorative plant formulas to nurture beautiful skin, healthful balance and natural healing Home and Living full plant power for enhanced ambience, a clean green home, restorative travel and natural rst aid. NEWPRODUCTS/ TECHNOLOGIES/ PATENTS Manuka Mouth Wash (certied organic) Vanilla Shea Butter Lip Balm (certied organic). MAJOR MARKETS Natural health stores Organic stores Natural mother, baby and child stores Online stores Department stores Professional health services.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES New Zealand Hong Kong Macau / China Singapore Australia Indonesia Malaysia Korea Taiwan Japan United Kingdom Europe United States Canada. SPECIALISED SERVICES All ingredients at the Absolute Essential certied organic factory are sourced directly fromsmall-hold producers all over the world to ensure organic and ethical practice.
CONTACT Absolute Essential Ltd 250 Oaia Road Muriwai Beach Auckland New Zealand 0881 T: +64 9 411 5442 E: customerservice@ absoluteessential.com Dr Bo Hendgen DO ND Founder/Director T: +64 21 667 125 E: bo@absoluteessential.com www.absoluteessential.com
BIOACTIVES
AIRBORNE HONEY LIMITED
AIRBORNE HONEY LIMITED
Airborne Honey is a family-owned business that has been crafting
honey in New Zealand for over 100 years. As well as being New
Zealands oldest honey brand, founded in 1910, Airborne Honey
is also one of the largest and most trusted honey packing and
exporting companies in the industry.
Their expertise in providing proven quality, true-to-type honey
allows them to target consumers who recognise the natural
health benets. It also gives customers the opportunity to try
multiple varieties from New Zealand. Airborne Honey produces
nine monooral honeys, each with a diferent taste, aroma and
appearance.
Airborne Honey also produces a line of Antibacterial Honey
Lozenges and a range of Health Honeys, which have been
scientically proven to be high in antibacterial activity, antioxidants
and oligosaccharides.
BIOACTIVES
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Health Honeys
(each batch analysed)
Monooral Honey
(single ower)
Honey Lozenges
(cold dried and pressed)
Blended Honey
(retains natural pollen).
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Airborne Honey has a patented
process for liquefying honey
that prevents heat damage
and retaining the natural
goodness created by the bees.
Airborne Honey has also
introduced a world rst,
Honest, Undamaged and
Traceable label which helps
consumers for the rst time
recognise good quality honey
from bad quality honey.
MAJOR MARKETS
New Zealand (No. 1
Premium Honey Brand)
Australia
Indonesia
Singapore
Malaysia
Hong Kong
China
Taiwan
Japan
Korea
Saudi Arabia
Qatar
India
Canada
United States.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Airborne Honey has a high
specication laboratory
that has been operating
since 1985, producing New
Zealands largest honey data
vault that is used by New
Zealand universities and
international laboratories.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Airborne Honey has importers
and sales agents around the
world and currently supplies
to over 15 countries.
CONTACT
Airborne Honey Limited
41 Pennington St
Leeston, Canterbury
New Zealand 7632
T: +64 3 324 3569
E: sales@airbornehoney.co.nz
John M Smart
Sales and Marketing Manager
E: john@airbornehoney.co.nz
www.airborne.co.nz
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Anagenix continues to
invest in a number of
natural ingredient platforms
that will ofer a range of
health benets to dietary
supplement and food and
beverage manufacturers.
The primary health indications
of interest include digestion,
immunity and weight
management, and structural
health and performance.
MAJOR MARKETS
Dietary supplements
Digestive health ingredients
Weight management
ingredients
Sports nutrition ingredients
Functional food
Natural food ingredients.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
New ingredient development
and validation of key
health claims.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Anagenix products Apura
Green and Actazin are
distributed in the US, Europe,
Canada, Australia and other
countries by US-based
distributor Stratum Nutrition.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Anagenix has launched two
ingredients from its kiwi fruit
technology platform:
Apura Green a 100 percent
natural ingredient which
ofers manufacturers a way
to improve overall nutrition
in food and beverage goods;
it is a kiwifruit paste that can
be used as an alternative to
higher fat content ingredients
in baked goods or cooking,
such as eggs, dairy products,
butter, or oils
Actazin a unique kiwi
fruit powder which ofers
international manufacturers
a more convenient form
for dietary supplement
formulation promoting
the benets of super fruit
consumption and digestive
health support.
CONTACT
Anagenix Limited
10 Hutt Road
Petone, Lower Hutt
NewZealand 5012
T: +64 4 5863164
E: info@anagenix.com
Chris Johnson
Chief Executive
E: chris.johnson@anagenix.com
Melissa Yiannoutsos
Chief Operations and Sales
E: melissa.yiannoutsos@anagenix.
com
Jennifer Anderson
Chief Technical and Sales
E: jennifer.anderson@anagenix.com
www.anagenix.com
ANAGENIX LIMITED
ANAGENIX LIMITED
Anagenix is focused on transforming plant crops and marine
resources sourced from NewZealand into highly valued, highly
sought after nutraceuticals and food based ingredients. The
company was set up in 2007 to develop NewZealand-made, high
quality nutritional products. They recognise that the countrys
biodiversity and pristine growing conditions make NewZealand an
ideal place to develop and manufacture innovative ingredients and
draw on NewZealands unique expertise and resources for their
product portfolio.
Anagenix gives its clients quality natural ingredients that can be
incorporated into their formulations to ofer consumers additional
health and wellness benets. All ingredients developed by
Anagenix are traceable to their origin and growing region.
BIOACTIVES
ANTIPODES NZ LIMITED
ANTIPODES NZ LIMITED
Antipodes is a science-based company that has invested years
into research and development with top experts to create high-
performance anti-ageing products. Each and every product has
been carefully formulated from selected pure ingredients from
nature with strong bioactivity. Key products are scientically
shown to signicantly promote the synthesis of elastin Type I and
Type III collagen in human skin cells. These scientic investigations
are giving women the condence to make positive choices to
apply skincare that is organic, natural and results-orientated.
Antipodes receives anecdotal feedback
every day from excited women all over the
world whove had exceptional skin-enhancing
results after switching to the beauty
brand. Antipodes engages an independent
laboratory for blind study scientic testing of
its products on human broblast skin cells,
which is called in-vitro investigation.
This laboratory environment is the Antipodes
preferred method of testing end formulations
and measures the diference the products
make to the natural collagen production of
the cells. Along with human clinical trials
they give a robust scientic perspective on
skincare. Antipodes is based in Wellington,
NewZealand.
BIOACTIVES
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Antipodes Skin Care:
cleansers
moisturisers
anti-aging products
body products.
Antipodes Mineral Makeup:
mineral foundations
nishing powder
lipsticks.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Antipodes is in development
stage for new products.
MAJOR MARKETS
scientically validated
organic beauty (skincare)
scientic natural makeup.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Antipodes is a niche
beauty brand.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Antipodes currently exports
to 8 destinations throughout
Australasia, Asia, Europe and
North America
NewZealand
Australia
United Kingdom
Canada
Taiwan
Malaysia
South Korea.
CONTACT
Antipodes NZ Limited
207 Tasman Street
Newtown, Wellington
NewZealand 6021
T: +64 4 934 7930
E: beautyexpert@
antipodesnature.com
Elizabeth Barbalich
Company Director
E: elizabeth@antipodesnature.
com
Zoran Barbalich
Company Director
E: zoran@antipodesnature.
com
Nicky James Baird
Strategic Planning Manager
E: nicky@antipodesnature.
com
Stephanie Simeon
Global Brand Trainer
E: stephanie@
antipodesnature.com
Alannah Rameka
Media contact
E: alannah@antipodesnature.
com
www.antipodesnature.com
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Bio-active shark
cartilage powder
Fish bone calcium
Super Critical uid
extraction.
MAJOR MARKETS
Dietary supplements
Joint care nutrition
Pet food nutrition
Flavors.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Freeze drying
Super Critical uid
extraction.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Aroma have extensive
global export capabilities
with 99 percent of Aroma
NewZealands product range
currently exported to all
major markets.
Australia
United States
Europe
Asia
NewZealand
United Kingdom
Canada.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
GlycOmega-PLUS
Our premium grade green-
lipped mussel extract which
is cold extracted. Clinically
tested to reduce joint pain
and increase joint mobility.
GlycOmega-PLUS is the
natural joint care ingredient
for both human and pet food
applications
Green-lipped mussel oil
A highly concentrated EPA/
DHA oil extract for joint care
health
Shark cartilage powder
Rich in chondroitin sulphate
and calcium for healthy bones
and joints for people sufering
from joint pain
Oyster extract powder
Rich source of natural
glycogen, taurine and amino
acids for increased energy
levels and well being.
Also used for oyster sauces
and seasoning
Fish protein powder
High protein levels extracted
from New Zealand sh for
good health and wellbeing
Soluble beef trachea
extract Containing
chondroitin sulphate and
active proteins for joint
mobility
Beef bone powder MCHA
and sh bone powder
Natural source of calcium for
strong healthy bones.
CONTACT
Aroma NewZealand Ltd
12 Senior Place
Bromley, Christchurch
NewZealand 8062
T: +64 3 389 9005
E: aroma@aromanz.com
Ben G Winters
Managing Director
www.aromanz.com
AROMA NEWZEALAND LTD
AROMA NEWZEALAND LTD
Aroma NewZealand Ltd manufactures high quality joint care
product formulated with freeze-dried marine products, with
proven benets in both the human and veterinary markets.
Their products GlycOmega green shell mussel powder and SCP-
Active shark cartilage powder are rich in chondroitin sulphates
and glycosaminoglycans which focus on the support of joint and
connective tissue functions and the repair of cartilage injuries.
Dedicated to research, Aroma sells top quality active ingredient
materials backed by the most rigorous scientic verication.
They have established themselves as a recognised leader in the
joint-care industry.
Leading nutritional and veterinarian companies worldwide rely
on Aromas branded raw materials and the companys experience
in launching a variety of successful brands. A landmark University
of Queensland clinical study trial of Aromas GlycOmega-PLUS
recently found arthritic pain improved 59 percent for people
taking the supplement.
BIOACTIVES
BIO OILS ASHBURTON LIMITED
BIO OILS ASHBURTON LIMITED
Bio Oils is NewZealands largest producer of cold-pressed
ax seed oil and ax seed bre supplying the food, dietary
supplement, cosmetic and specialist animal nutrition industries.
Established in 1987, Bio Oils is a family-owned and operated
business based in Ashburton in the heart of the Canterbury Plains
of NewZealand. The companys focus is on quality and traceability
to guarantee the production of some of the worlds best ax seed
products.
Flax seed oil is the richest source of Omega 3,
an essential fatty acid with anti-inammatory
properties. With the unique soil and climate
combination of the Canterbury Plains Bio
Oils ax seed oil typically contains a high
60 percent Omega 3 considered to be the
highest Omega 3 percentage obtained from
non-genetically modied seed. Flax seed oil
also contains Omega 6 and Omega9.
Flax seed bre is a rich source of protein
and dietary bre aiding with bowel health.
It is also the richest source of lignans
phytoestrogenic plant chemicals that mimic
the hormone estrogen in the body. Lignans
are being studied for possible use in cancer
prevention, in particular, breast cancer. Bio
Oils products are unrened, GMO free and
traceable back to the paddock where theyre
grown in NewZealand.
BIOACTIVES
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Raw material suppliers
of ax seed oil and bre
from bulk ingredients
to nished product
Tailor made solutions
to meet customer
requirements
Traceability
from soil to oil.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Bio Oils supplies both
domestic and international
markets and has strong
relationships with global
logistics companies.
CONTACT
Bio Oils Ashburton Limited
27 Dobson Street West
Ashburton
NewZealand
PO Box 479
27 Dobson Street
Ashburton 7700
T: +64 3 308 3305
E: info@bio-oils.co.nz
Daryl Prebble
Owner/Director
T: +64 274 335 145
E: daryl@bio-oils.co.nz
Debbie Swift
General Manager
T: +64 3 308 3305
E: debbie@bio-oils.co.nz
www.bio-oils.co.nz
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Cold-Pressed Flax Seed
Oil Liquid and Capsules
Omega 3 supplement.
An alternative to Fish Oils
for vegetarians
Flax Seed Fibre
Protein and Dietary Fibre
supplement.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
NZMPI approved
HACCP based food safety
programme
Sustainable crops from
renewable sources
Certied organic.
MAJOR MARKETS
Food
Dietary supplement
Nutraceuticals
Cosmetic
Specialist animal nutrition
Joint health
Skin care
Omega oils
Digestive health
Fortied foods
Animal health.
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BLIS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
BLIS TECHNOLOGIES LTD
BLIS Technologies is a NewZealand biotechnology company and
award-winning producer of probiotic health products designed
to efectively combat harmful bacteria. Founded to provide a way
to reduce the usage of antibiotics through taking a preventative
approach, the company aims to promote good health through
the use of natural and safe advanced oral care probiotics.
BLIS Technologies was founded in 2000
following more than 30 years of research
by Professor John Tagg of the Microbiology
Department at the University of Otago. He
has devoted his life as a microbiologist to
discovering natural preventative methods to
stop streptococcal infections in children.
This led him to discover strains of the
naturally occurring tongue bacterium
Streptococcus salivarius. He identied
that only 2 percent of strains produced
antimicrobial substances (known as
Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitory Substances
or BLIS) that most efectively inhibited the
growth of the bacterial causative agent of
strep throat Streptococcus pyogenes. Strain
K12 was the prototype strain selected for
commercialisation as an oral probiotic.
In 2001 BLIS Technologies was listed on the
NewZealand Stock Exchange. In the time
since, the company has developed consumer
products for throat health, halitosis (bad
breath), probiotic support for the body,
and immune support.
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US Patent No. 6773912
US Patent No. 7226590
US Patent No. 7595041
US Patent No. 8283136
BLIS Technologies
manufactures its products
to GMP standards. It has self
af rmed GRAS approval.
MAJOR MARKETS
Nutritional supplements
Personal care
Niche food and beverage
Pet care.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
BLIS Technologies ofers
advice on manufacturing
protocols for its probiotics
and can assist in stability
studies. The company ofers
a range of semi-nished
and nished goods (clean
skin) for customers unique
label requirements.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
United States
Asia
Europe
NewZealand
Australia.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
BLIS K12 the agship
product for the company;
applications include support
for oralcare, throat health,
upper airway immune
support, alleviation of
halitosis
BLIS M18 a patented
oral probiotic providing
advanced support for gums
and teeth.
BLIS Technologies
manufactures the following
products:
Branded nished products
for retail
Semi-nished (e.g. bulk
tablets/capsules)
Bulk ingredient powders
for both dietary supplement
and food manufacturers.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
BLIS Technologies recently
released their second
S. salivarius probiotic strain
BLIS M18 which provides
advanced protection for teeth
and gums. In total 51 patents
in four patent families have
now been granted. There are
some patent applications still
under examination and the
company remains committed
to its policy of ling patents
surrounding its core
technologies.
CONTACT
BLIS Technologies Ltd
The Centre for Innovation
87 Saint David Street
Dunedin
NewZealand 9016
T: +64 3 479 5337
E: support@blis.co.nz
Dr Barry Richardson
CEO
Dr Philip Wescombe
Senior Scientist
Dr John Hale
Technical Marketing Manager
Mr Mukesh Kumar
Business Development
E: mukesh.kumar@blis.co.nz
T: +64 3 479 8954
www.blis.co.nz
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SPECIALISED SERVICES
We ofer to conduct
stability studies for selected
customers.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Australia
Canada
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
NewZealand
Singapore
Taiwan
United States
United Kingdom.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Enzogenol the highest
quality avonoid product
derived from the worlds most
pristine natural resource - the
pine forests of New Zealand.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Enzo has patents and
patent applications for
traumatic brain injury,
migraine, avonoid extraction
technology, and DNA
protection.
Active clinical research is
being undertaken in the
area of migraine and brain
injury. Enzo is working with
companies involved with
developing medical foods.
MAJOR MARKETS
Brain Health
Eye Health
Blood Pressure Health
Diabetes Nutritional
Support.
CONTACT
Enzo Nutraceuticals Ltd
Cnr Opatito Rd and Lee Ave
Paeroa
NewZealand 3600
T: +64 9 4141 997
E: dgiles@enzo.co.nz
David Giles
Chief Executive Of cer
E: dgiles@enzo.co.nz
T: +64 9 4141 997
Dr Matt Frevel
Chief Scientic Of cer
E: mattfrevel@enzo.co.nz
T: +64 21 581 933
www.enzogenol.com
ENZO NUTRACEUTICALS LTD
ENZO NUTRACEUTICALS LTD
Enzo Nutraceuticals is the manufacturer of Enzogenol, a
proprietary avonoid extract produced from the bark of the
NewZealand Pinus radiata tree.
Enzogenol specifically specifically targets brain health but is also
used in many other applications.
Enzogenol consists of a potent mixture of
natural antioxidant and anti-inammatory
plant compounds known as bioavonoids.
Due to the highly active antioxidant and
anti-inammatory compounds, Enzogenol
has many health supporting properties,
including supporting:
healthy brain function
healthy attention, concentration and
behaviour in children
healthy blood vessels, circulation and blood
pressure
healthy eye function
healthy oxidative balance.
The extract is produced using a patented
pure water extraction process and has GRAS
(Generally Recognized As Safe) status.
Enzogenol is backed by multiple clinical trials
published in peer reviewed journals.
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GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Essentially NewZealand is
able to provide a sustainable
supply of Totarol and
Totarol formulations to all
international markets.
United States
Europe
Australia
Brazil
Korea
China
Taiwan
Japan
Other Asian destinations.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Totarol powder BioGro
NewZealand and USDA
Organic certied.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Totarol; T2GE; water
dispersible broad spectrum
formulation.
Patented for A method of
extracting Totarol and/or a
product containing Totarol.
MAJOR MARKETS
Antibacterial and antioxidant
ingredients/formulations
for personal care and other
applications.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Supply of Totarol and Totarol-
based formulations to the
personal care industries as
well as potentially supplying
to food ingredients,
nutraceuticals and medical
applications manufacturers.
CONTACT
Essentially NewZealand
PO Box 33 536
Takapuna, Auckland
NewZealand 0740
T: +64 9 486 0623
E: info@essentiallynz.com
Reinhard Hueber
Managing Director
T: +64 21 765 085
www.essentiallynz.com
ESSENTIALLY NEWZEALAND LIMITED
ESSENTIALLY NEWZEALAND LIMITED
Essentially NewZealand is an international marketing
representative for NewZealand based manufacturers of natural
ingredients and formulations for the personal care, cosmetics,
human and animal health industries. Essentially NewZealand
is responsible for international sales and marketing of Totarol,
a natural component of NewZealands native Totara tree.
The Totara tree has been known to grow
for over 1000 years. When the tree is in its
infant stage it begins to produce a powerful
antibacterial and antioxidant agent, Totarol,
that some of the worlds largest consumer
brands include as a key ingredient in their
personal care products.
Essentially NewZealand is the company that
launched Totarol on the world market in 2001.
International customers are attracted to the
products uniqueness and multiple benets.
Totarol has incredible antibacterial qualities
and kills both gram positive and negative
bacteria. It also has powerful antioxidant
properties, an important feature in the
manufacture of personal care products.
Their Principal gathers the raw material from
fallen trees, old fence posts and wood from
demolished buildings. They then use their
patented extraction process to manufacture
the 100 percent natural product.
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MAJOR MARKETS
Markets looking for an
efective natural alternative
to pharmaceutical drugs for
control of yeast overgrowth
and microbial issues
Distribution via retail
and online health stores,
registered practitioners,
hospitals and pharmacies
Ingredient use: for inclusion
into liquid formulations as
an antimicrobial/natural
preservative for food
and beverage or dietary
supplements
Incorporation into functional
cosmetic formulations as
an anti-fungal agent or
preservative.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Exporter for more than
20 years
Strong scientic research
to support the active
ingredient and commercial
products
Partnered with reputable
universities and research
institutes to conduct
research and product
testing
Established markets and
distribution network.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
The Kolorex range
of products includes:
Kolorex Advanced
Candida Care (softgels)
Kolorex Intimate
Care (cream)
Kolorex Foot and
Toe Care (cream)
Kolorex Digestive
Care (tea).
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Forest Herbs holds a patent
over the best method for
extracting Kolorex Horopito
(super critical carbon dioxide)
and owns the only cultivated
plantation.
The company has shown
proof-of-concept in
producing and selling Kolorex
Horopito as an ingredient in
a variety of forms including:
Kolorex Horopito Oil,
for inclusion into liquid
formulations as an
antimicrobial/natural
preservative and for
incorporation into functional
cosmetic formulations
Kolorex Horopito Softgels,
available in bulk for private
label use.
Kolorex oral products are
listed with the Therapeutic
Goods Administration (TGA),
Australias regulatory agency
for medical drugs and devices.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Forest Herbs herbal products
are sold internationally under
the Kolorex brand in a number
of regions including:
United States
Europe
Australia
NewZealand
South Africa
China
Dubai
Israel
Kazakhstan.
CONTACT
Forest Herbs Research Ltd
142 Collingwood St
Nelson
NewZealand 7010
T: +64 3 548 2741
E: info@forestherbs.co.nz
Peter Butler
Director
Sandra Crone
Business Manager
Carol Hulse
Science and Research
www.forestherbs.co.nz
FOREST HERBS RESEARCH LTD
FOREST HERBS RESEARCH LTD
The traditional medicinal use and strong antifungal properties
of the NewZealand native Horopito plant are well renowned.
Forest Herbs utilises the combined evidence from traditional
medicine and recent scientic research to formulate its products
from this unique and ancient herb.
For over twenty years Forest Herbs has
been harnessing the potent anti-fungal and
anti-bacterial properties of Horopito. They
cultivate and harvest only Kolorex Horopito,
and products are sold internationally under
the Kolorex brand. These consist of oral
formulas, topical creams and extracts which
have taken years of research and trials before
commercial release.
Researchers at Canterbury University
published compelling results in 1982 showing
the extraordinary antifungal activity of
horopito extracts against the yeast-like fungus
Candida albicans. This activity is due to the
main active ingredient, polygodial. Since
the identication of polygodial in horopito,
there have been numerous scientic papers
published conrming both in vitro
and in vivo this unique and efective antifungal
activity.
Plants containing polygodial have been
used traditionally as foods and medicines
in NewZealand, Japan, South America and
Africa. This traditional use, along with various
scientic tests, ensure that they are safe for
human use, both external and internal.
Forest Herbs manages the only sustainable
plantation of Kolorex Horopito grown on an
organically certied farm.
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treatment of diabetes and
ulcers, prevention of macular
degeneration.
While the above benets
are possible and have been
reported, Fruision has focused
on one primary active within
NewZealand sweet cherries
(melatonin) and a group of
secondary actives (phenolics)
in order to create this rich
high-bioactive powdered
ingredient called Cherr-x.
MAJOR MARKETS
Unique bioactives: melatonin
and quercetin.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Global solutions from
ingredients blends to end
products
Generic or exclusive
customised solutions
adjustable to specic
end-user and market
requirements.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Fruision is currently seeking
distribution partners for
world markets.
The company is also seeking
a joint venture partner for
further development of new
ingredients and functional
foods based on their unique
raw materials.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Cherr-x is a freeze dried
powder made from 100
percent hand-selected
NewZealand grown
sweet cherries.
NewZealand sweet cherry
varietals with superior
melatonin and antioxidant
levels have been chosen
as the raw ingredient for
Cherr-x powders resulting
in superior levels to similar
powders sourced from
non-NewZealand sources.
The powder is blended with
silica dioxide (2 percent)
and microcrystalline
cellulose (5 percent) to
create an ideal powder with
therapeutic properties that
can be incorporated into
medicaments. Combined with
its rich red colour and sweet
taste Cherr-x powders can be
used in a number of unique
applications.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
The Cherr-x powder has
high values of melatonin
and phytonutrients. The
phytonutrients in Cherr-x
powder may ofer the
following benets: enhance
sleep, promote cardiovascular
health, protect against cancer,
slow ageing, pain relief, anti-
inammatory relief of arthritis,
CONTACT
Fruision Limited/ Moanui
Laboratories Limited
PO Box 20 086
Te Rapa, Hamilton
NewZealand 3241
T: +64 7 849 7663
E: info@moanui.co.nz
Chris Hughes
Marketing and Logistics
E: chris@moanui.co.nz
T: +64 7 849 7663
M: +64 21 956 476
Dr Rod Claycomb
Director, Research and
Development Scientist
E: rod@moanui.co.nz
Dr Judy Bragger
Research and Development
Scientist
E: judy@moanui.co.nz
www.moanui.co.nz
FRUISION LIMITED
FRUISION LIMITED
Fruision Limited is committed to the research and development
of ingredients and solutions for health and nutrition products.
Fruision is a NewZealand-based joint venture between Quantec
Limited and Summerfruit Orchards Limited.
Quantec is a NewZealand-based company specialising in high
value bioactives from natural ingredients. These bioactives are
developed into proprietary ingredient formulations for use in
nished product applications for human and animal health. With
a strong base in science and trials, Quantec focuses on developing
novel, high value ingredients with proven advantages.
Summerfruit is a NewZealand-based grower
and packer of premium quality fresh fruits,
including cherries apricots nectarines and
peaches, primarily for export markets.
Based near Alexandra in Central Otago, their
orchard is located in one of the most intense
ripening areas of the world and produces
some of the highest quality summerfruit.
Summerfruit and Quantec have joined forces
to commercialise high value products based
on the unique ripening conditions in and
around NewZealand orchards with a primary
focus on sweet cherries. Intense ripening
conditions help create unique bioactive
properties within the cherries.
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NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Delcyan
MAJOR MARKETS
Functional Ingredients for
Foods and Beverages
Nutraceuticals.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Just the Berries will be happy
to discuss opportunities to
customise new blackcurrant
extract formulations for your
new or existing product
development.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Exporting to markets
worldwide with representation
in NewZealand, the United
States, Japan and Europe.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Active Cassis Extract (ACE)
Powders - ACE 30 and ACE
35 are spray-dried powders
which ofer a cost-efective
solution for use in dietary
supplements
Delcyan - Research
conducted with The
New Zealand Institute for
Plant & Food Research
Limited on Delcyan has
demonstrated improvement
in cognitive performance
and mood during clinical
trials simulating modern
workplace activities
Currantex 20 and
Currantex 30 - are
carefully freeze-dried to
preserve the maximum
anthocyanin content
and are primarily used in
formulations promoting
eye health
Ingredient Products:
Blackcurrant Concentrate
Juice 65Brix for use in
innovative alcoholic and
non-alcoholic beverage
formulations
Cassis Pigment Extract
is a low-cost, soluble
powder for customers
wanting a blackcurrant
extract without the high
anthocyanin content.
CONTACT
Just the Berries Ltd
68 Weld St, RD2
Palmerston North
NewZealand 4472
T: +64 6 952 3850
E: market@justtheberries.co.nz
www.justtheberries.co.nz
JUST THE BERRIES LTD
JUST THE BERRIES LTD
Just the Berries Ltd is a manufacturer of nutraceutical ingredients
for functional foods and beverages containing anthocyanins
and other physiologically useful polyphenolic compounds from
New Zealand blackcurrants. High levels of ultraviolet light, mild
winters and hot dry summers create the perfect environment for
our specially selected cultivars to develop the highest levels of
anthocyanins. New Zealand horticultural practices are among the
cleanest in the world, allowing customers of Just the Berries to be
condent of product quality and safety.
The use of blackcurrant fruit in herbal
medicine emerged in the Middle Ages when
it was used extensively in natural health
remedies. Today there is a growing body
of scientic evidence which shows how
blackcurrants can protect against oxidative
damage and inammation, contributing to
healthier lifestyles for men and women of
all ages.
Just the Berries is unique in that it is involved
in all stages of product development, from
improving cultivars through to growing
the blackcurrants, developing new products
and manufacturing ingredients for use
in dietary supplement and functional food
applications. Just the Berries has a modern
and well-equipped laboratory for analysis
of raw material, in-process samples and
nished goods.
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Lifestream services over
20countries in the regions
of Asia, Oceania, Europe and
Middle East.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
With strong support and
knowledge of the whole
foods supplement category,
Lifestream is a market-leading
creator of innovative products
within the category.
Known as a pioneering
company that is constantly
evolving, Lifestream has
many product ideas and
innovations in the planning
and development stages. The
manufacturing premises and
internal expertise ensures
that the business continues
to expand and grow with
exciting new products
and ranges.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Lifestream works with
independent distributors
located in the diferent
countries it services. The
company is interested in
communicating with new
distribution contacts and
expanding into new markets.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Lifestream operates in a
purpose built state-of-the-art
manufacturing plant that is
OSH and HACCP certied, and
soon to be GMP registered.
New products include:
Lifestream Spirulina Blue
the perfect spirulina
for people who are under
increased stress, are
immune compromised or
just need extra energy
Lifestream Essential Greens
a great selection of
wholefoods and herbs to
support key body systems
and their function
Lifestream V-Omega 3
the latest advancement
in omega 3 oils, it is a high
strength 100% natural algal
source of vegetarian DHA
and EPA
Lifestream AstaJoint
a premium joint
healthcare product
Qsilica One a day Formula
a powerful combination
of ingredients to support
the health growth, function
and appearance of hair, skin
and nails.
CONTACT
Lifestream International Ltd
24 Kawana Street
Northcote
Auckland 0627
NewZealand
T: +64 9 481 0470
Robert Schumann
Export Development Manager
E: robert@lifestream.co.nz
T: +64 9 481 0467
Sheldon Midgley
General Manager
E: sheldon@lifestream.co.nz
T: +64 9 481 0465
Frank Gwynne
NZ Manager Sales & Marketing
E: frank@lifestream.co.nz
T: +64 9 481 0463
www.lifestream.co.nz
LIFESTREAM INTERNATIONAL LTD
LIFESTREAM INTERNATIONAL LTD
Lifestream is a privately owned NewZealand company
specialised in the manufacture, distribution and export of natural
health products. Operating in the food supplement area of whole
foods, the company takes a exible approach to its work and
understands the importance of adapting to the needs of diferent
country requirements.
Exporting to over 20 countries and committed to expanding
into new markets, Lifestream continues to lead the market with
innovative products.
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Lifestream is a creator of new products within
the whole foods supplement category. It was
the rst company to bring super foods such
as Spirulina and Aloe Vera to NewZealand
and Australia. The companys product range
has maintained a whole food organic focus
and has increased with additional innovative
products.
Lifestream products are long-time market
leaders in their categories:
Energy
Ultimate nutrition
Antioxidants
Bowel health, digestion
Immunity
Alkaliser
Calcium
Joint health
Omega 3.
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MAJOR MARKETS
Natural health and beauty
retailers.
Professional services including
spas, therapists, natural
medicine practitioners.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Global solutions for natural
skin care and cosmetics
from ingredients to
end-products: generic
or exclusive customised
solutions, adjustable to
specic requirements.
Over 25 years of experience,
manufacturing and marketing
natural skin care products to
the worlds highest standards
utilising NewZealands unique
bioactive substances as hero
ingredients.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Living Nature Natural
Products are actively
marketed in eighteen
countries with experienced
distributors in the UK, Western
and Eastern Europe, North
America and Asia.
The company is interested in
partnering with distribution
organisations that are
committed to natural skin care
and knowledgeable about
marketing and selling high
quality beauty brands.
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PRODUCTS
Living Nature ofers a
compact range across
facial, body and hair care,
cosmetics, mens, and
healing products.
Branded nished: Living
Nature, Natural Being,
Nurture
Semi-nished (e.g. bulk
tablets/capsules)
Bulk ingredients
Contract manufacturing/
private label.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
certied natural by BDIH
of Germany
one of the safest natural
brands in the SkinDeep
Database
at time of writing, the only
NewZealand company
to earn the status of
Champion under the
Campaign for Safe
Cosmetics
products meet and have
been accredited under the
Wholefoods Premium Body
Care program.
CONTACT
Living Nature Natural
Products Limited
1246 State Highway 10
Kerikeri
NewZealand 0293
T: +64 9 407 7895
E: enquiries@livingnature.com
Alan Stewart
Executive Chairman
Nicola Murray
Customer Service Manager
Jane Francis
Marketing Manager
Ross Thorburn
Chief Financial Of cer
www.livingnature.com
LIVING NATURE NATURAL PRODUCTS LTD
LIVING NATURE NATURAL PRODUCTS LTD
Living Nature is a private NewZealand-owned company founded
by Suzanne Hall, who was inspired by the healing properties of
NewZealand native plants to remedy her own skin conditions.
Living Nature is committed to providing consumers with the most
natural, safe and efective products to care for skin and the planet.
All of the companys certied natural skincare
and most of its cosmetics are made at their
purpose-built Kerikeri facility in the pristine
Bay of Islands, where they control every step
of product development, formulation, testing
and lling.
Living Nature employs over 40 people
worldwide. They export to 18 countries,
with committed distributors servicing
export markets including United Kingdom,
Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, USA, Canada, Korea and Russia.
The companys mission has remained
unchanged for over 25 years:
To create a sustainable, protable,
ecological, educational and inspirational
business that impacts on the individual
by promoting healthy vibrant skin; on the
community by creating employment; on the
country by featuring the uniqueness of our
plant resources and earning export income;
on the world by being a model of ethical,
honourable business and solving inherent 21st
century problems in a way that inspires the
human spirit.
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SPECIALISED SERVICES
The Ndal Labs team assists
New Zealand-based
companies in entering
the United States dietary
Supplement market.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
United States
Canada.
CONTACT
ManukaGuard
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
ManukaGuard Nutralize
for the treatment of
heartburn and reux.
A key ingredient in Nutralize
is Medical Grade Manuka
Honey found only in
NewZealand
ManukaGuard Medical
Grade Manuka Honey
ManukaGuard Throat and
Chest Syrup
ManukaGuard Premium
Gold 8+
ManukaGuard Premium
Gold 12+.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
ManukaGuard has a patent
pending for Nutralize Nasal
Spray in production.
MAJOR MARKETS
Natural Food
Cough and Cold
OTC in Natural Health
Food stores
Pharmacies
Drug stores
Mass to targeted degrees.
PO Box 590
Monterey, California
93942 USA
T: 1 800 916 1220
Gavin M Gear
CEO, Founder, Product
Development
T: 1 800 916 1220
E: gavin@manukaguard.com
Brett R Edmonds
Co-founder and Marketing
T: +64 9 415 8624
E: bedmonds@
healthandherbs.co.nz
www.manukaguard.com
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MANUKAGUARD
ManukaGuard imports premium quality manuka honey into
North America, and manufactures and distributes manuka honey
products. The companys vision is to reduce pain and sufering
on the planet.
ManukaGuard was founded by Gavin Gear
who, when diagnosed with gastrointestinal
reux disease (GERD) in his early twenties,
struggled for years with prescription and
over-the-counter products for relief from
chronic heartburn and acid reux. He knew
there had to be another solution and, in
particular, an all natural one.
Together with his childhood friend, Brett
Edmonds, the owner of a successful
NewZealand manufacturer and distributor
of dietary supplements, Gavin founded
the company Ndal (pronounced end-all)
Laboraties, trading as ManukaGuard. The
two men knew of the medicinal benets of
medical grade honey and, in particular, the
additional benets of a native ingredient the
indigenous Maori people of NewZealand
have used for centuries. Through research,
testing, trial and reformulation a solution to
the GERD discomfort that Gavin and others
sufered with was found.
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BIOACTIVES
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
MGO 400+ Manuka Honey
with CycloPower - patented
cyclodextrin technology
to encapsulate Manuka
Honeys key active compound
Methylglyoxal providing an
advanced natural slow release
delivery system with extended
ef cacy.
MAJOR MARKETS
Natural health and wellbeing
Digestive health
Oral health
Cough and cold
First aid/woundcare
Skin care.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
MHNZ ofers a full promotional
support package to customers
through their own design team.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Currently exporting to 45
countries around the world
with warehouse fullment
centres in the United Kingdom
and United States.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
MGO Manuka Honey with
guaranteed levels of the
antibacterial compound
Methylglyoxal(mg/Kg)
BIO New Zealand Propolis
(Certied levels of
Bioactives over 30mg/g
and 100mg/g)
Manuka Honey and Propolis
cough and cold products:
individually-wrapped
suckles, adult and kids
syrups, throat spray
MGO 400+ Manuka
Honey with CycloPower
supplements: capsules
for digestive health and
tablets for mouth and throat
Personal Care range
incorporating MGO
Manuka Honey: body lotion,
hand and nail cream, lip
balm, face cream, clay
mask, Manuka and Propolis
Toothpastes
MGO Manuka Honey
Woundcare: Manuka honey
wound gel, Manuka honey
wound dressings and
breast pads.
CONTACT
Manuka Health NewZealand Ltd
1 Carlton Street
Te Awamutu
NewZealand 3800
T: +64 7 870 6555
E: sales@manukahealth.co.nz
Kerry Paul
CEO
T: +64 9 570 0212
E: kerry@manukahealth.co.nz
Nina Moroz
Marketing Manager
T: +64 9 570 0211
E: nina@manukahealth.co.nz
Barry Cowen
Market Manager - North
America/Middle East/Europe
T: +64 9 570 0214
E: barryc@manukahealth.co.nz
www.manukahealth.co.nz
www.honeywoundcare.com
MANUKA HEALTH NEWZEALAND LTD
MANUKA HEALTH NEWZEALAND LTD
Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd (MHNZ) is a vertically integrated
manufacturer and marketer of natural health products based on
scientically-quantied bioactive compounds sourced from New
Zealand native ora and fauna. MGO Manuka honey, BIO New
Zealand Propolis and GLMega3 green lipped mussel provide
the major health platforms for the business.
Products are sold in standard formats such
as manuka honey in jars highlighting the
levels of bioactive compounds. The emerging
next generation of products combine the
raw materials with advanced natural delivery
technologies to allow MHNZ to enter new
markets: high end nutraceuticals with health
claims formulations for potential use as
pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
This initiative moves MHNZ away from its
dependence on natural health commodities
to an uncontested segment of the healthcare
market by combining naturally sourced
bioactive compounds with innovative
medical delivery systems. This market
segment between functional foods/dietary
supplements and prescription medicines
allows MHNZ to register products and
make health claims. Depending on the
application MHNZ has the opportunity to
sell the products direct or partner with
pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies to
enter medical markets.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Oasis SAF This patented
super absorbent bre pad is
made up of gelling polymer
bres weaved for two functions:
Honey delivery Medical-
grade honey gets released
into the wound bed through
an osmotic pump, in exchange
for exudate that gets
absorbed into the dressing
High drainage
Upon removal from the
moist wound bed, the
dressing lifts of with little
or no residue left behind.
Dr-Touch Technology
This coats the surface of the
dressings to make it easy to
handle, easy to cut to size and
more comfortable for patients.
QBTA Technology
This is used to ensure that
each batch of Manuka honey
has been analysed and
contains critical bio-actives.
MAJOR MARKETS
Health and nutrition
Skincare
Wound care.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Commitment to continued
research with the Honey
Research Centre at the
University of Waikato and the
Industrial Research Centre of
NewZealand.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
The ManukaMed brand
of over-the-counter (OTC)
products ofers a natural
approach to health care,
utilising pure, highly
efective medical grade
Manuka honey:
MANUKAhoney
Pure Manuka honey
MANUKAlozenges
Fast relief for sore throats
MANUKAbalm
Lip therapy
MANUKAderm
Skin protectant
MANUKApli
Sterile wound gel dressing
MANUKAcaps
Natural supplement
MANUKAgel
Topical gel treatment.
The ManukaMed brand of
Advanced Wound Care
(AWC) products ofers
medical grade Manuka
honey dressings to assist
in the healing of a variety
of wound types:
MANUKAhd and
MANUKAhd Lite
honey impregnated super
absorbent dressing
MANUKAhd Border and
MANUKAhd Border Lite
honey impregnated
adhesive dressing
MANUKAtex
honey impregnated
non-adherent dressing
MANUKAli
sterile wound gel dressing.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
ManukaMed is made up of
three international subsidiaries
located in the UK, the US
and NewZealand; each has
sales representatives based in
these countries. ManukaMed
has strong partnerships with
distributors around the globe.
CONTACT
ManukaMed Limited
17 Edwin Feist Pl
Masterton
NewZealand 5810
T: +64 6 370 8824
E: sales@manukamed.com
Denis Watson
Managing Director
T: +64 21 370 865
E: denis@manukamed.com
James Annabell
Sales and Marketing Manager
T: +852 646 29925
E: james@watsonandson.co.nz
www.manukamed.com
MANUKAMED LTD
MANUKAMED LTD
ManukaMed was formed with a vision to benet patients and
consumers around the world by facilitating the supply of medical
grade Manuka honey in the form of well designed, quality
products appropriate for medical application.
ManukaMed was founded by Denis Watson
in the small rural town of Masterton,
NewZealand. After spending over thirty
years working in the NewZealand apiary
industry, Denis is a rm believer in the
therapeutic power of bee products. Parent
company Watson & Son has over 15,000
beehives strategically placed in some of the
most remote mono-oral Manuka areas of
NewZealand. Access to this resource and
control over the supply chain forms the
cornerstone of the company, and sets it apart
from other providers of Manuka products.
ManukaMed is dedicated to improving
the well-being of patients who could be
needlessly sufering from conditions which
may benet from the application of Manuka
honey. They are committed to research,
education, training and maximising the
benets from Manuka honeys unique
properties. ManukaMed supports the work
of Professor Peter Molan from the Faculty
of Science and Engineering at the University
of Waikato who studies extensively Manuka
honey from NewZealand and its therapeutic
benets.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Mountain Red Deer Velvet
Powder manufactured from
the highest grades of deer
velvet and guaranteed free
from xylazine residues.
MAJOR MARKETS
Health Supplements
Joint Care
Sports Performance
Recovery from Injury
Anti-Ageing
Immune Support.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Mountain Red works with
selected customers to provide
tailored solutions to their
business needs. This includes
nished product, encapsulated
product for private label, or
bulk powder for use in blends
and formulations. In addition to
their 100 percent pure product,
Mountain Red can supply
custom formulations with other
NewZealand products.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Mountain Red has a number
of years of experience
exporting to key markets
around the globe such
as Australia, Korea and the
United States. They can
assist customers with the
completion of the neces-
sary documentation to
ensure market entry with
their products.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Mountain Red Deer Velvet is
a 100% natural health solution
backed by over 2000 years
of traditional use. Extensive
analysis has shown that
deer velvet contains a rich
source of over 396 active
ingredients including proteins,
lipids, growth factors and
glycosaminoglycans. Recent
research conducted in
NewZealand has shown the
positive efects of deer velvet:
in stimulating the immune
system
as an anti-inammatory
agent
in improving athletic
performance
in promoting growth.
Mountain Red has set in place
stringent controls to ensure
animal welfare of their stags
during the velvet removal
process. The company
ensures that only superior
quality full tip NewZealand
Red deer velvet is used in the
production of its products.
Their deer velvet is xylazine
free and is manufactured
under cGMP certication.
Due to the companys
remoteness, all Mountain Red
NewZealand Deer Velvet is
free from Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy (BSE),
Transmissible spongiform
encephalopathy (TSE), and
foot-and-mouth disease.
CONTACT
Mountain Red
8 Cresswell Place
Richmond, Nelson
NewZealand 7020
T: +64 3 544 0095
Campbell Berry-Kilgour
Co founder and Director
E: campbell@mountainred.com
Karen Morley
CEO and Co founder
E: karen@mountainred.com
www.mountainred.com
MOUNTAIN RED LIMITED
MOUNTAIN RED LIMITED
Mountain Red is an established natural products company
nestled at the top of the South Island of NewZealand.
The company was established to meet the growing demand
for high quality natural health products, particularly in the areas
of joint care, immune support and cardiovascular care.
Mountain Red produces three key products:
NewZealand Mountain Red Deer Velvet
Antler, NewZealand Greenlipped Mussel
Extract and NewZealand Grape Extract Ultra.
Mountain Reds philosophy is to provide
customers with 100 percent natural, additive
and preservative free, premium quality
products from NewZealand sources,
manufactured to cGMP standards and
sustainably managed and harvested. They
pride themselves on supplying the highest
quality natural products, sustainably
managed and produced to the highest
standards in NewZealand.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Clinicians can ofer branded
private label or bulk product
options. The company also
ofers small scale production
runs for market testing and
new entrants where larger
production runs adds
more risk.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
NewZealand
Australia
United States
South East Asia
Japan
Middle East
South America
Europe.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Supplements for:
Everyday health (e.g. krill
oil, sh oil, multi vitamin
and mineral boost)
Body health (e.g. digestion,
joint/bone and muscle,
heart and circulation)
Womens and mens health
Stress, sleep and mood
Ills, chills and allergies
Special nutrients.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Krill Oil with New Zealand
Salmon Oil
Computer Eye Strain with
New Zealand Blackcurrant
Digest Ease with New
Zealand Kiwifruit
Cholesterol Support with
New Zealand Astaxanthin.
MAJOR MARKETS
Nutraceutical and
Supplements
CliniNZs strength is
in its development of
condition specic, nutrient
support formulations,
covering: Underlying
health conditions, work
performance issues and life
style issues
Branded, private label or
bulk capsule supply options
are available.
CONTACT
Natural Health Laboratories
PO Box 45 061
Te Atatu, Auckland
NewZealand 0651
T: +64 9 835 0660
E: apple@nhlab.co.nz
Graeme Hogan
General Manager
T: +64 21 243 0336
E: graeme@nhlab.co.nz
Jef Douglas
Director
E: jefd@douglas.co.nz
Marten Vos
Technical Manager
E: marten@nhlab.co.nz
Firoz Ghazali
Manufacturing Manager
E: rozg@douglas.com.fj
www.nhlab.co.nz
www.clinicians.co.nz
www.douglas.co.nz
NATURAL HEALTH LABORATORIES
NATURAL HEALTH LABORATORIES
Natural Health Laboratories, through its Clinicians brand, ofers
a range of body-specic nutritional support for underlying health
conditions, lifestyle and work performance issues with strong
formulations and some NewZealand-based ingredients. They have
capsule, tablet and powder manufacturing capability to GMP level
and can ofer branded private label or bulk product options.
In 2008 Clinicians was bought by Douglas Pharmaceuticals,
NewZealands largest pharmaceutical manufacturer with high
quality, GMP certied manufacturing plants. Based in Auckland,
NewZealand and Nadi, Fiji, Doulas Pharmaceutical sells generics
to over 40 countries.
Douglas has FDA certication and is one of NewZealands leading
high-end product exporters, giving customers condence in
quality, scalability and distribution support systems.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
SPECIALISED SERVICES
NPNZ is the industry
organisation for natural
products in NewZealand.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
NPNZ members sell in
markets throughout the world
with a focus on Asia, the US
and Australia.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
NPNZ is an industry
association and can provide
introductions to our diverse
range of 96 members.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
NPNZ members range
from specialised ingredients
manufacturers to manufacturers
and brand marketers.
MAJOR MARKETS
NPNZ members export all
over the world, with a focus
on Australia and Asia, selling
Ingredients
Manufacturing Services
Research & Development
and Laboratory Services
Branded Dietary
Supplements
Infant Milk Formula
Dairy Products
Skincare.
CONTACT
Natural Products NZ Inc
PO Box 9026
Newmarket, Auckland
NewZealand 1149
T: +64 9 531 5717
E: info@naturalproductsnz.org
Alison Quesnel
Executive Director
E: alison.quesnel@
naturalproductsnz.org
T: +64 21 415 888
www.naturalproductsnz.org
NATURAL PRODUCTS NZ INC
NATURAL PRODUCTS NZ INC
Natural Products NewZealand (NPNZ) is a national industry
organisation representing the natural products, functional foods,
complementary medicines, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals
industries. Founded in 2002 by industry and with support of
NewZealand Trade and Enterprise, NPNZ works to maximise
the industrys competitive advantage and increase the prole
of NewZealand as a source of high quality natural products.
NPNZ leads industry trade missions and
has hosted NewZealand industry delegates
at international trade fairs in Asia, the US,
London and Europe, successfully raising
NewZealands international prole and
creating opportunities for manufacturers,
ingredient suppliers and marketers. NPNZ
provides a national voice for industry
representing members at all levels, including
communications with government, media,
industry commentators and related
professional bodies.
NewZealand has a long track record of
identifying and exploiting the medicinal and
nutritional uses of natural products. Exports
include mussel extract powder, marine oils,
natural honey products, deer velvet skincare,
botanical and dairy products. NewZealands
natural products industry is worth NZ$1billion
annually with major markets already
established in Asia and North America, and
a developing presence in Europe. Stringent
processing and food export regulations and
a commitment to maintaining NewZealands
world leading animal health status underpin
the expanding sector.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
MAJOR MARKETS
Spreads and jams market
Functional health foods.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
NewZealand Honey Co honey
is packed free of additives
and is harvested from
predominantly unspoilt nature
reserves where all stages of
harvesting and processing
are managed carefully. The
company can trace each
batch produced all the way
back to the specic hives.
The company is also
dedicated to working closely
with NewZealand research
institutions to understand
the unique health properties
of each of its honeys. The
research is on-going as the
company seeks to investigate
more specic health benets
across its range.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
New Zealand Honey
Specialties currently exports
to the United Kingdom, China,
Hong Kong, South Korea,
Singapore, Japan and various
parts of South East Asia.
The company has capabilities
to service other countries
globally and has intentions of
expanding further into Asia.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Honey in jars Harvested
raw, these pure and natural
raw honeys are carefully
stirred to produce a silky
smooth texture and poured
into jars
Squeezy honeys Harvested
raw, these pure and natural
unpasteurised honeys come
to you in an easy, convenient,
squeezy bottle
Honey and fruit fusion jams
Nutritious wholesome
jam made from only pure
Manuka Honey and Natural
Whole Fruits
Honey health drinks
These 100% natural honey
drinks bring together the age
old ingredients of honey and
apple cider vinegar, with the
added goodness of a natural
fruit juice.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
New products include:
Manuka 10+ TAA & Lemon
Made from 100% Natural
New Zealand Manuka
Honey and the goodness of
lemon, with no added sugar,
no articial avours, colours
or preservatives
Manuka 10+ TAA & Root
Ginger Made from 100%
Natural New Zealand
Manuka Honey and fresh
root ginger, with no added
sugar, no articial avours,
colours or preservatives.
CONTACT
NewZealand Honey
Specialties
180 Dukes Rd North
Mosgiel, Dunedin
NewZealand 9092
T: +64 3 489 8845
E: fsm@newzealandhoneyco.com
Peter Cox
General Manager
E: peter@newzealandhoneyco.com
Michael Gin
Food Scientist and Marketing
Manager
E: FSM@newzealandhoneyco.com
Bruce Robertson
International Sales Manager
E: sales@newzealandhoneyco.com
Greg McElroy
Factory Manager
E: factory@newzealandhoneyco.com
Andree Southee
Of ce Manager
E: admin@newzealandhoneyco.com
Gurveer Benepal
Logistics and Procurement
Manager
E: logistics@newzealandhoneyco.com
www.newzealandhoneyco.com
NEWZEALAND HONEY SPECIALITIES
NEWZEALAND HONEY SPECIALTIES
NewZealand Honey Specialties Ltd is NewZealands largest single
producer of specialty honeys. It was formed in 2007 from a desire
to give consumers the world over the opportunity to experience
and taste the goodness of its unique NewZealand South Island
honey.
The key stakeholders are themselves
beekeepers who have been producing honey
for over 50 years and packing specialty
honeys for over 25 years. The NewZealand
Honey Co brand is based upon a unique
brand position of a scientically proven
healthy honey range and is going from
strength to strength internationally. In 2011 in
the UK it was the ninth biggest brand in the
Other Spreads category. It also grew the
fastest in value terms at 43.5 percent growth
against the other premium NewZealand
honey brands. (Source: The Grocer UK. 17/12/11).
The company is passionate about its products
and has direct involvement from the hive
to the shelf to preserve the nutritional
qualities and avour of the raw honey that is
harvested.
New Zealand Honey Specialties are proud of
the quality of our honey and processes. Our
proprietary creaming process of our honey
is special and unique to us, so much so that
New Zealand Honey Specialties is contracted
by many beekeepers around New Zealand to
cream honey.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Total farm design as a result
of international consultation
including:
lavender cultivar selection
irrigation installation
steam distillation processing
plant nutrition
distillery construction
cold storage of the oil under
inert gas.
MAJOR MARKETS
Perfumery
Aromatherapy
Cosmetic.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
NZLavender has no minimum
order size, specialising in
supplying clients with their
exact quantity requirements;
minimising waste, reducing
stock and maintaining
freshness.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
NZLavender pure essential
oil is distilled from the
ower-heads of Lavandula
angustifolia, the preferred true
lavender, which produces the
most therapeutically active
and the safest lavender oil
available. It is renowned for
its soothing, healing and
balancing properties.
To help produce a totally
natural lavender oil suitable for
all individuals, including babies
and people with sensitive
skin, NZLavender selected a
special cultivar of Lavandula
angustifolia, discovered in
New Zealand, which produces
oil with unique additional
properties.
NZLavender pure essential oil:
has the lowest level of
the allergen Linalool of
any pure, unadulterated
lavender oil commercially
available in
the world
has unusually high levels
of the benecially active
ingredients found in
lavender while maintaining
a well-rounded balanced
oral aroma
has low levels of the
less desirable astringent
ingredients found in
lavender oil
arguably the Worlds
rst truly natural hypo-
allergenic lavender oil.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
NZLavender Ltd has a presence
in 19 countries. These customers
have all recognised the unique
qualities of NZLavenders
100% pure and natural low
allergen lavender oil; including
toothpaste manufacturers in
Russia, perfume manufacturers
in France, aromatherapists
in Japan and cosmetic
manufacturers in the US,
Vietnam and Tunisia.
CONTACT
NZLavender Ltd
PO Box 25015
Christchurch
NewZealand 8144
T: +64 3 377 7456
E: info@nzlavender.com
Dr Philip Simms
Director
Owen Dexter
Director
www.nzlavender.com
NZLAVENDER LTD
NZLAVENDER LTD
NZLavender, founded in 2000, has created New Zealands largest
commercial lavender farm. Its unique lavender essential oil is
a 100% pure and natural product, grown and distilled in New
Zealand.
This unique lavender oil has unusually low
levels of allergens and irritants and high
levels of esters (48/50), when compared with
other conventional lavender oils. In 2011 it
was awarded a gold medal at The Australian
Lavender Growers Associations (TALGA)
annual oil awards.
The lavender oil comes from a special variety
(cultivar) of Lavandula angustifolia discovered
at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens in New
Zealand and grown on the Canterbury Plains
beneath the Southern Alps.
NZLavenders two directors, Dr Philip
Simms and Owen Dexter, have drawn
on their extensive agricultural, scientic
and pharmaceutical knowledge to ensure
the company produces oil to the highest
international standards. They are personally
involved in the entire process, from growing
the owers to distilling the oil, and can
guarantee the purity of the product and the
method every step of the way.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
We undertake regular testing
of all our products to ensure
our customers are getting
top quality and value. Regular
tests include microbiological
and chemical analysis of all
oils to ensure that quality is
maintained. These tests are
carried out by independent
IANZ certied laboratories to
ensure our products comply
with the most stringent quality
standards.
Test results are available via a
certicate of analysis, which
is validated against our own
specications and those of
our customers to ensure
compliance with international
standards in a wide range of
markets.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Hemp protein
Dehulled hemp seed
Hemp seed our
OmegaNZ bottled oils
and softgels.
MAJOR MARKETS
Dietary supplement
health brands
Softgel manufacturers
Skincare formulators.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
The OSE product range
is presented across various
product categories: nutritional
oils, culinary oils, skincare
oils, etc:
Flaxseed oil
Hempseed oil
Borage seed oil
Evening Primrose oil
Kiwifruit seed oil
Blackcurrant seed oil.
To meet production standards
and customer requirements,
OSE is focused on a high
quality production process
and the highest quality
assurance standards.
Our company is registered
for the production of organic
seed oils with AsureQuality.
AsureQuality certication
is recognised by the
International Federation
of Organic Agriculture
Movements (IFOAM)
meaning our Organic oils
are recognised as certied
Organic worldwide.
Our processing plant is a
certied food production
premises, licensed and
inspected under New Zealand
Food Standards Authority
(NZFSA) legislation.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Toll processing
Contract bottling.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Australia
China
Japan
Malaysia
South Korea
United States.
CONTACT
Oil Seed Extractions Ltd
393 - 405 West Street
Ashburton
NewZealand 7700
T: +64 3 307 8396
Nigel Hosking
Marketing Manager
E: nigel.hosking@seedoils.co.nz
OIL SEED EXTRACTIONS LTD
OIL SEED EXTRACTIONS LTD
Oil Seed Extractions (OSE) produce and supply natural nutritional
oils and food ingredients rich in essential fatty acids such as alpha-
linolenic acid (ALA Omega 3) and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
All products are developed with the intent to benet and promote
health and well-being in todays lifestyles.
The product range comprises an extensive
list of oils and oilseed products with a focus
on bulk nutritional oils. From seed to oil all our
organic products are carefully looked after
within a diligent Organic Management Plan
with the guidance and support of third party
agency AsureQuality. These factors ensure
that the integrity of all of OSEs organic
products meet the highest global standards.
A wide range of specialty oils are produced
from the companys purpose-built premises
in Ashburton, in the heart of the Canterbury
plains in NewZealands South Island.
This position in the agricultural hub of
NewZealand ofers OSE access to some
of the best quality seed grown throughout
the country.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
CONTACT
Pacic Perfumes Ltd
PO Box 9166
Wellington
NewZealand 6141
T: +64 4 976 6976
E: info@pacicperfumes.co.nz
Francesca Brice
Co-Founder, Co Owner
E: francesca@pacicperfumes.co.nz
Kate JasonSmith
Co-Founder, Co Owner
E: kate@pacicperfumes.co.nz
www.pacicperfumes.co.nz
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Solid Perfumes
Body lotion
Body and hair oil
Soaps.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Pacic Perfumes perfume
names and signature wooden
pots are trademarked.
MAJOR MARKETS
Souvenirs
Natural Beauty Products
Perfume
Soap.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Customising solid perfume
ranges for the tourist and
gift markets.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
United States
Pacic
Australia
China
Taiwan.
PACIFIC PERFUMES LTD
PACIFIC PERFUMES LTD
Pacic Perfumes is a niche perfume company that creates and
designs products reecting the essence of NewZealand (Aotearoa)
and the Pacic. The company specialises in customised solid
perfume ranges for the tourist market throughout the Pacic
reecting the destination, including Fragrances of Aotearoa,
Fragrances of Fiji, Fragrances of Hawaii.
The Original Range of solid perfumes
and the Artisan Botanical solid perfume
range come in the companys signature
wooden pots crafted from sustainable
NewZealand beech.
The Artisan Range has won two Packaging
Awards. Other products include solid
perfumes, perfume oils, body lotion, body
and hair oil and soaps all made in
New Zealand.
Fiercely into sustainability, Pacic Perfumes
supports eco and green options and
their wooden perfume pots come from
NewZealand Rainforest Alliance and FSC
certied forests. The company is proud to be
certied Cruelty Free.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
Kiwiherb Manuka
Mouthwash Combining
NewZealand natives
Manuka and Tanekaha, and
designed to promote fresh
breath, oral hygiene and
healthy gums.
NewZealand bioactives
Specically NewZealand
native herbals (known as
Rongoa in Maori) which
ofer unique combinations of
phytochemical constituents
and pharmacological actions,
and are suitable for use in a
variety of nished product
applications.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Pharmaceutical GMP
Certication, the Australian
Therapeutic Goods
Administration (TGA)
and Medsafe
Biogro Organic
Certication, Cold
Percolation technology
for manufacture of
hydroethanolic
herbal extracts.
MAJOR MARKETS
Baby and childrens health
Immunity
Broad spectrum
antimicrobial actions
Digestive support.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
As well as their unique
range of retail products,
Phytomed Medicinal Herbs
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Unique herbal formulations
Kiwiherb Echinature
A premium organic
NewZealand-grown
Echinacea root with Manuka
honey providing a potent
immune formula for
year-round use
Kiwiherb Baby Balm
Expertly formulated
with natural herbs and
oils to gently soothe
and protect delicate
skin. Made from organic
Calendula and Chamomile
with NewZealand native
Koromiko in a hydrating
base of NewZealand
olive oil, coconut oil
and beeswax
Kiwiherb Children Chest
Syrup A delicious
tasting natural formula
with NewZealand-grown
herbs and Manuka honey.
It works quickly for all types
of cough and has a gentle
calming action to ease
distress and aid sleep
Kiwiherb Herbal Throat
Spray Formulated to
provide immediate relief at
the rst sign of a sore throat,
Herbal Throat Spray features
the NewZealand-native
Kawakawa which provides
antimicrobial support
along with a soothing local
analgesic action
Kiwiherb Manuka Paint
A unique topical anti-fungal
formulation for skin and nails
containing NewZealand
native Manuka (also known
as NewZealand tea tree),
Horopito and Thyme
is also able to ofer contract
manufacturing services
for hydro-ethanolic herbal
extracts, including a wide
range of Western herbs and
NewZealand-natives herbals.
These include: Leptospermum
scoparium (Manuka),
Macropiper excelsum
(Kawakawa), Phyllocladus
trichomanoides (Tanekaha)
and Pseudowintera colorata
(Horopito). Manufacturing
and packing of liquid herbal
formulations according to
customer requirements is also
provided.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Phytomed Medicinal Herbs
currently exports to the UK,
Australia, Ireland and various
parts of South East Asia.
CONTACT
Phytomed Medicinal Herbs Ltd
16 Charann Place, Avondale
Auckland 1026
NewZealand
T: +64 9 828 0040
E: enquiries@phytomed.co.nz
Noeline Jonkers
Export Market Development
Manager
E: noeline@phytomed.co.nz
Phil Rasmussen
Managing Director,
Company Founder
E: phil@phytomed.co.nz
Sandy Jayasuriya
Quality Assurance Manager
E: sandy@phytomed.co.nz
www.phytomed.co.nz
PHYTOMED MEDICINAL HERBS
PHYTOMED MEDICINAL HERBS
Phytomed Medicinal Herbs is dedicated to producing the highest
quality unique herbal products for the natural health industry.
Founded in 1998 by Phil Rasmussen, a highly respected medical
herbalist and pharmacist, Phytomed is a NewZealand owned
and operated company with GMP certication from both the
NewZealand and Australian governments.
Phytomed produces two key product ranges:
Phytomed herbal extracts Suitable
for extemporaneous compounding by
practitioners and formulation into a wide
variety of nished product formats
Kiwiherb formulations Natural solutions
for common health concerns afecting
the whole family including children:
health immunity, digestion and
detoxication, stress management and
menopause support. Each Kiwiherb
product has been expertly formulated
by Phil and the qualied and experienced
Phytomed team combining the wisdom
of traditional herbal medicine with the
validation of modern research.
The companys mission is to manufacture top
quality, ef cacious phytomedicines which
are as close as possible to the phytochemical
make-up of the plants in their natural state.
NewZealand native plants which have unique
phytochemical proles and pharmacological
actions feature heavily in both the Phytomed
and Kiwiherb ranges as do certied organic
and NewZealand-grown ingredients which
have some of the purest phytochemical
proles in the world.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Prototype development and
design
Full technical marketing
support
Contract manufacturing for
nished and semi-nshed
product
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Quantec also has an
international network of
channel-to-market partners
and distributors capable of
getting products to market
quickly and ef ciently.
This includes the United States,
China, Taiwan and Japan.
CONTACT
Quantec Limited
Waikato Innovation Park
PO Box 9466
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton
New Zealand 3240
Rod Claycomb
Managing Director
T: +64 21 527 032
E: rod.claycomb@quantec.co.nz
Judy Bragger
Senior Scientist
www.quantec.co.nz
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
IDP, a freeze dried powder, is
suitable for lozenges, gums,
toothpastes as well as topical
applications to skin to reduce
inammation and infection.
The lactoperoxidase found
in IDP uses salts naturally
present in skin to remove free
radicals thought to be the
cause of tissue damage. In
vitro studies show IDP to have
activity similar to the powerful
anti-inammatories aspirin
and diclofenac (Voltaren).
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
IDP is patent protected.
Quantec employs unique
and patented technology
to add value to natural
products.
MAJOR MARKETS
The Company operates in
North America, Asia and
Europe within the following
market segments;
Nutritional Supplements
Medicated Skincare
Oral Health Care
Niche Food & Beverage
(follow-on formulas,
protein shakes, chewing
gums etc)
Pet care (topical and oral
care)
QUANTEC LIMITED
QUANTEC LIMITED
Quantec Limited develops and formulates novel naturally-derived
bioactive ingredients from New Zealand. These bioactives are then
developed into proprietary ingredient formulations for use in nished
product applications such as human health and animal health.
One such bioactive is a novel milk fraction,
comprised of native immune defense proteins
(IDP), that has proven anti-microbial and
anti-inammatory properties. As part of a
proprietary broad-spectrum anti-microbial,
anti-inammatory, and immune modulating
ingredient, this formulation can be used
in a variety of applications such as foods,
supplements, personal care, cosmetics and
animal health remedies.
Quantec has the proven expertise to
commercialise bioactive-based products
globally in the human and animal health
sectors, either through sub-contracting or
joint venture relationships.
Quantec is based in the agricultural heart of
New Zealand, the Waikato region. World-
renowned for decades as a top dairying
region, the Waikato is now one of New
Zealands premier hubs for agritechnology.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Global solutions from single
ingredients, blends to end-
products, tailored to specic
customer requirements
Strong in-house team
providing scientic,
technological, compliance,
regulatory and marketing
support.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Australia
Canada
China
Hong Kong
Japan
Philippines
Singapore
Malaysia
United Kingdom
Taiwan
United States.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Squalene
Deep Sea Shark Liver Oil
AlkoxyGlycerols
Omega-3 Fish Oils (from
tuna, hoki, salmon)
Krill Oil.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
SeaDragon has an active
product development pipeline
and is currently working to
develop new products derived
from marine species such as
Marine Stewardship Council
Certied, Hoki, Antarctic
Toothsh, Tuna, as well as
Salmon, Jack Mackerel and
in the development of added
value products, such as
marine collagen, nervonic acid
and antioxidants sourced from
seaweed.
MAJOR MARKETS
Marine Oils
Cardiovascular Health
Brain Health
Cognition
Joint Health
Anti-ageing
Immune Support
Inammation
Eye Health.
CONTACT
SeaDragon Marine Oils Ltd
12 Nayland Road
Stoke
Nelson
NewZealand 7011
T: +64 3 547 0336
E: info@seadragon.co.nz
Ross Keeley
Chief Executive Of cer
E: ross.keeley@seadragon.co.nz
Campbell Berry-Kilgour
Director, Sales & Marketing
E: campbell@seadragon.co.nz
www.seadragon.co.nz








SEADRAGON MARINE OILS LTD
SEADRAGON MARINE OILS LTD
SeaDragon Marine Oils is Australasias largest rener and blender
of high-quality, internationally-certied concentrated Omega-3 sh
oils, and fractions. Its oils are sourced from sh caught in the clean
and pure waters around New Zealand, in the Southern Ocean, and
elsewhere. It has more than 20 years experience processing sh oils
and we are recognised for the quality and purity of our products.
It supplies health supplement manufacturers
around the world to meet the burgeoning
demand for pure, high-quality sh oils, which
are scientically proven to deliver signicant
human health benets such as lowering the
risk of heart disease, improving brain function
and joint health. The majority of its supply is
exported. The Company is listed on the New
Zealand stock exchange under the ticker
NZX: SEA.
The companys primary focus is the
responsible manufacture and development
of sh oils and oil fractions that meet the
growing health needs of the population.
SeaDragons sh oils are natural, safe
functional ingredients with a wide range
of applications. Research shows they can
support a wide range of health conditions.
The oils are readily absorbed, passing easily
through cell membranes.
Research evidence indicates that sh oils
can assist with cardiovascular health,
brain health and cognition, anti-ageing,
inammation, immune support, joint health,
eye health and general health.
SeaDragon is committed to sustainable
product sourcing both within NewZealand
and internationally, creating premium,
innovative marine based products.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
MAJOR MARKETS
Bone health
Joint health
Immune health
Gastrointestinal support
and repair
Skin health
Brain and cognitive health
Specialised nutrition:
infant, sports, elderly
and adolescent.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Tailor-made functional
food ingredients and
nutritional blends.
World-class scientic
and technology teams
with marketing support
provided by Asia-Pacic
region of ce staf.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Global Head Of ce:
Dunedin, New Zealand
Asia-Pacic Regional Of ce:
Hong Kong.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
BioLex for the relief
of joint stifness
Seperex CBP bone
health support
TraBone bone
health support
Sepresal development
of a healthy nervous system
Seprerax gastrointestinal
tract protection
Seprecam a skin
barrier protection.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Winner New Zealand
Natural Products Cawthron
Innovation in Science and
Technology Award 2010 for
the development of BioLex
Patent family: CA
2710054; GB 0911796.1 HK
10103288.3; NZ 552238.
CONTACT
Seperex Nutritionals
The Centre for Innovation
87 Saint David Street
Dunedin
New Zealand 9016
Anthony Lawler
CEO
E: anthony.lawler@
seperexnutritionals.com
T: +64 3 479 8579
Andrew Sansom
CSO
E: andrew.sansom@
seperexnutritionals.com
Ralph Jack
Senior Scientist
E: ralph.jack@
seperexnutritionals.com
Seperex Nutritionals
Hong Kong of ce
Unit 709B, 7/F
Bio-Informatics Centre, No. 2
Science Park West Avenue
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong
Tina Wong
Asia Regional Sales Manager
E: tina.wong@
seperexnutritionals.com
T: +852 2994 3288
Joseph Leung
Technical Manager
E: joseph.leung@
seperexnutritionals.com
T: +852 2994 3988
www.seperexnutritionals.com
SEPEREX NUTRITIONALS
SEPEREX NUTRITIONALS
Founded in 2004, Seperex Nutritionals is dedicated to providing
novel researched functional food ingredients and solutions for
the health food infant formula and nutrition industries. Experts
in research and development, Seperex Nutritionals specialises
in the research development production and marketing of novel
functional and nutritional ingredients.
The companys objective is to provide
innovative health and nutrition companies
with customised functional food ingredient
solutions in the form of New Zealand-made
premium nutritional ingredients and unique
bioactives. The Seperex Nutritionals range
of premium, scientically validated, of-the-
shelf functional ingredients encompasses
most health platforms including: bone and
joint, gastrointestinal, immune, brain and
nervous system development, skin and infant
nutrition. The ingredients can be readily used
in dietary supplements or incorporated into
infant formula and a wide range of food and
beverage applications to provide scientically
validated health benets.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
URC Creations in sweet
(e.g. marzipan, caramel, honey
and cinnamon) or savoury
(e.g. tomato, red bell pepper
and oregano, and tomato,
onion and parsley).
MAJOR MARKETS
USA
Western Europe
NewZealand
Australia.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
raw materials
procurement and
production
market and consumer
insights.
With over 30 years of fruit
processing experience, Taura
ofers expertise and business
solutions to its partners,
rather than simply supplying
ingredients. They are able to
ofer customised, innovative
solutions, as well as ofer
organic and kosher products,
and retail-ready products
available through their
co-packing capabilities.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Taura Natural Ingredients
is a fully integrated global
company with URC
production facilities in both
the Northern and Southern
hemispheres. These facilities
are complimented by
dedicated customer support
of ces in the UK and US.
Taura also maintains a selling
partner network across the
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Fruit pieces, akes, shreds,
pastes, strips and bars in
a variety of avours.
Ready-to-eat fruit snacks
supplied to marketers who
pack under their own brands.
Product Range:
URC Jusfruit, URC
High Performance,
URC Inclusions and
URC Creations
Product Formats:
Pieces, akes, sticks, strings,
strips, bars and pastes.
Commercial Applications:
Fruit Snacks, Snack Bars,
Bakery, Cereals and
Confectionery.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
The Ultra Rapid Concentration
or URC process technology
is Tauras unique and
proprietary process.
The URC process is able
to concentrate blends of heat
sensitive, viscous fruit
or vegetable purees to less
than 10 percent moisture in
60 seconds. The rapid
continuous processing
provides consistent product
quality and ensures the
raw ingredients retain their
primary avour, colour and
nutritional characteristics.
URC Inclusions Inside out
cereal bar; re-formed bars
extruded for a unique product
experience of taste, texture
and colour.
globe to ensure the highest
level of service and continuity
of supply.
Taura is able to provide to its
customers globally:
USA
Western Europe
NewZealand
Australia.
CONTACT
Taura Natural Ingredients
116 North Braddock Street
Winchester, Virginia
22601 USA
T: +1 540-723-8691
Korhan Beba
Director of Marketing,
North America
E: korhan.beba@tauraurc.com
Richard Croad
COO and President,
North America
E: richard.croad@tauraurc.com
Kevin Andrews
Director of Sales and New
Business Development
E: kevin.andrews@tauraurc.com
www.tauraurc.com
TAURA NATURAL INGREDIENTS
TAURA NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Taura Natural Ingredients is a leading manufacturer and supplier
of functional concentrated fruit ingredients and retail-ready fruit
snacks. Established in 1973, they now supply to brand marketers,
product manufacturers and retailers globally.
Using Ultra Rapid Concentration (URC) technology, Taura
manufactures a range of innovative and customised fruit and
vegetable based pieces, akes and pastes for nutritional snacks,
baked goods, cereals, ready-to-eat fruit snacks, chocolate and
confectionery. More than a traditional dried fruit supplier, Taura
specialises in functional fruit ingredients for snack and bakery
applications, manufacturing solutions, technical advice and
innovative product concepts that are on-trend, convenient
and driving new category growth.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
New assays and services are
continually being added to
the portfolio. All procedures
and methodologies are from
the peer-reviewed scientic
literature. These additions
most frequently are the result
of enquiries and requests
from clients. Similarly, Trinity
Bioactives encourages
enquiries about developing
diagnostic and test devices for
metabolic marker compounds
and actives in preparations.
Dr Paul Davis, the Chief
Executive and Director of
Research of Trinity Bioactives,
is a named inventor on
13 patents.
MAJOR MARKETS
In vitro and In vivo tests
Consultancy
Point of care diagnostic
devices
Characterisation of
traditional medicines.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Trinity Bioactives provides
a specialised service for
investigating the biological
activities and safety of
natural products, extracts
and compounds. It has more
than 20 years of experience in
performing these experiments.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Trinity Bioactives conducts
contract research for clients
and sponsors on a diverse
range of products. These
test preparations range from
marine, botanical (herbs,
fruits, leaves, bark, etc),
animal, microbial, insect to
avian extracts.
Models, assays and tests
with access to over 175 of
them, they can be used to
evaluate biological activities
associated with any material
Customised research and
investigations undertaken
in a contractual fee-for-
service manner or as a
collaborative arrangement.
The company also has
considerable experience at
investigating the biological
activities of ethnic remedies,
including products
and practices from
NewZealand, China, Samoa,
Vietnam and Korea
The development of
inexpensive, disposable,
lateral ow devices
used for detecting levels
of metabolites and active
compounds in physiological
uids, for monitoring
contamination and for
assessing levels of key
substances in natural
products.
With the extensive portfolio
of models, tests and assays
it has available, Trinity
Bioactives can investigate any
test material for almost any
biological efect. They ofer
these tests for evaluating
animal, botanical, marine,
apicultural, microbial, avian
and seaweed materials.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Trinity Bioactives has
undertaken research work for
clients in 16 countries. While
the majority of the work is for
organisations in NewZealand
and Australia, the US is
currently the third largest
market. Trinity Bioactives
has agents/of ces in the US,
Australia and Chile.
CONTACT
Trinity Bioactives Ltd
PO Box 29-015
Ngaio, Wellington
NewZealand 6443
T: +64 4 974 9286
E: p.davis@trinitybioactives.com
Dr Paul Davis
Chief Executive and Director
of Research
T: +64 4 974 9286
E: p.davis@trinitybioactives.com
www.trinitybioactives.com
TRINITY BIOACTIVES LTD
TRINITY BIOACTIVES LTD
Trinity Bioactives conducts independent scientic tests to identify
and support the development and marketing of products with
health benets that are derived from natural sources. By using a
readily available and recognised range of assays and models to
characterise the biological activities, they reduce the time it takes
to develop a new product.
Trinity Bioactives works to identify bioactives,
provide understanding of how they work
and establish the ef cacy of human and
animal nutraceuticals. They are well-
equipped for performing both in vitro and in
vivo experiments and investigations. These
are used to investigate bioactivities and
bioavailability associated with a wide range of
natural products, compounds, preparations,
extracts and developed products.
Trinity Bioactives has a broad range of cells
and tissues available for culturing. Their
facilities for studying the metabolism and
behaviour of these cells and for culturing and
analyses of tissues are modern and in regular
use. The company also has in vivo models
of a diverse range of medical and health
conditions for investigating the ef cacy,
potency and safety of products.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Vitaco Health provides quality
health and wellness products
through:
An expert naturopathic team
on hand to answer general
health and product queries
Full, regularly-audited in-
house lab facilities to ensure
products meet local and
international quality standards
A friendly, highly-skilled
customer services team
available to answer product,
account, pricing and
credit queries
State-of-the-art
manufacturing plant:
which is internationally-
certied with:
GMP (Good
Manufacturing Practice)
HACCP (Hazard Analysis:
Critical Control Point)
The TGA (Therapeutic
Goods Administration).
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Australasia
South East Asia
Europe
North America
South America
North Asia.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Biolane a unique extract
of the native NewZealand
green lipped mussel
Contract GMP (Good
Manufacturing Practice)
manufacture of capsules,
tablets and powders.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
Vitaco Health has a unique
proprietary process for the
Biolane extract that retains the
anti-inammatory compounds
found in NewZealand green
lipped mussels.
MAJOR MARKETS
Contract manufacturing
Human joint health
Animal joint health.
CONTACT
Vitaco Health Ltd
Cnr Kordel Place and
Accent Drive
East Tamaki, Auckland
NewZealand 2013
T: +64 9 272 3838
Mark Rushton
Market Manager, Americas
and Europe
E: mark.rushton@vitaco.co.nz
Dave Foreman
General Manager International
E: dave.foreman@vitaco.co.nz
Geof Norgate
CEO
www.vitaco.co.nz
VITACO HEALTH LTD
VITACO HEALTH LTD
Vitaco Healths mission is to empower healthier lives by producing
world-class health food, supplements and sports nutrition.
Vitaco is one of the largest natural health
companies in Australasia, with experience
exporting to all the major global markets. The
company has three key divisions:
The manufacture, marketing and promotion
of its own brands in the health supplement,
sports nutrition and healthy food and
beverage segments of Australia and
NewZealand
Product development and contract
manufacture service
Ingredient supplier and owner of Biolane,
a unique extract of the native NewZealand
green lipped mussel proven in clinical trials
to reduce the pain and inammation from
arthritis in humans, horses and dogs.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
MAJOR MARKETS
Bone Health
Joint Health
Immune and Digestive
Support
Skin and Hair Care.
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Product development,
contract processing and
drying by arrangement
utilising Waitakis expertise
in raw material procurement,
handling, processing, drying
and milling.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
United States
United Kingdom
Switzerland
Italy
Netherlands
Chile
South Africa
Taiwan
Indonesia
Germany
Australia
Canada
Japan
Korea.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
MCH-Cal A bone building
nutritional ingredient with
25 percent calcium and
bioactive bone proteins
that actively improve bone
mineralisation
Pernatec Stabilised green
shell mussel powder with
naturally occurring Omega
3 oils and anti-inammatory
and joint regenerative
properties
Soluble Collagen
100percent water soluble
collagen II and chondroitin
sulphate complex with joint
regenerative and skin care
properties
Chondroitin Sulphate
Complex Chondroitin
sulphate collagen II matrix
with naturally occurring
cartilage derived growth
factors
Glandulars A wide range
of specialised bovine ovine
and porcine glandular
products rich in bioactives.
NEW PRODUCTS/
TECHNOLOGIES/
PATENTS
An advanced technology
extraction facility is
currently in the nal stages
of construction
New oxidative stability
reactor testing and NIR
spectrometer allow for
ef cient raw material
processing and nished
product control.
CONTACT
Waitaki Biosciences
320 Port Hills Road
Hillsborough, Christchurch
NewZealand 8022
T: +64 3 337 6096
E: info@waitakibio.co.nz
Steve Caulton
Sales Manager
E: s.caulton@waitakibio.co.nz
T: +64 3 337 6096
Craig McIntosh
Chief Executive Of cer
E: craig@waitakibio.co.nz
Sue Finderup
Product Manager
E: s.nderup@waitakibio.co.nz
T: +64 3 337 4857
Harold Garthwaite
Quality Manager
E: harold.garthwaite@
waitakibio.co.nz
USA Distribution:
American Ingredients Inc.
Anaheim
California 92806-2628
Ph: (714) 630 6000
www.amer-ing.com
European Distribution:
DKSH GmbH Baumwall 3
D-20459 Hamburg
Germany
Fax: 0049 40 5477 782
bianca.nehls@dksh.com
www.waitakibio.com
WAITAKI BIOSCIENCES
WAITAKI BIOSCIENCES
Waitaki Biosciences specialises in producing innovative
NewZealand nutritional supplement ingredient solutions
for nutraceutical and personal care markets.
Taking only the nest raw materials from nature, Waitaki
Biosciences uses modern proprietary drying technology to
deliver active ingredients with proven benets for bone health,
joint health, immune and digestive support, along with skin
and hair care.
Waitaki Biosciences is an innovative
developer and manufacturer of science based
natural nutritional ingredients. Actively selling
into global markets for more than 15 years,
Waitakis ingredients are renowned for their
high quality and purity. Raw materials for
products are sourced from NewZealands
pristine natural environment where levels of
traceability are second to none.
Waitakis purpose-built manufacturing
facility utilises custom designed, state of
the art technology enabling the company
to work with customers to deliver products
that meet their particular requirements.
Committed to quality and ef cacy Waitaki
makes investment in product research and
development a priority. This commitment
enables them to bring products to market
that retain their functional properties
and provide real solutions for the natural
healthcare industry.
Waitakis portfolio of unique ingredients have
a strong foothold in the human bone and
joint health market with cross over into animal
nutritional applications.
BIOACTIVES
BIOACTIVES
SPECIALISED SERVICES
Watson & Son maintains
an operation that is fully
integrated from the hive to the
market, allowing the company
to manage every stage in the
production of Manuka honey
and to ensure a continued
supply all year around.
GLOBAL CAPABILITIES
Watson & Son have strong
partnerships all over the world,
and have a sales team that
are dedicated to providing full
marketing support whenever
it is needed.
MAJOR/CURRENT
PRODUCTS
Unique Certied Manuka
Honey 5+, 8+, 10+, 15+,
16+, 20+, and 25+ non-
peroxide activity
Manuka Honey Lozenges
Fast relief for sore throats
Snap Packs 5g easy and
convenient sachet
Watson & Son core brands
are: Watson & Son
Black Label, Riversdale,
Spirits Bay.
MAJOR MARKETS
Health
Nutrition
Wellness.
CONTACT
Watson & Son Ltd
17 Edwin Feist Pl
Masterton
NewZealand 5810
T: +64 6 370 8824
E: sales@ watsonandson.com
Denis Watson
Managing Director
T: +64 21 370 865
E: denis@watsonandson.co.nz
James Annabell
Sales and Marketing Manager
T: +852 646 29925
E: james@watsonandson.co.nz
www.watsonandson.co.nz
WATSON & SON LTD
WATSON & SON LTD
Watson & Son was established in 2003 in response to the
growing demand for premium Manuka honey. Founder Denis
Watson is a scientist with over thirty years of apiary experience
and a lifelong interest in natural sciences. He is a rm believer
in the therapeutic power of bee products. Watson & Son has
been at the forefront of innovation and development in the
NewZealand apiary industry.
Science is the foundation on which Watson &
Son is based. Unlike other honey producers,
Watson & Son specialises solely in the
production of premium Manuka honey with
the goal of developing innovative healthcare
products that harness the honeys antimicrobial
and anti-inammatory properties.
Situated in the Wairarapa region of
NewZealand, Watson & Son harvests from
over 15,000 beehives placed in some of the
most remote mono-oral Manuka areas of
NewZealand. Harvested honey is transported
to the factory in Masterton where it is
processed, packaged and distributed to
buyers or to contract manufacturers of the
ManukaMed pharmaceutical wound care
products.
An important part of the Watson & Son
philosophy is the maintenance of good
relationships with the local people and iwi
of the areas from which the Manuka honey
is harvested.
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