Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of high quality herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals, was awarded a product merit award by Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) for their branded ingredient GarliSelect®, a patented selenium-enriched garlic, and a scientific achievement award for Curcumin C3 Complex®, a patented extract of turmeric standardized to 95 percent curcuminoids. The NBJ Business Achievement Awards recognize companies for their distinguished achievements in various business categories within the natural products industry. Awards will be presented in a special ceremony at the NBJ Newport Summit, July 18 -20, 2007, in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Curcumin C3 Complex® was honored with the investment in science and research award because it was the subject of two published studies in 2006. Results of an in vitro study published in the October 9, 2006 edition of The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found curcuminoids from Curcumin C3 Complex® could boost the body's ability to clear the build up of plaque in the brain that is linked to Alzheimer's disease. Another study, published in the March 2006 BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found the tolerance and safety of Curcumin C3 Complex® in high single oral doses to be excellent.
The product merit award recognized GarliSelect, a selenium-enriched garlic product manufactured by a patent-pending, soil-less culture process. Garlic bulbs are naturally enriched with a unique composition of organic selenium compounds for nutritional supplementation using a proprietary hydroponics method. The selenium-enriched bulbs are dried, powdered and standardized to yield GarliSelect. The ingredient contains 1,000 ppm of selenium in a bioavailable, organic form and a minimum of 200 ppm Alliin in a base of natural garlic powder. Sabinsa currently holds U.S. Patent #7,014,874 B1 for "Compositions and methods containing Allium sativum linn (garlic) naturally enriched with organic selenium compounds for nutritional supplementation."