Bluebonnet NutritionCompany DescriptionOver the past 25 years, Bluebonnet Nutrition has become a leader in the manufacturing of premium dietary supplements in its own state-of-the-art, kosher-certified, GMP-compliant facility, which has allowed the company to control its quality from start to finish. In effect, Bluebonnet Nutrition has spared no expense in itsBluebonnet Nutritionquest to be the most trusted, award-winning supplement brand on the market by instituting more rigorous quality control measures like its internal non-GMO verification program, as well as securing third-party certifications such as the coveted GMP Registration® from NSF®, the world’s leading public health and safety organization. This prestigious certification—developed in accordance with the FDA—verifies that Bluebonnet has the proper manufacturing procedures, testing methods, equipment, facilities and controls in place for exceeding even the most rigorous quality standards for producing natural nutritional supplements.

Key Offerings• Family owned and operated with a customer-centric focus • Revolutionary products/formulas such as: —Sustainable whole food and whole food-based supplements (Choice Multiples®, Super Fruit, Natural Omega-3 and Super Earth® /Rainforest Animalz® lines) —CellularActive® CoQ10 Ubiquinol —Nucleotide Complex —NSF® Certified for Sport® brand-Extreme Edge (Pre Workout, Carbo Load, Post Workout and Whey Protein Isolate)—no banned substances detected • Dairy-derived products free of antibioticsBluebonnet Nutritionand recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) • No artificially derived colors, sweeteners or flavors • Water-based sterilization method employed on herbs and botanicals instead of the common practice of irradiation or ethylene oxide • Natural excipients utilized only when necessary to improve the manufacturing process • Truly vegan/vegetarian products from the inside out. • Aqueous-based vegetable coating on all caplets instead of the common practice of using shellac • NSF® GMP registered®, kosher-certified, manufacturing facility which uses alternative energy sources to reduce our carbon footprint • Product is packaged in recyclable amber glass bottles to protect the nutrients from heat, light, and moisture

Farm-To-TableToday, we have more farm-to-table, whole food and whole food-based products—with sustainable USDA Organic ingredients—than ever. Many are free of most allergens and are KOF-K kosher certified. And with the growing demand for products without genetically modified organisms (GMOs), many are made with non-GMO ingredients whenever they areBluebonnet Nutritionavailable. In fact, all Bluebonnet products with the USDA Organic seal are also non-GMO based on the requirements of that seal. However, for those products that aren’t USDA Organic, Bluebonnet has established an internal non-GMO standard. This rigorous verification process scrutinizes the origins of both the dietary and other ingredients in every formula. The “Made with Non-GMO Ingredients” symbol on the bottle is the company’s guarantee that those Bluebonnet supplements are derived from sources that have never been genetically modified through the use of modern biotechnology.

In 2015, Bluebonnet was certified to produce and handle USDA Organic products. To grant this certification, the Texas Department of Agriculture traces every ingredient in every Bluebonnet supplement labeled USDA Organic back to its farm of origin, verifying that it complies with federal organic production and handling regulations established by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Certified organic ingredients must be produced through agricultural methods that cycle resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity. No synthetic chemicals—fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, hormones, etc.—irradiation or genetically modified seeds can be used. In fact, a farm must meet these rigorous standards for a minimum of five years before its ingredients can be certified organic.

Available at specialty kosher and natural food stores nationwide and in select international markets.

Key Markets ServedBluebonnet offers a complete line of whole food and whole food-based supplements, as well as natural vitamins, minerals, multiples, amino acids, proteins, standardized herbal extracts and specialty supplements such as antioxidants, glucosamine, omega fatty acids, fiber/digestive aids including enzymes and probiotics, food supplements and a unique array of structure/function formulas. All made without unnecessary colors, flavors, fillers, binders or excipients in a delivery form that suits individual lifestyles: caplets, mini-caplets, vegetable capsules, liquid-filled vegetable capsules, vegetarian softgels, chewables, liquids and powders.

Key ExecutivesR.L. Barrows, Chief Executive Officer Gary Barrows, President Steve Barrows, VP Production/Distribution Bob Barrows, VP Sales/Marketing Joyce Barrows, Chief Financial Officer Chris Barrows, IT Director Mindy Barrows, Key Accounts Manager Pat Hessler, Director of Sales

Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation 12915 Dairy Ashford, Sugar Land, Texas 77478 Toll Free: 1-800-580-8866 l Tel: 281-240-3332 Fax: 281-240-3535

Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2016