Company DescriptionThe corporate philosophy of Wakunaga is a commitment to research and a mission to serve public health. This mission is accomplished by providing the highest-quality products, which are supported by truthful science and accompanied by helpful consumer information. The company has an outside and inside sales staff as well as two nutritionists available to answer retailer and consumer questions on a daily basis. ­

Research.Wakunaga is a leader in the field of scientific research with over 750 peer-reviewed published papers on Kyolic® Aged Garlic Extract’s™ ability to lower cholesterol, slow plaque formation, reduce stress and enhance immune health. A new Australian study has found that Aged Garlic Extract significantly reduces blood pressure in adults with hypertension, offering hope to those who don’t respond well to prescriptionWakunagamedications or would prefer a natural therapy.  In 2016, eight new papers were published in the Journal of Nutrition where research suggested that Aged Garlic Extract significantly reduces low-attenuation plaque, also known as soft plaque or non-calcified plaque, within the arteries of patients with metabolic syndrome. These findings add to a growing body of evidence that indicate that Aged Garlic Extract may reverse heart disease and has the ability to stabilize vulnerable plaque that can lead to future heart attack and stroke.*

QA /Manufacturing.In our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Wakunaga uses stringent quality controls and follows current Good Manufacturing Practices including the International ISO9001 quality management system, which results in products that are safe and effective. With distribution in 50 countries worldwide, it is Wakunaga’s continuing mission to promote good health throughout the world.

Aged Garlic Extract.The production of Kyolic odorless Aged Garlic Extract begins with garlic grown on Wakunaga farms under strictly controlled organic conditions without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Raw garlic is aged, without heating, up to 20 months in stainless steel tanks. This unique aging process makes Kyolic up to 50 times richer in active beneficial compounds than raw garlic and is gentle on the stomach. This odor-eliminating conversion process, results in the truly odorless Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract that contains safe, stable, bioavailable and beneficial compounds.

Major ProductsStudies have shown Kyolic’s ability to enhance immune function, protect cells from freeWakunagaradical damage and support cholesterol and overall heart health.* Wakunaga’s other products are Kyo-Dophilus, human-strain, shelf-stable (no refrigeration needed) probiotics. The company’s probiotics are guaranteed stable at the time of consumption, not just at time of manufacture. Kyo-Green energizes and alkalizes (also available in this category is Harvest Blend and Kyo-Chlorella), and Moducare delivers plant sterols and sterolins to restore, strengthen and balance the immune system.*

What’s New?Kyolic® Liver SupportKyolic Liver Support provides a unique blend of clinically proven herbs and nutrients, Aged Garlic Extract, milk thistle extract, l-glutathione, Picrorhiza kurroa root extract (Picroliv®) and amla fruit extract, shown to effectively protect the liver and enhance its function.*

Kyolic® Brain EnergyA proprietary blend of brain supportive herbs and nutrients designed to improve concentration, working memory, increase cerebral blood flow, and improve learning deficits by supporting healthy brain structure.*

Kyolic® Brain MemoryContains a synergistic combination of Aged Garlic Extract (AGE), eleuthero extract and ginkgo biloba that studies suggest support concentration, focus and memory. AGE is a powerful antioxidant that improves learning deficits and prevents brain shrinkage.*

Kyolic® Brain FocusContains ginkgo biloba and has a long history of use to enhance memory and cognition. Modern studies show that ginkgo biloba supports working memory by improving blood flow to the brain and by acting as an antioxidant.*

Kyolic® Lucky 7­­­­­­­­™ Men’s Performance FormulaLucky 7 Men’s Performance Formula is a uniquely effective combination of herbs and nutrients specifically formulated to enhance a man’s sexual health and desire.*

Kyolic® Red Yeast Rice plus CoQ10Kyolic® Aged Garlic Extract, Red Yeast Rice plus CoQ10 combine three powerful ingredients to create a synergistic effect to enhance the body’s natural ability to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and support overall heart health.*

Kyolic® Blood Sugar BalanceFeatures a unique combination of odorless Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract™ from organic garlic, salacia, bitter melon, chromium picolinate and niacin. This synergistic blend of herbs and nutrients helps maintain balanced blood sugar levels and healthy weight management.*

Kyolic® Curcumin Healthy Inflammation ResponseAged Garlic Extract with the key antioxidant curcumin for powerful and natural support for healthy inflammation response, joint function, cardiovascular benefit, colon and liver health, as well as a variety of other nutritional benefits.*

Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd.Wakunaga23501 Madero Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Tel.: (949)855-2776, (800)421-2998 Fax: (949)458-2764 Year Founded: 1972

Key PersonnelKazu Nomura, President/CEO Jay Levy, Director of Sales Masaki Matsushita, Director of R&D

Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2016