Company Description

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

Wakunaga is a leader in the field of scientific research with over 650 peer-reviewed scientific studies on Kyolic®Aged Garlic Extract™. At the end of 2010, the company will have four more scientific studies completed on Kyolic for heart health, one of them featuring the stress reducing effect of Kyolic on firemen! State-of-the-art manufacturing systems and stringent quality assurance following current Good Manufacturing Practices and the International ISO9001 quality management system result in products that are safe and effective. With distribution in 46 countries worldwide, it is Wakunaga’s continuing mission to promote good health throughout the world.

Wakunaga of America has been serving the world for about 38 years now and the parent company, Wakunaga Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., in Japan, has been in business for 50 years.

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 Products

Studies have proven Kyolic to enhance immune function, protect cells from free radical 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 at time of manufacture. Kyo-Green, to energize and alkalize (also available in this category is Harvest Blend and Kyo-Chlorella), and ModuCare, plant sterols and sterolins, to restore, strengthen and balance the immune system.

What’s New?

Kyolic® Curcumin w/Bioperine® Healthy Inflammation Response*

Aged Garlic Extract with the key antioxidant Curcumin and Bioperine for superior absorption. 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.*

Kyo-Red™Antioxidant Superfruit Blend ORAC 5000 with Fiber

A tasty powdered blend of natural Superfruits, Vegetables and Fiber. With essential polyphenols and rich in vitamin C, Kyo-Red provides a superior 5,000 ORAC blast of antioxidants and 2 grams of fiber in one serving! Drink daily to help boost your immune system, increase energy, promote detoxification and anti-aging, maintain regularity and colon health, support cardiovascular function and increase vitality.*

Kyo-Dophilus® Probiotics plus Cranberry Extract

A truly unique combination of the most stable, human-strain Probiotics on the market and the well-known, effective, Cranberry Extract to help promote urinary tract and intestinal health.* Taken regularly, it can help maintain a healthy bladder, as well as support overall intestinal function and immune health.*

Kyolic® 101 Stress & Fatigue Relief*

Aged Garlic Extract™ with GABA, and Vitamins B1, B6 & B12, is a unique blend of ingredients designed to reduce fatigue and fight stress.* Helps naturally promote mental, emotional and physical balance in an increasingly hectic world.*

Kyolic® 102 Candida Cleanse & Digestion*

Aged Garlic Extract combined with Ginger & Glucanase Enzyme Complex to support internal cleansing, prevent yeast imbalance and to boost overall immunity to help strengthen the body’s natural defense.*

Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd.
23501 Madero
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Tel.: (949) 855-2776, (800)421-2998
Fax: (949)458-2764
Year Founded: 1972

Key Personnel:
Kenro Nakamura, President
Hiromichi Sumiyoshi, Executive V.P.
Tom Okabe, Chief Technical Officer
Albert Dahbour, Chief Sales Officer
Jay Levy, Director of Sales

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2010