Company Description
Bergstrom Nutrition® is a family-owned nutrition ingredient company built on the vision and values of founder, George Bergstrom, III, who pioneered the use of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) for human consumption in 1989. Today, Bergstrom Nutrition operates the world’s only facility solely dedicated to the production of a proprietary form of MSM. Bergstrom Nutrition’s facility is a GMP-compliant, ISO 9001:2008 registered and FSSC22000 certified production facility, exceeding industry standards for optimal purity and product consistency. Bergstrom Nutrition’s branded OptiMSM® also enjoys GRAS designation with a letter of non-objection from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bergstrom Nutrition’s OptiMSM is the only MSM backed by published U.S. clinical research. Today, consumers in 21 countries purchase hundreds of different retail products containing Bergstrom Nutrition’s proprietary ingredients. The company is a customer-focused organization dedicated to continuous improvement, uncompromising quality and service that is second to none. Based in Vancouver, Washington, USA, Bergstrom Nutrition is committed to supporting continuing efforts to create health and wellness.

Key Market Areas
Bergstrom Nutrition’s OptiMSM® is sold worldwide to manufacturers of joint health supplements.

Major Products/Service Offerings

OptiMSM is Bergstrom’s premium trademarked form of MSM, made in the USA and certified for quality and consistency. Bergstrom Nutrition’s OptiMSM is a preferred choice among the largest and fastest-growing joint health brands, and a leading ingredient for quality dietary supplement manufacturers.

The same MSM that provides fluid, functional joint support to humans is also shown to promote respiratory health, along with healthier cartilage, nails and coats in animals. PurforMSM (“pure form MSM”) is feed-grade MSM, a well-known staple of the companion animal and equine care and performance industry.

What’s New?
Bergstrom Nutrition recently earned GFSI registration with FSSC22000 certification for its OptiMSM production facility. The FSSC registration means Bergstrom Nutrition has achieved all the requirements of ISO 22000 certification as well as additional, specific prerequisite program requirements that apply only to food manufacturers.

Bergstrom Nutrition has a newly launched Web site, that offers visitors a deep look at MSM and the published research regarding safety and efficacy in which Bergstrom Nutrition has participated.

Bergstrom Nutrition
1000 West 8th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 USA
Tel.: (888)733-5676 (888-SEEK-MSM)
Year Founded: 1988

Key Personnel:
Jim Hughes, President
Tim Gardner, Vice President of Operations
Tim Hammond, Director of Sales
Wendi Reymore, Director of Regulatory and Quality Affairs
Rod Benjamin, Director of Technical Development
Holly Harmon, Director of Marketing

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2011