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 2011, 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 Organization for Standardization (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 40 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 are Harvest Blend and Kyo-Chlorella), and Moducare, plant sterols and sterolins, to restore, strengthen and balance the immune system.

What’s New?
Kyolic® Curcumin Healthy Inflammation Response*

Aged Garlic Extract with the key antioxidant Curcumin for a 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 two 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® Blood Sugar Balance*
Features 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 help maintain balanced blood sugar levels and healthy weight management.*

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, Chairman
Hiromichi Sumiyoshi, President
Albert Dahbour, Chief Sales Officer
Jay Levy, Director of Sales
Toshi Ide, Director of R&D














Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2011