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 an outside and inside sales staff, as well as two nutritionists, available to answer retailer and consumer questions on a daily basis.

Wakunaga is a leader in the field of scientific research with now over 700 peer-reviewed published papers on Kyolic® Aged Garlic Extract™. At the end of 2012, the company will have four more scientific studies completed on Kyolic for immune enhancement and heart health, with one of them featuring the stress-reducing effect of Kyolic on firemen!

In our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, we use stringent quality controls and follow current Good Manufacturing Practices including the International ISO9001 quality management system which results in products that are safe and effective. With distribution in 48 countries worldwide, it is Wakunaga’s continuing mission to promote good health throughout the world.

Wakunaga of America celebrated its 40th anniversary this year and the parent company, Wakunaga Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., in Japan, has been in business for 57 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 just at time of manufacture. Kyo-Green, energizes and alkalizes (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® Vitamin D3
Kyolic D3 provides a powerful and natural way to support overall wellness with a special emphasis on immune, bone and heart 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® 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.*

Moducare® CF Seasonal Immune Formula
Moducare CF is a maximum strength formula containing a synergistic combination of Moducare plant sterols and sterolins, Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, immune supporting herbs, a potent mushroom complex, Vitamin C and Zinc, to provide powerful immune support.*

ModuAllerTM Seasonal Respiratory Formula
ModuAller is a highly effective blend of herbs and plant compounds which aids in relieving the common symptoms of sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, by reducing inflammation in the sinuses and upper respiratory tract and supporting a strong immune system.* 

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

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2012