Company DescriptionHeadquartered in Kearny, NJ, USA, Pharmachem is a leading global contract manufacturer and supplier of high quality specialty ingredients, and custom blends. We also provide advanced ingredient processing services to the nutrition, personal care and pet food industries.

Since our founding in 1979, we have achieved several certifications, including NOP-certified organic processor status. We operate NSF cGMP0-certified facilities throughout North America to produce the purest ingredients, in a variety of forms for specific applications. Kosher and Halal certifications are available. We also have AIB superior ratings and HACCP programs in place.

Key Market AreasWe provide a wide range of custom and specialty ingredients, as well as process services to the dietary supplement and nutrition industries. We also provide ingredients for condition-specific applications affecting most consumers:  weight management, blood glucose, stress/sleep/mood fluctuations, and immune and gut health.

Major Products/Service OfferingsPhase 2 Carb Controller is the original and still number-one researched white kidney bean extract. Phase 2 has more than a dozen clinical studies demonstrating clear ability to help reduce the impact of starchy foods. Pharmachem truly launched the category of carb “blockers,” with Phase 2 Carb Controller®, a proprietary extract of white kidney bean, which has been the subject of research since the beginning of the new millennium. Phase 2 is supported by over a dozen human studies demonstrating safety and efficacy. It is the only weight control supplement with structure function claims in the U.S. and Canada. It is GRAS, and made in the U.S. from non-GMO beans.

Since its launch into the dietary supplement marketplace, Phase 2 has been the subject of numerous studies to evaluate its safety and effectiveness. The first four placebo-controlled human studies (2001 to 2004) all demonstrated significant weight and inch loss with consumption of Phase 2.

In the most recent and largest human study conducted on Phase 2 Carb Controller® to date, those individuals taking PhaseLite (Phase 2 Carb Controller) lost an average of seven pounds more than those on placebo after 12 weeks. In addition, 73.5% of the participants in the weight management phase successfully maintained their body weight after 24 weeks.

Possibly more important is that after  12 weeks, the active arm in the weight-loss study experienced a statistically significant decrease in their desire as well as in their frequency and strength of food cravings for chocolates and other sweet foods, whereas the placebo group experienced a significant increase in the difficulty in resisting particular types of food.

In addition, our other signature ingredients are: An exclusive probiotic line featuring Microbac® microencapsulation technology. The strains include high quality, allergen-free probiotic strains as well as proprietary formulations for the dietary supplement, nutraceutical, functional food and beverage industries.

Prenulin® for natural glucose support is a patent-pending ingredient that functions effectively as a “Sugar Blocker.” Prenulin is a combination formula of L-arabinose and Pharmachem’s patented FoodBound® Chromium yeast, or Chromax™ Chromium Picolinate from Nutrition 21.

Lactium® is a milk protein hydrolysate containing a bioactive peptide for stress management. Studies show it helps alleviate the symptoms of stress and synergistically promotes restful slumber.

Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc.265 Harrison Ave. Kearny, NJ 07032 Phone: (800)526-0609, (201)246-1000 outside the U.S. Fax: (201)246-8105 Year Founded:  1979

Key PersonnelPaul Borrell, Senior VP Sales, Mitch Skop, Senior Director, New Product Development Jason Gorgone, Marketing Manager.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2017