Company DescriptionThe 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 experienced nutritionists, available to answer retailer and consumer questions. With distribution in 50 countries worldwide, it is Wakunaga’s continuing mission to promote good health throughout the world.­

Focus on ResearchWakunaga is a leader in the field of scientific research with over 750 peer-reviewed published papers on Kyolic® Aged Garlic Extract’s™ ability to lower cholesterol, slow plaque formation, reduce stress and enhance immune health. A new Australian study has found that Aged Garlic Extract significantly reduces blood pressure in adults with hypertension, offering hope to those who don’t respond well to prescription medications or would prefer a natural therapy.

In 2016, eight new papers were published in the Journal of Nutrition where researchers discovered that Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) significantly reduces low-attenuation plaque, also known as soft plaque or non-calcified plaque, within the arteries of patients with metabolic syndrome. These findings add to a growing body of evidence that indicate AGE may reverse heart disease and has the ability to stabilize vulnerable plaque that can lead to future heart attack and stroke.

Quality ManufacturingIn 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.

What is Aged Garlic Extract?The production of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract begins with garlic grown on Wakunaga farms under strictly controlled organic conditions without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. The raw garlic is harvested and then aged, without heating, up to 20 months in sealed stainless steel tanks. This unique aging process makes AGE up to 50 times richer in active beneficial compounds than raw garlic and more gentle on the stomach. This odor-eliminating conversion process results in safe, stable, bioavailable and beneficial compounds found only in Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract products.

Major ProductsKyolic® Aged Garlic Extract®— Nineteen items that include immune support, detox, healthy circulation, stress and fatigue relief, healthy blood sugar balance, cholesterol levels and overall heart health.

Kyo-Dophilus® Probiotics— Seven items that include human-strain, shelf-stable (no refrigeration needed) probiotics that are guaranteed stable at the time of consumption, not just at time of manufacture.

Kyo-Green®— Four items that include healthy greens and superfoods in tablet and powdered drink mix form.

Moducare®— Three items that deliver plant sterols and sterolins to restore, strengthen and balance the immune system.

What’s New?Kyolic® Curcumin Healthy Inflammation ResponseKyolic Aged Garlic Extract with the key antioxidant Curcumin for 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.*

Kyolic® Lucky 7™ Men’s Performance FormulaLucky 7 Men’s Performance Formula is a uniquely effective combination of herbs and nutrients specifically formulated to enhance a man’s sexual health and desire.*

Kyolic® Liver SupportKyolic Liver Support provides a unique blend of clinically proven herbs and nutrients, Aged Garlic Extract, Milk Thistle Extract, L-Glutathione, Picrorhiza Kurroa Root Extract (Picroliv®) and Amla Fruit Extract, shown to effectively protect the liver and enhance its function.*

Kyolic® Brain EnergyA proprietary blend of brain supportive herbs and nutrients designed to improve concentration, working memory, increase cerebral blood flow, and improve learning deficits by supporting healthy brain structure.*

Kyolic® 109 Blood Pressure HealthA natural combination of Aged Garlic Extract, Nattokinase, and Suntheanine® to support healthy cardiovascular function, including blood pressure and circulation. Helps reduce stress and promote relaxation.*

Kyolic® Blood Sugar BalanceFeatures a unique combination of odorless Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract™, Salacia, Bitter Melon, Chromium Picolinate and Niacin. This synergistic blend of herbs and nutrients help maintain balanced blood sugar levels and healthy weight management.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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 PersonnelKazu Nomura, President/CEO Michael Modjeski, Vice President Sales & Marketing Jay Levy, Director of Sales Masaki Matsushita, Director of R&D

Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2017­