Benfotiamine, a self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) ingredient, supports sugar metabolism by reducing the negative impact of excess sugar in a diet. This distribution agreement between XSTO Solutions and Harmari Chemicals will make BenfoPure the only source of benfotiamine in the country.
"Sugar consumption has soared to historically high levels and the impact on health is on the minds of consumers," said Francis Foley, president of XSTO Solutions. "The GRAS status provides excellent opportunities for BenfoPure, and we look forward to bringing this safe and beneficial ingredient to our customer base."
Since 2004, XSTO Solutions developed projects for manufacturers globally and continues to introduce nutritional ingredients to the food and dietary supplement markets in the United States. Hamari Chemicals is a widely known company in Japan focusing on nutraceutical and pharmaceutical production.
XSTO Solutions represents its partner Hamari Chemicals in the United States and its nutritional ingredients line, which includes BenfoPure benfotiamine. XSTO's production was certified kosher by Kosher Certification Service (KSC).