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HP Ingredients' LJ100® Receives GRAS Status

October 22, 2013

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HP Ingredients' LJ100® Receives GRAS Status

BRADENTON, Fla. HP Ingredients'LJ100® (tongkat ali, Eurycoma longifolia) ingredient has obtained self-affirmed GRAS status and approval from Health Canada.

According to HP Ingredients, tongkat ali's adaptogenic, health-building qualities are due to the testosterone increases and freeing properties. Testosterone has more than a hundred benefits to the body and is needed by both men and women to maintain proper health. Health studies cited in HP Ingredients' scientific review demonstrate the safety of tongkat ali and its effectiveness that have been shown in studies in vitro, lab animals and humans.

Tongkat ali has extensive documentation of ancient traditional use and modern scientific studies that validate its rich tradition of use in human health. Modern sophisticated science and technology have produced specific improvements over traditional preparation methods, resulting in products such as LJ100®.

Additional studies on tongkat ali have been published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Phytothreaphy Research, First international Journal of Andrologia, and Asian Journal of Andrology.

"Our extensive reviews based on outside expert analysis and experience strongly affirms the long history of use of Eurycoma longifolia Jack in food in widespread populations and the reasonable certainty of safety for its intended use that fully supports the Self-Determination of RAS for LJ100®, a standardized freeze-dried water extract of Eurycoma longifolia Jack," said Annie Eng , CEO of HP Ingredients.

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