Jarrow Formulas® Inc.


Company Description

Jarrow Formulas® Inc (JFI), headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is a formulator and wholesaler of high-quality nutritional supplements. The company was founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1988. Today, Jarrow markets its products throughout the world, including the United States, Mexico, Canada, England, France, Japan, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Israel, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and other countries. Jarrow Formulas’® mission is reflected in its motto: “Superior Nutrition and Formulation.” The company’s philosophy is to encourage preventive care through research and education. Individuals are encouraged to look at health care holistically.

Jarrow Formulas’® goal is to promote optimal health with highquality, effective, affordable and cutting-edge nutritional products that are based on sound scientific research data. Its staff of scientists and health professionals are actively involved in scientific and clinical studies and working with researchers from universities, institutes and other establishments from around the world. Jarrow Formulas® strives to provide the best service and technical information to its customers.

Jarrow Formulas conducts its own research studies that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Clinical Study Demonstrates Superior Bioavailability of Jarrow’s Proprietary QH-absorb® Formula (June 2009): Italian scientists from the University of Ancona (Institute of Biochemistry) measured the plasma levels of Co-Q10 (Jarrow QH-absorb®, a stabilized proprietary Co-Q10 formula utilizing ubiquinol) after taking 100 mg three times per day (100 mg T.I.D. = 300 mg). Eleven adult volunteers took QH-absorb® over a two-week period. In this study, the results proved the superior absorption of QH-absorb®, as demonstrated by:

• total Co-Q10 levels increasing from 0.70 mcg/mL to 6.14 mcg/mL.

• improving the mean reduced Co-Q10 (ubiquinol) levels in the plasma from .62 mcg/ml to 5.75 mcg/mL. This was an increase of 827% over baseline in humans.

• five of the volunteers achieved plasma levels over 7 mcg/mL and one subject was higher than 8 mcg/mL.

Another interesting finding showed a significant reduction in oxidized Co-Q10 in patients. Oxidized Co-Q10 does not function as an antioxidant. The results proved the efficacy of QH-absorb® as demonstrated by a reduction in the mean oxidized Co-Q10 levels in the plasma from 12% to 7%.

Bone-Up® Improves Bone Health in Young Women (August 2007): The results of a clinical trial investigating the effects of Bone-Up®, an enhanced calcium formula, on young women were published in the Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. It showed that exercise plus intake of Bone-Up® can improve bone health in young adult women, which could lower the risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.

Major Products

Jarro-Dophilus EPS®: Room temperature stability with enteric protection, plus eight species and high potency.

Bone-Up®: MCHA calcium formula for maximum bone density and strength.

QH-absorb® and Q-absorb®: Clinically validated, high absorption formulas of Coenzyme Q10.

Ideal Bowel Support™ 299v: Contains proprietary probiotic strain Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (Lp299v), which has been shown in clinical trials to survive and colonize the digestive tract and alleviate intestinal discomfort in 95% of the patients studied.

Fem-Dophilus®: Oral probiotic clinically documented to restore and maintain a healthy vaginal flora and reduce the risk of urogenital infections.

JarroSil®: A patent-pending Activated Silicon® formula, containing stabilized molecular clusters of silicic acid for bone, joint, collagen, skin, hair and nails.

SAM-e: The ultimate brain, liver, and joint nutrient. Also supports healthy aging.

Blackcurrant Juice Concentrate: Blackcurrant from New Zealand that promotes eye comfort and antioxidant protection.

What’s New?

ChoLess Optimizer for cholesterol health (120 tablets)

ChoLess Optimizer supplies clinically tested levels of sesame seed lignans, tocotrienols and artichoke extract. Artichoke extract inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. The proprietary extract SesaPlex™ provides sesamin, a lignan from sesame seeds that has been shown to conserve the body’s supply of gamma-tocopherol and gamma- and other tocotrienols, as well as activate fatty acid-oxidizing enzymes for improved fat metabolism. Tocotrienols protect cardiovascular function by affecting biosynthesis of cholesterol and reducing oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol). The formula is optimized with Red Yeast Rice, which is free of the undesirable fermentation byproduct citrinin. Coenzyme Q10 complements Red Yeast Rice in supporting healthy cardiovascular function.

Pressure Optimizer for blood pressure health (60 tablets)

Pressure Optimizer contains AmealPeptide, a patented extract clinically tested for blood pressure support. MegaNatural® – BP Grape Seed Extract is patented and clinically tested for the support of healthy arterial function. Glycostat Wild Bitter Melon Extract may influence the body’s nitric oxide and angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) systems. Sesaplex Sesame Seed Extract lignans support antioxidant mechanisms, including the recycling of gamma-tocopherol and gamma-tocotrienol. Celery Seed traditionally is used to support kidney function. Magnesium helps to relax the blood vessels. 

www.JarrowProbiotics.com and Interactive Probiotic Profile

www.JarrowProbiotics.com was launched and includes an all-new Interactive Probiotic Profile, which gathers important information about a responder’s Lifestyle and Body Systems in order to identify the most suitable probiotic products and strains for overall health. The three-step questionnaire designed by Jarrow Formulas’ research and nutrition professionals garners feedback on a consumer’s current health status, wellness goals and any areas of concern to help determine which probiotic strains would be most beneficial for body chemistry, lifestyle attributes, and/or probiotic deficiencies that may or may not be present. The newly designed probiotics website also contains in-depth information on the history of probiotics, the health benefits of the various strains, and the very latest on clinical uses. The site features comprehensive product information for all of Jarrow Formulas’ probiotic products as well as relevant studies, science news, media information and Jarrow Formulas’ entire library of product and special event videos that can be viewed at www.youtube.com/JarrowFormulas.

Jarrow Formulas® Inc.
1824 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Tel.: (800) 726-0886
Fax: (310) 204-2520
www.Jarrow.com and
Year Founded: 1977

Key Personnel:
Jarrow L. Rogovin, President/Chairman of the Board,
Jarrow Formulas; Chairman of the Board, Jarrow Industries
Ben Khowong, CEO/CFO, Jarrow Formulas
Peilin Guo, MS, RD, EVP
Clay DuBose, VP, Sales
Dallas Clouatre, Ph.D, Product Development
Kaori Dadgostar, Ph.D, Technical Specialist

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2010