Sabinsa Corporation

Company Description

Some of the most popular and effective dietary supplement products sold in health food stores contain ingredients from Sabinsa. Committed and dedicated to the principles of innovation, tradition and research, Sabinsa supplies high-quality innovative standardized herbal extracts, phytonutrients, probiotics, enzymes, spice extracts, minerals, specialty chemicals and fine chemicals for applications in dietary supplements, functional foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. The natural extracts and phytonutrients are derived from botanicals with a long history of traditional food, medicinal and cosmetic use. Every product is backed by application-oriented scientific research. Sabinsa Corporation has developed novel approaches to retaining the biological activity of these ingredients while simultaneously addressing formulation challenges and product safety criteria.

Sabinsa’s main manufacturing facilities have achieved international GMP certification in addition to other quality certifications recognized globally.

Although many investment groups have tried to buy Sabinsa because the company has been successful for over two decades, the company is still privately owned, which enables it to make long-term decisions rather than short-term profit-motivated ones. This means that each product is carefully researched before being offered for sale.

Because the company’s raw materials are crops: herbs and spices, the company has invested heavily in establishing relationships with and supporting its supplier farmers. Sabinsa helps them with the financing to begin the growing season, teaches them how to protect against environmental contaminants and guarantees the harvest.

Key Market Areas

Sabinsa Corporation manufactures and markets phytonutrients and standardized herbal extracts, specialty fine chemicals, and organic intermediates used in the nutritional, pharmaceutical and food industries. The company’s ingredients are found primarily in dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages and in cosmetics.

Major Products

Some of Sabinsa’s products include BioPerine®, ForsLean®, Garcitrin®, Selenoforce®, LactoSpore®. Bacopin®, Boswellin®, Citrin®, Cosmoperine®, Curcumin C3® Complex®, DigeZyme®, Fabenol®, FenuFibers®, Fenusterols®, Gugulipid®, Gymnema Sylvestre GS4®, Momordicin®, Picroliv®, Saberry™, Salaretin®, Selenium SeLECT®, Silbinol® and Venocin®.

What’s New?

Some of the category updates Sabinsa’s researchers have produced include:

• Boswellin® PS is a natural extract from the gum resin of Boswellia serrata (Indian frankincense), with enhanced water solubility. In addition to boswellic acids, Boswellin PS contains Polysal™, a natural polysaccharide. The product’s two-stage active constituents release profile provides longer lasting benefits than conventional Boswellia serrata extracts. Both boswellic acids and Polysal™ are effective in reducing the markers of inflammation, with benefits in managing the symptoms of discomfort associated with conditions such as arthritis.

• LeanGard® is making waves as a clinically studied blend of herbal extracts for supporting lean body mass, supporting satiety and a healthy body composition. LeanGard® contains three phytonutrient ingredients: ForsLean® (patented, clinically validated natural extract from Coleus forskohlii roots), GarCitrin® (patented clinically validated natural extract from Garcinia cambogia fruit rind containing hydroxycitric acid and garcinol, that is better absorbed and utilized than the well-known Garcinia cambogia extracts containing hydroxycitric acid alone); and BioPerine® a patented extract from black pepper fruits that enhances the bioavailability of the other two nutrients.

Corporate Headquarters:
Sabinsa Corporation
20 Lake Dr., East Windsor, NJ 08520
Tel.: (732)777-1111
Fax: (732)777-1443

Utah Office:
Sabinsa Corporation
750 South Innovation Circle
Payson, UT 84651
Tel.: (801)465-8400
Fax: (801)465-8600
Year Founded: 1988

Key Personnel:
Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder
Jeff Lind, CEO
Hame Persaud, Senior Vice President of Sales
and Marketing
Shaheen Majeed, Marketing Director

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2010