Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd.

Company Description
The 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 two nutritionists, available to answer retailer and consumer questions on a daily basis.

Research. Wakunaga is a leader in the field of scientific research with now over 750 peer-reviewed published papers on the ability of Kyolic® Aged Garlic Extract™ 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 early 2014, top medical researchers from across the globe gathered at the 2014 International Garlic Symposium where new research was discovered that Aged Garlic Extract 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 that A.G.E. may reverse heart disease and has the ability to stabilize vulnerable plaque that can lead to future heart attack and stroke.

QA/Manufacturing. In 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. With distribution in 48 countries worldwide, Wakunaga’s continuing mission is to promote good health throughout the world.

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

Major Products
Studies have shown Kyolic’s ability to enhance immune function, protect cells from free radical damage and support cholesterol and overall heart health. Wakunaga’s other products are Kyo-Dophilus, human-strain, shelf-stable (no refrigeration needed) probiotics. The company’s probiotics are guaranteed stable at the time of consumption, not just at time of manufacture. Kyo-Green energizes and alkalizes (also available in this category is Harvest Blend and Kyo-Chlorella), and Moducare delivers plant sterols and sterolins to restore, strengthen and balance the immune system.

What’s New?
ProbiataTM Critical Care
A unique once-per-day formula that contains a live, highly effective, pure strain probiotic. Each high-potency capsule provides 50 billion Colony Forming Units (CFUs) and is specifically designed to support a healthy bacterial balance during and after periods of gastrointestinal stress. This very high-potency, pure probiotic, taken once-per-day can fortify your digestive system, ease intestinal discomfort and help reduce gas, diarrhea, constipation and bloating.*

ProbiataTM Digestion Support
A unique once-per-day formula that contains a live, highly effective, pure strain probiotic. Each high-potency capsule provides 15 billion Colony Forming Units (CFUs) and is specifically designed to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract. This high-potency, pure probiotic, helps replenish and balance internal flora, build intestinal strength, and support healthy digestion and regularity.*

Kyolic® Red Yeast Rice plus CoQ10
Combines three powerful ingredients to create a synergistic effect to enhance the body’s natural ability to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and support overall heart health.

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

Kyolic® Curcumin Healthy Inflammation Response
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.*

Moducare® CF – Seasonal Immune Formula
A maximum-strength formula containing a synergistic combination of Moducare plant sterols and sterolins, Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, immune-supporting herbs, a potent mushroom complex, Vitamin C and Zinc, to provide powerful immune support.*

ModuAllerTM – Seasonal Respiratory Formula
A highly effective blend of herbs and plant compounds that aids in relieving the common symptoms of sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, by reducing inflammation in the sinuses and upper respiratory tract and supporting a strong immune system.*

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 Personnel
Kazu Nomura, president/CEO
Albert Dahbour, vice president and CSO
Jay Levy, director of sales
Toshi Ide, director of R&D










* 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.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2014