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 Kyolic® Aged Garlic Extract’s ability to lower cholesterol, slow plaque formation, reduce stress and enhance immune health*. A new Australian study has found that Aged Garlic Extract (AGE) 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 AGE 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 AGE 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 50 countries worldwide, it is Wakunaga’s continuing mission 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 include 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?

Kyolic® Brain Energy

A proprietary blend of brain supportive herbs and nutrients designed to improve concentration, working memory, increase cerebral blood flow and improve learning deficits by supporting healthy brain structure.*

Kyolic® Brain Memory

Contains a synergistic combination of Aged Garlic Extract, Eleuthero Extract and Ginkgo Biloba that studies suggest support concentration, focus and memory. AGE is a powerful antioxidant that improves learning deficits and prevents brain shrinkage.*

Kyolic® Brain Focus

Contains ginkgo biloba and has a long history of use to enhance memory and cognition. Modern studies show that ginkgo biloba supports working memory by improving blood flow to the brain and by acting as an antioxidant.*

Kyolic® Lucky 7 Men’s Performance Formula

Lucky 7 Men’s Performance Formula is a uniquely effective combination of herbs and nutrients specifically formulated to enhance a man’s sexual health and desire.*

ProbiataTM Digestion Support and Critical Care

Unique once-per-day formulas that contain a live, highly effective, pure strain probiotic. Each high-potency capsule provides either 15 or 50 billion Colony Forming Units (CFUs) and is specifically designed to support your digestive system, ease intestinal discomfort and maintain bacterial balance during and after periods of gastrointestinal stress.*

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.*


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/CSO
Jay Levy, director of sales
Masaki Matsushita, 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 2015