More than 80% of all companies involved in New Zealand’s natural products industry belong to NPNZ, including all major brands and manufacturers. Our membership comprises businesses that manufacture and supply natural health remedies, dietary supplements, health support products, and related ingredients and services.
Deer velvet is obtained from deer and elk (or wapiti). Large antlers can weigh up to 20 Kg for a pair.
Deer velvet has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. It refers to the whole cartilage in its pre-calcified stage and doesn’t refer to the velvety “skin” growing on the antlers. The antler is usually cut-off before the calcification process starts when it is approximately two-thirds of its maximum size. Velvet antler contains approximately 40 compounds including chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine sulphate, prostaglandins, monoamine-oxidase inhibitors, selenium, calcium, collagen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, bone morphogenic protein and growth factors.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses velvet antler to treat muscular weakness, joint mobility, growth problems and childhood respiratory health. Western medicine uses velvet antler primarily to strengthen physical endurance, strengthen bones and tendons, support sexual potency and promote virility. Animal studies with deer velvet have shown reduced inflammation and negative effects of morphine in mice. It also stimulates fibroblast growth and increases phagocytic activity of macrophages in vitro.
Human studies have shown that deer velvet supports testosterone levels in young males and increases muscular endurance. It is also claimed that deer velvet may provide beneficial support for joint mobility, cardiovascular health and mental health.
Alaron Products Limited is New Zealand’s most respected GMP Certified contract and private label manufacturer of dietary supplements, complementary medicines, nutraceuticals, vitamins and minerals in hard shelled capsule, tablet, chewable tablet, coated tablet, powder blend, cosmetic and personal care form. We are audited, licensed and certified by the New Zealand Ministry of Health MedSafe Division, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries, and the NZMPI Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines division for the manufacture and packing of products utilising herbal, dairy, probiotic, meat, game, fish, shellfish, apiary, vitamin, mineral, enzyme and cosmetic ingredients.
Alaron has access to New Zealand’s scientific research facilities. However, we are strictly a contract and private label manufacturer of capsules, tablets and powder blends produced to the highest standards to our customers’ formulations and specifications. We market no brands, nor do we have “standard products” as such.
Our strategy is to align ourselves with the best marketers of these types of products in their local markets world-wide. We therefore depend on the local marketer to best identify the products and formulations that will be most successful in their area. We also assume that the marketer will determine the best scientific information available to support their marketing story, usually by way of literature or Internet searches. Finally, the buyer needs to determine and co-ordinate compliance with the import and local market legal requirements. We also function as a gateway to Asia and Australia for marketers in North America and Europe who need a manufacturer that is familiar with regional regulatory requirements.
Our services include product development, procurement of materials, formulation, blending, hard shell capsule filling, tablet manufacturing, tablet coating, packing into pharmaceutical grade tablet bottles, powder pots or sachets, batch/use by coding and application of labels, and packing into cartons for dispatch. We also provide a complete cosmetic and personal care products development, production and packing service. We can co-ordinate the supply of all necessary inputs to production of a finished product, or can complete any stage of production, with supply of components by you.
We have access to a full range of ingredients from around the world as well as a focus on unique New Zealand ingredients from marine sources (NZ Greenshell Mussel, Shark Cartilage, Abalone, etc.), dairy (Colostrum, Whey Powders, Milk Powders, Lactoferrin, etc.), Apiary (Bee Pollen, Propolis, honey powder, etc.), Herbal (Grape seed, Blackcurrant, Pine Bark, Kiwi Fruit, Boysenberry, etc.), Deer Velvet, Deer Blood and related products.
GMP Certified Contract Manufacturer – Quality you can trust – Experience you can depend on – The ideal partner for your manufacturing needs – Your complete service provider.
Company Founded: 1993
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Pharmacybrands Limited (NZX:PHB) is New Zealand’s only listed Retail Pharmacy group and one of the largest retail operations in the country.
Pharmacybrands’ recent investment in Radius Medical gives the company a much broader scope of activity. The aim is to deliver a broad range of integrated primary healthcare solutions to New Zealanders, with a focus on enhancing their health, beauty and wellbeing.
Because the Pharmacist is the Health Professional that people see most often, Pharmacy remains the core of the business. (The company has retail operations under the Unichem, Amcal, Life Pharmacy, Radius and Care Chemist brands).
The Medical side of the business operates under Radius Medical Solutions, which is the support arm for Radius Medical and The Doctors branded medical centres.
With a focus on the Medical and Service side of the business the company is exploring growth as a broader healthcare company.
Company Founded: 1981
Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand and online worldwide
Mountain Red are leading natural products producers, based in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. Mountain Red produces the world’s highest quality, 100% natural Deer Velvet to support the health and wellbeing of people across the globe.
The reputation of Mountain Red products has driven the expansion into global markets, with many countries committed to distribution of 100% natural, quality products. Due to the purity of our products and our commitment to sustainability and traceability Mountain Red has a global reputation for product quality and consistency, leading to growing global demand.
Mountain Red is the leading producer of 100% natural products, sustainably sourced from New Zealand for the use in the enhancement of daily health and well-being, to support good joint care and mobility, to strengthen the body’s natural immune system and to improve the body’s strength, stamina and athletic performance. CEO Karen Morley and her family have been farming Deer in New Zealand for over 30 years.
The Mountain Red ™ Quality Standard
- Highest standards of animal welfare
- Fully sustainable and traceable back to individual farms
- All material naturally grown in New Zealand on free range farms
- Deer Velvet Guaranteed drug (xylazine) free
- Deer Industry New Zealand Accredited
- Independently Audited
- Free from additives and preservatives
Company Founded: 2002
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New Zealand Health Food Company Ltd has been proud to supply New Zealanders and our loyal overseas customers with natural health products and dietary supplements since 1988. Our products are formulated from drawing on a combination of thousands of years of traditional knowledge and the latest scientific evidence. We are currently focusing on the internet and our website can now be purchased from directly, opening up our products to a worldwide market. We will also be looking at other avenues of communicating with our customers via the web in the near future. NEWS Factory direct retail store New Zealand Health Food Company is now offering its local customers even better value and service through the resent opening of their brand new retail store. Since 1988 the New Zealand Health Food Company has produced and supplied high quality health products with New Zealand, as well as exporting to the USA, Australia and Asia. Over the years their products have developed an excellent reputation of quality that reflects the company’s high level of service and the supply, and their dedicated team of staff. What started originally as a manufacturing facility soon grew to accommodate a small factory shop to meet local demand as word spread. The natural progression was then to build a purpose built facility. As a result, Harewood-based New Zealand Health food Company expanded to their new premise on Wooldridge Road, which included a retails roe open to the public. Open since January, the store sells a full range of affordable health products and dietary supplements.
We stock a wide range of products and brands which enables us to provide a complete a comprehensive range for all your natural health requirements. Our main brands are: KNH ™– Kiwi Natural Health The KNH™ range is a complete range of supplements designed to cater for your everyday health requirements. Each product has been specifically formulated by the New Zealand Health Food Co Ltd to deliver the best results for you. Arthritis, Joint, Bone and Muscle, Mens Health, Womens Health, Cold & Flu, Weight Management, Stress Relief and Energy are only some of the areas covered. Dr Bee® Dr Bee® is our comprehensive range of Bee and Honey Products which includes Propolis, Royal Jelly , UMF® 15+ Manuka Honey, and Bee Pollen. These products are utilised to provide you with the nutritional support for your energy levels and immune system. Clinicians A range of nutritional products that covering general vitamin and mineral supplements, as well as products for specific conditions. Natural Instinct A full range of affordable hair and skin care products that contain the nourishing goodness of pure essential oils and organic herbs that may nourish and cleanse your body.
Company Founded: 1988
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THE PURE VITALITY STORY
Driven by the growing necessity for holistic wellness, Pure Vitality set out on a journey to discover effective natural solutions that can transform people’s lives around the world. Here, remotely secluded in the pristine islands of New Zealand, nature, science and traditional wisdom fuse into an energizing and rejuvenating essence with all the spark and life that is found in the world of Pure Vitality.
Nestled in the foothills of the snow capped Southern Alps, Pure Vitality provides a special and unique range of deer products, deer antler velvet, manuka honey, health supplements and skincare products from our own property. We farm one of the largest herds of red deer in New Zealand; we make the hives, harvest the honey from our own bee hives and have built our own fully registered manufacturing, processing and packing facility on our own farm. Pure Vitality’s purity and quality guarantee begins with balancing the soil, growing pure and healthy pasture and breeding and nourishing the finest animals on our own farm. This enables us to control quality right from the soil to the shelf. We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced business partners who want to take New Zealand’s Health to the world.
Good quality deer velvet is expensive to grow but we only use premium quality, full beam, deer velvet in our health supplements to ensure our customers get the best results. If deer velvet is cheap, it’s not the real deal! Named the ‘Emperors Tonic’ for its powerful health giving properties, Deer Velvet has been highly regarded in traditional oriental medicine for 2000 years. More recently, scientific research in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Korea confirms velvet’s benefits for supporting joint health and mobility, healing and recovery, strength and endurance, healthy immune system, fertility and libido, and vitality and wellbeing.
While we produce our own brands of deer antler velvet, health supplements, honey products, and natural skincare we also offer contract manufacturing services. Our manufacturing facility, NZPURE1 is registered and audited by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
Premium deer velvet, deer products, manuka honey, honey products, selenomethionine, vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanicals and natural skincare.
Company Founded: Started farming 1983
Markets currently sold in:
- New Zealand,
The Avoca Provenance
At the heart of Avoca is a dedication to creating authentic and unique New Zealand products that are inspired by our landscape, way of life and people.
Avoca brings together New Zealand and imported ingredients to craft high quality items that represent the very essence of a New Zealand experience.
Avoca products prioritise the use of ingredients from trusted New Zealand origins. The luxury of space and the natural environment allows us to grow our ingredients the way nature intended.
Our range is forged out of New Zealand with a combination of Kiwi innovation and skills and unique New Zealand ingredients, to craft uncompromising products reflecting its New Zealand origins.
We guarantee that Avoca products with this stamp are authentically New Zealand made for the rest of the world to enjoy.
Company Founded: 2010
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Victoria is one of New Zealand’s most significant research institutions, spending a substantial proportion of its total budget on research. Victoria has researchers of national or international repute working in a diverse range of disciplines. Victoria is recognised as a thought leader in a number of international growth areas, with key partnerships with a number of Crown Research Institutes, and millions of dollars invested into our research programmes every year.