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.
The grape seeds used to produce grape seed extract are generally obtained from wine manufacturers. The leaves and fruit of the grape have been used medicinally since ancient Greece. Grape seed extract has a long history of use. It is widely used as an ingredient in cosmetics and food products.
Grape seed extract may support heart and blood vessel health, normal blood pressure, cholesterol and circulation.
Other reported benefits of grape seed extract include support for nerve and eye health, vision, macular health and recovery after an injury or surgery.
Grape seed extract is also reportedly useful for preventing free radical damage and wound healing.
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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Established in 2011, the Anagenix Group is a collective of New Zealand nutraceutical companies that are responding innovatively to the global need for natural health solutions. Each member company has a specific role to play in providing proven New Zealand bioactives to forward-thinking nutritional supplement and functional food businesses around the world.
The commercial link between New Zealand science and the world
Creation of the Anagenix Group was inspired by the need for a commercialisation link between ground-breaking New Zealand science and the world market. New Zealand has a strong heritage of discovery and development in the natural bioactive arena, led by government and private research organisations that focus on uses for New Zealand’s superior horticultural and marine products.
Working with leading research organisations
The Anagenix Group only works with products that are backed by robust scientific evidence. This commitment has led to the formation of mutually-beneficial partnerships that create connections between research and commercialisation. Currently we have active partnerships with Plant & Food Research, Callaghan Innovation, Liggins Institute, HighValue Nutrition Challenge, the National Science Challenge, Bioresource Processing and a number of New Zealand universities.
Deploying New Zealand’s unique point of difference
Underpinning the intent of the Anagenix Group is New Zealand’s extraordinary growing environment. Located in the isolated south-west corner of the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand has elevated UV levels that stimulate a defence mechanism in land and marine plants, ultimately resulting in significantly higher levels of polyphenols than found in the same/similar cultivars from other geographical locations.
An NZTE Focus 500 company
The Anagenix Group is actively building distribution networks in the USA, Canada, Australia, Asia and Europe. In 2014 we were approved as a Focus 500 company by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise. We were also ranked #53 on Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 for 2014.
The New Zealand kiwifruit powder concentrate for inner health
ACTAZIN is a cold-pressed powdered kiwifruit concentrate that was developed in 2011 by Anagenix, based on their research conducted in partnership with Plant & Food Research New Zealand, a science institute owned by the New Zealand government.
Anagenix has taken ACTAZIN to the world as an ingredient for supplements and functional foods. It offers consumers a number of digestive health benefits:
- Improved bowel regularity. ACTAZIN is a natural source of fibre, enzymes and polyphenols, which support normal bowel function. It’s a gentle alternative to harsh laxatives.
- Better intestinal health. For those who are taking a probiotic or want to boost their natural population of ‘good’ gut bacteria, ACTAZIN may help by feeding beneficial microflora.
- Enhanced protein digestion. The kiwi-unique enzyme actinidin found in ACTAZIN assists protein digestion, helping people to avoid that uncomfortable ‘overfull’ feeling after a protein-rich meal.
ACTAZIN consumer site
To nurture global interest in products that use ACTAZIN as an ingredient, we’ve developed a consumer website. Our site explains what ACTAZIN is, how it can help and where to find products that contain it. The site also provides general digestive health tips. Visit the ACTAZIN consumer website.
The New Zealand kiwifruit paste that improves the nutritional profile of food, drink and cooking products
Apura Green is a natural, whole-fruit product that can be used in food and drink products to replace fat, sugar and salt. It’s a smart way to make a product more nutritionally appealing, while still maintaining a delicious taste and texture.
Anagenix has taken Apura Green to the world as an ingredient for cakes, cookies, breads, pastry, seasonings, marinades, nutritional bars, fruit juices, fruit fillings, fruit preserves, sauces, dresses, gravies and soups.
In today’s health conscious world, the benefits are compelling:
- Reduces fat, salt and sugar content. Apura Green allows the reduction of egg, dairy, butter and cooking oils, to reduce calories and improve the nutritional profile of end products.
- Extends shelf life. Using Apura Green as an ingredient helps to extend the shelf life of baked goods. Our research shows that Apura Green can extend shelf life of cookies by 26 days.
- Adds goodness. Apura Green has naturally high levels of vitamins C and K, and dietary fibre.
- Improves texture and appearance. A natural humectant, Apura Green creates softer, higher-moisture baked products that taste fresh for longer.
- Easy to use and affordable. Apura Green is a simple drop-in ingredient that is highly cost-effective.
- Clean label. Within your ingredients list, Apura Green can be listed as ‘kiwifruit paste’, which is more attractive to consumers than a scientific descriptor or number.
Company Founded: 2010
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Natural, bioactive ingredients from New Zealand-sourced and sustainably managed fruits, berries and plants.
Ingredients are designed to add functionality to supplements, foods, beverages and personal care products in key health areas like: digestive health, cardiovascular/inflammatory health, sports nutrition, antioxidants and personal care.
Using a unique, 100% Aqua Pure® water extraction, we’re able to capture valuable health benefits from raw material. No alcohol, solvents or chemicals are used in the manufacturing process, so final products are chemical-free and high in natural bioactives. We are the only company in the world to produce water-extracted ingredients from these New Zealand fruit.
Add functionality… naturally!
Company Founded: 2005
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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,