Berryceuticals® industry leader named exclusive U.S. distributor for Ecovitis®; debut slated for Supply Side West Booth 2757
October 2021— Ft. Wayne, IN. — Artemis International, Inc., a leading supplier of Berryceutical® ingredients to the dietary supplement, functional food and beverage industry, announces it has signed a distribution agreement for the U.S. with Distillerie Bonollo Umberto S.p.A (DBU S.p.A), a leader in the distillation of grappa and one of the most important producers in Europe. Artemis will be representing Bonollo’s Ecovitis®, a standardized, next-level grape seed extract with the highest level of OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) available, 100% Italian origin from field to processing. Ecovitis’ benefits are as a result of a proprietary and innovative water-based membrane extraction method registered by Bonollo and an advanced analytical approach based on the coupling of Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) and Electro Spray Ionization-High Resolution Mass pectrometry (ESI-HRMS).
Bonollo has a long history of obtaining distillates with a high organoleptic profile. Combining experience and technology, Bonollo developed a production system capable of enhancing all elements of the source material to produce Ecovitis and so versatile to be applied to other botanical materials for the setting up of new high quality nutraceutical ingredients.
Artemis focuses its ingredient portfolio on plant-based nutraceuticals that are high in flavonoids and polyphenols, so adding a game-changing, high quality grape seed extract to its portfolio was a natural progression, as the grapevine fruit is particularly high in polyphenols.
According to a recent market analysis report, grape seed extract is predicted to grow exponentially in the next years, as it has been identified as an ingredient that can help support weight loss, reduce cellulite production and improve the immune system, among other benefits.
“We are always looking to diversify our ingredient portfolio with innovative, science-supported products,” says Leslie Gallo, President of Artemis International. “Our focus has been on dark berry extracts – elderberry, aronia berry, tart cherry, etc., so we are excited about this new venture with Bonollo, and adding Ecovitis grape seed extract to our offerings.”
“The strategic agreement with Artemis International is instrumental for Bonollo,” says Paolo Morazzoni, Scientific Advisor of DBU S.p.A. “We are excited to introduce to the North American market our advanced technological approach for introducing new generations of plant-derived extracts such as Ecovitis.”
“Like Artemis, Bonollo is committed to best-in-class ingredients and customer service and has an exceptionally talented leadership team,” Gallo adds. “We look forward to working together toward our common goals of growth and excellence. We will be discussing the ingredient in more depth at Supply Side West.”
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Founded in 1995 by Jan Mills, and celebrating its 25 year anniversary in 2020, the woman-owned Artemis International, has become a leader in science-driven flavonoid rich, berry-based nutraceutical ingredients branded as Berryceuticals® for use in the dietary supplements, food and beverages, and cosmeceutical industries.