Llama Naturals, Inc. Partners with NutriFusion® to Launch Kids and Adults Multivitamin from Fruits & Vegetables

Naples, Florida – August 2019

Llama Naturals, Inc. has announced it is partnering with NutriFusion® to add thirteen essential vitamins from fruits and vegetables to their new, kids and adults plant-based vitamin bites product line. Llama Naturals only uses NutriFusion fruit and vegetable powders and other simple ingredients including organic baobab powder, organic fruit, apple pectin, and organic sunflower oil to create their gummy vitamins. Their vitamin bites set themselves apart from other gummy vitamins in the market by including no gelatin, no added sugar, syrups, or sweeteners.

llama naturals multivitamin nutrifusion“We created Llama Naturals because of our education on nutrient digestion. So many of the multivitamins in the market are not absorbed by the body…we knew there had to be a better way,” says CEO of Llama Naturals, Kevin Brown. “That’s when we found NutriFusion® and knew that their fruit and vegetable powders would be perfect to get the high bioavailability that we wanted and the simple & natural ingredient statement that our customers needed.”

NutriFusion, LLC has been producing fruit and vegetable-based nutrient blends for food, beverage, supplement, and pet brands since 2008. The partnership with Llama Naturals showcases the uniqueness of the GrandFusion® Twelve Fruit and Vegetable Vitamin Blend. With GrandFusion®, Llama Naturals delivers 50% RDA of 12 vitamins and 100% RDA of Vitamin D per 2 fruit bites. The other vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folate).

Myra Mackey, Executive Vice President at NutriFusion®, had this to say, “We are excited to see a new twist on the traditional gummy vitamin using GrandFusion® real food nutrition. The packaging for the new Llama Natural brand really stands outs and we are excited to see parents and adults grabbing these off the shelves! They really did something different with this gummy vitamin, and we know consumers are going to see the emphasis on simple ingredients in this natural multivitamin.”

About NutriFusion® – www.nutrifusion.com

NutriFusion® was formed in 2008 and is headquartered in Naples, FL and provides the nutrient-rich benefits of fruits and vegetables in everyday food and beverage products. NutriFusion® sources only whole, organic, Non-GMO foods to create its concentrated micronutrient and phytonutrient-rich food ingredient blends. GrandFusion®, a patented blend of fruits and/or vegetables can significantly increase the nutritional profile and marketability of food, beverage and supplement products. NutriFusion® uses only fresh food, never synthetic additives, excipients, preservatives, or synthetic ingredients.

About Llama Naturals, Inc. – www.llamanaturals.com

Llama Naturals, Inc. is a plant-based gummy vitamin brand on a mission to help kids and adults get all the vitamins they need from fruits and vegetables. Llama Naturals only uses natural ingredients and is Certified Organic. Llama Naturals does not use synthetic vitamins, added sugars, syrups, sweeteners, or toxins.

Bald Baker Creates Vegan, Gluten Free Cookie with NutriFusion® Fruit & Vegetable Based Vitamins

Sugar conscious food brand launches oatmeal raisin cookie enriched with the vitamins found in three servings of fruits and vegetables

Naples, Florida – August 24, 2018

Bald Baker, a creator of sugar conscious and health forward treats, has announced it is adding NutriFusion® vitamins from fruits and vegetables to the simple ingredient list of its new cookie, Oat to Joy. The new product comes in at only 200 calories and 4g of sugar per cookie with the amount of vitamins founds in three servings of fruits and vegetables. The vegan, gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookie aspires to help people engaged in healthy lifestyles to indulge without having to sacrifice.

“We have taken a holistic approach to developing low sugar treats that satisfy with our first 3 cookie flavors, Sweet N Salty, Nutty Chipster, and Classic Brownie”, says Founder and CEO of Bald Baker, Dan Sennet. “We believe the new Oat to Joy cookie takes this a step further with the functional benefits of enriching the product with the vitamins found in three servings of fruits and vegetables.”

NutriFusion, LLC has been producing plant-based vitamin & mineral blends for food, beverage, supplement, and pet brands since 2008. The partnership with Bald Baker showcases the capabilities of the GrandFusion® Six Fruit & Vegetable Nutrient Blend. GrandFusion® is kosher certified, gluten-free, vegan, and has no added sugars, and as a result, supports Bald Baker’s product mission.

Myra Mackey, EVP of NutriFusion® had this to say, “We are thrilled to see Bald Baker using GrandFusion® natural vitamins to create a functional cookie that delivers for health-conscious consumers as well as those struggling with diabetes. Bald Baker is on the right mission with the Oat to Joy cookie. Our GrandFusion® natural vitamins are tasteless in this cookie and add 6 essential vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, thiamin, and vitamin B6. We are excited to see this cookie revolutionize the dessert industry!”

To learn more about Bald Baker and NutriFusion® products or to book an interview, contact Eric Dunn at 803.240.0810 or email, eric@digerati.marketing

About NutriFusion®www.nutrifusion.com

NutriFusion® was formed in 2008 and is headquartered in Naples, Florida and provides the nutrient-rich benefits of fruits and vegetables in everyday food products. NutriFusion® sources only whole, organic, Non-GMO foods to create its concentrated micronutrient and phytonutrient-rich food ingredient blends. GrandFusion®, a patented blend of fruits and/or vegetables can significantly increase the nutritional profile and marketability of food, beverage and supplement products. NutriFusion® uses only fresh food, never synthetic additives, excipients, preservatives, or synthetic ingredients.

About Bald Baker – www.baldbaker.ca

Bald Baker was started in 2017 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Bald Baker has enjoyed strong market acceptance by people following a vegan or gluten-free diet, as well as a more holistic following of sugar or health conscious individuals. The company has created a product pantry of four cookies committed to 4g or less of sugar, trans fat-free, high source of fiber, and cholesterol free.

NutriFusion Rolls Out New Innovations at IFT 2018

NutriFusion will be attending this year’s IFT 2018 show in Chicago, Illinois at McCormick Place during July 15 – July 18, 2018. The team at NutriFusion has been hard at work since last year’s show in Las Vegas to unleash new product and company innovations to better meet the needs of customers in the packaged food and beverage industry.

new standard blends nutrifusion innovations IFT 2018Updated Standard GrandFusion Blends

NutriFusion had to make update the ingredients (fruits and vegetables) in the standard GrandFusion blends to keep prices the same and still deliver the same quality product that customers expect. New ingredients include avocado, banana, cantaloupe, maitake mushroom, and more!

New Nutrition Facts Label Compliant Blends

NutriFusion has now officially launched the 2016 FSMA compliant blends to conform with new vitamin and mineral standards established with the new FDA nutrition facts label.

Complete Carbon 14 Testing

NutriFusion listened and answered customer demands for carbon 14 testing. The company completed the testing on all products, demonstrating the natural aspects of GrandFusion blends.

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New Manufacturing Facility

Another huge advancement for the company was the opening of a new state of the art manufacturing facility with SQF/FSI certification in the United States.

Plant-Based Minerals

NutriFusion’s R&D made a major breakthrough in 2018 with the development and stabilization of plant-based minerals. NutriFusion now offers the plant-based minerals in the NF-2371 blend and other custom blends.

EU standards nutrients standards vitamins mineralsNew Products to Meet EU Standards to Launch in 2019

As NutriFusion has grown into a global provider of nutrient dense, fruit & vegetable powders, the company has to conform with nutritional standards around the world. The company will launch a suite of products to conform with EU Standard in 2019.

 

NutriFusion® Launches Two New Product Lines

Organic Food Ingredient Manufacturer, NutriFusion® Announces New Line of Food & Beverage Products

NutriFusion®, a provider of diverse and complex natural nutrition and phytonutrient products for food manufacturers, today announced four new products – GrandFusion® Vegan Protein, GrandFusion® Complete, NutriFusion® Lift, and NutriStix® Antioxidant. NutriFusion® will introduce their new nutrient rich food and beverage products at the 2015 Natural Products Expo West/Engredea tradeshow in Anaheim, California.

NutriFusion’s® GrandFusion® Vegan Protein is an all-natural GMO, gluten and lactose free powder. The versatile all-natural powder is as an alternative to anabolic steroids and can be added to drinks, smoothies, sprinkled over food, used in baking or added to nutrition bars for an extra boost of protein.

GrandFusion® Complete is a complete package meal replacement powder containing plant-derived Omega 3, 6, 9, and Edestin and Albumin proteins. The high fiber, easy to digest, vegan safe and low glycemic load powder is rich in zinc, iron, and magnesium and can be added to juice drinks, milkshakes, soups, and cereals. GrandFusion® Complete comes in various flavors – or flavorless for both consumers and food processors.

New to the beverage space, NutriFusion’s® Lift energy drink mix powder and NutriStix® Antioxidant drink supplement powder both are packaged for ease of transport for active on-the-go consumers. NutriFusion® Lift takes an alternative “energy shot” approach working at the cellular level to restore spent energy and renew energy stores via an immune system supportive pre-formulated blend that includes Vitamins B6, B12, Niacin, Folic Acid, Magnesium, and Potassium. NutriStix® Antioxidantis a natural nutritional water enhancer that is bio-absorbable, possessing a high ORAC value and enriched with antioxidant-rich vitamins from fruits and vegetables.

“There is an increased interest among food manufacturers and processors around functional foods, specifically to offer more nutritional and protein rich foods,” said NutriFusion® CEO and Founder, William Grand. “During Natural Products Expo West, the NutriFusion® team looks forward to showing food manufacturers how easy it is to incorporate our organic blends to significantly boost overall nutritional value of processed food and beverages.”


NutriFusion® at Expo West/Engredea: Location and Hours
To sample NutriFusion® nutrient rich powders and blends, and meet with company executives, please visit booth #339-Hall A at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Show floor hours are: Friday, March 6 – Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Currently North America is the largest market serviced by NutriFusion®, and an established distribution pipeline extends to Australia and New Zealand. NutriFusion’s® four key sales markets include the food, beverage, nutritional supplement and pet food/treats industries.

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NutriFusion® Announces New Animal Products

NutriFusion® Joins Pet Food Manufacturers to Develop Nutritionally Enhanced Food for Four-Legged Family Members

Making its debut in the pet-food industry, NutriFusion®, Hilton Head SC, is ready to take on new challenges in the emerging market for pet food enhancement. With more than $20 billion in U.S. sales recorded for 2013, the pet-food market—specifically cat and dog food—presents great opportunity and promise for NutriFusion’s® flagship product GrandFusion® — an organic, patented blend of fresh fruits and vegetables designed to enhance the nutrition profile of consumable products.

NutriFusion® excels at providing food, beverage and supplement manufacturers with a simple, and 100% natural enhancement. Through a proprietary process referred to as “stabilization,” NutriFusion® said it can convert whole fruits and vegetables into a powder-form additive without losing any of the nutritional value.

Derived from fruits and vegetables, including beets, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, cranberries, strawberries, apples and pumpkins, GrandFusion® — as sold to pet food manufacturers—is all natural, Non-GMO and gluten-free. It supports a strong nutrient profile consisting of a special blend of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, E and zinc.

Functional Delivery
Beginning with the stabilization, which involves no chemicals or synthetics, fruits and vegetables are then separately freeze-dried, and finally blended and combined to meet a specific nutrient target. The importance of using fresh fruits and vegetables is due to their bioavailability and bio-absorption rates of nearly 100%, compared to 4-14% for synthetic nutrients, the company said. This high rate means the body knows how to take and use nearly all of the phytonutrients it obtains from those fruits and vegetables and as a result, lower nutrient levels are needed in the mix because there is less waste in the body.

GrandFusion® can deliver a wide array of phytonutrients, including a rich mix of antioxidants and vitamins, such as A, B, C and D. According to the company website, GrandFusion® has a 36-month shelf life and still successfully provides food-sourced nutrients that are described as containing natural co-enzymes, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, chelated amino acids, as well as nutrients and their associated co-factors, unlike vitamins and other synthetic products that contain only isolated chemical nutrients that the body doesn’t know how to utilize (low bio-absorption rate).

This phytonutrient mix is essential for introducing antioxidants into the body in order to combat disorder and inflammation-forming free radicals resulting from poor nutrition and oxidative stress. “This is a product that is very positive for the American public. It is not a substitute for fresh fruits and vegetables, but it offers a good alternative given the lack of time that the average American consumer typically has,” said William J. Grand, founder and CEO of NutriFusion®.

Then & Now
Mr. Grand began his career in beauty products and then transitioned into the food industry. During his time in the food industry he began to develop an interest in health and nutrition. It was also, coincidentally, during this time that he began work with Steve Perry, the business partner who, according to Mr. Grand, brought the technological side to NutriFusion®. Implementing his background in chemistry and pairing it with his high degree of interest in nutrition and foods, Mr. Perry developed the proprietary stabilization process—the key to NutriFusion’s® success.

Nutrients by Nutrifusion LogoThe company was established in 2008. Today products are purchased by food processors, retailers and nutritional supplement companies in North America, Asia, South America and other regions.

NutriFusion’s® flagship product, GrandFusion, is sourced to ensure quality, but the actual finished product is packaged under a special license agreement. “This company is nearly pharmaceutical grade; they operate under very high standards,” Mr. Grand stated about the company with which NutriFusion® has the license agreement.

While NutriFusion® began in the food industry it then extended into beverages and supplements—an industry that, according to Mr. Grand, the company is currently spending increased time and focus on.

“Essentially, it is an identical product in all three industries, but custom work does exist as well. By design, this satisfies about 98-99% of the market,” said Mr. Grand. “The pet food is also essentially the same product that we add to many food lines, but with specific adjustments made to the nutrient levels to accommodate clients.”

Initially, there was no plan to enter the pet food enhancement industry at all, however, NutriFusion® was presented an opportunity. “We began receiving queries from pet food industries. In particular, from international manufacturers, specifically interested in adding omega-3s,” Mr. Grand stated.

Currently, North America is still the largest market by far, but distributors do exist in Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile countries like France, Germany and Liechtenstein are all in the early stages of development.

NutriFusion® saw its sales increase dramatically during 2014 and has already seen an increase in sales for the first few months of 2015. To handle the increased volume and oversee company growth, NutriFusion® recently hired Myra Mackey to serve as its vice president of business development. “She has a strong background and a wide range of skill sets that work great for what we need,” noted Mr. Grand.

In addition to NutriFusion’s® decision to move its product into the pet food industry, it is also working toward a patent on new technology for converting oils (e.g., omega-3s) into powder form. It also plans to unveil a new product this year at Natural Products ExpoWest in March.

See more on the Nutraceuticals World website.

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