Natreon is an ingredient producer with a mission: bring scientifically proven Ayurvedic products to the supplement, personal care, food and beverage, and medical food industries worldwide.
Dr AV Muruganandam is the director of Natreon. The company's R&D team is headed by Professor Shibnath Ghosal - a Fulbright scholar and an eminent natural-product chemist with hundreds of published articles in scientific journals - and his team of scientists.
Natreon's research includes process optimisation; development of chromatographic analytical methods such as HPLC, HPTLC, GC-MS and LC-MS for standardisation; development of marker compounds; and pharmacological studies. Safety studies are done in the US and clinical studies are conducted in reputed institutes in India as well as the US.
Capros, a standardised aqueous extract derived from the edible fruits of Phyllanthus emblica (also known as amla), is a superantioxidant (ORACFN of 47,000µmoles TE/g) and an excellent cardiovascular-support product.
Capros improves endothelial function by increasing production of nitric oxide and glutathione by more than 50%. It increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol while decreasing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides. It decreases inflammation biomarker high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) by more than 50%, and also significantly decreases glycated haemoglobin. It inhibits collagen-induced platelet aggregation significantly, which is important for prevention of clot formation when there are microinjuries in blood vessels. It has skin-lightening and anti-ageing properties when used topically.
Sensoril is the bestselling ashwagandha extract on the market. It is derived from a unique blend of the leaves and roots of Withania somnifera with a patented composition. It is a true aqueous extract, with 95% water solubility. Sensoril has been on the US market for 15 years, with proven safety and efficacy.
Health benefits include reduced stress, fatigue and sleeplessness, and increased energy. Sensoril improves mental cognition without significant adverse events. It decreases hsCRP, a biomarker for inflammation. It exhibits analgesic efficacy, as seen by increases in pain-threshold time in healthy subjects in two separate pain studies, and is proved to decrease knee-joint pain. It also improves endothelial function and lipid profile.
PrimaVie is a high-quality, clinically studied, purified shilajit from the Himalayas. PrimaVie contains dibenzo-alpha pyrones (DBPs), DBP-chromoproteins, fulvic acid and more than 40 different minerals, with very low levels of heavy metals. Its history of use goes back to the Indus Valley civilisation, 3,000BC, where UIK archaeologists first found evidence of the use of shilajit.
PrimaVie is an ideal anti-ageing product. It supports male sexual health by increasing free and total testosterone levels and nitric oxide levels. It can also increase exercise endurance and overall fitness level. It up-regulates steroidogenic genes and genes responsible for collagen synthesis, improving the health of skin, connective tissues, muscles, bones, teeth, eyes and blood vessels (patent pending). PrimaVie has an ORAC value better than many superfruits. It decreases the inflammation biomarker hsCRP by more than 50%, and can decrease overall pain, pain after limb manipulation and pain after physical exertion in moderately arthritic dogs.
Crominex3+ is a unique, trivalent chromium supplement prepared by complexing chromium III with two natural products, Phyllanthus emblica (Natreon's Capros) and shilajit (Natreon's PrimaVie), in order to minimise the conversion of chromium III to chromium VI and improve bioavailability. Crominex3+ has been clinically studied and found to be the most efficacious of all branded chromium-III supplements on the market - and yet, it is the most economical.
Cominex3+ decreases blood glucose levels, especially post-prandial, when supplementing standard therapy. It significantly improves endothelial function, HDL, nitric oxide and glutathione levels, and reduces total cholesterol, LDL, very-LDL, glycated haemoglobin and triglycerides. It significantly decreases hsCRP, and decreases arthritic pain in dogs and horses.