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Thursday, May 16 2019 - 03:41
Natural Alternatives International Announces Participation as Exhibitor and Presenter In the 2019 ifia(R) Japan
CARLSBAD, California, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII) today announced 
its participation, partnering with NAI's exclusive distributor, Shimizu 
Chemical Corporation, in the 24th edition of the ifia(R) Japan, The 
International Food Ingredients & Additives Exhibition and Conference—Asia's 
largest event dedicated to food ingredients, additives and the health food 
sector. More than 32,000 international industry professionals are expected to 
attend this three-day event held on May 22-24, 2019, at the Tokyo Big Sight in 
Tokyo, Japan.

In March 2019, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan announced the 
approval of beta-alanine in the Japanese food market ( 
) —NAI was instrumental in this premier achievement after spending nearly three 
years navigating the application process. In effort to introduce CarnoSyn(R) 
beta-alanine, the only beta-alanine to receive New Dietary Ingredient Status 
from the FDA, to the Japanese market, NAI is leveraging ifia(R) as a major 

CarnoSyn(R) Brands will be exhibiting at booth SN009 as well as conducting two 
presentations: the first, held at 11:30 – 12:15 PM on May 22, will introduce 
CarnoSyn(R) beta-alanine and details around the newly-obtained NDI Status and 
global patents; the second, held from 9:00 – 11:45 AM on May 23, will expand 
into CarnoSyn(R)'s scientifically-proven benefits in sports nutrition, and SR 
CarnoSyn(R)'s use for healthy aging and wellness.

Learn more about ifia(R) and view the full presentation schedule at

"We are dedicated to supporting the beta-alanine needs of the Japanese market," 
CarnoSyn(R) Brands Vice President, Nicole Burbank said. "CarnoSyn beta-alanine 
is globally recognized as a patented, high-quality ingredient of choice among 
companies wishing to used only the safest ingredients in their products—and we 
look forward to continuing our aggressive business and educational efforts in 
the Japanese marketplace."

Recently, Dr. Di Tan, Director of Scientific Affairs for CarnoSyn(R) attended 
the Health Food Expo, April 9 – 10, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan where CarnoSyn(R)'s 
presentations were fully attended and the exhibiting space generated vast 
interest and business opportunities.

"After tremendous success at the Health Food Expo last month, we are looking 
forward to exhibiting and presenting at the largest food ingredient event in 
Asia—ifia(R) Japan," Dr. Di Tan said. "We look forward to sharing our massive 
strides in science, patents and regulations while continuing our efforts to 
penetrate the Japanese market."

About CarnoSyn(R) Brands:
CarnoSyn(R) Brands feature two clinically studied, patented ingredients 
available exclusively from Natural Alternatives International, Inc.: 
CarnoSyn(R) instant release beta-alanine and SR CarnoSyn(R) sustained release 
beta-alanine. In 2019, CarnoSyn(R) beta-alanine successfully obtained NDI 
status from the FDA and received Self-Affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as 
Safe) status at up to 6.4 grams per day, enabling NAI's brand partners to 
provide unique offerings in various food categories. In the sports nutrition 
segment, both ingredients are well known to deliver benefits for athletic 
performance: Increased strength, enhanced endurance, faster recovery and 
greater mental focus.

SR CarnoSyn(R) is an advanced delivery form of CarnoSyn(R), which delivers 
higher dosing levels of beta-alanine, and is proven to provide benefits for 
both wellness and healthy aging. In 2017, SR CarnoSyn(R) was determined to be 
safe through independent scientific procedures, thus satisfying the technical 
element of the GRAS determination. The GRAS affirmation allows NAI to broaden 
their product offerings beyond the sports nutrition space and focus on the 
dietary supplement and food and beverage industries, including medical and 
other fortified food products.

About NAI:
NAI, headquartered in Carlsbad, California, is a leading formulator, 
manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements and provides strategic 
partnering services to its customers. NAI's comprehensive partnership approach 
offers a wide range of innovative nutritional products and services to our 
clients including: scientific research, clinical studies, proprietary 
ingredients, customer-specific nutritional product formulation, product testing 
and evaluation, marketing management and support, packaging and delivery system 
design, regulatory review and international product registration assistance. 
For more information about NAI, please visit

About Shimizu Chemical Corporation:
Shimizu is a leading company in nutritional sciences in Japan, offering a wide 
range of products and services in various industries from pharmaceuticals and 
foods to cosmetics and sports nutrition. With its unique solutions and 
long-standing expertise, Shimizu continues to innovate globally. Its services 
include managing and leading contract manufacturing services to fulfill a 
variety of customer needs to produce finished products containing CarnoSyn(R) 
beta-alanine in a variety of forms, from nutritional supplements to all types 
of food products.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of 
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are not historical 
facts and information. These statements represent our intentions, expectations 
and beliefs concerning future events, including, among other things, our future 
revenue profits and financial condition, our ability to maintain our patents, 
generate revenues from the commercialization of our patents and trademarks, 
secure compliance with our intellectual property rights, and develop, maintain 
or increase sales to new and existing customers, as well as future economic 
conditions and the impact of such conditions on our business. We wish to 
caution readers that these statements involve risks and uncertainties that 
could cause actual results and outcomes for future periods to differ materially 
from any forward-looking statement or views expressed herein. NAI's financial 
performance and the forward-looking statements contained herein are further 
qualified by other risks, including those set forth from time to time in the 
documents filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including 
our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Renee Michaelson, CarnoSyn(R) Marketing Manager, Natural Alternatives 
International, Inc., at 760-736-7700 or

Websites:  and and

Takuya Ono, CarnoSyn(R) Sales Manager,  Shimizu Chemical Corporation, at 
+81-848-68-0371 or


SOURCE: Natural Alternatives International, Inc.