BGG World Announces Non-GMO Project Verification for ApplePhenon® and TheraPrimE® Tocotrienols

BGG World Announces Non-GMO Project Verification for ApplePhenon® and TheraPrimE® Tocotrienols

Irvine, California, October 26, 2022 – BGG World (BGG) announced today that additional ingredients have received Non-GMO Project Verification (NGPV). 

Non-GMO Project is a mission-driven nonprofit organization offering a third-party Non-GMO verification program to the standard consumers expect. Non-GMO Project pioneered the market and established itself as leader for GMO avoidance.

BGG already was part of the Non-GMO Project with several offerings in their AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin product line, but has now added ApplePhenon® and its full range of Tocotrienols (TheraPrimE®) to the NGPV certification as this designation has become sought after by many progressive brands in several key markets.  

“We’re extremely pleased to have attained this respected designation for more of our most important ingredients,” said Yanmei Li, PhD, BGG’s Global Chief Scientific Officer.  “The need of transparency throughout the entire food chain is increasing, so we took this step to assure our customers that BGG’s products are completely natural and free from any genetic manipulation.” 

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About BGG 

BGG is a global B2B supplier of ingredients sourced from nature that improve consumer wellness. Building on 25 years of innovative leadership, BGG provides consumer product makers with efficacious ingredients of outstanding quality. This is achieved by specialized sourcing, cultivation, and production in the best global regions. BGG’s extensive portfolio originates from algae, fruits and plants. BGG employs a staff of approximately 450, has six production sites, international branches in North America, Japan, China, and Switzerland, and manages sales in over 100 countries. BGG is ISO9001, ISO22000 and GMP certified. 

About ApplePhenon®   


ApplePhenon® is a unique extract from mother apples from the region of the earth where the apple species originated. It possesses a unique and fully-characterized phytochemical profile rich in absorbable and non-absorbable proanthocyanins. The non-absorbable proanthocyanins’ fraction of ApplePhenon® has been shown to improve the bioavailability of the absorbable fraction and, in addition, to work in the modulation of the gut microbiota by boosting the proportion of Akkermansia. ApplePhenon® has proprietary clinical literature spanning 17 human clinical studies, and is supported by more than 50 publications that show potential for seven different health benefits.

About TheraPrimE®


Theraprime® is a premium line of Tocotrienol mixtures. Extracted from 3 distinctive sources (Annatto, Palm or Rice Bran Oil), each product possesses a unique phytochemical profile and specific activity. While the activity of α-tocopherol is well known, the biological role of Tocotrienols has been largely underestimated despite studies showing their unique physiological functions. Recent research has suggested that Tocotrienols, the lesser-known congener of Vitamin E, show antioxidant activities that are 40–60 times greater than those of tocopherols, and possess unique biological functions unrelated to antioxidant activity, not shared by tocopherol and supporting many potential health benefits demonstrated in over 600 medical research studies.

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Please note that the physiological activity of the ingredient described herein is supported by the referenced clinical trial reports. Marketers of finished products containing the ingredient described herein are responsible for determining whether the claims made for such products are lawful and in compliance with the laws of the country in which they will market the products. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Further Information on BGG:

Press Contact:  Christian Artaria:

                              CEO BGG Europe & Global Chief Marketing Officer

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