ChromaDex® Kicks Off National Advertising Campaign for Recently Launched BluScience™ Line of Dietary Supplements
IRVINE, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --ChromaDex Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has retained RJ Palmer as its media planning and buying agency for a national advertising and media campaign for BluScience™ (www.bluscience.com), its recently launched line of dietary supplements.
The multimillion dollar national media spend will include television, radio and digital outlets. The television and radio campaigns were produced by the award-winning Alcone Marketing Group. The radio campaign began in early March, and the television campaign began this week.
The BluScience™ line is currently comprised of:
- HeartBlu - Healthy Heart Support
- EternalBlu - Anti-aging Support
- TrimBlu - Weight Management Support
- Blu2Go - Focus & Energy Melt
The nationwide launch of BluScience™ in retail outlets began in earnest early this year. During the month of January, BluScience™ became available at a national drug store chain with more than 8,000 stores in the U.S., as well as at approximately 4,000 independent drugstores and pharmacies in the U.S. through a distribution agreement with one of the largest pharmaceutical distributors in North America. BluScience™ is also available at a prominent online retailer, as well as a national health and nutrition products retailer. It is expected that BluScience™ will be available in more than 25,000 retail stores by year-end 2012, as well as through major online retailers.
The novel ingredient in BluScience™ is ChromaDex's proprietary, patent-pending pterostilbene, branded as pTeroPure® (www.pteropure.com), which was named the 2010 North American Most Promising Ingredient of the Year by the independent research company, Frost & Sullivan.
pTeroPure® is a proprietary, nature-identical formulation of the compound pterostilbene, which is found naturally in blueberries. Pterostilbene has superior biological activity, better oral bioavailability and metabolizes more slowly in the body than other polyphenols (phytochemicals with antioxidant activities that help fight free radicals), allowing more time for its antioxidant activities to act. However, the amount of pterostilbene present in a typical serving of blueberries is a tiny fraction of the amount needed to realize its benefits. In fact, one BluScience™ capsule has the equivalent amount of pterostilbene as contained in more than 500 cartons of blueberries.
About RJ Palmer:
RJ Palmer (www.rjpalmer.com) is a full service media agency headquartered in New York City with billings in excess of $800 million. It is a subsidiary of holding company, MDC Partners. Palmer provides strategic insights, TV, Print, OOH, Radio and Online media planning and buying as well as Corporate Barter and Branded Entertainment.
About Alcone Marketing Group:
Alcone Marketing Group is a leading Activation and Integrated Marketing agency with offices in Irvine, CA, San Francisco, CA and Darien, CT. Alcone is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC).
About Omnicom Group:
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
ChromaDex, Inc. is an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The company has an expanding pipeline of new ingredients, including its pTeroPure® (www.pteropure.com) pterostilbene for which it has worldwide, exclusive patent pending rights. The company recently launched its BluScience™ line of dietary supplements. Capitalizing on the diverse potential applications of the product, ChromaDex is also developing pTeroPure for the skincare and pharmaceutical markets, among others. pTeroPure is currently being studied in a human clinical trial at the University of Mississippi. For more information about pTeroPure visit www.pteropure.com or call 949-600-9694.
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ChromaDex Investor Contact:
Liviakis Financial Communications, Inc.
John M. Liviakis, President
Institutions and Analysts Contact:
The Del Mar Consulting Group, Inc.
Robert B. Prag, President
Jeffrey Himmel, CEO
SOURCE ChromaDex Corporation