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AlgaeHealth Announces Positive Clinical Study on Reduction of Heart Rate During Exercise and Self-Affirmed GRAS for AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin

June 15th, 2017

Irvine, California, June 15, 2017 – Algae Health Sciences, Inc. (AlgaeHealth), a subsidiary of BGG, announced today a positive clinical trial publication at the American College of Sports Nutrition for AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin.  Results showed a reduction in heart rate by 10% during long distance running (Talbott, et al, 2017*).  “We found a very novel […]


The Future of Algae Farming Interview by NutraIngredients

May 30th, 2017

AlgaeHealth’s (a subsidiary of BGG) EVP of Global Marketing Bob Capelli interviewed by NutraIngredients about the future of algae farming. Watch Interview Here


European Regulatory Issues Interview

May 30th, 2017

BGG Europe CEO Christian Artaria interviewed by NutraIngredients about European regulatory issues. Watch Interview Here


BGG Announces an Additional Novel Food Approval for AstaZine®

January 11th, 2017

Irvine, CA, USA, January 11, 2017 – BGG and its subsidiary Algae Health Sciences (AlgaeHealth) announced today that their flagship product, AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin, has won an additional Novel Food approval from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.  This new regulatory achievement is for BGG’s “Made-in-Europe” supercritically extracted Haematococcus pluvialis Flotow oleoresin products. “We are extremely happy to offer Astaxanthin […]


BGG Europe Announces New Commercial Director

December 21st, 2016

Lugano, December 21st, 2016 – BGG is pleased to announce the appointment of Valeria Ciarrocchi as Commercial Director of BGG Europe effective the first of January 2017. Ms. Ciarrocchi comes to BGG after working in several positions of increasing responsibility with Indena and the Aenova Group for the European market. Previous experience includes a variety […]


AstaZine® receives novel food approval

November 24th, 2016

AstaZine® receives novel food approval November 24, 2016 – BGG and its subsidiary Algae Health Sciences (AlgaeHealth) announced today that their flagship product, AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin, has won Novel Food approval from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. The new approval will allow BGG to market its AstaZine® line throughout Europe. This important achievement builds on two […]


AlgaeHealth Announces Industry’s First NDI for Astaxanthin Greater than 12mg per Day Dosage

November 16th, 2016

AlgaeHealth Announces Industry’s First NDI for Astaxanthin Greater than 12mg per Day Dosage Irvine, California, November 16, 2016 – Algae Health Sciences, Inc., (AlgaeHealth) a subsidiary of BGG, announced today that it has submitted a new NDI to the US FDA for its flagship product AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin.  This new NDI builds on a previous […]


BGG North America Announces Two New Sales Managers

August 17th, 2016

August 17, 2016 – BGG is a global leader in clinically-validated natural ingredients for the dietary supplement, cosmetics, and food & beverage industries.  BGG has recently added two very experienced Sales Managers to handle the Eastern United States territory. Janelle Campana will be handling the Northeast territory.  Ms. Campana comes to BGG after working in […]


BGG Announces New Name for Algae Subsidiary and Website Launch

August 11th, 2016

BGG Announces New Name for Algae Subsidiary and Website Launch Irvine, California, August 11, 2016 – BGG announced today a new name for its algae subsidiary along with a new, comprehensive website.  The subsidiary will be called Algae Health Sciences, Inc. moving forward which will be shortened to AlgaeHealth in its logo and for trade […]


Algae Health Sciences Announces It Now Has 239 FDA-Allowed Structure/Function Claims for AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin

May 5th, 2016

Irvine, California, May 5, 2016 – Algae Health Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, announced today that it now has 239 Structure/Function claims which have been allowed by the US FDA for its flagship product AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin.  AstaZine® is the world’s first Astaxanthin extracted from Certified Organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae.  AstaZine® is produced in a 100% glass tube photobioreactor (PBR) closed […]


BGG Announces Expansion into Mexico

April 19th, 2016

BGG announced today that the company has appointed Ixchel Moreno Torres as Sales Manager, Mexico, effective immediately. Ms. Torres has a deep knowledge of the dietary supplement, food and pharmaceuticals markets in Mexico having served for an international laboratory offering food safety analysis, consulting, auditing, training, contract research and sensory analysis services to Mexican food […]


AlgaeHealth Announces Successful NDI Petition with US FDA for AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin

April 6th, 2016

 AlgaeHealth Announces Successful NDI Petition with US FDA for AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin Irvine California, April 6, 2016 – Algae Health Sciences, Inc. (AlgaeHealth), a subsidiary of BGG, announced today that it has successfully petitioned the US FDA with a New Dietary Ingredients notification (NDI) for its flagship product AstaZine® Natural Astaxanthin.  “We are happy to […]


AlgaeHealth Announces the World’s First Organic Astaxanthin crop

March 8th, 2016

Anaheim, March 8th, 2016 – Algae Health Sciences, Inc. (AlgaeHealth), a subsidiary of BGG, announced today that its Haematococcus pluvialis crop has obtained organic certification by Ecocert, an organic certifying agency based in France. Haematococcus pluvialis is well known for its high content of the strong antioxidant Astaxanthin and is the starting material AlgaeHealth uses for […]


“Algae Health Sciences” (a BGG Subsidiary) Created to Focus on Nutritional Ingredients from Algae

March 3rd, 2016

“Algae Health Sciences” (a BGG Subsidiary) Created to Focus on Nutritional Ingredients from Algae March 3rd, 2016 – BGG is a worldwide leader in Astaxanthin production and technology, with the world’s second largest capacity to produce Natural Astaxanthin from microalgae and products unsurpassed in purity, potency and overall quality.  And with plans in place to become […]


BGG Group to Open European Subsidiary

February 23rd, 2016

Lugano, February 23rd, 2016 – BGG Group announced today the opening of its third affiliate in Switzerland (BGG Europe SA), after having already successfully opened branch offices in North America and Japan. The Swiss affiliate will be based in Lugano and will be responsible for BGG operations in Europe. BGG has been supplying major partners in […]


BGG Group announces appointment of Global Chief Marketing Officer

February 23rd, 2016

February 23rd, 2016 – BGG Group announced today that the company has appointed Christian Artaria as the company’s Global Chief Marketing Officer (Global CMO), effective immediately.  Artaria is a seasoned pharmaceutical and nutritional industry expert who acquired a wealth of business and product management experience during the last 18 years. “Christian Artaria brings a depth […]


Global Experience Documentary: Modernizing the Chinese Supply Chain

November 4th, 2014

The SupplySide Global Experience film series goes back to China for its latest documentary film, underwritten by BGG. Steve Myers, senior editor, and Jon Benninger, vice president, look inside operations at a botanical extract production facility and algae cultivation plant as examples of how Chinese suppliers are modernizing the supply chain through investments in quality, […]


BGG SupplySide West – A Huge Success

October 31st, 2014

BGG celebrated its 20th year as worldwide leader in the natural products industry at this year’s SupplySide West show which was bigger and better than ever and attracted nearly 13,000 participants. The show offered cutting-edge scientific innovation and strategic educational opportunities, plus crucial networking opportunities that helped form mutually beneficial business relationships. Show highlights include: […]


New Fucoxathin ThinOgen™ Research Conducted by BGG

October 5th, 2014

Title: Combination of Fucoxanthin and Conjugated Linoleic Acid Attenuates Body Weight Gain and Improves Lipid Metabolism in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Rats Date: January 26, 2013 Author: Chunhua Li, Xiaojie Hu, Yanmei Li, Yuanqing Fu, Fang Cai, Qi Chen, Duo Li The present study investigated the effects of combined fucoxanthin (Fc) and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) […]


BGG’s Latest Major Expansion – A Turnkey Plant – For Micro-Algae Production in Yunnan Province, Southern China: Is Now Running at Full Capacity

January 26th, 2014

Global Natural Plant Extracts Pioneer BGG (formerly known as Beijing Gingko Group) is pleased to announce that its new 100 acre-plus micro-algae facility has begun full production. Based in Shilin, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China, the location was chosen to benefit from this region’s reliable and consistent warm weather and strong sunlight throughout the year. […]


CPHI China 2013: Publicity, Cooperation, Communication, Development

November 4th, 2013

The 13th Mix with the World of Pharma, Products, People & Solutions on June 25th to 27th, 2013, received tremendous acclaim from all who attended. The venue was the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) and the exhibition was hosted jointly by UBM live and CCCMHPIE, with Sinoexpo as the co-host. Visitors to the show […]


Apple Polyphenol Research Cooperated by Japanese Laboratory and BGG R&D [Ref 0001]

October 28th, 2013

Title: The toxicology and safety of apple polyphenol extract Author: T. Shoji*, Y. Akazome, T. Kanda, M. Ikeda Publisher: Food and Chemical Toxicology 42 (2004) 959–967 Abstract: Apple polyphenol extract has strong antioxidant activity and various physiological functions, and is used in Japan as a food additive and nutritional supplements. Here, we tested the consumption […]


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