South San Francisco – March 10, 2011 – Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, a microalgae-derived food ingredients company, and Natural Vitality, a producer of award-winning natural and organic nutritional supplements, announced today at Natural Products Expo West the availability of Energy28, an energy drink featuring Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals Golden Chlorella® Omega, in a new 30oz bottle for convenient consumption of Energy28 throughout the day. A key ingredient in Energy28, Golden Chlorella® Omega is a microalgae-derived nutraceutical powder that offers comprehensive heart and health benefits that keep even the world's best athletes fully powered throughout the day.
Jordan Romero, the world record holder as the youngest individual ever to summit Mt. Everest at the age of 13, drank Energy28 daily during his climb.
"I've been lucky to have been taught about good nutrition all my life. I am aware that my lifestyle demands the very best," said Romero. "All I know is I never get sick and I have energy from morning until night – every single day – and I take Energy28 every single day."
Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, Sr. Director of Sales & Marketing, Ken Plasse, said the new Energy 28 sports bottle was an exciting step forward in continuing to drive the next generation of microalgae-derived food ingredients.
"Golden Chlorella® Omega is providing comprehensive heart health benefits similar to olive oil, but with the added components of fiber, potassium, and a vast array of additional vitamins and nutrients.
"Making functional products more accessible to consumers is both an exciting step forward for Natural Vitality and Solazyme as well a pivotal step in continuing to commercialize healthy, sustainable products."
Golden Chlorella® Omega is an ultra-pure microalgae, sustainably grown in the USA without chemicals. It is a complete functional food containing 50 percent heart-healthy omega 3, 6 and 9 oils by weight and 20 percent dietary fiber. It is non-GMO and grown sustainably and locally in the USA without pesticides or herbicides.
The new sports bottle of Energy 28 will debut at Natural Products Expo starting on March 10, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention center in Anaheim, CA.
About Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals
Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals (SRN) offers an entirely new category of natural, healthy and multi-functional ingredients based on microalgae that help consumers live healthier lives. These ingredients offer superior nutritional properties along with outstanding taste and texture. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in South San Francisco, Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals' portfolio includes a variety of oil, protein and fiber based products aimed at delivering better tasting foods with a vastly superior health profile compared to ingredients in the market today.
About Natural Vitality
Natural Vitality is committed to the highest standards in its product line of vitamins, minerals, and nutrient-dense food-based supplements promoting organ and bone health, performance, endurance, and anti-aging. The company's commitment is also reflected in its Natural Revitalization environmental action initiative, which actively supports organizations that improve personal, societal, and environmental conditions across the planet.