Energems Chocolate Energy Accepted Into Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

New Year, More Members for CRN

Washington, D.C., January 27, 2016—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced the addition of seven new voting member companies to CRN’s membership roster. These companies include: Bodybuilding.com; Helios CORP.; The Honest Company, Inc.; RIBUS Inc.; KD Pharma; NRG Innovations, LLC; and Seppic Inc.

“We’re thrilled to start off the New Year by welcoming these new companies as CRN members,” said Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN. “It’s an exciting time for the industry, and as our membership continues to grow to new record levels, the addition of these new companies helps strengthen our association to ensure our voice is heard. More than ever, CRN is reflecting the breadth of this vibrant industry. We truly look forward to working with them.”
The new member companies are:

Bodybuilding.com is one of the world’s largest online fitness sites, with more than one million daily visitors and 9,500,000 total members. It offers its customers an extensive selection of bodybuilding articles, exercises, workouts, supplements, and fitness friends. Its online community features guidance from personal trainers, nutritionists, and supplement experts. Bodybuilding.com positions itself as your personal trainer, nutritionist, supplement expert, lifting partner, and support group.

Helios CORP.
Helios CORP. is a science based company that develops nutritional ingredients backed by human clinical studies. The end use customer will utilize these studies to maximize structure function claims, thus enhancing the ability to commercialize product and stay in compliance with federal regulations.

The Honest Company, Inc.
The Honest Company is a leading lifestyle brand with a mission to inspire and empower people to live a healthy and happy life. The company’s growing portfolio of more than 100 products addresses the ever-growing category needs of baby, personal care, home care, vitamins and supplements, and more. Launched in 2012, The Honest Company now has a presence across the U.S. and Canada at Honest.com and in over 4,000 leading retail locations.

Founded in 2012, RIBUS supplies natural and organic rice ingredients to food, nutrition, and beverage companies globally. Utilizing its patented technology, RIBUS is committed to being a leading supplier of high quality specialty rice ingredients thereby helping its customers provide clean labels for the end-consumer.

KD Pharma
Founded over 25 years ago in Germany, KD Pharma patented the Super Critical Fluid process used to extract and purify Omega-3 compounds. Today, KD Pharma employs a full repertoire of state-of-the-art purification technologies, providing the flexibility to tailor make Omega-3 concentrates with purity as high as 99%. KD Pharma’s Omega-3 oils are produced in a GMP manufacturing facility for both the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries.

NRG Innovations, LLC
NRG Innovations is a privately-held, U.S.-based company with headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida. NRG Innovations’ main line of business is the manufacturing and commercialization of dietary supplements in “gem” format. The company’s primary brand of supplements, Energems, is the first in its line of chocolate-gem dietary supplements.

Seppic Inc.
Seppic, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group based in Paris, has designed and supplied innovative specialty ingredients for more than 70 years-both excipients and actives—for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and nutrition markets. Seppic has more than 600 employees in 14 countries, with U.S. offices in New Jersey.

CRN’s complete list of member companies is available on the association’s website. For more information about becoming a CRN member, please contact Carl Hyland, senior director, membership development, at chyland@crnusa.org or 202-204-7674.


New Energy Supplement Joins Ranks of Lauded Global Retail Brands

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – December 16, 2015 – Dark chocolate energy† supplement Energems has been accepted into membership with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). The recognition marks a major accomplishment for the retail product, which began a branded product launch earlier this year.

“Acceptance into CRN marks a groundbreaking moment in our product’s journey,” said Energems General Manager Kristopher Trust. “CRN sets the highest standard of excellence in our industry and only selects a portion of products into their membership. We could not be more proud to be a part of their organization and join the ranks of its members.”

CRN was founded in 1973 and is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. The association has more than 150 member companies, which largely represent the products marketed by major supermarkets, drug stores and discount chains across the globe. The organization provides its members with expertise and requires them to meet a host of federal and state guidelines, in addition to the CRN Code of Ethics.

This is another accolade under the leadership of industry-veteran Kristopher Trust. In August, Energems was voted Best New Product by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and most recently was selected as a Best New Product of 2015 by Vitamin Retailer Magazine.

“We look forward to being a member of CRN and providing the kind of energy option that consumers want,” Trust stated.

At only 50 calories per serving, three Energems are equivalent to a large cup of coffee and contain antioxidants naturally found in dark chocolate. The company recently began distribution with retail chain Walgreens and is currently on shelves across the country. For more information, visit www.energems.net.

About Energems

Energems is your delicious, healthier way to beat the afternoon energy slump. Made to combine real dark chocolate and energy, Energems ingredients include caffeine and vitamins B and D and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Flavors include Dark Chocolate, Mint Dark Chocolate and Berry Flavored Dark Chocolate. Try Energems today and love your energy.