AjiPure: Amino Acids in Their Purest Form Now Available Directly to Consumers

  AjiPure: Amino Acids in Their Purest Form Now Available Directly to

       Retail Product Line Enhances Lifestyles and Sets Global Standard

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- March 10, 2014

AjiPure® pharmaceutical-grade amino acids, used by clinical researchers,
health practitioners and Olympic athletes for decades, are now available to
the public. The new retail product line enhances lifestyles as it offers
potential health improvement benefits to every lifestyle. AjiPure® offers five
crucial amino acids, which collectively set a global standard for purity,
traceability, efficacy and quality. AjiPure® amino acids contain no
animal-based ingredients or GMOs, are certified vegan, gluten-free and are
compliant with cGMP, USP and EP standards.

AjiPure® amino acids are the latest innovation from Ajinomoto North America,
Inc., the first company to identify, refine and market amino acids and lead
the industry in research and development, global sales and distribution. The
products are made utilizing the industry-leading Ferment-A-Pure^™ process,
which assures only raw materials of non-animal origin are used in every
production process yielding a purity profile that is unmatched in the

Stemming from more than 100 years of clinical and scientific research, the
AjiPure® line includes the following amino acid supplements:

  *ArgiFlow™ - helps to maintain the body’s immune system and healthy levels
    of growth hormone; promotes the urea cycle in the removal of toxic ammonia
    from the body
  *Fusi-BCAA™ - bolsters stamina and promotes muscular energy during physical
    training; supports reduced muscle fatigue after exercise
  *Fusil® – stimulates protein synthesis to build muscle; boosts endurance,
    energy and muscle recovery following physical activities
  *Glutammimune™ – fuels the immune system and supports intestinal health;
    supports the maintenance of healthy muscle tissue during exercise; reduces
    muscle fatigue and post-exercise discomfort
  *Tryptopure® - contributes to healthy sleep patterns, digestive system,
    skin and nerves; helps to maintain mood and healthy appetite

“Amino acid supplementation offers a myriad of benefits to anyone seeking a
healthier lifestyle. Whether you are an elite athlete, someone making special
dietary choices such as vegan, Kosher, Halal, gluten-free, someone who wishes
to relax or even an active person who needs a recovery boost after a workout,
there is now an amino acid product line that can help,” explains Steven Fink,
Amino Acid Consumer Business Manager, Ajinomoto North America, Inc. “AjiPure®
amino acids are the perfect solution.”

Amino acids have long been recognized for their incredible benefits to human
body physiology. They are the fundamental building blocks of our tissues and
offer a wealth of benefits to the body – from boosting the immune system to
aiding muscle development and supporting healthy sleep patterns. Recognizing
the vast benefits of amino acids, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. was the first entity to
manufacture amino acids to pharmaceutical-grade standards and pioneered the
use of vegetable fermentation to produce amino acids—an innovative process
using no animal source materials.

“Knowing the intrinsic value and positive implications of amino acids, we are
extremely proud to bring the AjiPure® amino acid supplement line to market,”
continues Fink. “The purity and efficacy of the line speak for themselves. It
is what smart, health-conscious consumers and retailers have been looking for:
true, life-enhancing supplements in their purest form.”

Cost and Availability

AjiPure is available online now at www.ajipure.com and at select retailers
across the United States. Individuals who wish to enjoy the benefits of the
AjiPure® product line may visit www.ajipure.com to place an order. Individuals
who are interested in becoming a reseller may also visit www.ajipure.com for
more information.

About AjiPure®

AjiPure® amino acids are the result of more than 100 years of clinical
research and development of innovative technologies used to manufacture and
purify pharmaceutical-grade amino acids. Fermented using only natural
vegetable-based carbohydrates as raw materials, AjiPure® amino acids are
unsurpassed in quality and purity. AjiPure® amino acids are manufactured by
Ajinomoto North America, Inc., the first company to identify, refine and
market amino acids in the United States.

About Ajinomoto North America

Ajinomoto North America, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co.,
Inc. The Raleigh, North Carolina plant began operations in 1982 and continues
to be the only pharmaceutical L-amino acid manufacturer in the United States.
As a subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., we are able to offer global sourcing
and pricing. Our parent company continues to lead the industry in production
technology, global supply and nutrition research for amino acids. For
additional information on Ajinomoto North America, Inc., please visit the
corporate website at www.ajinomoto-usa.com.


Amy Needham, 919-844-2752
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