PURCHASE, NEW YORK – March 31, 2014 – Nutrition 21, LLC (“Nutrition 21”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-year supply and license agreement with Nature’s Products, Inc. (“Nature’s Products”) for the use of CHROMAX® and CHROMAX ADVANCE™ brands of chromium in product formulations manufactured and sold by Nature’s Products.

Michael Satow, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrition 21 stated that, “We are delighted to be partnering with Nature’s Products, a recognized industry leader in the manufacture and marketing of nutritional supplements.  We believe that our patented chromium compositions and uses fit very well with Nature’s Products core mission of providing innovative, high quality nutritional products to the marketplace and reaffirm the strength of our strong clinical science and patent portfolio.”

About Nature’s Products, Inc.

Nature’s Products, Inc., founded in 1986, is a full service, GMP certified, contract manufacturer and packager of consumer healthcare products located in Sunrise, Florida.  Nature’s Products has been a leading manufacturer of vitamins and supplements for more than two decades, and continues to stay on the forefront of this dynamic industry.  Nature’s Products’ brands include, Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, Iceland Health, Champion Nutrition, Blessed Herbs and Originates.

The Company currently employs over 360 employees and offers a wide range of formulations, dosage forms, manufacturing, and packaging capabilities.  Nature’s Products also has several global business affiliates, expanding the breadth of its capabilities and dosage forms beyond the nutritional supplement area.

More information about Nature’s Products, Inc. can be found at

About Nutrition 21, LLC

Nutrition 21, a wholly owned subsidiary of JDS Therapeutics, is a leader in the nutritional supplement industry. The Company is a developer and marketer of efficacious, high-value, clinically substantiated ingredients for dietary supplements, medical foods and beverages, including CHROMAX® chromium picolinate and NITROSIGINE™.  With many years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical experience, the Company’s scientific platform has created unique, patentable products that are safe and clinically effective. Rigorous preclinical and clinical trials are a key part of its product development strategy to ensure product safety and consumer trust.

Nutrition 21 currently holds over 100 domestic and international issued and pending patents for products. Many support unique claims associated with, among others, sports nutrition, glucose metabolism, weight management, brain health, and cardiovascular health. For more information please visit:

Contact Information:

Anthony Robinson
Nature’s Products, Inc.
General Counsel
954-233-3300 x1235

Gregg Bresner
Nutrition 21, LLC
Chief Financial Officer

Bill Levi
Nutrition 21, LLC
VP, Strategy and Business Development
914 701-4549