Sabinsa Secures Patent For ForsLean® In Canada

February 25, 2008

Sabinsa Corporation today announced that it has secured a patent in Canada for its branded ingredient ForsLean® , a standardized extract of Coleus forskohlii roots, the only known plant source of forskolin, a natural compound that has been shown to increase lean body mass and help optimize body composition. Patent #2281562 protects the use and preparation of Coleus forskohlii extract and affirms that ForsLean® is the only such extract that can legally be used in nutritional supplements for the purpose of increasing lean body mass in Canada.

Sabinsa recognized that increasing lean body mass was a critical component to overall health and fitness in the early 1990s, and has since supported this concept by commissioning eight clinical studies and numerous other preclinical and safety evaluations surrounding ForsLean®. All research has shown that ForsLean® can promote wholebody increases in lean body mass without harmful side effects,”. “ForsLean®, in combination with meaningful lifestyle modifications, is an important component to redress the epidemic of obesity, which affects approximately 70 percent of the U.S. population.”

Lean body mass is constituted by muscles, vital organs, bone and bone marrow, connective tissue and body water. Lean body mass is the percent of total body weight that is not fat. The percentage of lean body mass to fat determines the body’s aesthetic appearance, but more importantly, it is an index of physical fitness, health status, susceptibility to disease and premature death. Lean body mass helps regulate the body’s metabolism and actually regulates body fat to maintain it at healthy levels. ForsLean® is an extract derived from Coleus forskohlii roots, and the only known plant source of forskolin, a natural compound that has been shown to increase lean body mass and help optimize body composition.

Sabinsa holds U.S. Patent #5,804,596 and European Patent #0977564 for the use of forskolin as a weight management ingredient and manufactures and supplies various extract strengths for use in a variety of supplements and products worldwide. Other international patents are pending. ForsLean® continues to be a premier weight management ingredient across the globe and has been certified by NSF International, ensuring that it meets the industry’s highest safety standards and is free of any potentially harmful impurities. For more information visit

Sabinsa Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Celebrating its 20th year servicing the natural products industry, Sabinsa’s mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and well being. Over the past several years, the company has brought to market more than 50 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 100 scientists working full time conducting ongoing research both in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent Phytonutrients for the world market.

Sabinsa has six state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in India dedicated to the production of herbal extracts, phytochemicals, biotech ingredients and supercritical extracts. In the U.S., the company operates a 42,000 square foot facility in Payson, Utah, which provides cutting edge capabilities for the development of capsules, tablets, bulk custom premixes, drum to hopper blends, stick packs and powdered drinks. All of Sabinsa’s facilities use effluent water treatment systems and are environmentally conscious and friendly. Most of our products are intended for human consumption and certified Kosher.

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