Polyphenolics was founded in 1996 as a nutritional ingredient business within Constellation Brands, one of the world’s largest wine companies. As a division of Constellation Brands, Polyphenolics has an abundant supply of California wine grapes.
Polyphenolics is a science-driven organization dedicated to researching and developing innovative products using grape-seed-derived polyphenols to deliver specific and documented health benefits.
James A. Kennedy, Ph.D., President
Steve Kupina, M.S., Director of Quality and Technology
Gregory Arabatzis, Director of Global Sales
Mark Kelm, Ph.D., Director, Research and Development
Jessica Ornelas, Customer Service Advocate
Debra Cerda, Marketing Specialist
Polyphenolics’ MegaNatural® grape seed and pomace extracts are FDA No-Objection GRAS.
Polyphenolics maintains current quality management systems including ISO, Cal OSHA programs and third party certifications. Polyphenolics retains complete control over the entire manufacturing process. Polyphenolics goes beyond federally mandated traceability requirements, documenting all aspects of growing, treating, and handling the varietal grapes. Through painstaking supply chain documentation and laboratory testing, Polyphenolics can substantiate freshness, identity, domestic origin, and absence of chemical contaminants and genetic modification.
Technologies, Patents/Intellectual Property
US Patent 6,544,581 B1 Unique hot water extraction process eliminates the use of industrial solvents.
US Patent 7,651,707 B2 Method for lowering blood pressure in pre-hypertensive individuals (MegaNatural®-BP).
US Patent 7,767,235 B2 Composition of MegaNatural®-BP
US Patent 8,075,929 B2 Exclusive production process.
Various international patents have been granted with others pending.
Dietary Supplements, Functional Beverages, Functional Foods
MegaNatural®-BP Grape Seed Extract - Antioxidant activity, Blood Pressure Maintenance, Sports Nutrition
MegaNatural®-Gold Grape Seed Extract - Antioxidant activity, Sports Nutrition
MegaNatural®-GSKE Grape Pomace Extract
MegaNatural®-Whole Red Grape Juice Extract
MegaNatural®- Red Wine Grape Extract
MegaNatural®- Red Wine Grape Extract with trans-Resveratrol
Polyphenolics is currently working on expanding the MegaNatural® line of condition-specific extracts.
- MegaNatural®-BP grape seed extract
- MegaNatural®-Gold grape seed extract
- American Botanical Council (ABC)
- Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
- Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)