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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sambazon, the global leader in acai, announces the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board. The Board of established and respected individuals in the health and wellness community will assist in communicating the accuracy of existing data stating the nutritional benefits of Sambazon organic acai. They will also develop and execute human studies examining the health impact of Sambazon acai consumption in the diet.

To further educate their loyal consumers and advance their expertise in acai, Sambazon has assembled a team of professionals with extensive knowledge in organic foods and nutrition to provide insights and conduct additional research on the benefits of Sambazon acai. "This is not only an investment in Sambazon, it is an investment in our consumers," explains Ryan Black, CEO. "We are excited to be working with the preeminent scientific authorities in our industry and to continue to uphold superior nutritional integrity through all of our current and future product lines."

The Sambazon Scientific Advisory Board includes the following experts:

Jack Bukowski M.D., Ph.D. - As Chief Scientific Officer for the Nutritional Science Research Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bukowski's focus has been on immununutrition, the study of how nutrients in certain foods & beverages can induce our innate immune systems to fight off disease. In 2003, his study was published, proving that drinking five to six cups per day of tea boosts, by 500 to 1500%, the ability of an innate immune system component to make interferon gamma.

Jonathan Gordon, Ph.D. - With undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Food Science and a Doctorate in Chemical and Process Engineering for research in Soy Protein Chemistry and Microbiology, Dr. Gordon has been an integral player in the continued development, commercial production and determination of health impact of soy products. Over the years, Dr. Gordon has worked in and managed a multitude of food and beverage product development areas such as aseptic beverages, juices, emulsions, fat-replacers, nutraceuticals, diet and wellness products, center-plate items, meats and meat analogs, flavors, and bars. He now runs Glasgow Consulting Group LLC., a full service product development consulting company.

Marie Spano, MS, RD/LD, FISSN, CSCS - Spano is one of the leading sports nutrition and nutrition communications experts in North America. Currently serving as Vice President of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, she has helped elite, professional and amateur athletes go beyond their personal best and achieve maximum performance in their respective sports. She has appeared on Fox, NBC and CBS affiliates in the greater metropolitan Washington, DC area, Georgia and Alabama and is a regular contributor to Muscle & Fitness Hers, FitnessRx for Women, Diabetes Self Management and Today's Dietitian.


iTi Tropicals inc has a North American strategic alliance with Sambazon, Inc. for the bulk distribution of premium organic Açaí fruit pulp, juice and juice concentrate to food and beverage manufacturers in North America.

Sambazon is the premium brand leader in the Açaí category and is also an industrial manufacturer of Açaí with its factory located in the heart of Brazil's Açaí region of the Amazon River Estuary. The plant is certified by AIB and the products are organic.

According to Gert van Manen, President of iTi, "Sambazon's business model is build on the 3 P's: Planet, Profitability and People. This is very inspiring and iTi is proud to be representing a company driven by such precepts. Açaí is truly a new experience in exotic fruits: the purple color, the satisfying gritty texture and unique flavor combined with powerhouse antioxidant properties. In addition, it blends exceptionally well with old superfruits like banana and new exotic ones like mangosteen & cocoa fruit".



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