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Bio-Germanium is a health supplement which obtained the approval from the Korea FDA as a new functional ingredient for immune function enhancement. If you take it continuously, it can help improve your immune function. Also, among germanium products, BioGermanium is the first and the only product that obtained the New Dietary Ingredient notification from the U.S. FDA.
Efficacies of Bio-Germanium have been studied and reported, yet as of today, the efficacy approved from the authorities is immune function enhancement. In addition to immune function related efficacy, Geranti Pharmaceutical has conducted extensive researches on general anticancer ability, inhibition of cancer metastasis, inhibition of solid cancer, improvement of arthritis and prevention of bird flu. Please refer to the Research & Development section for more information.
Bio-Germanium was approved as a new functional ingredient for immune function enhancement by Korea FDA in 2007 as well as by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour in 2009 and Welfare based on extensive safety and efficacy studies.
Bio-Germanium received the New Dietary Ingredient Notification by the U.S. FDA in 2010.
Before the sales and distribution of a new dietary ingredient in the United States, the U.S. FDA requires a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notification, which contains information establishing safety of the new dietary ingredient, and conducts
in-depth investigation for 75 days with its committee experts to determine the safety of new ingredient. Among germanium products, Bio-Germanium is the first and only product that obtained the New Dietary Ingredient notification from the U.S. FDA.
Since its sales in 1997, Bio-Germanium has not had a single reported case of side effects. The safety of Bio-Germanium has been also reviewed in the process of respective approvals by the U.S. FDA, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and Korea FDA. Currently, our products are being exported to the United States and Japan, and you can trust our product quality and safety.
Bio-Germanium uses yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) in the biosynthesis process and contains fermented yeast powder with its unique smell and taste. Therefore, the granular type has bitter taste – typical characteristics of yeast. Also, the 12 medicinal herbs extract has the taste of traditional Chinese medicine.
Many different types of chemically synthesized germanium products, including Ge-132, Sanumgerman and Spirogermanium, are currently sold in the United States, Japan and other countries. These products use chemical process to convert the inorganic germanium into an organic one. However, due to the safety issues, the U.S. FDA enacted an import ban on certain chemically-synthesized germanium products since 1988.
Bio-Germanium uses the yeast fermentation and cultivation technology in the germanium biosynthesis process. As a result,
Bio-Germanium is much more natural and safer than other germanium products manufactured by artificial, chemical process. Also, Bio-Germanium is the first and only product that obtained the New Dietary Ingredient notification from the U.S. FDA.