HEALDSBURG, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ISOThrive LLC, a new food and dietary supplement company and a leader in the effort to improve the health of the microbiome, recently completed a $1.4 million round of private investment. The funding, provided by leaders in innovative food products, dietary supplements, marketing and financial services, will be used to support clinical studies and product manufacturing scale-up.
“This round of investment provides the capital we need to complete studies and begin to scale our manufacturing so we can enter the market,” said Jack Oswald, CEO of ISOThrive. ”We have a break-through product and are on track to enter the market in 2015.”
ISOThrive has staked out an exceptional position in the food and dietary supplement market, focusing on a hard science based approach to proving the beneficial health impacts of its products in an industry frequently characterized by lax standards.
“We are taking a leadership role in producing products that feed the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, generally known as ‘the microbiome’”, stated Lee Madsen, PhD, ISOThrive’s VP and Chief Science Officer. “Prior to entering the market we are performing extensive studies to learn and document how our food products positively impact the microbiome and other general health parameters.“
In the past, a traditional food supply of natural, raw and fermented foods was a source of nutrition for beneficial bacteria in the microbiome. Today’s highly processed, refined food is often devoid of such nutrients, leading to an underperforming microbiome. Additionally, widespread use of antibiotics and antibacterial soaps and lotions has reduced the overall populations of beneficial bacteria. While adding more bacteria (e.g. yogurt, probiotics) may be helpful, what’s more important is feeding the ones you already have so that they thrive. ISOThrive’s products feed the existing beneficial bacteria and promote optimum health and wellness.
ISOThrive is an industry leader in developing groundbreaking food products to promote microbiome health through growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. The company is led by a strong management, investment and advisory team with deep scientific and business experience in launching successful enterprises. Based in Healdsburg, California, the company also has a state of the art research and development lab in the Prince William Science Accelerator in Manassas, Virginia.