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Natural Alternatives International, Inc Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Vitalize Labs, LLC June 7, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII) announced today that it filed suit against Vitalize Labs, LLC (doing business as Eboost) for infringing NAI's CarnoSyn® beta-alanine trademarks. NAI filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.   More ›

CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Wins NutraIngredients-USA 2019 Sports Nutrition Ingredient Of The Year June 5, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII) today proudly announces its CarnoSyn® beta-alanine has won NutraIngredients' prestigious 2019 Sports Nutrition Ingredient of the Year award in recognition of its major contributions to the sports nutrition industry.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International Announces Participation as Exhibitor and Presenter In the 2019 ifia® Japan May 14, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII) today announced its participation, partnering with NAI's exclusive distributor, Shimizu Chemical Corporation, in the 24th edition of the ifia® Japan, The International Food Ingredients & Additives Exhibition and Conference—Asia's largest event dedicated to food ingredients, additives and the health food sector. More than 32,000 international industry professionals are expected to attend this three-day event held on May 22-24, 2019, at the Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan.   More ›

Team CarnoSyn® Prevails in the 2019 NFL Draft – Darnell Savage Selected as First Round Pick by the Green Bay Packers May 2, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 2, 2019 – CarnoSyn® Brands, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world's leading sports performance ingredients, is proud to announce NFL Draft results for Team CarnoSyn® sponsored athletes, which includes first round NFL Draft pick—Darnell Savage. In January, CarnoSyn® Brands partnered with TEST Football Academy and Kaged Muscle® to provide NFL hopefuls with a scientifically-proven edge over the competition, working together to supplement the elite NFL Combine training athletes with a full line of products containing a combined average of 10.4g per day of CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine.   More ›

Beta-Alanine for Food Application Receives Approval from Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare April 24, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

NAI to Immediately Enter Japanese Market with CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24, 2019 – The public announcement of the approval of beta-alanine in the Japanese food market was made on March 25th via the official page of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator, and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, spent nearly three years navigating the application process and was instrumental in this premier achievement.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Prevails in Much-Anticipated Federal Circuit Appeal on CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Patents March 19, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, and marketer of customized nutritional supplements announced today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in NAI's favor, holding that its CarnoSyn® beta-alanine patents are "patent eligible" under existing law. The Court's decision reverses a 2017 ruling by a California district court and revives important patent rights in NAI's existing patent portfolio.   More ›

CarnoSyn® Brands Partners with TEST Football Academy and Kaged Muscle To Fuel 2019 NFL Hopefuls & Announces Sponsorship of 2019 Team CarnoSyn® Athletes February 28, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CarnoSyn® Brands, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world's leading sports performance ingredients, has partnered with TEST Football Academy for the second year to provide NFL hopefuls with a scientifically-proven edge over the competition. This year, CarnoSyn® Brands and TEST welcome Kaged Muscle® to their team, working together to supplement the elite Combine training athletes with a full line of products containing daily doses of both CarnoSyn® instant release and SR CarnoSyn® sustained release beta-alanine.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International Appoints New Sports Nutrition Business Development Manager for CarnoSyn® Brands February 21, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) is pleased to announce and welcome David Brook as Sports Nutrition Business Development Manager for CarnoSyn® Brands. He will be responsible for developing sales strategies within the Sports Nutrition segment of the market, focused on yielding sustainable sales growth and excellent customer service. David joins the CarnoSyn® team from Champion Nutrition, where he held the position of Sports Nutrition Sales Manager.   More ›

Natural Alternatives' CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Receives New Dietary Ingredient Status From The FDA February 19, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, and marketer of customized nutritional supplements proudly announced today that it has received New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its patented CarnoSyn® beta-alanine ingredient at a total daily intake level of 6.4 grams per day.  NAI received the FDA's Acknowledgement Without Objection or AKL letter within its statutory 75-day evaluation period to respond. It has been assigned NDI report number 1103. CarnoSyn® is the only beta-alanine that has successfully obtained NDI status with the FDA.    More ›

Natural Alternatives International Announces Participation as Exhibitor and Sponsor in the 2019 Integrative Healthcare Symposium January 23, 2019 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII) today announced its participation in the 15th edition of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, the only event where multi-disciplinary practitioners come together as a cohesive community to learn and collaborate on insights and techniques related to the cutting edge of holistic healthcare. This three-day event will be held on February 21-23, 2019, at the New York Hilton in Midtown, New York.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International Welcomes New CarnoSyn® Brands Business Development Manager to Support Market Expansion November 7, 2018 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., November 7, 2018 – Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII) is proud to announce and welcome Steve Polzin as CarnoSyn® Brands General Wellness Business Development Manager. Steve will be responsible for sales team leadership and driving new business growth and revenue in support of the expansion of SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine into the everyday wellness and healthy aging markets.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International Announces New Website Launch To Support Market Expansion Initiative into Healthy Aging & Everyday Wellness November 5, 2018 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website to promote the SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine market expansion into the healthy aging and general wellness markets. The newly designed website offers insightful information on the top five health benefits of SR CarnoSyn®, research, product formats, FAQs and contact information.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International Appoints Vice President of CarnoSyn® Brands to Support Existing Business Opportunities and Spearhead Market Expansion Initiative September 18, 2018 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq :NAII ) is pleased to announce and welcome Nicole Burbank as Vice President of CarnoSyn® Brands. Nicole will be responsible for the leadership of the CarnoSyn® business teams and the advancement of new and existing business opportunities, including the expansion of SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine into the general wellness and healthy aging categories.   More ›

CarnoSyn® Sponsored Athlete, Luca Galliano, Sets a New Course Record and Wins the 2018 Omnium Suisse June 25, 2018 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CarnoSyn®, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world's leading sports performance ingredients, is pleased to announce the first major professional golf win by Luca Galliano, Swiss pro golfer and CarnoSyn® athlete.   More ›

Team CarnoSyn® 2018 NFL Draft Highlights – A CarnoSyn® Sponsored Athlete Update May 3, 2018 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CarnoSyn®, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world’s leading sports performance ingredients, is proud to announce the following Team CarnoSyn® 2018 NFL Draft updates:   More ›

CarnoSyn® Partners with TEST Football Academy & Inner Armour® Sports Nutrition to Sponsor Top NFL Draft Candidates February 22, 2018 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CarnoSyn®, a division of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), and one of the world's leading sports performance ingredients, has partnered with TEST Football Academy and Inner Amour® Sports Nutrition to prepare the next generation of players for the NFL Combine, with scientifically-proven daily dosing of CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces Allowance of New US Instant Release Beta-Alanine Patent Application January 17, 2018 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for NAI instant release beta-alanine patent application entitled "Methods And Compositions For Increasing The Anaerobic Working Capacity In Tissues."  The newly allowed application becomes part of NAI's global patent estate covering its CarnoSyn® instant release beta-alanine product.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International’s CarnoSyn® Beta-alanine Fuels Evertrain Sports Supplements January 11, 2018 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., January 11, 2018 – Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, is proud to announce that Evertrain, a new sports supplement brand, recently launched a superior line of supplements, providing the scientifically-proven, performance boosting daily dose of up to 6.4g CarnoSyn® beta-alanine.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces Allowance of New US Sustained Release Beta-Alanine Patent Application November 29, 2017 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NASDAQ:NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, announced today that on November 22, 2017, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice of Allowance for NAI's patent application entitled "Compositions and Methods for the Sustained Release of Beta-Alanine."  The newly allowed application becomes part of NAI's global patent estate covering its SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine product. Mark A. LeDoux, NAI's CEO and Chairman of the Board, said, "This new patent is another integral component of NAI's SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine patent portfolio.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International's Endurance-Boosting SR CarnoSyn® Sustained Release Beta-alanine Powers Inner Armour's New Sports Nutrition Line October 5, 2017 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, and Inner Armour, a sports nutrition supplement company, recently announced the introduction of patented SR CarnoSyn® sustained-release beta-alanine in Inner Armour's new line of sports nutrition products. The full line delivers better muscle building benefits, extended absorption, improved recovery and higher carnosine building results. The Inner Armour product line includes an SR Pre-Workout, SR BCAA, and SR CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine standalone powders and tablets.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc to Contest Preliminary Beta-Alanine Patent Ruling September 6, 2017 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, and marketer of customized nutritional supplements announced today that it would appeal and vigorously contest preliminary rulings by a California judge that some of NAI's beta-alanine patents were not eligible for patent coverage. The rulings ignored science and misapplied the law and NAI expects to prevail on appeal. NAI sells its branded CarnoSyn® beta-alanine product to customers throughout the United States and in other countries. The CarnoSyn® product is covered by a robust portfolio of trademark, copyright, and patent rights.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces SR CarnoSyn® Sustained Release Beta-alanine in Indur Launch, A New Pre-Workout Formula by Indur July 24, 2017 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 24th, 2017 – Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, and Indur, a health and wellness lifestyle and products company dedicated to empowering individuals to take control of their own physical health and appearance, recently announced the inclusion of the clinically proven full daily dose of SR CarnoSyn® sustained release beta-alanine in Indur’s newly released workout accelerator product, Indur Launch.   More ›

CarnoSyn® Launches Loading & Dosing Education Initiative July 11, 2017 CARLSBAD, CA

Global patent holder in beta-alanine sets the record straight to ensure maximum benefits
CARLSBAD, Calif. – July 11, 2017 – Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (NASDAQ: NAII), the patent holder of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, one of the leading ingredients in sports nutrition, announced today a commitment to educating consumers and manufacturers about the scientifically proven loading period and correct dosing of beta-alanine. As the sole U.S. patent holder of the ingredient, NAI has an obligation to ensure that CarnoSyn® is being taken correctly, and that consumers are reaping the muscle-building benefits.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces SR CarnoSyn® Receives GRAS Affirmation April 11, 2017 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 11, 2017 -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, today announced the use of SR CarnoSyn® (sustained release beta-alanine, in a tablet or powder form) has been determined to be safe through independent scientific procedures, thus satisfying the technical element of the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) determination.  In addition, because this safety evaluation was based on generally available and widely accepted data and information, it also satisfies the so-called "common knowledge" element of a GRAS determination.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces Extension of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine Intellectual Property Portfolio April 3, 2017 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 3, 2017 -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance of a patent application directed to a broad range of improved methods of beta-alanine intake.  These 28 allowed patent claims target such benefits as delaying muscle fatigue, increasing anaerobic capacity, increasing muscle strength and increasing muscle endurance.   More ›

Patented Sustained Release SR CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine, Now Commercially Available September 6, 2016 CARLSBAD, CA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI) (NASDAQ: NAII), a global formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements, today announced the immediate availability of SR CarnoSyn® - a superior form of beta-alanine with a sustained release profile that provides increased daily dosing and improved muscle retention of carnosine. This new delivery system is available in both tablet and powder form and provides daily doses of beta-alanine up to 6.4 grams with limited paresthesia and significantly reduces the loading period needed to enhance performance levels.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces Issuance of New US Beta-alanine Patent April 15, 2016 SAN MARCOS, CA

SAN MARCOS, Calif., April 15, 2016 -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. RE45,947 entitled "Methods and compositions for increasing the anaerobic working capacity in tissues." The newly reissued patent becomes part of NAI's global patent estate covering its CarnoSyn® beta-alanine product.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Settles Patent Infringement Claims Against Woodbolt March 21, 2016 SAN MARCOS, CA

SAN MARCOS, Calif., March 21, 2016 -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI") (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements and the supplier of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, announced today that it has settled the patent litigation pending in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas between NAI and Woodbolt Distribution, LLC over NAI's beta-alanine patents. NAI has granted Woodbolt a license to the beta-alanine patents at issue in the litigation and others in its patent portfolio. Other settlement terms were confidential.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces Expanded Commitment to the CarnoSyn® Brand and Previews SR CarnoSyn® Sustained Release Product Formulation October 7, 2015 SAN MARCOS, CA

SAN MARCOS, Calif, – October 7, 2015 – Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI) (NASDAQ: NAII), a global formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements, announced its expanded commitment to CarnoSyn®, a studied, patent protected beta-alanine ingredient for supporting an increase in muscle carnosine and athletic performance. As part of its commitment, NAI began to directly oversee the sales and distribution of CarnoSyn® in the United States and abroad as of April 1st, 2015. NAI is showcasing CarnoSyn® and previewing SR CarnoSyn® - a new sustained release beta-alanine powder - at the upcoming SupplySide West conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 5-9, 2015.   More ›

Natural Alternatives International, Inc Files Unfair Competition, False Advertising and Disparagement Complaint Against Creative Compounds Inc September 18, 2015 SAN MARCOS, CA

SAN MARCOS, Calif., September 18, 2015 -- Natural Alternatives International, Inc. ("NAI")
(NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional
supplements, announced today that it has filed a Complaint against Creative Compounds Inc. ("Creative") to stop Creative from intentionally and improperly trying to mislead NAI's actual and potential customers and wrongfully interfering with NAI's CarnoSyn® beta-alanine business. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.   More ›