VLCC partners with Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)

Posted by: at 5/23/2017 04:17:00 am

Wins exclusive license for CMFRI-developed Cadalmin™ ACe extract that fights obesity and cholesterol

Bangalore, 23rd May, 2017: VLCC, a leader in beauty and wellness industry in India, today announced that it has signed a license agreement with the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), the premier Kochi-based marine research establishment of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India, for exclusive rights to manufacture, market and use Cadalmin™ Antihypercholesterolemic (Cadalmin™ ACe) extract. This marine algae based nutraceutical product has been developed after years of intensive research by CMFRI and has been found to be effective in combating dyslipidemia1 and obesity.

VLCC partners with Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI)


As per CMFRI’s research, Cadalmin™ Ace provides a unique blend of 100 per cent natural marine bioactive ingredients from selected seaweeds known for their extraordinary medicinal properties, with an eco-friendly ‘green’ technology. VLCC will have the exclusive rights to manufacture and market Cadalmin™ Ace nutraceutical. VLCC has GMP certified manufacturing facilities in India and Singapore.

This nutraceutical that has been developed by CMFRI after years of intensive research and testing.The pre-clinical trial showed no test substance-related general organ or systemic toxicity following long term oral administration of CadalminTMACe. VLCC will be working closely with the CMFRI to source relevant seaweed and manufacture the product as per CMFRI developed technology.

Speaking on the signing of the agreement, Mrs. Vandana Luthra, Founder, VLCC said, “We are excited that we have received the CMFRI license for Cadalmin™ACe. High cholesterol and obesity are lifestyle related diseases that are becoming increasingly common across age groups and lead to many other health problems, including blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments. VLCC has been committed to fighting obesity for decades and Cadalmin™ACe, with its high level of efficacy and no side effects, will be instrumental in our next stage of fight against obesity. We are confident that it will be well received by consumers in India and across other countries in the world. ”

Dr.A Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI, said “Cadalmin™Antihypercholesterolemic extract is the fourth in the series of the nutraceutical products developed by the CMFRI. Bioactive pharmacophore leads from seaweeds were used to prepare the Cadalmin TMAce nutraceutical.  It does not have any side effects as established by detailed preclinical trials and is a natural remedy of obesity and dyslipidemia.”

1 Dyslipidemia is an abnormal amount of lipids (e.g.,triglycerides, cholesterol and/or fat phospholipids) in the blood.



VLCC has been spreading awareness on anti-obesity and healthy living across the world, for decades. Through its extensive of products and services, it has been transforming lives and helping its customers to get fit and feel more confident. VLCC’s Anti-Obesity campaign has evolved into a larger movement, which has gained momentum as a public health campaign. The brand had also established Orange Pledge,where people could enroll for their commitment to the cause. In November 2016, VLCC celebrated 15 years of Anti-Obesity Day with the ‘Standup India’ campaign – a public awareness initiative that encourages people to be more active in their daily lives through the simple act of standing up.

About VLCC Group
Founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra as a beauty and slimming services centre in 1989, VLCC is today widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services and also enjoys a high level of consumer trust. The VLCC Group’s operations currently span 330 locations in over 150 cities and 14 countries across South Asia, South East Asia, the GCC Region and East Africa. This includes UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. VLCC:
•                     Manages one of the largest chains of Slimming, Beauty & Fitness centers across Asia;
•                     Runs one of Asia’s largest networks of vocational education academies in Beauty & Nutrition;
•                     Manufactures in Switzerland and the company’s plants in India and Singapore, a comprehensive range of skin care, hair-care and body-care products under the VLCC Natural Sciences™, Skin MTX™, Bellewave™, Enavose™, VLCC Slimmer’s ™, VLCC Shape Up™,  and Specifix™ brands, which are not only used as consumables in treatments and therapies at all VLCC Wellness Centers globally but are also retailed through over 100,000 retail outlets and beauty salons across South Asia, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and South East Asia.



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