Balchem Corporation has acquired leading MSM supplier Bergstrom Nutrition
On the heels of the acquisition of Kappa Bioscience, Balchem Corporation, a global speciality ingredients company focused on nutrition and health, has announced the acquisition of Cardinal Associates Inc, operating as “Bergstrom Nutrition".
Bergstron is a science-based manufacturer of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), based in Vancouver, Washington.
MSM is a widely used nutritional ingredient with strong scientific evidence supporting its benefits for joint health, sports nutrition, skin and beauty, healthy ageing, and pet health. Bergstrom Nutrition’s MSM brand “OptiMSM” delivers the highest quality and purity MSM on the market and is the only brand of MSM with a US GRAS “generally regarded as safe” designation.
The addition of OptiMSM to our portfolio provides a synergistic scientific advantage in Balchem’s key strategic therapeutic focus areas such as longevity and performance
Ted Harris, Chairman, CEO and President of Balchem, said: “We are excited to welcome Bergstrom Nutrition to Balchem. As the MSM market leader, Bergstrom Nutrition has excelled in advancing the science and presence of MSM globally. The addition of OptiMSM to our portfolio provides a synergistic scientific advantage in Balchem’s key strategic therapeutic focus areas such as longevity and performance and is a strong fit with Balchem’s specialty, science-backed mineral products. We look forward to expanding marketplace opportunities together.”
Adrian Polliack, Bergstrom Nutrition President & CEO, said: “We are very pleased to join such a high quality, scientifically driven organisation as Balchem. OptiMSM aligns well with Balchem’s already robust portfolio and complements their strategic health benefit platforms. Joining Balchem allows for accelerated growth and market reach and we look forward to working together with the Balchem team.”
Following the acquisition, Bergstrom Nutrition will be included in Balchem’s Human Nutrition and Health business segment and integrated into the Minerals & Nutrients business unit.