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Ajinomoto North America, Inc
www.glysom.com
Hollywood Samples Ajinomoto’s Glysom™ At The GBK Gift Lounge For Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globe Celebrities Explore Better Sleep Options with Glysom™

Fort Lee, NJ, January 16, 2012 — The who's who of Hollywood learned more about higher quality of sleep when Ajinomoto North America, Inc. shared its new dietary supplement product Glysom™ with the Golden Globe nominees and presenters at the GBK Luxury Gift Lounge in honor of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Celebrities like Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Dot-Marie Jones (Glee), Chris McDonald (Harry's Law), Shanola Hampton (Shameless) and Kristi Lauren (I Hate My Teenage Daughter) learned more about the benefits of Glysom™, the latest breakthrough in amino acid and sleep research and the first Japanese nutraceutical product to be showcased at the GBK Luxury Gift Lounge, in Beverly Hills, CA this past weekend.

"Glysom™ allows Hollywood's dream makers to take full advantage of their precious hours of rest each night," said Jun Tashiro, Director of Health Ingredients & Services, Ajinomoto North America, Inc. "It is unique in zeroing in on sleep quality versus how many hours you sleep, and inducing the healthy deep sleep stages critical to optimal well-being and feeling refreshed and restored in the morning."*

"GBK is excited to have Glysom™ on board to showcase their new product to the Golden Globes nominees and presenters," said Gavin Keilly, CEO of GBK Productions. "Glysom™ is a practical nutraceutical for the celebrities, whose frequent traveling and hectic schedules call for a quality night's sleep." Visitors at the Gift Lounge included some of the top celebrities in TV and film, including Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives), Tony Denison (The Closer), Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List), Pat O'Brien (Fox Sports Radio), Angus T. Jones (Two And A Half Men), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Jeremy Irons (The Borgias), Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter movie series), and many others.

Glysom™ is made from glycine, an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body, and is scientifically proven to promote deeper, sounder and more satisfying sleep for occasional sleeplessness without morning drowsiness.* The product is available only through medical professionals in the US. The local distributor can be found at www.ajihealth.com.

In addition to Glysom™, Ajinomoto North America, Inc.’s safe, effective nutraceuticals include Capsiate Natura®, a patented, side effect-free dietary supplement with natural capsinoids shown to boost the body’s metabolism*; and Natura Guard BP™, a milk protein-derived nutraceutical to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels already within the normal range*. These products are backed by rigorous clinical studies and are available exclusively through medical professionals. For more information and a complete list of healthcare professionals that carry Ajinomoto North America, Inc.’s nutraceuticals, visit www.glysom.com, www.capsiatenatura.com, and www.naturaguardbp.com.

About Ajinomoto North America, Inc.
Ajinomoto North America, Inc. delivers safe, effective ingredients whose functionality has been scientifically proven. Our mission is the pursuit of better health through better nutrition. Beginning with AJI-NO-MOTO® MSG, a highly versatile seasoning, our products have diversified to flavor seasonings (bonito, pork, chicken, and beef), sweeteners, savory sauces, enzymes, other food ingredients and nutritional supplements. Based on the five basic tastes centering on Umami, Ajinomoto supplies ingredients with unique aroma, texture, kokumi (full-bodied taste) and nutritional functionality. These ingredients make it possible for our customers to build strong brands and offer consumers great-tasting, nutritionally beneficial products.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Contact:
Anjali Saxena
212-660-6789
asaxena@dcinyc.com

Joe Giumarra
212-660-6786
joe.giumarra@dcinyc.com