Youngevity Essential Life Sciences Initiates Clinical Studies at Clemson University’s Institute of Nutraceutical Research

Studies Will Evaluate Potential Effects of Youngevity Products on Human Biomarkers

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Growing direct-selling conglomerate Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences ( [ all natural health supplements ] announces it has signed an agreement to initiate a series of clinical research studies at Clemson University’s Institute of Nutraceutical Research. Formally titled "Research Studies on Anti-Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory Efficacy and Safety of Youngevity Nutraceutical Products," the research will be overseen by Professor Chittaranjan Kole, Director of Research at the Institute, who is a specialist in plant genomics, phytomedicine and nutriomics. Youngevity Essential Life Sciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of AL International (PINKSHEETS: JCOF) (, a global marketer of lifestyle and nutritional products and services and gourmet coffee.

The placebo-controlled, validation research studies will not be tested in humans, however will be testing specific human biomarkers, including inflammation, bacterial, and disease management. Products featured in Youngevity’s "90 for Life" campaign, including its signature "90 Essential Nutrients" blend, will be used primarily in these early studies. The research will build on work performed by Youngevity cofounder Dr. Joel Wallach over the course of 30 years. The Clemson University studies will begin immediately and will conclude by the end of 2012. Youngevity expects to continue to work with a variety of academic and private organizations to further study the potential effects of its products on various health markers.

"We are excited to work with Youngevity," said Dr. Kole. "Research such as the studies that Youngevity is performing further the intent of this Institute and the entire field of Nutraceuticals. This is a very exciting time for all of us."

Clemson University serves as one of the leading research universities in the U.S. The mission of the Institute of Nutraceutical Research is to make Clemson the national leader in nutritional research. Its goals are to develop greater confidence in product quality, and effectiveness, and to enhance consumer demand for quality nutraceutical products. The Institute is one of the most highly regarded organizations in the field of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Steve Wallach, CEO of Youngevity, said, "We are looking forward to working with Dr. Kole at Clemson University to perform these clinical research studies, which will allow us to study potential links between our products and various biomarkers. Among the top universities and academic facilities we considered, Clemson had the greatest expertise in this area, and they are consistently innovating in the areas of nutrition and nutraceuticals."

Dr. Joel Wallach, cofounder of Youngevity, said, "Youngevity products have always been deeply rooted in solid science. As a physician and medical researcher, I always used this as my ultimate guide in formulation and development of new products. Ongoing research with respected and reputable academic institutions such as Clemson extends our commitment to provide the best products to our distributors and customers."

About Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences

Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a nutrition and lifestyle-related services company dedicated to promoting vibrant health with all natural health supplements, aging anti product and flourishing economics. Founded in 1997 by Drs. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND, and Ma Lan, MD, as AL Global, Inc., the company adopted the name Youngevity in 2006. Youngevity is the only network marketing company to have a qualified FDA Health Claim. Dr. Wallach’s work has been published in more than 70 peer-reviewed and referenced scientific journals and books.

About AL International

AL International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: JCOF) ( is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a "network of networks." The company also is a vertically integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. AL International was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences ( and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011.

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