Ethical Natural’s takes center stage as today’s premium vegetable source glucosamine supplier

The list of suppliers of vegetarian based glucosamine is shrinking with the news that a major supplier is withdrawing from the market.

Cal Bewicke, co-founder and president of ENI, told NutraIngredients-USA that a number of companies had contacted him in the past few weeks seeking vegetarian glucosamine when they got the news from Cargill that that company would be winding down the supply of the ingredient later in the fall. Cargill declined several requests for comment on the reports. Bewicke emphasized he was not speaking for Cargill, but said the Egan, MN-based ingredient supplier is a vast company with a huge product list of which Regenasure forms only a tiny part, whereas ENI’s ingredient, called GreenGrown Glucosamine, is a major product line for that company.