LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC) announced today the latest milestone in its global expansion strategy for TRU NIAGEN®, with a strategic deal with specialty retailer Showcase in Toronto, Canada. Tru Niagen is now available in 36 Showcase stores in the greater Toronto area as well as Showcase’s online store. Showcase operates 118 wholly-owned stores throughout Canada and the Northeast United States. 

“Tru Niagen appeals to health-conscious and high-performing consumers seeking products for a better life—this makes it a natural fit for Showcase, which attracts discerning customers seeking innovative products and emerging brands," said ChromaDex CEO Rob Fried.

“Showcase prides itself on being the home for the world’s most innovative products. We’re especially excited about the future of health & wellness, and we are delighted to have a partnership with ChromaDex and Tru Niagen,” says Showcase founder Amin Jivraj.

Tru Niagen is a breakthrough supplement clinically proven to increase your NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) levels which stimulate cellular energy production and support cellular repair. Decreased NAD levels have been associated with many age-related declines in overall health.

Since September of 2017, ChromaDex has expanded retail distribution of TRU NIAGEN® into four new international markets and is pursuing regulatory approval in priority markets to drive further expansion with strong global partners, such as A.S. Watson Group.

For additional information on the science supporting Tru Niagen visit www.truniagen.ca.

About TRU NIAGEN®:
TRU NIAGEN® is a branded dietary supplement brought to market by key nicotinamide riboside innovator and patent holder, ChromaDex. NIAGEN® nicotinamide riboside (NR), also supplied by ChromaDex, is the sole active ingredient in TRU NIAGEN®. Multiple clinical trials demonstrate NIAGEN® is proven to boost NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) levels, which decline with age. Only NIAGEN® has twice been successfully reviewed under FDA's new dietary ingredient (“NDI”) notification program, and has also been successfully notified to the FDA as generally recognized as safe (“GRAS”).

About ChromaDex:
ChromaDex Corp. is a science-based integrated nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age. ChromaDex scientists partner with leading universities and research institutions worldwide to uncover the full potential of NAD and identify and develop novel, science-based ingredients. Its flagship ingredient, NIAGEN® nicotinamide riboside, sold directly to consumers as TRU NIAGEN®, is backed with clinical and scientific research, as well as extensive IP protection. TRU NIAGEN® is helping the world AGE BETTER®. ChromaDex maintains a website at www.chromadex.com to which ChromaDex regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional and financial information about the Company.

Forward-Looking Statements:
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ChromaDex Media Contact:
Alex Worsham, Director of Strategic Partnerships
949-648-3775
alexw@chromadex.com

ChromaDex Investor Relations Contact:
Brianna Gerber, Senior Director of FP&A and Investor Relations
949-344-3782
briannag@chromadex.com