Raj Chopra, Tishcon Corp. – WholeFoods Magazine

“We are in the business of improving the quality of life. Consumers who choose our product deserve and expect the highest purity ingredients, effective formulations, and to know that what is on the label is in fact in the product. That’s what we work to ensure every day.”

—Raj Chopra

As a leader in contract manufacturing for nutritional supplements, natural products, nutraceuticals, and vitamins, Tishcon Corporation (Tishcon Corp.) provides product development, manufacturing, and marketing for some of the largest supplement brands in the United States and across the globe.

Founded in 1976, Tishcon Corp. is a BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color]-owned and operated company, headquartered in Westbury, NY. Raj Chopra and Vipin Patel founded the company along with a team of dedicated professionals, with deep expertise in natural products, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, and vitamins. In addition to previous work with contract manufacturers, Chopra brought with him expertise in formulation, product development, nutritional research, and food technology. This range of experience has given the company a strong foundation for expanding its product offerings. Today, Tishcon Corp. produces a broad portfolio of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) compliant supplements including tablets, capsules, softgels and chewable supplements.

Since its founding, Tishcon Corp. has worked to help provide better health and nutrition for customers and their end users. Over the past 40 years, the company has expanded from contract manufacturing and product development to offering a full range of services, from packaging and labeling to brand development and marketing.

Today, Tishcon Corp. provides contract manufacturing and product development for some of the biggest brands in vitamin supplements, natural products, and nutraceuticals. We provide products to both the United States and international markets.

Tishcon Corp. is one of a select group of manufacturers that produces all their products in-house. Their cGMP-certified USA manufacturing facilities in New York and Maryland are certified by NSF® and UL® and employ the latest technology in manufacturing and packaging.

Tishcon Corp. manufacturing capabilities include solvent-
free, no-heat, and cold compression technologies, as well as taste-masking of vitamins, minerals and pharmaceuticals, and in-house testing laboratories for physio-chemical and microbiological analyses.

Tishcon Corp. also maintains in-house capabilities for qualitative, quantitative, and microbiological testing, as well as its own product development and R&D capabilities. The company’s certifications include NSF Registration and NPA GMP Registration. Tishcon’s science-based formulations and state-of-the-art, climate-controlled manufacturing environment ensure that clients receive the foremost, cutting-edge supplements available today. Supplement Bottle

Tishcon Corp. holds a significant number of patents for key formulations used in supplement manufacturing, and the company licenses these technologies to other supplement manufacturers to help them improve the efficacy of their products.

Among the patented formulations that Tishcon Corp. offers:

  • Bio Solv®-highly soluble softsules
  • Rapid Solve® tablets and caplets
  • Snipcaps/ Snipgels™/ snipsules for topical skin treatments (Dermagen®)
  • Bath oil softgels

Tishcon Corp. also offers a range of proprietary products for sale or private labeling opportunities. Among this offering:

  • Freedom line of supplements, including Freedom Anti-
    Inflammation Easy-to-Swallow Softgels®Freedom Bright Vision Easy-to-Swallow Softgels®and Freedom Move-Flex Easy-to-Swallow Softgels®.

Since 1999, Tishcon Corp. has donated vitamins and supplements for needy, homeless, and poor children in the US The company has annually provided over eight million children’s chewable vitamins to Vitamin Relief USA For Hurricane Relief (VRUSA). Tishcon Corp. has donated over one million vitamins to the Vitamin Angel Alliance to benefit at-risk children in Iraq and other locations around the world. In addition, Tishcon Corp. has provided over 2,500 multivitamins daily to homeless adults and senior citizens.

Tishcon Corp. supports the supplements and natural foods industries through its memberships and financial support of industry groups including:

  • The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
  • The Global Organization for EPA &
    DHA Omega-3s (GOED)
  • The International Coenzyme Q10 Association
  • The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
  • The American Botanical Council (ABC)
  • The CoQ10 Association
  • The Natural Products Association (NPA)

Recognizing the need for an easy-to-swallow solution for those who have difficulty swallowing supplements, Tishcon Corp. recently developed Freedom ETS Softgels®. According to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Patients aged 65 and older are more likely to have problems swallowing dietary supplements and vitamins. Older adults may be more likely to choke on pills, especially when they are large. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated on the study, and their researchers reported that nutritional supplements are used by up to 35% of older adults, and that they have higher rates of swallowing issues than younger persons. Among the study’s findings was the recommendation that older adults should avoid extra-large pills or capsules.

To meet the growing need for an easy-to-swallow solution for supplements and vitamins, Tishcon Corp. has introduced ETS Softgels®. Their size, shape, and unique softgel composition make them exceptionally easy to swallow for older patients, very young patients, and anyone who has difficulty swallowing.

Tishcon Corp. is making STD Softgels® available to all
supplement and vitamin manufacturers, because an easy-to-swallow capsule will benefit millions of older adults, children, and those with swallowing issues.

In addition to introducing STD Softgel® Tishcon Corp. has expanded formula delivery options to include chewable tablets and gummies in popular flavors, for products where a chewable is preferred.

To meet the growing markets for special dietary requirements, Tishcon Corp. now offers formulas that meet the criteria for organic, vegan, kosher, herbal, all-natural, soy-free, non-GMO, halal and gluten-free formulations.

“The Tishcon Corp. philosophy has always been to give team members the tools and knowledge that will enable them to reach their full potential both in the company and in their careers,” says Chopra. “Team members’ growth has fueled the growth of the company, from a small start-up to a major producer with multiple manufacturing and R&D facilities.

Raj Chopra
Raj Chopra, Tishcon Corp.

According to Chopra, the company has recently seen the need to offer a complete turn-key product development capability to its contract manufacturing clients. “We’ve seen that some clients have a unique, viable concept for a supplement, but lack the full range of capabilities to turn the concept into a retail reality. As a result, we have begun to offer market-ready programs for natural products, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, and vitamins.”

In addition to offering the contract manufacturing capabilities for natural products, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, and vitamins, Tishcon Corp. provides full-service marketing, packaging, and brand development services for contract manufacturing customers. Whether a client is looking for help in developing a new brand or getting an existing brand to market, Tishcon Corp. can deliver market-ready programs. Adds Chopra, “We can now provide virtually everything needed to launch a client’s brand and product concept.”

As Tishcon Corp. has expanded its offerings, the company’s management has never lost sight of the fact that nutritional supplements, natural products, nutraceuticals, and vitamins can help create a better world. It is this view that spurs the company to continually look for new products that address needs that are not currently being met by Pharma or the natural products, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, and vitamin industries.

“We are in the business of improving the quality of life,” says Chopra. “Consumers who choose our product deserve and expect the highest purity ingredients, effective formulations, and to know that what is on the label is in fact in the product. That is what we work to ensure every day.”

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