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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No.07-16
May 7, 2007
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Eisai Introduces “Chocola BB® Light 2” Vitamin B2 Drink
A New Drink with Enhanced Formula and Reduced Calories


Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President & CEO: Haruo Naito) announced the launch of “Chocola BB® Light 2”, a new 100 mL vitamin B2 drink.

The “Chocola BB® Light 2” will be available on the market from May 8 as the latest product in the “Chocola BB®” drink series, the Eisai's core nutritional drink brand that contains vitamin B to support “TCA cycle” (an energy production system in a human body). The “Chocola BB® Light 2” is an upgraded version of the “Chocola BB® Light” which was originally introduced in 2001.

The new formula of the “Chocola BB® Light 2” contains vitamin B2 which supports metabolism of fat and smoothes the action of the “TCA cycle”, while adding amino acids (L-arginine hydrochloride, L-lysine hydrochloride) to promote further metabolism of fat which reduces symptoms of fatigue. In addition, the calories of the new drink have been cut down by 76% to 4.5 kcal per bottle, maintaining the same nutritional function and the flavor.

Eisai focuses on women's health care support through the “Chocola BB®” drink series. Since the Japanese regulatory changes involving drug distribution in 1999, Eisai has been extending the brand including “Chocola BB® Fresh”, “Chocola BB® Light”, “Chocola BB® Royal”, “Chocola® FE Care” as well as “Chocola BB® drink II” launched in 2004.

With this extension of “Chocola BB®” drink series, Eisai is committed to supply high quality consumer healthcare products and contribute to the various needs of our customers.


[Please see the following note for the product information and image]

Contacts:
Corporate Communications Department
Eisai Co., Ltd.
81-3-3817-5120



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Product Information


  • Product Name :   “Chocola BB® Light 2” (Quasi drug)


  • Active Ingredients :  
          15 mg vitamin B2 sodium phosphate;
          5 mg vitamin B6;
          5 mg vitamin B1 nitrate;
          20 mg nicotinamide;
          500 mg taurine;
          50 mg aminoacetic acid;
          100 mg L-arginine hydrochloride
          100 mg L-lysine hydrochloride
          50 mg caffeine monohydrate;

  • Inactive Ingredients :
    sodium benzoate, citric acid, sodium citrate, ethyl parahydroxybenzoate, flavoring, acesulfame K, DL-alanine, erythritol, sucralose, stevia extract, propyl gallate,DL-malic acid


  • Indication :
    Nutritional supplement for physical fatigue during and after illness, loss of appetite, malnutrition, diseases with fever and exhaustion, and during pregnancy and lactation.


  • Dosage and administration :
    Adults (15 years and older) : 1 bottle (100 mL) daily


  • Suggested Retail Price (including tax) :
    153 yen per bottle


  • Manufacturer :   DAIICHI YAKUHIN KOGYO CO.


  • Distribution/Sales :   Eisai Co., Ltd.
Chocola BB® Light 2 Product Image
Chocola BB(R) Light 2