Dietary supplements based on natural ingredients are growing in popularity, and E. Excel International is the latest company to be awarded a US patent in this area. The Springville, Utah-based group has been awarded patent number 6238672 for dietary supplements containing dehydrated cactus fruit juice and ginseng berry juice.

The abstract reads as follows:

The present invention relates to novel compositions of cactus fruit extract which are dried to a powder form for use in food products and nutritional supplements. The novel powders of the present invention may be used in food products and drinks as well as capsules or tablets.

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