Tue 1st September 2015: Phloe is Now Owned by Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Phloe® the brand, is now proudly owned, marketed and distributed by Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd as of September 1st, 2015, for the New Zealand market.

We will continue to sell Phloe in all our usual channels, such as pharmacy, grocery and healthfood stores. We also plan to continue selling Phloe online.

Please contact us if you should have any queries or issues:

Phone (9am to 4pm) 0800 622 533


For more information, please read the Media Release.

Thu 14 May 2015: Press Release: Vital Foods Completes Recruitment for the IDEA Trial, a Phase 3 Trial of Zyactinase® in IBS-C

New Zealand natural pharmaceutical company Vital Food Processors Ltd announced the completion of patient enrolment for its IDEA Trial, a Phase 3 trial investigating the role of the company’s kiwifruit extract Zyactinase in alleviating the symptoms associated with Constipation-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-C).

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Mon 14 Apr 2014 : New clinical trial will look at role of kiwifruit extract in IBS

Media Release: We are proud to announce the launch of a phase III clinical trial testing the efficacy of kiwi fruit extract on the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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Tue 25 Jun 2013 : Effects of Kivia powder (Phloe powder) on Gut health in patients with occasional constipation: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

We recently conducted a clinical trial on the effect Kivia Powder (which is the same as Phloe powder, known as Kivia in Australia) had on the gut health of patients having occasional constipation. Here is an overview of the study and the positive results we achieved with it.

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Mon 4 Mar 2013 : Justus Homburg joins Vital Foods

The Board of Vital Food Processors (NZ) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Justus Homburg as the new CEO effective March 1st 2013.

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Mon 18 Jul 2011 : Vital Foods partners with Nestlé Health Science

Vital Foods today announced that Nestlé Health Science has become a strategic investor and taken a minority stake in the company. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Nestlé Health Science was established in January 2011 to pioneer personalised nutritional solutions to address chronic medical conditions, such as gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic conditions and cognitive decline. Nestlé Health Science is interested in Vital Foods’ portfolio of dietary supplements for digestive health, particularly constipation.

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Thu 7 Jul 2011 : NEW Phloe Chewable Tablets

Phloe chewable tablets are a tasty chewable format with the same digestive health benefits as Phloe capsules . Taken daily, Phloe chewable tablets help avoid episodes of bloating, flatulence and digestive discomfort.

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