Nikken Sohonsha Corporation
was founded by the late Mr Yoshiho Tanaka, whose life mission was to build
a healthier society through the means of life sciences. His encounter with
the late Professor Noboru Nagamatsu, first president of Yakult Company Ltd.,
convinced him of immense potential of microalgae as a means to achieving his
It was clear to him that if the astounding richness of microalgae as a source of vital micronutrients and energy could be harnessed, modern society would have
a unique and powerful means of staying young, energetic and healthy.
After twenty five years of concentrated research, the company was founded in 1975 with the launch of Chlostanin, a superior Chlorella polysaccharide-based product, utilising NSC's patented technology for extracting a lower molecular weighted polysaccharide from the cell wall, enabling Chlorella to be compounded into an easily digestible food product.
Today, NSC offers several ranges of exclusive and exceptionally pure microalgae-based food supplements and skincare products, manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities, supported by meticulous R&D and technical collaborations with leading scientific institutes in the world.