A message from CEO
We will deliver the power and possibilities of fucoidan to customers.
VENTUNO, the Italian for “21″.
As the name suggests, VENTUNO was established in 1990 with its sights set firmly on the 21st century. In the remote past, before the existence of life, Earth was covered by a primeval ocean. It was this ocean that gave birth to algae, the earliest form of life on our planet. Miraculous Mother Earth and algae, its blessing to our world, are the origins of all life as we know it. Our encounter with fucoidan, derived from a slimy substance found on algae, led us to focus our attention on the natural powers inherent in fucoidan. These powers include the capability to stimulate our natural immune systems and moisturizing/regenerative properties that are effective at promoting a beautiful complexion. We have continued to focus only on developing excellent products that support both health and beauty on the inside and out. In addition, we have been involved in research and development in collaboration with experts in medicine and science, including at public institutes. And our research and development of fucoidan continues in a range of fields worldwide, unravelling the mysteries behind its inestimable potentials. As well as generating awareness of the amazing powers of fucoidan among a wider audience through health food and cosmetic products, we are making every effort to explore further possibilities for fucoidan and make these available to the world.
We at VENTUNO will continue to pursue the potential for change and evolution!
We are still a young company, but all our employees possess a level of power second to none, moving forward in their day-to-day work in a spirit of endeavor. We believe that the source of our drive is the voices of satisfaction from our customers, and it is these voices that in turn act as a source of joy and personal development for our employees. “Things that only we are capable of doing”; “Things that are possible because of us” – we would like to become the “one and only” company in which these mottos are shared by all employees and continue proposing products in close relation with each and every customer. Having reached our 25th anniversary, we decided to mark this occasion by launching a new initiative in Hawaii focusing on deep ocean water. This water contains a rich balance of over 80 kinds of minerals. Because of this, we hope to be able to contribute to our customers’ health through the use deep ocean water. We continue to be a company that provides customers with pleasing products and services that will bring them a healthy and happy future, while providing our employees with a fun and challenging work environment.
VENTUNO Co., Ltd.
Chairman & CEO: Masaji Nakamizo
|Company name||VENTUNO Co.,Ltd.|
|Representative||Masaji Nakamizo, Chairman & CEO|
|Business||Mail-order/wholesale retail (cosmetics/health foods)|
|Employees||109 (as of April 2017)|
|Address||2-1-1 oomiya, chuou-ku, Fukuoka 810-0013, Japan
TEL : +81-92-521-2290 FAX : +81-92-521-0779
Providing customers with safe and reliable products based on our integrated management system, from initial development through to sales.
The 21st century has seen a surge in global awareness of healthy living, and the market is awash with a diverse range of health foods. It is against this background that we encountered the ingredient fucoidan. This encounter was a revelation to us, and made us determined to approach product develop with the wish of delivering even better products to our customers, products that would promote real health and beauty.
Our hope is to continue providing customers with products that they really want to use.
Exterior shot of VENTUNO
Umi no uta, Kikou-cha
Okinawa Mozuku, ingredient of fucoidan
|History of VENTUNO||VENTUNO’s products|
|VENTUNO Co.,Ltd. established||1990|
|1995||Kikou-cha goes on sale|
|Research begins on fucoidan||1999|
|Mail-order sales begin||2001||Umi no uta series goes on sale|
|2003||Fucoidan V series goes on sale|
|Relocation of our headquarters||2004|
|2005||F-CURE series goes on sale|
|2010||Kai-cho goes on sale|
*Approved as a project for subsidization
|2011||F-CURE moist series goes on sale|
|2012||Sukkiri aojiru with ginger goes on sale|
|2013||Kai-cho kouso goes on sale
Mozuku and mekabu and 21 grains goes on sale
|Kasuga Customer center opens||2014|
|2015||Hanokoru goes on sale|
puri puri princess goes on sale by our new brand PRIMATINA
Kai-cho kouso plus koubo goes on sale
*KYUTEC: Kyushu-Yamaguchi High-Tech Enterprise Development Foundation (as of 2011)
We develop products with a scientific basis that explore the possibilities of natural ingredients.
What is mozuku?
Mozuku, a type of edible seaweed that has been consumed as food throughout Japan since ancient times, contains extremely large quantities of minerals and dietary fiber.
Mozuku is mainly found in shallow waters from tropical to temperate areas. Consisting of a series of irregular brown branches 1.5-3.5 mm in diameter, its surface secretes polysaccharide and is slimy.
What is mekabu?
Mekabu is a thick ruffled sprout located within a leafy section found on the appressoria of wakame. Located in a section containing reproductive cells, it is equivalent to matured leaves or fertile leaves. Wakame is a type of seaweed and as such does not have roots, but mekabu is also known commonly as “wakame roots.”
Source: Wikipedia (Japanese language edition; accessed 10/04/2013 11:45 UTC)
Fucoidan is a slimy constituent from seaweed, such as mozuku and mekabu
Our company utilizes fucoidan in health foods and cosmetics.
We have also developed and commercialized an original formula called Fucoidan Mix, which contains agaricus.*
We are involved in joint research with national universities in Japan, and the products we develop are based on firm scientific foundations.
We have total confidence in our products!
*Agaricus is an edible Brazilian mushroom and is said to be effective in supporting good health.