Our story


Our history begins in Milan with the foundation of Giellepi Chemicals Srl. At the time, the company was specialized in the distribution of intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in the local market.


Soon after starting its operations, thanks to the extensive experience in the health and food industry of Carlo Terruzzi, one of the company’s shareholders, Giellepi began to devote itself to the sales of raw materials for the nutraceutical industry.


After focusing for several years on high-quality specialty ingredients and the development of ready-to-market food supplements, all the commercial activities of the APIs division were appointed to a separate entity called Giellepi Pharmaceuticals Srl.


Under the Terruzzi family full ownership, Giellepi S.p.A. expanded its global network of strategic partnerships with a focus on providing branded ingredients backed by science and eventually becoming a leading company in the Italian probiotic and nutraceutical markets. At the same time the company was recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the B2B supplement and medical device space offering to international brand owners clinically supported finished products under exclusive license.


Following years of success with products sold in more than 35 Countries and dozens of clinical trials published to support its formulations, Giellepi decided to sell its private label business unit to further strengthen its commitment as a leading ingredient partner in the nutraceutical space.


Today, with the same passion and professionality that has distinguished us from the beginning, as family-owned business, we proudly represent in the Italian market some of the leading nutraceutical raw material manufactures and at the same time we offer to our global customers a range of Giellepi proprietary ingredients.

For nearly 25 years, Giellepi has been known for providing the highest quality, safe and effective nutritional ingredients available. As one of the largest nutraceutical ingredient suppliers in Italy, and with more than a decade experience in licensing private label supplements and medical devices to pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies, nowadays Giellepi stands out in the crowded global market thanks to its scientific-based approach and customer-oriented attitude.

Our mission

Giellepi’s mission is to add value to our customer’s brand through innovative clinically validated solutions that deliver health and wellness benefits.

Our vision

We aim to become a reference point for the global nutraceutical and dietary supplement markets in terms of quality, innovation and science. In doing so our core values drive us in everything we do.

Cutting-edge Ingredients

We are specialized in improving the added value of our customer’s brands.

Our solutions

Let’s create an innovative product together

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