AppleActiv, the functional food division of Leahy Orchards Inc., announced the launch of its AppleActiv GHX, an all-natural extract with standardized polyphenol content that supports gastrointestinal health.
This new ingredient will be shown at SupplySide West booth #21091, and company executives will be available to discuss the range of applications for, and benefits of, utilizing AppleActiv GHX in nutritional formulas.
“The AppleActiv GHX extract can be added to any product formulation intended to support digestive health or reduce GI discomfort,” said Lorraine Leahy, nutritionist and director of the division of functional foods at Leahy Orchards Inc. “AppleActiv GHX is a liquid extract that blends easily in both wet and dry formulations, including dietary supplements as well as fortified and functional foods and beverages.”
AppleActiv GHX, a potent functional food ingredient, is essentially made from a high phenolic acid and flavonoid content that confers powerful antioxidant properties. The extract has been successfully tested in-vivo for its ability to soothe stomach irritation and support the health of individuals experiencing recurring discomfort associated with GI distress, including nervous stomach, cramps and bloating.
“A recent study evaluated the effects of polyphenols from apple peels on intestinal inflammation, by measuring lipid peroxidation, antioxidant defense, enzymatic antioxidant activity and the expression of inflammatory markers,” said Dr. Ouessou Cherif Aidara, Ph.D, president and cofounder of Quebec Biodiversite. “The preliminary results are extremely encouraging, showing that daily administration may support a healthy inflammation response, reinforce the antioxidant defense, and help the body defend against oxidative stress.”
AppleActiv GHX contains a rich polyphenol blend with high levels of antioxidants, flavonoids, quercetin, triterpenoids, ursolic acid, vitamins and minerals. Together, these compounds may provide significant digestive health support.
The AppleActiv GHX extract is available now. For more information, please visit appleactiv.com.