North Bergen, New Jersey, April 30, 2007 – Frutarom has announced the launch of Go-Less™, an innovative, proprietary ingredient blend to support bladder health in aging men and women.
Go-Less is unique in that it combines Frutarom’s EFLA® 940 special pumpkin seed extract with its SoyLife® soy germ isoflavone extract. While pumpkin seed has a centuries-old legacy as a natural remedy for urinary problems, Go-Less is the first clinically proven formulation to both target the symptoms and the causes of incontinence and overactive bladder.
Laurent Leduc, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Frutarom USA Inc., explained that Frutarom’s special pumpkin seed extract, EFLA® 940, is a water-soluble extract that contains the complete spectrum of polar and semi-polar constituents. “Frutarom uses a proprietary process that ensures the highly selective removal of fat-soluble components from the pumpkin seed extract, allowing for increased stability and solubility with no rancidity.”
SoyLife is the only patented protected soy germ isoflavone ingredient on the market and is backed up by over 30 clinical studies. “It’s widely believed that soy isoflavones help balance hormone levels in the body. SoyLife not only contains the class of phytoestrogens that function in this way, it is also contains other phytonutrients that are associated with good health.”
Overactive bladder affects millions
Jocelyn Mathern, R.D., Frutarom’s technical specialist, said that an overactive bladder creates discomfort and concern for one in six adults over the age of 40. She explained that an overactive bladder is actually a form of urinary incontinence that causes embarrassment and compromises quality of life for those affected. “While we generally associate incontinence with older people, it is not considered a normal part of the aging process,” stated Mrs. Mathern.
Strong scientific evidence demonstrates Go-Less effectiveness
“Several human studies in both men and women have shown the ingredients in Go-Less to be effective at supporting bladder health. The blend was also well-tolerated, as the studies found no serious side effects,” Mrs. Mathern reported.
Mrs. Mathern cited a study conducted over a six-week period among 39 women between the ages of 52 and 86 years. When given a supplement that combined the Frutarom Go-Less ingredients, subjects reported a decrease in urination throughout the day and night. Sleep satisfaction was substantially improved and episodes of incontinence were decreased.
Mrs. Mathern also pointed to a study among men with pollakuria, a condition that interrupts sleep during the night because of the urge to urinate. Two groups of men over the age of 65 participated in the six-week study. Among those who were treated with the combined ingredients in the Frutarom blend, more than 86% said their symptoms were substantially alleviated. Complete details about pre-clinical in vivo research and other studies are available from Frutarom’s technical team.
Frutarom is prepared to assist customers in the development of finished products and labeling claims with Go-Less. A daily dosage of 600 milligrams can be used in applications such as capsules, tablets, softgels, beverages and bars.
Frutarom’s future alive with more nutraceutical ingredients and products
“The synergy created from Frutarom’s strength in natural botanicals and Acatris’ LifeLine branded ingredients is headed for a huge impact in the U.S. nutraceutical arena. We are anticipating the launches of more innovative products. Go-Less reflects Frutarom’s rapid integration of Acatris’ competencies with the broad and diverse Frutarom nutraceutical portfolio. Go-Less is a great start because it addresses a widespread medical condition and supports the product with compelling scientific evidence that demonstrates its effectiveness,” said Mr. Leduc.
For more information about Go-Less and other nutritional products and ingredients, please feel free to contact Frutarom at 201-861-9500, or Maria Garvey, Delfino Marketing at 914-747-1400 or via e-mail at [email protected]
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Frutarom was established in 1933. With a current market capitalization of over US$ 480 million, it is a rapidly growing multinational flavors and fine ingredients company, employing about 1,200 people. It develops, manufactures and markets an extensive variety of high quality flavors and natural fine ingredients for customers in various industries: the food-, beverage and functional food industries as well as the flavor-, fragrance- pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and cosmetic industries. Frutarom markets and sells over 15,000 products to more than 5,000 customers in over 120 countries and keeps manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, Israel and Asia. The company operates worldwide through local agents and distributors.
Frutarom operates through two divisions: The Flavors Division develops, produces and markets flavor compounds and food systems, while the Fine Ingredients Division is responsible for the whole process from development to sale of natural flavor extracts, functional food ingredients and pharma/nutraceutical extracts, as well as specialty essential oils, citrus products and aroma chemicals.
Over recent years, Frutarom has implemented a successful rapid growth strategy that combines above industry-average organic growth in its core activities together with strategic acquisitions of synergetic companies and activities. In the course of the last decade, Frutarom has acquired fourteen businesses, including the Swiss company Emil Flachsmann AG in 2003, the European food system activities of IFF in 2004, the Nesse group in January and Acatris Health in October 2006.
Frutarom Industries, Ltd. is a public company whose stock is listed on the Tel Aviv and London Stock Exchanges.
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