A recently published clinical study shows that Go-Less® is an effective natural ingredient that helps to improve the quality of life in women.
This clinical study is a placebo-controlled and randomized conducted by Shim, B., et al., at Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea, and supported by Frutarom Health BU, Switzerland, was published in the Journal of Functional Foods, April 2014, 8(0): p. 111-117. Go-Less, developed and marketed by Frutarom Health BU, is a proprietary blend of a water-soluble pumpkin seed extract (EFLA®940) and the soy germ extract, SoyLife®. Separately, both ingredients have been successfully marketed for many years. Now, combined into the proprietary blend Go-Less, they show a combined effect of the constituents from pumpkin seeds and the action of soy germ isoflavones.
The clinical study included 120 women suffering from overactive bladder-related voiding dysfunction. The women, aged between 35 and 70 years, took 500 mg of Go-Less or matching placebo tablets (60 placebo/60 test group) twice a day during a 12-week period. The average frequency of nocturia was measured, showing, a notable decrease of around 30 percent.
After week 12, a significant decrease of the daily average frequency of urination was reported. More critically, there was a substantial decrease in the average urgency score in the Go-Less group. “Urgency is one of the biggest inconvenience conditions, in practice, for people suffering from incontinence,” says Patricia Maureira, product manager of LifeLine® at Frutarom Health. “It can be frustrating and constraining, and lead affected people to feel insecure.”
The functionality of Go-Less was also confirmed by a survey on the subjective satisfaction of the participants in the clinical study, as conducted at the end of the trial period. More than 90 percent of the subjects in the Go-Less group found the product helpful and answered affirmatively when asked if they would like to continue taking the study product. This compares to about 50 percent in the placebo group.
“The market for urinary health remedies in adults is fast growing, especially in Western Europe and the U.S. where Baby Boomers and younger sufferers are seeking natural and effective remedies to match their healthy lifestyle,” adds Maureira “we are very encouraged by the results of this clinical study. Frutarom considers Go-Less as a valuable ingredient, with highly attractive positioning opportunities in the growing market.”
Go-Less opens a broad range of application possibilities, offering manufacturers of food supplements and nutraceuticals a unique ingredient. It can be used in capsules, tablets, powdered beverages.