Cyvex Nutrition has announced that its BioVin(R) Full Spectrum Grape Extract, and BioVin(R) 20 Grape Skin Extract, have successfully achieved self-determined GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) status and can be safely used in a wide-range of functional foods and beverages. The process involved an intensive review of safety and toxicology data by an independent panel of highly qualified experts.
"With this GRAS designation for our BioVin extracts, manufacturers can now transform conventional food and beverage offerings into functional products that deliver powerful antioxidant and heart health benefits," stated Matt Phillips, president, Cyvex Nutrition. "We have seen our BioVin Advanced ingredient effectively incorporated into innovative finished products such as ResVez's WINETIME bar, and we expect BioVin to experience similar success, especially in beverage applications due to its high solubility."
BioVin is a full spectrum grape extract manufactured from whole red wine grapes from the RhoneValley in France. By using the grape in its entirety - including stems, seeds and skin - all the beneficial phytochemicals can be extracted including anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, trans-resveratrol and polyphenols. BioVin is a powerful antioxidant that scavenges free radicals, reducing oxidative damage to cells. It helps support resistance to oxidation, which provides cardiovascular protection, and may also help poor capillary elasticity and structure by inhibiting harmful enzymes. BioVin 20 contains no less than 20 percent polyphenols.
About Cyvex Nutrition:
Cyvex Nutrition, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a leading provider of proprietary, condition specific ingredients to the nutraceutical industry for over 25 years. The company has re- engineered the antioxidant category with its extensive portfolio of offerings that includes BioVin(R), BioVin(R) Advanced, Euro Black Currant and PomActiv(TM) to name a few. Every Cyvex Nutrition ingredient is guaranteed by the company's exclusive NutriPrint(R) quality assurance system, which includes identity testing of incoming raw materials through FT-NIR, third party certification by independent laboratories for active ingredients, microbiology, heavy metals and pesticide and solvent residue when applicable. For more information visit www.cyvex.com.