OmniActive to Highlight Calorie-Burning Properties of Hot Red Pepper Extract Capsimax During Slim Slam at Nutracon

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 1, 2010 - Nutritional ingredient supplier OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc., announced today that Abhijit Bhattacharya, Chief Operating Officer, will discuss the science supporting the weight loss promoting properties of Capsimax(TM), an extract of hot red peppers, as part of the popular Slim Slam panel at Nutracon. During the Slim Slam, being held Wednesday, March 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anaheim, a panel of experts including Bhattacharya will offer their opinions on the scientific validity, marketability and credibility of ingredients in the weight loss category.

"Unfortunately, the weight loss category is littered with products that contain ingredients with no science to support their claims, and we are pleased to be able to highlight the extensive research confirming the calorie-burning properties of Capsimax as part of this distinguished panel," noted Bhattacharya. "Given the growing concerns about worldwide obesity, there is a clear need for effective weight management solutions, and we feel that Capsimax is one solution that both manufacturers and consumers can get behind due to its strong body of scientific support and the historical daily use of hot red peppers in human health and nutrition."

Capsimax Capsicum Extract is a proprietary encapsulated form of premium, highly concentrated natural capsicum fruit extract manufactured from hot red peppers, a known food that has been a global diet staple for centuries. Capsimax utilizes the innovative and patented encapsulation technology OmniBead(TM) to deliver functionally effective levels of the active principles of capsicum - capsaicinoids
- while minimizing the oral and gastric irritation often experienced with unprotected hot red pepper product applications. A large number of clinical studies on capsicum and capsaicinoids have confirmed significant effects for diet and weight management including increased energy expenditure, enhanced carbohydrates and fat burning and more pronounced satiety signals, as well as antioxidant effects. Capsimax Plus, a proprietary blend containing Capsimax and other natural thermogenic and performance-boosting agents including caffeine, piperine (black pepper extract) and niacin, helped individuals burn an average of 278 more calories before, during and after exercise compared to placebo.

For more information on OmniActive and Capsimax visit
or stop by booth #557 at SupplyExpo.

About OmniActive Health Technologies:
OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd. ( supplies a range of innovative, scientifically validated, active natural ingredients for healthcare, food and personal care applications.
OmniActive has a wholly owned US subsidiary, OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc. in Short Hills, NJ, and conducts operations from its manufacturing, R&D and corporate facilities at Pune, Mumbai, Thane and Cochin, India. OmniActive's manufacturing facilities are certified for the quality and food safety management systems under
ISO-22000(2005) and cGMP standards.

About Nutracon:
Nutracon is the premier education and networking conference for the health and nutrition industry. The conference provides relevant insights for innovation based on science and technology, case studies and market intelligence. Attendees gain an understanding of the impact of "next generation" ingredients, emerging markets, consumer trend data and regulatory constraints. Nutracon, being held March 10 - 11, 2010 at the Hilton Anaheim, is co-located with SupplyExpo and Natural Products Expo West. For more information visit


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