Chrysantis, Inc. obtains GRAS status for its natural zeaxanthin
WEST CHICAGO, IL – Chrysantis, Inc. announces that its all-natural zeaxanthin, branded under the name EZEyes®, has achieved the designation of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). A panel of experts determined that EZEyes is GRAS after review of extensive research and data that supports the safety of natural zeaxanthin from Chrysantis Marigolds for use in food and beverage products. GRAS is a United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that confirms an ingredient is safe to be added to food.
“Most people do not get enough zeaxanthin in their daily diets to experience the benefits,” says Phil Gowaski, Sales and Marketing Manager for Chrysantis. “With GRAS status, we have the opportunity to look at how EZEyes zeaxanthin can help maintain or improve health through use in functional foods and beverages.” EZEyes zeaxanthin continues to be available for use in dietary supplements.
Zeaxanthin, in combination with lutein, is a critical nutrient for eye health that can help guard against vision problems such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. New research has also shown a link between zeaxanthin and cognitive function. EZEyes zeaxanthin, made from Marigolds, is the only natural free zeaxanthin on the market and is the same form of zeaxanthin found naturally in fruits and vegetables.
Chrysantis, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball Horticultural Company based in West Chicago, IL, is dedicated to developing high-quality plant-based products for dietary supplement manufacturers and the functional foods industry that will enhance human health. Family-owned Ball Horticultural Company has been researching, breeding and selling the highest-quality flower seed varieties for more than 100 years. For more information, call 630 588-3474 or visit www.Chrysantis.com.