BI Nutraceuticals Adds Condition-Specific Platforms to its GRAS Ingredient Reference Database Nutraceuticals has expanded the function of its GRAS ingredient reference database by segmenting the company's more than 200 GRAS offerings into 12 condition-specific, functional platforms. Now, BI's food and beverage customers can quickly and easily locate all GRAS ingredients the company offers to help manage a specific health concern. The new functional categories
include: Energy; Immunity; Digestive; Cognitive; Heart Health; Anti- Aging; Eye Health; Bone Health; Weight Management; Sleep; Calming; and Joint/Inflammation.

"Not only does our GRAS reference database allow BI to provide accurate regulatory guidance to our food and beverage customer base, but it also provides increased access to information about which of these ingredients have been shown to manage specific health conditions, which is essential for successful and efficient product development," noted Walter Postelwait, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, BI Nutraceuticals. "Our customers are looking for a full service partner that can provide expertise on product formulation, and this expanded GRAS reference database allows them access to a level of information that is unparalleled in the industry."

In addition to breaking out its GRAS ingredients into 12 condition- specific, functional platforms, BI has also collected various preliminary reference data explaining why each ingredient aids and supports that particular health condition. The GRAS reference database is available exclusively to BI's customers.

About BI Nutraceuticals:
BI Nutraceuticals is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including whole herb powders and teas, standardized and drug ratio extracts, custom blends, vitamins, minerals, drum to hopper custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes including time released and encapsulated ingredients. The company currently offers more than 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in foods and beverages by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association.
Since 2002, BI has been an innovator in steam sterilization and the company's Protexx HP(R) process is currently the industry's only species-specific, organic sterilization method. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metal, pesticide and irradiation testing. All herbal powder ingredients are also tested under the company's Identilok(R) species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD(R), which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process.

For more information, visit or stop by the company's booth #17041 at SupplySide West.

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