Premium nutritional ingredient suppliers Cyvex Nutrition and Holland-based Solanic announced a global distribution alliance for the dietary and weight management supplement SolaThinT. This alliance will streamline global operations, with Cyvex assuming all duties relating to the supplement's sales, promotion, support and further development.
SolaThinT, introduced to the U.S. market in March 2011 by Cyvex Nutrition, is a pure potato protein extract consisting of several low molecular weight proteins, including protease inhibitor PI-2. PI-2 enables the release of cholecystokinin (CKK), a naturally occurring peptide clinically shown to produce a feeling of gastric fullness, and thereby helping reduce food consumption. Additionally, SolaThinT contains no added compounds and features more than 90 percent protein, PI-2 included, to promote optimized satiety and healthful, effective weight control.
"With healthy, effective weight management becoming an increasingly global issue, this alliance affords us a wonderful opportunity to offer a unique alternative protein ingredient to the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries," said Katherine Bond, Cyvex's director of business development.
"We are thrilled to be working with a company that specializes in developing potato protein offerings backed by scientific efficacy and excellent functionality."
Under this new alliance, SolaThinT will be further studied in a human clinical trial involving 60 adult subjects, with three treatment arms expected to be completed by fourth quarter of 2011.
About Cyvex Nutrition:
Cyvex Nutrition, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a leading provider of proprietary, condition-specific ingredients to the nutraceutical industry for more than 25 years. The company has re-engineered the antioxidant category with its extensive portfolio of offerings that includes BioVinR, SolaThinT, CognisetinT and OmegaActivT to name a few. In late 2010, Cyvex Nutrition was acquired by Omega Protein Corporation, a leading producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty ingredients for use in functional foods and nutritional supplements. Every Cyvex Nutrition ingredient is guaranteed by the company's exclusive NutriPrintR 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 http://www.cyvex.com/.
Solanic is an AVEBE Group company and produces non-GMO natural vegetable proteins with unique features and benefits—including several diverse, high-performance isolates. The Solanic organisation is also fully integrated in the regular AVEBE quality, safety and sustainability systems and procedures—in this way safeguarding the highest standards in food ingredient processing. Visit http://www.solanic.eu/ to learn more.