In June 2011, KitoZyme received official notification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informing that vegetal chitosan obtained the GRAS status (Generally Recognized As Safe), Application: Beverage. The FDA has issued a notice confirming that the panel of experts has no objection on the use of chitosan, as processing aids in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages.
With the evident efficacy of chitosan and in a matter of improving global health and well-being through nutrition, KitoZyme has successfully designed KiOnutrime-CsG®, a unique, vegetal chitosan dedicated to the nutraceutical industry.
KiOnutrime-CsG®, as a vegetarian fiber, is ideal for all weight management and cholesterol products thanks to its unique characteristics: unbeatable fat binding power (at least 800 times its own weight in fat), high quality and purity, safe, non-allergenic, Kosher and Halal certified. Major leaders evolving in the nutraceutical industry trust the efficacy of vegetal chitosan as a potent and pioneering fat-binder for weight and cholesterol management.
Moreover, in June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a series of evaluations regarding Article 13.1 “general function” health claims, including a positive evaluation for vegetal chitosan and the maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol. The evidence, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that investigated the effects of chitosan consumption on blood lipids, was evaluated by EFSA and showed a statistically significant reduction in total and LDL-cholesterol concentrations. It was concluded that a cause and effect relationship had been established between the consumption of chitosan and the maintenance of normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations. To obtain the claimed effect, 3 g of vegetal chitosan should be consumed daily.
KiOnutrime-CsG® and these advancements in the realm of vegetal chitosan are triggering new developments of chitosan-based dietary supplements and broaden the scope for innovative nutraceutical products, particularly in the area of dietary supplements for sports nutrition, cholesterol management, functional food, beverage and Halal and Kosher products.
For more information: visit www.kitozyme.com or discover KiOnutrime-CsG® at SupplySide West 2011—Booth 20100 and at Food Ingredients Europe—Booth 2D59