Omega Biotech Introduces Grape Seed Antioxidant Extract 'PROTOVIN BQ'

Victoria, B.C., Canada, --Omega Biotech Corporation proudly announces the release of its newest beverage quality grape seed extract, (GSE) PROTOVINTM BQ. It is ideal for a variety of beverages from white wine, clear juices to pure bottled water. It is low in tannins and has less astringency (bitter-dry taste) than Omega’s other extracts.

PROTOVIN BQ is highly water soluble and requires no special considerations to incorporate it into the manufacturing process or beverage. Most importantly it does not change the taste of the beverage or influence its colour or clarity when added in the recommended amounts. PROTOVIN BQ was originally designed to fortify white wine and to bring all of the so called “French Paradox” health properties of the antioxidants found in red wine to the white wine marketplace. The successful conclusion of this development means that white wine can now have healthy antioxidant content without diminishing in any way, the pleasures of consuming the wine. Any beverage or food that is sensitive to taste and colour changes can benefit from the addition of this G.S.E. antioxidant. Additionally, shelf life and storage life after opening are extended by the reduction in product oxidation in the presence of atmospheric oxygen.

Omega Biotech is a private, Canadian owned, Victoria based company established in 1991 to develop and extract phyto-nutrients from botanicals including oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC’s) from grape seeds, for use in the nutraceutical, food and beverage, and personal care sectors.

The original Protovin™ GSE has been recognized as one of the most potent antioxidants available to help fight and limit the damage caused by "free radicals". Oxygen free radicals are unstable compounds that are implicated in the aging process and onset of all degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and atherosclerosis.

Omega Biotech also manufacturers and produces specialized nutraceutical capsule-based antioxidant retail products and cosmaceutical trans-dermal network antioxidant creams. Omega continues to focus its presence in the functional food and beverage, personal care, cosmetic and pet nutrition sectors.

Omega’s new location in the Vancouver Island High Technology Park is proof of its commitment to health, ecological sustainability and energy efficiency. The Park has won the Green Commission Energy Efficiency Award as one of only three similar buildings certified to this level of efficiency anywhere in the World.

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