Capsimax(TM), a hot red pepper extract for use in weight management, diet control and sports nutrition formulas, is heating up the race for the Nutraceutical Business & Technology (NBT) Awards, as it has been named a finalist in the Most Innovative Ingredient category. NBT, a leading international business-to-business magazine, will present these awards at Vitafoods Europe on Wednesday, May 11 at the Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center in Geneva, Switzerland. Other finalists in the Most Innovative Ingredient category include: Carotech, CreAgri, Lallemand, Nichirei and The Agricultural Research Council (CRA).
"The health benefits associated with the active component in hot red peppers, capsaicinoids, are undisputed by modern science. However, the average consumer has not been able to reap these benefits due to its extreme pungency," stated Hiren Doshi, vice president, OmniActive Health Technologies. "With Capsimax, OmniActive utilized breakthrough technology to deliver active capsaicinoids without oral or gastric irritation, allowing the global nutraceutical industry, for the first time, the opportunity to use hot red peppers in a variety of applications, without the burn."
Capsimax Capsicum Extract is a proprietary encapsulated form of premium, highly concentrated natural capsicum fruit extract manufactured from hot red peppers, a known food that has been a global diet staple for centuries. Capsimax utilizes the innovative and patented encapsulation technology OmniBead(TM) to deliver functionally effective levels of the active principles of capsicum—capsaicinoids—while minimizing the oral and gastric irritation often experienced with unprotected hot red pepper product applications. Research in both animal and human subjects on capsicum and capsaicinoids has indicated significant effects for diet and weight management including increased energy expenditure, enhanced carbohydrate and fat burning and reduced caloric intake. Capsimax is formulated to meet diverse formulation and manufacturing requirements and is ideal for use in nutritional supplements for weight management, diet control and sports nutrition.
To learn more about Capsimax, stop by OmniActive's booth #777 at Vitafoods or visit www.capsimax.com.
About OmniActive Health Technologies:
OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd. (www.omniactives.com) supplies a range of innovative, scientifically validated, active natural ingredients for healthcare, food and personal care applications.
OmniActive has a wholly owned US subsidiary, OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc. in Short Hills, NJ, and conducts operations from its manufacturing, R&D and corporate facilities at Pune, Mumbai, Thane and Cochin, India. OmniActive's manufacturing facilities are certified for the quality and food safety management systems under ISO-22000(2005) and cGMP standard.