As the grand finale of an elegant evening at the Vitafoods tradeshow where the achievements of the natural products industry's top companies worldwide were honored, the premiere award of the night—Most Innovative Ingredient—was presented to OmniActive for its revolutionary hot red pepper extract, Capsimax(TM). After an extremely rigorous selection process, OmniActive was recognized for the breakthrough technology employed to create Capsimax, which allows for the delivery of the active component in hot red peppers, capsaicinoids, without oral and gastric irritation. This major technical achievement allows the global nutraceutical industry, for the first time, to use hot red peppers in a variety of weight management, diet control and sports nutrition formulas, without the burn.
"Other outstanding companies were also nominated in the Most Innovative Ingredient category so we were extremely proud to be selected as the winner and acknowledged for the extensive effort invested in the creation of Capsimax, including numerous product development trials, ongoing human tolerability testing and a record three-month scale-up to production," stated Hiren Doshi, vice president, OmniActive Health Technologies. "We continue to invest extensively in research to further substantiate the health benefits of Capsimax, as well as educate the broader scientific community, nutraceutical industry and general population about how Capsimax helps manage the appetite, support healthy metabolism to burn calories, increase energy expenditure in the body and support lipolysis, a breakdown of fat cells."
The Most Innovative Ingredient award was presented by Nutraceutical Business & Technology (NBT), a leading international business-to- business magazine, at the inaugural NBT Awards dinner held on May 11 in conjunction with Vitafoods in Geneva, Switzerland.
More about Capsimax:
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 visit www.capsimax.com.
About OmniActive Health Technologies: OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc. (www.omniactives.com), based in Short Hills, NJ, supplies a range of innovative, award winning and scientifically validated natural ingredients for healthcare, food and personal care applications including Capsimax(TM) Capsicum Extract beadlets. This ingredient utilizes capsaicinoids, the active ingredient in red hot peppers, for diet and weight management applications. Capsimax has received several honors for its innovation including the 2011 Nutraceutical, Business & Technology "Most
Innovative Ingredient" award and the 2009 Scientific Excellence Award given out at SupplySide West. OmniActive guarantees the superior quality of all its ingredients and the company¹s manufacturing facilities are certified under ISO-22000(2005) and cGMP standards.