CLA market leader provides a new opportunity for food and dairy companies to differentiate themselves
Channahon, Illinois, May 2008 – Lipid Nutrition, a global leader in lipid-based health ingredients, proudly announces that its Clarinol™ CLA is now GRAS approved. Clarinol™ CLA is a premier brand of conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid hailed as the big weight management ingredient for functional foods.
The FDA has issued a ‘no objection letter’ to the GRAS petition for Clarinol™ CLA, confirming its 'GRAS' status in applications. Lipid Nutrition submitted this voluntary notification to the FDA in coordination with Cognis, another branded CLA manufacturer. The GRAS petition determined that Clarinol™ CLA can safely be used in fluid and flavored milks, yoghurts, milk-based meal replacements, meal replacement bars, soy milk, and fruit juice applications.
Katinka Abbenbroek, CEO of Lipid Nutrition states "This latest success for Clarinol™ CLA further supports Lipid Nutrition’s commitment to scientifically based ingredients that provides healthy benefits for consumers. Clarinol™ CLA is the most effective and application friendly CLA on the market for reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle that a food or dairy company could include in their product lines."
With GRAS approval for Clarinol™ CLA, food companies are now in the remarkable position that they can add this ingredient to their products and make unique and marketable claims around reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle based on a body of clinical science that spans over 20 years. Consumer interest in CLA has increased due to the accumulated research on the importance of body fat reduction and lean muscle mass with regards to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
“Clarinol™ CLA provides an exceptional opportunity for American food companies to differentiate themselves on a crowded grocery store shelf or refrigerated dairy section of the store” mentions Katinka Abbenbroek, “It currently is one of the only weight management ingredients available for functional foods which make it very unique in the market place.”
About Clarinol™ CLA
A recently published clinical trial with Clarinol™ CLA in April 2007 of the British Journal of Nutrition, clearly established that Clarinol™ CLA reduced fat mass in specific locations on the body, such as the abdomen and thighs. The Clarinol™ CLA supplemented group demonstrated fat mass reduction after three months. This further supports the existing body of evidence which provides a strong basis for a weight management claim on consumer packaging.
Clarinol™ CLA is available in both a liquid and a powder form. This allows a food or dairy company more possibilities to integrate the weight management benefits of Clarinol™ CLA into different types of applications.
Additionally, Clarinol™ CLA won the prestigious award for Best Slimming Ingredient in 2005 in France organized by the international scientific organization Internationals Society for Antioxidant in Nutrition and Health (I.S.A.N.H)
About Lipid Nutrition
Lipid Nutrition is a global leader in the supply of scientifically sound lipid ingredients from natural origin, which improve and maintain health and well-being. The multi-awarded company holds a strong position in weight management products like Clarinol™ CLA and PinnoThin™, a next generation appetite suppressant. Next to weight management Lipid Nutrition offers a variety of branded products like Marinol™ concentrated fish oils for heart health and brain development, and Betapol™ human milk fat replacer for infant nutrition.