Minneapolis – FenuLife, an ingredient historically known to help maintain healthy blood sugar level and reduce Glycemic Index of foods is now being researched and patented as a safe and natural way to treat heartburn.
Every day 10% of Americans have heartburn episodes, and 44% report heartburn symptoms at least once a month. People who experience heartburn twice a week or more may have Gastroesophageol Reflux (GERD) and research shows 1 out of every 10 adults suffer from GERD.
“FenuLife’s ability to affect heartburn is due to its galactomannan content”, said Jocelyn Mathern, Registered Dietitian and Technical Specialist for Acatris Inc. The galactomannan forms a thick gel coating on the stomach wall surface, protecting against stomach acid and food components that may promote heartburn. The galactomannan coating may inhibit excessive acid production and prevent stomach contents from seeping back up into the throat.
Located in fenugreek plant seeds, galactomannan is a specific type of soluble fiber that is composed of a long-chain mannose backbone with galactose molecules attached. FenuLife’s unique galactomannan composition has a fast water-binding capacity and is difficult for the body’s enzymes to break down, allowing FenuLife to have a quick and long-lasting effect.
”Those suffering from heartburn will enjoy FenuLife because it quickly provides relief within minutes while other treatments may take several hours. FenuLife’s natural treatment of heartburn has no side effects, can be used in capsule or powder drink forms and is very effective in small dosages,” said Laurent Leduc, President, North America Acatris Inc.
A recommended dosage is 500-750mg FenuLife in a capsule or tablet together with a glass of water prior to a meal. There are no known side effects of FenuLife, nor any known interactions with antacids or other medications.
Acatris will promote FenuLife for heartburn relief at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, October 18–20, 2006. Visit booth number 4086 for more information on FenuLife and their other branded health ingredients SoyLife and LinumLife.
On October 4, 2006, Acatris Inc was acquired by Frutarom Group Inc.
Frutarom is a global public company traded on the Tel Aviv and London Stock Exchanges. Frutarom produces and markets over 15,000 products to more than 5,000 customers in over 100 countries. Frutarom’s sales totaled US$ 243.8 million in 2005 (growing 24% from the previous year), and its net profit totaled US$ 28 million (growing 50% from the previous year). Sales for the first half of 2006 totaled US$ 143.3 million, up 8.7% compared with the first half last year. Net profit for the first half of 2006 rose 14.4% to total US$ 17.4 million.
Frutarom operates through two Divisions:
• The Flavors Division, which develops, produces and markets flavor compounds and food systems.
• The Fine Ingredients Division, which develops, produces and markets natural flavor extracts, natural functional food ingredients, natural pharma/nutraceutical extracts, specialty essential oils and citrus products, and aroma chemicals.
For further information, visit website: http://www.frutarom.com