AHD International Launches New Grade of its LuraLean® Fiber Ingredient For Use in Baked Goods

AHD International, a distributor of new-to-market nutraceutical and functional food ingredients today announced that LuraLean(R), the company's condensed, water-soluble, dietary fiber formula designed to promote weight loss, maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range and support regularity, is now available in a grade suitable for use in all types of baked goods. This grade of LuraLean can withstand high temperatures without breaking down or losing efficacy and can be used in products including nutrition bars, breads, cookies and crackers.

LuraLean interacts with liquid in the stomach to swell to nearly 200 times its original size. Once expanded in the system, LuraLean promotes a feeling of satiety while traveling through the gastrointestinal tract, causing individuals to eat less. Additionally, LuraLean acts as a magnet, attracting and binding excess oils and calories and carrying them out of the system through normal digestion. AHD manufactures LuraLean using a proprietary extraction process that delivers a raw material that is free of enzymes and impurities, ensuring it does not break down as it passes through the gastro-intestinal tract like other fibers.

"Because LuraLean expands to 200 times its original size only after it reaches the stomach, just a small amount is required to deliver high fiber content," stated John Alkire, president, AHD International. "LuraLean is the perfect ingredient for manufacturers who want to create a broad range of high fiber foods, without the end product being overly dense or lacking in taste."

More than 14 safety studies and 60 clinical trials have been conducted using LuraLean, confirming it has no adverse side effects at the recommended amount and is effective in promoting weight loss, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range and supporting regularity. AHD offers various grades of LuraLean for use in dietary supplements, functional foods and low and high-viscosity beverages.

About AHD International:
AHD International is a major supplier of the highest quality new-to-market nutraceutical ingredients and functional food products to manufacturers, wholesalers and food companies worldwide. AHD's triple-check system ensures that products are evaluated for natural purity, consistency and exceptional quality. For more information on AHD's wholesale nutraceutical and functional food ingredients call 404-233-4022 or visit www.ahdintl.com.

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