DSM's Tensguard™ Takes the Gold Medal at the 2008 Health Ingredients Europe Awards

TensGuard™, the innovative blood pressure management ingredient from DSM Nutritional Products, was recently awarded the prestigious first prize at this year’s Health Ingredients Europe exhibition by an independent judging panel of retailers, manufacturers, scientists, and industry leaders.

”TensGuard™ demonstrates an innovative heart health solution that creates exciting opportunities for food and beverage manufacturers to open up a completely new market ,” said Luc van der Heyden, the Business Manager of Heart Health for DSM’s Functional Food Marketing Division. “We’re delighted to have won. It’s been a real team effort, drawing on science, marketing, and regulatory expertise.”

DSM used its advanced enzyme technology to release the effectiveness of bioactive lactotripeptides proven to help manage blood pressure in people with normal blood pressure, creating TensGuard™, which has a history of safe use and should be labeled in accordance with at 21 CFR 102.22.

TensGuard™ is odorless, clean-tasting, and entirely water soluble, making it suitable for application in a wide range of foods and beverages, including fruit juices, bottled water, dairy drinks, yogurt, cereal bars, and margarine. In addition, TensGuard™ is available in a granulated format for convenient formulation of chewable tablets and capsules.

”TensGuard™ has had numerous successful launches in the supplement category in 2008 with several more planned for early 2009,” said Pete Willis, Senior Marketing Manager, North America. “We expect the next evolution for TensGuard™ in functional foods and beverages taking shape throughout 2009.”

The world’s leading ingredient supplier to food, beverage, and dietary supplement manufacturers, DSM Nutritional Products has an international network of technical service, production and distribution facilities and has a major sales and marketing presence in more than 100 countries. In addition to its vast ingredient portfolio, DSM provides unparalleled processing and manufacturing expertise in developing innovative formulations that provide optimum performance and health appeal.

For more information, contact DSM Nutritional Products, Inc., at 45 Waterview Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ, 07054-1298. Phone: 1-800-526-0189. Website: www.unlimitednutrition-na.dsm.com

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