Fortitech Gets Gutsy With New Webinar Aimed At Digestive Health

Schenectady, NY - May 27, 2008 - Fortitech, Inc, the world leader in fortification technology and custom nutrient premix development, in conjunction with Functional Ingredients, once again demonstrates its innovative approach to strategic nutrition with the broadcast of "Discovering The Other Gut Health Ingredients", a webinar slated for broadcast on June 18, 2:00pm, EST (Replay June 19, 3:00pm, UK/10:00am, EST). The webinar, featuring Fortitech's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Ram Chaudhari, Ph.D., FACN, CNS, will highlight the importance of gut health and the various nutrients outside of probiotics that can contribute to the health of this much neglected area of the human body.

"The gastrointestinal tract is a neglected part of our body and everything that we eat passes through this 'tube' that is home to millions of bacteria, both good and bad, that are excreted into the gut," said Dr.Chaudhari. "The interaction of 'good bacteria' with our immune system aids us in resisting infection and disease but the environment in which they live needs to nurture their existence.
Probiotics are an excellent addition to the gut environment, but because they do create formulation and stability challenges, there are many other nutrients that contribute to good gut health that are more easily adaptable to a variety of product applications with limited formulation and stability issues."

Currently, probiotics are found mostly in dairy products because this particular product application offers the greatest opportunity in which they can thrive. Incorporating them into other applications offers significant formulation and stability challenges that can be better managed by using prebiotics such as inulin, FOS and lactulose, as well as soluable and insoluable fibers, enzymes antioxidants and minerals.
Fortitech's vast experience incorporating these types of nutrients into a custom premix extends over the past 20 years and has contributed to the development of over 30,000 custom nutrient premixes for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, worldwide.

About Fortitech Inc.

Founded in 1986, Fortitech, Inc. is the world leader in the development of custom nutrient premixes for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, integrating functional ingredients from a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and nutraceuticals. Fortitech is ISO 9001:2000 and FPA certified and meets kosher and Halal standards. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., the company has a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities, throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Mexico and the United States (New York and California). For more information, visit - powered by FortiSource(r) - the ultimate fortification destination.

Not just premixes...Strategic Nutrition.

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