InterHealth's Zychrome receives GRAS status

InterHealth's Zychrome receives GRAS status

GRAS status opens the door for Zychrome to be included in dietetic cookies, low-calorie candies, meal replacements and high-protein liquids and bars.

Zychrome, InterHealth’s new generation chromium, has been determined generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in both food and beverages.

GRAS status for food and beverages opens the door for Zychrome to be included in a wide array of products, such as dietetic cookies and low calorie candies, meal replacements and high protein liquids and bars. Zychrome is 100 percent soluble and application friendly for most foods and beverages and is manufactured in the United States under strict GMP standards.

Documentation for a Zychrome GRAS determination was assembled by the Burdock Group, the nation’s leading safety and regulatory compliance consulting specialists who evaluate the safety of food and beverage ingredients. The process involved an intensive review of all safety and toxicology data by a panel of renowned United States scientific experts. Zychrome is a unique, patent-pending chromium dinicocysteinate with an array of toxicological studies that demonstrate a wide margin of safety.

“InterHealth has had great interest over the last several years from leading food companies wanting to include several of our GRAS ingredients in their products. Zychrome, in particular, offers manufacturers a superior form of chromium with unique claims,” stated InterHealth CEO, Paul Dijkstra. “Self-affirmed GRAS guarantees manufacturers of Zychrome’s safety. Zychrome GRAS is one example of InterHealth’s investment in comprehensive research behind our ingredients. The commitment to Zychrome research is also demonstrated in recent published efficacy research as well.”

Peer-reviewed, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled research was published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research in June. Zychrome was shown to be twice as effective as chromium picolinate in improving insulin function.

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