Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition Introduces Safflorin™

First Clinically Proven Isomerized Safflower Oil That Boosts the Human Immune System

CHANNAHON, Ill., May 29, 2003 – Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition, a global leader in lipid-based health ingredients, has introduced Safflorin™, an isomerized safflower oil product that has been shown, in clinical studies, to have significant beneficial effects on the human immune system. Loders Croklaan is the first to investigate the effects of isomerized safflower oil on the human immune system and, consequently, has committed to a long-term, ongoing research program.

In a study published in the April 2003 issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the results of a 13-week human trial – the first of its kind – demonstrated that supplementation with Safflorin increased the presence of virus specific antibodies, meaning it helped the human body fight a virus that had been introduced to it.

In another randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, conducted at the Rowett Institute in Scotland, Safflorin was shown to bolster the immune system by increasing protective antibodies, while also modifying the allergic/inflammatory response in humans. Generally, Safflorin stimulates the development of a healthy immune system by promoting the production of protective antibodies. It also reduces the production of a specific, non-protective antibody that is present in greater amounts in people with allergies.

“Safflorin is a breakthrough product for us and for the industry,” said Dr. Inge Mohede, nutrition manager for Loders Croklaan. “It’s the result of our total commitment to developing lipid-based health ingredients that are rooted in gold-standard research and, subsequently, supported by unimpeachable science.”

Safflorin is available in free fatty acid form. For more information, customers can contact their Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition sales representative.

Headquartered in Wormerveer, The Netherlands, the company has manufacturing facilities around the world and is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. More information about Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition and its products can be found on the Internet at www.lipidnutrition.com.

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