R&D News: June 2012
The peer-reviewed journal Nutrition published the results of a study that found that students at the U.K.’s Southampton University Medical School who took Wellmune WGP, an immune health ingredient marketed by Biothera, Eagan, Minn., for 90 days reported fewer days of cold and flu symptoms than their placebo-controlled classmates.
Cargill, Minneapolis, announced the results of a three-year clinical trial in Europe that found that the non-caloric sweetener erythritol has better digestive tolerance than any other polyol and also could be superior at promoting dental health. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study used Cargill’s Zerose erythritol ingredient.
Ingredion, Westchester, Ill., formerly Corn Products International, and its subsidiary, National Starch Food Innovation, launched cleanlabelinsights.com, a new website dedicated to capturing and communicating consumer needs for clean label products.
New research funded by Tate & Lyle, London, and presented at the 2012 Experimental Biology conference in April found that soluble corn fiber increases calcium absorption and also is well-tolerated at and above recommended daily intake levels. In addition, results also showed that soluble corn fiber and polydextrose demonstrate gut health benefits. The findings were the result of three studies based on the company’s Promitor Soluble Corn Fiber and Sta-Lite Polydextrose ingredients.
Terry Laboratories, Melbourne, Fla., announced that it has received self-affirmed generally recognized as safe status for its aloe vera powders, liquids and liquid concentrates.