Naturalpha, international consulting, scientific and clinical research company in nutrition and health, is launching its Clinical Nutrition Center (CNCN) based in Saint-Vincent de Paul, a major hospital in Lille, France.
The food industry has a specific and increasing need to develop nutritional products. Under the new regulation on health claims and recent opinions issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), clinical studies in the scientific dossier submitted to the European authority, remain the key point but also the critical point for food manufacturers.
In the CNCN studies will be performed with finished foods (cranberry, green tea, dairy products fortified with omega 3, Bifidus), functional ingredients (prebiotics, probiotics, fiber, flavonoids, phytosterols) or food supplements (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids). The goal of clinical studies is to bring the scientific proof of efficacy in humans, leading to more healthy foods in the market. The benefits and advantages of innovative healthy products that are currently on the market or in development have been demonstrated in many clinical studies. By conducting clinical trials in its center, Naturalpha wants to contribute to the development of these future functional food products.