NutraGenesis, Brattleboro, VT, a marketer of proprietary ingredients, will be introducing three new nutraceutical ingredients at Engredea Booth 444. These innovative additions to the company’s portfolio include Bergavit Bergamot extract for enhanced cardiovascular health, WellBody Fusions certified-organic mushroom/botanicals, and Livaker standardized extract for healthy liver function.
Bergamot Extract Supports Healthy Cardiovascular Function
Bergavit is a clinically tested, proprietary standardized nutraceutical extract that contains potent flavonoid bioactives that support healthy cardiovascular function. Grown in Calabria, Italy since the 15th century, Bergamot citrus (from which Bergavit is derived) has been used traditionally to support cardiovascular health.
In a human clinical trial involving 80 subjects, consumption of Bergavit led to significant improvements in blood lipid levels (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides). The subjects’ LDL fraction profile also improved with greater levels of healthier, large size LDL particles occurring in subjects by the end of the study. Carotid intima-media thickness decreased significantly. These advanced properties highlight the cardiovascular health benefits of this proprietary ingredient. Bergavit is versatile and can be used in many dietary supplement, functional food and beverage applications, according to the company
WellBody Fusions are patented, fermented fusions of health-enhancing medicinal mushrooms and botanicals. They represent a new and proprietary level of nutraceutical innovation, according to NutraGenesis. Certified-organic WellBody Fusions are created via a patented fermentation/transformation process that utilizes the power of live fusion to integrate the restorative properties of medicinal mushrooms with the most health-enhancing medicinal herbs and spices.
During the proprietary fermentation process, medicinal mushrooms are actually grown on substrates consisting of phytonutrient-rich purple corn and other botanicals. The proprietary growth process unlocks beta-glucan and phytonutrient bioactive components to maximize their health benefits.
WellBody Fusions also possess exceptional nutritional value and are important sources of protein, essential B vitamins and minerals, and are low in calories, fat and sodium. Four distinct WellBody Fusions formulations are available, including Stress/Adaptogenic, Energy, WellBody, and Omega-3. WellBody Fusions and MycoFusions are trademarks of NutraGenesis LLC and are sold exclusively by NutraGenesis LLC.
Livaker Extract Tested to Support Health Liver Function
Livaker is a clinically tested, standardized extract of Japanese apricot that supports healthy liver function, according to the company. Japanese apricot has been used traditionally for centuries in Asia to both support healthy liver function and promote healthy metabolic balance.
In a human clinical trial involving 44 subjects, Livaker consumption resulted in significant improvements in levels of enzymes that indicate healthy liver function as well as HDL, triglycerides, blood sugar, and LDL/HDL ratio. Livaker also provided significant antioxidant benefits based on serum glutathione levels. Polyphenols in Livaker possess multiple mechanisms of action including advanced free-radical quenching, antioxidant properties and other mechanisms. Livaker is easy to formulate with and can be used in a variety of delivery vehicles including capsules, tablets, stick packs, gummies, and chews.
Visit Booth 444 to learn more about these and other ingredients provided by NutraGenesis.