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Posted: October 9, 2007
Chemi Nutra Introduces Novel, Water Dispersible Phosphatidylserine For Functional Beverages
(Nanowerk News) Chemi Nutra proudly announces the introduction of SerinAid® Disperse 1.5F, a novel, water dispersible PS, designed for use in functional beverages. PS is considered the safest, most scientifically studied natural nutraceutical in existence for maintaining and improving cognitive abilities – concentration, learning, memory, recall, and focus – as well as benefiting dementia, mood, stress, and behavioral attention deficits. And PS has been granted two qualified health claims by the FDA, related to cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly.
SerinAid® Disperse 1.5F was developed in collaboration with Ingredient Innovations International (3i), Wooster, OH, a world leader in ingredient nanoparticle technology. “About ten years ago, we began working with 3i to perfect a stable, concentrated, highly bioavailable, liposomal PS. With 3i’s demonstrated capabilities and our combined applications work in functional drinks, we are excited that PS can now be easily and effectively added to functional beverages, a rapidly evolving segment in the functional foods arena”, said Scott Hagerman, president of Chemi Nutra.
Charles Brain, president of 3i, said, “We have enjoyed partnering with Chemi Nutra, the most prominent company in production, research, and sales of PS, on this major project. Using our proven, proprietary technology, we are thrilled that Chemi Nutra is first-to-market with a high quality, water dispersible PS ingredient. Since Mood Food & Brain Health was identified as the number two mega-trend for food and beverages in 2007, we are excited that we can offer our expertise to this and other condition specific categories in the functional beverage industry.”
Chemi Nutra is one of the US business units of parent company Chemi S.p.A., a privately held pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company based in Milan, Italy. Chemi, with cGMP certified manufacturing facilities in Italy and Brazil, is best known in the US nutritional arena for its introduction of phosphatidylserine (PS) and alpha-glyceryl phosphoryl choline (A-GPC) specialty cognitive enhancing nutritional ingredients.