SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - EuropeUS edition

News > Suppliers

Read more breaking news

 

 
DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Mango metabolic promise: Vital Solutions wants to advance human trials

By Kacey Culliney+

19-May-2014
Last updated on 20-May-2014 at 01:25 GMT2014-05-20T01:25:51Z

Vital Solutions Swiss says human trials will enable it to advance in Europe for health claims

Vital Solutions Swiss says human trials will enable it to advance in Europe for health claims

Vital Solutions Swiss will publish in vitro research that shows its mango powder Careless mimics caloric restriction but the company is keen to invest in human trials, its CEO says.

Speaking to BakeryandSnacks.com at Vitafoods Europe 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this month, Sybille Buchwald-Werner said the company would advance human trials following feedback from interested companies on what health aspects wanted to be researched.

The in vitro research, set for publication soon, found the mango powder triggered a ‘master switch’ enzyme – SIRT 1 – that detected nutrient intake and communicated that to other enzymes responsible for the glucose and lipid metabolic process, she explained.

“It can be used for two different functions,” she said. The first was to promote a healthier diet by controlling body weight and composition but it could also be used to maintain health during ageing, she said.

Human trial will advance hope of European health claim

“Now we will publish our in vitro essays, and we’re also using the time to get in contact with potential clients to discuss what we’ve done and streamline the further scientific program and to have parameters which are really interesting for our customers tested in a human trial,” Buchwald-Werner said

For now, manufacturers in Europe can make nutritional claims with the mango powder as it was high in fiber, she said. But, following human trials the company could file a dossier with the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) to receive a health claim.

Processing focus for nutritional punch

The CEO said that what was special about its patented mango powder was the processing.

Vital Solutions Swiss processed the powder at a very specific stage of fruit ripening, she explained, because as the fruit ripens it loses the health effects of certain ingredients.

She said the powder was ideal for incorporation into cereal or cereal bar binding ingredients as this would ensure stability and good dosage distribution throughout the product.

Food manufacturers must encourage healthy choices

Food manufacturers’ role in delivering ‘a fitter future’

Food and drink manufacturers must do more to encourage consumers to make healthy choices...

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Upcoming EU sports nutrition law revamp – a win for industry?

Craig Simpson

EU food law expert , Steptoe & Johnson

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Smart combinations: Juices blend fruit and vegetable ingredients for nutritional punch and flavor appeal

Vegetable ingredients may boost the nutritional content of beverages: but when it comes to...

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Vegetable ingredients are winning favor with consumers who value them as a healthy part...

Marketing to the ‘elderly'

Marketing to the ‘elderly’: Overcoming the taboo of getting old

There is a need for public health strategies and products to address Europe's rapidly...

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The 4 biggest mistakes in healthy marketing

The Healthy Marketing Team tells us what NOT to do when marketing a healthy...

Top snacking trends

Top snacking trends revealed as UK leads innovation

Health and indulgence are key trends shaping the snack market as the UK leads...

Protein could give endurance athletes an extra edge, says Arla Foods

Protein could give products for endurance athletes an extra edge, says Arla Foods Ingredients

A new fast absorbing protein from Arla Foods Ingredients could help crack open the...

IPA chief: "Regulators are starting to turn the corner on probiotics"

IPA chief: "Regulators are starting to turn the corner on probiotics"

A new-look International Probiotics Association is creating dialogue with key regulators around the world,...

FiE 2015: Our best bits

FiE 2015: Our best bits

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last...

New tech on EFSA’s horizon: Crowdsourcing and cyber assistants

New tech on EFSA’s horizon: Crowdsourcing and cyber assistants

New technology like crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence computers is the future of risk assessment,...

EFSA’s Bernhard Url: Science should reserve one private room for open debate

EFSA’s Bernhard Url: Science should reserve one private room for open debate

Since taking the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) throne last summer, Dr Bernhard Url has become...

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

The town of Nelson will welcome New Zealand's first omega-3 fish oil processing plant...

The taste test: How do you make a probiotic drink taste good?

The taste test: How do you make a probiotic drink taste good?

Probiotic fruit drinks face different challenges to their dairy counterparts - but both face...

African probiotic project reaching 10,000 infants a day

African probiotic project reaching 10,000 infants a day

Professor Gregor Reid

Chair , University of Western Ontario & Human Microbiology and...

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Jason Tetro

Researcher, author, The Germ Guy

Creepy proteins will be hot

New proteins are creeping on trend

Alternative proteins are a “hot area” of interest and products such as sandwich spreads...

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’

Jake Riddle

General manager, Kerry Asia Pacific

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market

Indonesia's food industry will continue to grow in importance as its population of around...