10.40 - 11.00 h.

Vitamin K2: An essential nutrient for for all of life’s stages

Learn about Vitamin K2 market dynamics and consumer trends
Get a perspective on how the K2 mechanism impacts bone health,  cardiovascular health and beyond.
Discover innovative opportunities to position Vitamin K2.
Learn the essential considerations for selecting the right Vitamin K2 ingredient for their brand 

Lorena Carboni

Scientific Communications Specialist


11.00 - 11.20 h.

The breakthrough joint health solution: FruiteX-B®

Consumers are increasingly seeking solutions which bring together ingredients that support all mobility-related aspects, like bone, joint, tendon and muscle health. Meet FruiteX-B®, the new game-changing ingredient for joint health, scientifically proven to deliver fast-acting and long-lasting benefits in as little as 7 days with continued improvement over 90 days. FruiteX-B® is a novel (approved in the EU December 2021) patented mineral complex naturally found in fruits, nuts, and legumes. Low dose, fully soluble, and vegan, FruiteX-B® is supported by over a decade of published research.

Nelson Talavera Ruiz

Technical Manager


11.20 - 11.40 h.

The Science of Black Elderberry: Unlocking the Immune-Boosting and Anti-Viral Potential of Black Elderberry  

Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has traditionally been used to treat a range of illnesses, including colds, flu, and respiratory infections. A growing body of scientific evidence confirms the health benefits of black elderberry. This presentation will highlight the latest scientific findings on the impact of black elderberry on the human immune system and microbiome. Additionally, the most recent scientific discoveries on the effect of black elderberry on the replication of SARS-CoV-2 will be presented.

Dr. Stephan Plattner

Scientific Director 


11:40 - 12:00 h.

GlyCare™ HMOs, the new generation ingredient that improves gut health

HMOs (Human Milk Oligosacaraides) are unique nutrients that strengthen the gut and therefore support immune function, digestive health, and an active lifestyle.
DSM is pioneering the oligosaccharide market with GlyCare™ HMO, delivering innovations for all life stages.

The GlyCare™ portfolio helps to develop a stronger intestine through a triple action:

1. Selectively feed good bacteria
2. Attenuates the influence of undesirable bacteria on human cells
3. Decreases the adhesion of undesirable bacteria to human intestinal cells
Our HMOs are readily available to our customers with a high quality, safe product, and with extensive scientific support.

Sergi Moreno

Dietary Supplements Division Director


12.00 - 12.20 h.

The power of Krill oil phospholipids and it’s health benefits for heart health

Merce Piñol del Olmo will give a short introduction to Aker BioMarine, covering the way krill are sustainably harvested in the pristine waters of Antarctica, and how the fishery is set up for long term health of the surrounding eco-system. She will furthermore give a better understanding of the many nutrients in krill oil – a marine phospholipid complex of omega-3 fatty acids, choline and astaxanthin. Lastly, she will present the various health benefits of krill oil, how the supplement works in the body and delve into the science focusing on hearth health.

Mercè Piñol del Olmo

SVP Sales HH&N Europe


12.20 - 12.40 h.

SerenzoTM: the natural ingredient – mental and emotional well-being booster

We invite you to (re)discover this 100% natural extract, obtained from different citrus sources, scientifically supported and now with a new study that takes into account the new rhythm of our post-pandemic lives.
Mood, anxiety, emotions, and other psychological behaviors are regulated by numerous neurotransmitters. Two of them especially involved in stress regulation; dopamine (stress trigger) and adenosine (stress regulator).

Acting at the neural level, SerenzoTM has exceptional properties:

• Identification of SerenzoTM as adenosine
• Activation of stress regulation and inhibition of the stress response receptor
In the new consumer study of SerenzoTM, carried out with 134 participants, showed a remarkable improvement in mental load and a significant increase in emotional well-being.
It’s time to mood On with SerenzoTM


Export Sales Manager – Health Division


12.40 - 13.00 h.

Lifestyle Nutrition: Create a memorable experience around food supplements consumption

Based on Food4Health study findings and pre-application tests Givaudan has validated with consumers 6 innovative concepts addressing different health needs. We were inspired by the pharmacopeia to define the significant dosages of each botanical extract to use in our concepts.  For the branded ingredients, we aligned with the dosage of our clinical studies.

Givaudan holistic approach to offer food supplements fitting consumer needs. 


1. Nutra trend : Creating a Memorable Experience

2. Nutraceutical market overview & General CSI Insights

3. Lifestyle Nutrition : Our holistic approach 

4. Our 6 innovative concepts targeting 6 different health benefits

Alexis Manfre

Business Development Dir.


13.00 - 13.20 h.

Encapsuling life: probiotics beyond the digestive tract

The example of probiotics in skin diseases: In recent years, regulatory changes in the world of probiotics have allowed these to be one more option to include as an adjuvant treatment for some diseases beyond those that are limited to the digestive tract. Recently, several European countries have regularized the legislation to allow the incorporation of the term probiotic on their labeling and this has caused an increase in the market for these products. It is not unreasonable to think that the regulations will advance to authorize some of these probiotic products as health products, which would mean the definitive takeoff of these products with proven clinical efficacy in various diseases.
One of the challenges faced by companies dedicated to the treatment of probiotic products, and especially to their packaging, is the problem of the stability of the live probiotic.
Bearing in mind that the half-life of probiotics can be shorter than that of most drugs, product finishing companies must update their work protocols to ensure the ideal conditions to have an effective and viable finished product.
During the presentation, some examples of Derbos finished products will be discussed, supported by efficacy studies, among other reasons for their properties as well as for the stability given to the product using Derbos encapsulation and finishing technology, and which are used in the treatment of pathologies as diverse as urinary tract infections, neurological problems and skin pathology.

Vicente Navarro López

CEO and Scientific Director


13.20 - 13-40 h.

Essential Oils for intestinal microbiota modulation and chronic disease management

There are two key components for maintaining intestinal homeostasis (which means proper functioning) and these are the immune system and the intestinal microbiota. By intestinal dyshemostasis, in the absence of an infection with pathogens, we mean a condition that can arise over time due to a wrong diet and an incorrect lifestyle. Even drugs can contribute to the alteration of homeostasis, just as physiological aging contributes to worsening the conditions of the microbiota, of the immune system and therefore of the entire gastro-intestinal system. Although dysbiosis (alterations of the microbiota) and low-grade inflammation have been associated with these pathologies, this does not mean that they are the cause.
However, it is probable that over time this situation contributes in subjects predisposed to the triggering, chronicisation or exacerbation of pathological conditions including obesity and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Studies carried out so far on essential oils have demonstrated three main effects: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant and Anti-dysbiotic. Our research group focused on two single components of essential oils, geraniol and limonene.
Geraniol was tested on mice with sodium dextran sulfate induced colitis, showing a marked anti-inflammatory and antidysbiotic effect, in a pilot study and in a randomized double-blind placebo controlled study both on patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, In these studies, geraniol has been shown to be able to positively modulate the intestinal microbiota and to alleviate the symptoms associated with this pathology. The second component studied, limonene, was tested on mice with obesity induced by a high-fat diet. In this study, limonene was able to decrease fasting blood sugar, decrease triglyceridemia, counteract both hepatic steatosis and weight gain in treated mice thanks to a modulatory effect on the intestinal microbiota.

Enzo Spisni



10.40 - 11.00 h.

Golden Omega®: beyond fish oil concentrates

Golden Omega® fish oil concentrates are high quality omega-3s up to 750mg/g EPA + DHA combined, obtained from pure anchovies of the South Pacific. Not only are Golden Omega® fish oil concentrates highly pure but, their production technologies utilise 100% renewable energy and represent the new generation in purification and concentration of omega-3. Golden Omega® have obtained various certifications, among them IFFO RS, IFOS, Friend of the Sea, Dolphin Safe, Orivo and Green-e™. Golden Omega® are also committed to sustainable principles, fair labour practices and community engagement, plus much more. Come and listen to our presentation.

Ms Teresita Rudà

Head of Brands and Marketing LEHVOSS Nutrition


11.00 - 11.20 h.

INNOBIO Biotechnology Platform for Dipeptides and Environmental Sustainability

INNOBIO Biotechnology Platform combines high-density fermentation with a newly found particular enzyme to link amino acids into dipeptides for cost-effective production.  To achieve our pursue in sustainability, we developed a envirnomental-friendly manufacturing process that can still guarantee high efficiency with less energy consumption and less pollution emission.
INNOBIO Biotechnology Platform enables us with wider explorations in dipeptides manufacturing. With this technology, L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine could possess fast dissolution in water, high solubility and stability which can expand more possibilities in food applications, such as bars, and beverages for human health.

Christine Feng

Business Development


11.20 - 11.40 h.

Three Reasons why to include Vitamin K2 in D3 supplements 

D3 is well known as an essential vitamin for immunity and bone health. But did you know that to reach its full potential, D3 needs the company of vitamin K2? In the interaction between vitamins K2 and D3, calcium plays a major role. Whereas higher D3 levels increase the body’s ability to absorb calcium, K2 is needed to activate calcium binding proteins that direct calcium to the right places : into bones and out of soft muscle tissue. Discover the latest insights on D3 and K2 synergy and their joint effect on immune, heart and bone health.

Broder Ratfeld

Senior Sales Manager


11:40 - 12:00 h.

Fermopure®: Natural Vegan L-Cystine for hair and nails

WACKER is the first company in the world to produce plant-based and natural L-cystine in a sustainable fermentation process. This patented technique was awarded an environmental prize.
WACKER’s natural L-cystine is manufactured with state-of-the art in Spain and offers an innovative solution for the hair beauty as keratin precursor.

Benjamin Bath

EMEA Nutraceuticals Sales Manager


12.00 - 12.20 h.

Integrating Curcumin C3 Reduct in new product development

Sabinsa has developed C3 Reduct®, a curcuminoids-based ingredient that has been scientifically shown to boost organ health and deliver a range of other targeted functionalities. This makes it ideal to help manufacturers meet consumer health and wellness expectations – and tap new opportunities in growing markets such as sports nutrition. C3 Reduct® is the only reductive metabolites of curcuminoids on the market to have been approved as a Novel Food by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Consumers are increasingly aware that impaired organ health, high stress levels and immune system problems are issues that can significantly impact their quality of life. Since the Covid19 pandemic, they are increasingly looking for natural, functional preventive solutions that can support their efforts to keep fit and healthy. 
C3 Reduct® has been shown to deliver even more outstanding antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than the parent curcuminoids. The key reason for this is that in C3 Reduct®, curcumin is converted to tetrahydrocurcumin (THC). This means that it is directly and easily assimilated in the body as an active metabolite. This is important, as THC has far better bioavailability than curcumin.
From a consumer point of view therefore, C3 Reduct® is an EFSA-approved product that delivers functionality, without the need for high dosages or added ingredients. The product also has self-affirmed GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status in the US.

Dr. Umar Jan

President European Operations


12:20 - 12:40 h.

How to power up your next gut health innovation with a High Purity Prebiotic

The gut health market is booming, and that means competition is fierce! We explore ways how to power your next gut health innovation with Biotis™ GOS-OP High Purity to appeal to gut-conscious consumers.

We’ll be diving into:
– The biggest trends and innovations shaping the market
– The popular and emerging claims and formats
– Inspirational concepts that will help you plan for what’s next
– The opportunities for your brand to serve this growing market with our latest ingredient:
   Biotis™ GOS-OP High Purity 

Sergi Croce

Business Development Manager Biotis Adult Nutrition


12.40 - 13.00 h.

Sucrosomial® technology: an innovative delivery system to improve the absorbtion and tolerability of functional minerals

Sucrosomial® patented innovative Technology is developed by Alesco and improves the absorption and tolerability of microelements, macroelements, vitamins and other actives.

This unique technology:
1 – Protects the active substance from the acidic gastric environment.
2 – Improves the absorption of the active ingredient.
3 – Reduces interaction with the absorption of other nutrients.
4 – Avoids typical side effects.
5 – Ensures a neutral taste.
In this seminar we will see Sucrosomial® Technology applied to different minerals and their applications in the final products.

Lorenzo Ligabue

Senior Operation Officer and Product Specialist


13.00 - 13.20 h.

DHA and EPA of 100% vegetable origin. Discover products with purpose and attract a new generation of consumers

Omega-3s are one of the most widely recognized ingredients on the shelf and are well known for their eye, heart and brain health benefits. So why is it that less than 20% of the global population consume the recommended 250mg/day? One barrier is the lack of plant-based options in the market, as 62% report a preference for a plant-based source of omega-3 according to DSM consumer insights survey.
Produced from Schizochytrium sp microalgae, Life’s DHA® and Life’s ™ Omega represent the first 100% vegetable oil rich in DHA and OMEGA3.
With Benet Soley, as Health Market Manager of Alifarma, you will discover why these sources of DHA and Omega3 (DHA+EPA) are a sustainable alternative to other sources available in the market and why these ingredients are free of any potential environmental contamination in their extraction process.

Benet Soley Perelló

Alifarma Health Market Manager


13.20 - 13.40 h.


  • Skin aging and risk factors.
  • Nutricosmetics and ingredients that improve skin health.
  • Experimental systems for ingredients evaluation on skin health.
  • Eurecat success cases: (1) in vitro study (2) clinical study

Katherine Gil

Investigadora de Nutrición y Salud


* Programme subject to change 

10:40 – 11:00 

TechVantage – Functionally Optimized Nutrient Technologies


Alcides Vega
Senior R&D Manager


11:00 – 11:20 

The extended benefits of Quatrefolic®, the innovActive folate

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is well known for being a mandatory supplement during pregnancy. Did you know that folate could also support a wide range of health applications? To answer this question, Silvia Pisoni, Global Market Manager of Gnosis by Lesaffre, will illustrate how the features of 5-MTHF glucosamine salt form, Quatrefolic® offer an innovative solution to help maintain an extended range of health applications. Whether it’s cardiovascular health, mood health, or fertility for men and women, sign up for our newsletter to receive up-to-date information on folates and news from Quatrefolic®.

Silvia Pisoni
Global Market Manager de Gnosis by Lesaffre


11:20 – 11:40 

Pisane, the new vegetable protein as alternative of dairy protein  

Plant proteins are attracting rising interest due to their health benefits and environmental sustainability but little is known about the nutritional value of pea proteins when consumed by older people. In a recent study, the digestibility and nutritional efficiency of PISANE™ pea protein isolate is compared to casein and whey proteins in old rats. The results of this study showed that old rats used pea protein with the same efficiency as casein or whey proteins, due to its high digestibility and amino acid composition. Using this pea protein could help older people diversify their protein sources and more easily achieve nutritional intake recommendations.

Carmen Malnero Fernández
Health & Nutrition Manager Cosucra


11:40 – 12:00 

DailyZz™ Improve sleep quality!

Due Covid 19, sleep aid sales jump by a 25.5% between 2019 and 2020. The fast growth of sleep supplements continues to disrupt the market, and consumers remain wary of sleep aid dependency; in this line, we have the Opportunity to retain customers and capture new audiences through natural ingredients and
mental health claims. According to this trend, Disproquima and Kemin presents DailyZz™. A natural, non-GMO, proprietary botanical blend composed of peppermint and green tea extract (<1%) enhances productivity, memory, and visual processing. Even improves next day (following days) performance parameters such as concentration, judgment, reaction time, and executive

Filipa Quintela & / Sergi Moreno
Marketing Manager EMEA Kemin Human Nutrition and Health, / Nutra Global Manager Disproquima


12:00 – 12:20

Exploring the Science of Combining GutGard® with Probiotics for Synergistic Benefits

GutGard® is a clinically researched, flavonoid-rich, natural bioactive for daily digestive health from the house of Natural Remedies. It is clinically researched to reduce the symptoms of everyday digestive health problems and manage H. pylori at a low dose. Scientific studies have shown GutGard® to be effective when combined with probiotics to provide a synergistic activity. Learn more about this innovative product during this seminar.

Arumugam Raghavan
Assistant General Manager- Sales


12:20 – 12:40

Levagen+ for the treatment of neuroinflammation, neuropathic pain and adjuvant against SARS-CoV-2 infection

The inflammation of the nervous system is a complex process involving different types of cells involved in neuropathies such as lumbociatalgia, chronic pelvic pain (dysmenorrhea), trigeminal neuralgia (migraine) and carpal tunnel syndrome among others. Inflammatory mediators are released by mast cells and microglia, producing an amplifying effect of the pain signal. When this happens, our body releases PEA (palmitoylethanolamide), a neuromodulator that stimulates the production of endocannabinoids and has an “entourage” effect on different receptors that reduces inflammation and pain. In addition, more than 50 years ago, PEA demonstrated its effectiveness also in allergic reactions and for the treatment of human influenza.
Levagen+ is an ingredient that contains PEA in a lipid dispersion matrix (LipSperse®), which favors its dispersion in aqueous media and increases the bioavailability of PEA.
Levagen+ has demonstrated its efficacy in different clinical studies: joint pain and inflammation, headache vs ibuprofen, menstrual pain, sleep improvement, peripheral neuropathic pain caused by diabetes and other inflammatory processes currently under study. Recently, in May of this year, the efficacy of PEA (mPEA, Levagen+) has just been published, showing that it binds to the SARS-CoV-2 glycoprotein (Omicron and Delta variants), which causes COVID-19, reducing the viral infection by 70% and also preventing the transmission of new viruses when cells are infected.

Joan Martinez Guijarro, PhD
Director Científico y Responsable Garantía de Calidad Solchem Nature, S.L.


12:40 – 13:00

VIVAPHARM® Alginates – versatile biopolymers for nutraceutical applications

JRS Pharma’s Portfolio of VIVAPHARM® Alginates consists of Sodium Alginate, Calcium Alginate and Alginic Acid. They are derived from brown algae and as natural based hydrocolloids, they have versatile functionalities. Sodium alginate is available in different grades that cover a big range of viscosities and particle sizes. The sodium alginate VIVAPHARM® Alginate PH R5 is used for anti-reflux applications. Together with a calcium source, it forms a gel-raft in an acidic environment. This mechanical barrier prevents the reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus.

Furthermore, sodium alginate acts as a diffusion barrier in extended release tablet formulations. At the interface of the release medium and the tablet core, the biopolymer forms a gel layer through which the active ingredient diffuses over an extended period. Both sodium alginate and calcium alginate are used in wound care products. They act as a swelling agent with a high water binding capacity keeping the wound moist. In addition, the calcium alginate’s hemostatic properties are beneficial for wound care applications.

The calcium alginate VIVAPHARM® Alginate PH 460 and VIVAPHARM® Alginic Acid PH 060 are used as natural disintegrants. Due to their fibrous structure, a wicking effect combined with swelling enables a fast tablet disintegration.”

Sabine Wetzel
Application Scientist


13:00 – 13:20

VIVACOAT® free – The Titanium Dioxide FREE Solution for Your Tablet Coating

The upcoming ban of TiO2 from food products has presented new challenges for nutraceutical companies and their suppliers to reformulate their existing formulations. TiO2 provides the best whiteness and opacity with no products offering comparable characteristics.
When developing tablets with thin film coatings, replacing Ti02 can be extremely difficult. VIVACOAT® free provides the best TiO2 free solution to achieve the preferred tablet color while avoiding additional weight gain.

Alireza Ramtin
Technical Sales Manager


13:20 – 13:40

Ariapne: Screening platform for obtaining new ingredients and identify their potential biological activities

The Ariapne platform was developed as a response to the increasing demand of the nutraceuticals market, interested in new ingredients from natural origin with health-promoting properties. Ariapne research platform aims to obtain and identify bioactive new ingredients from natural sources and by-products. Ariapne consists of a sequence of different steps covering from the natural ingredients’ extraction processes to the in vitro screening of a wide range of biological activities. The scientific evidence obtained by applying Ariapne can be further explored by preclinical or clinical experimental approaches. The platform also includes market exploitation and valorisation strategies for the identified new natural ingredients. Since its recently creation, Ariapne platform have provided new biological active ingredients from several sources including antioxidant, antihypertensive and anxiolytic ingredients.
Ariapne is positioned as a new research strategy that offers an extensive range of possibilities to obtain biological active natural ingredients to be exploited in the nutraceutical market.

Anna Mas Capdevila
Investigadora de la Unidad de Nutrición y Salud, EURECAT


13:40 – 14:00

Bifizen – Clinically-studied Probiotic for Mental Well-being

The contribution of gut microbiota in mental well-being has been widely described in literature.
Many mental diseases, including stress and anxiety, as well as autism, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia have been associated to alteration in the gut microbiota composition.
The related decreased Lactobacillus, Faecalibacterium and Bifidobacterium abundance and increased LPS-producing bacteria has been linked to disrupted barrier function, systemic inflammation and neuro-inflammation, oxidative and nitrosative stress.
Bifizen® is a probiotic blend clinically demonstrated to improve depressive mood state, anger, fatigue, acceptance, and sleep quality, with effects maintained after three weeks of wash-out. Follow the seminar to know more on the in vitro, in silico and preclinical studies that underlies the clinical efficacy of Bifizen®.

Margherita Patrucco
Technical Marketing & Product Development


15:00 – 15:20

VOLLAGEN® – A Vegan alternative to collagen

There’s an undeniable increasing demand for vegan products and the consumer is not only looking for a sustainable origin, but also for the formulation to be sustainable in its whole. The formulators must not miss the opportunity to offer innovative, sustainable and effective products that meet these new needs.
IMCD presents Vollagen®, a complex of vegetable amino acids in the same proportion as those found in collagen of animal origin. We will talk about the origin of Vollagen®, the clinical studies that support its effectiveness and we will offer dosage examples of this ingredient conceived for the most demanding consumers.

Ainara Marroquín Sánchez Technical Development Manager Pharmaceuticals IMCD Iberia & Maghreb.


10:20 – 10:40

Overview of current research on vitamins K2 and D

Vitamin K2 puts calcium in balance. Its effects on bone health and cardio-vascular health are largely documented. Recent research in COVID-19 patients brought new insights on the role of K2 in inflammation and immune support. Kappa Bioscience has initiated clinical studies on immunity, cardiovascular health, muscle function and brain health.

Elisabeth De Preter
Sales Director Europe & Africa


10:40 – 11:00

C3 Reduct®-Reductive, Bioavailable Curcuminoid Metabolites

Curcuminoids are among the most useful nutritional ingredients for the maintenance of health. It is known that curcuminoids are metabolized extensively. But some of the major metabolites such as the glucuronides have been shown to be pharmacologically inactive since they are not good antioxidants or address inflammation or other health issues in contrast to their parent curcumin(oids) (Choudhury et al., 2015). On the contrary, the reductive metabolites of curcuminoids retain essentially all the useful health-promoting activities of curcuminoids. Sabinsa’s C3 Reduct® is composed of the most prominent reduced metabolites of curcuminoids, namely tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THCs). It is only EFSA approved Curcuminoids metabolite in European market.

Dr. Umar Jan
President European Operations


11:00 – 11:20

Discover joint care innovation with all-in-one collagen matrix Colartix, fueled with new consumer-based science

By 2050, the world’s population of people aged 60 years and older will double (rising to 2.1 billion). The global market for dietary supplements targeting mobility is forecasted to grow 4,7% by 2026. Clearly, the demand for nutritional solutions supporting healthy aging is on the rise. To meet this growing demand, Rousselot Health & Nutrition has reshaped its unique collagen matrix Colartix from natural cartilage for joint care. The latest scientific results of the research will be unveiled, based on a study with more than two hundred consumers. The study was performed in a real-life setting across age, gender and activity level.

Sylvie Audoly 
Rousselot’s Technical Support Manager


11:20 – 11:40

New scientifically proven ingredient for joint support 

FruiteX-B™ is a scientifically proven molecule naturally found in fruits, nuts, and legumes that has recently received novel food approval in Europe. Vegan, Patented, low dose and highly bioavailable, FruiteX-B™ is supported by over ten years of published research that establishes safety and statistically significant improvement in human joint comfort..

Nelson Talavera Ruiz
Technical Manager Vaneeghen


11:40 – 12:00

Turmipure Gold by Givaudan : 1st bioequivalent natural turmeric ingredient unlocks full turmeric market potential

Turmeric has become the #1 botanical on the market in recent years with a strong double-digit growth but still with some market & consumer needs.
This presentation will learn you more about the main turmeric market concerns in 2022 and how to tackle them? Please join us to discover TurmiPure Gold®, the breakthrough turmeric ingredient that’s bioequivalent to market standards at a low dose. Explore the new gold standard clinical science and find out what this means for the turmeric market in terms of curcuminoids bioavailability, pitfalls, effectiveness, applications, safety and consumer compliance. This patented and awarded botanical will fully support your product innovations needs on effective natural solutions for Joint Health, Sports Nutrition, Memory and many more.

Alexis Manfre
Business Development Director F&NI Western Europe


12:00 – 12:20

Demonstrated efficacy of probiotics in clinical trials in humans. The instestinal microbiota as therapeutic target

The use of probiotic preparations as an adjuvant treatment for certain systemic inflammatory diseases in the world of infectious pathology, digestive health, immunity and skin diseases, is increasing. This has caused a growing need for validation through clinical trials of the effect of specific probiotic strains, differentiating it from many products that exist on the market without these clinical efficacy studies. During the presentation, examples of clinical validation in human trials of specific probiotic strains patented by the Bioithas company will be discussed, and the recently started clinical trial with the probiotic preparation NORMODIGEST from Labinderb laboratories. The result of scientific collaboration and innovation between the two companies, will be presented, with which it´s intended to demonstrate his efficacy in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, also evaluating the effect of this intervention on the intestinal microbiota of patients

Dr. Vicente Navarro López
Director of the Human Microbiota Chair at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) and of the MiBioPath
Research Group (Fisabio-Valencia and UCAM-Murcia).
SpainHead of the Infectious Diseases Unit – Hospital Universitario del Vinalopó. Elche, Spain
Scientific Director of Bioithas, Alicante Science Park. Alicante, Spain.
Scientific advisor of Laboratory Labinderb, Rotova, Valencia. Spain


12:20 – 12:40

Evidence for the nutritional and health benefits of alternative proteins

The incredible expansion of the alternative protein market is attributed to increased consumer interest in health alongside concerns about the environmental impact of animal protein, as well as animal welfare. In fact, the world population growth rate is challenging the current food system and highlights the immediate need for a protein transition towards alternative protein sources. However, the nutritional and health benefits of alternative proteins must be evidenced through rigorous scientific studies that demonstrate their protein quality and bioavailability, as well as their nutritional value and beneficial effects derived from their chronic consumption in different populations and age groups.

Noemi Boqué Terré
Investigadora de la Unidad de Nutrición y Salud, EURECAT


12:40 – 13:00

Food of high nutritional value based on spirulina

Spirulina is a food of high nutritional value for human consumption; we produce it in the Mama Lombriz Popayán Colombia farm, in a natural and environmentally friendly way, we use it pure in powder form and also for the development of products such as GRANOLAS, CEREAL BARS, GUMMIES, PILLS, CAPSULES, among others. It is one of the foods of vegetable origin that concentrates the highest amount of nutrients, so it is considered as a great food. It is one of the plant-based foods with the highest concentration of nutrients, which is why it is considered to be a great food. What does spirulina provide us with?

  • Important natural source of protein (54%), fibre, vitamins and minerals.
  • It contains antioxidants and is a good source of energy.
  • Contains healthy fats.
  • Our granolas and products give a feeling of satiety.
  • Improves digestion.
  • In nutritional diet and physical activity contributes to weight control.
  • Improves performance and recovery from physical activity and sports.
  • Strengthens the immune system.


Carolina Cedeño Gómez
Administradora Granja Mamá Lombriz


13:00 – 13:20

The crucial role of choline into our lives

Choline is an essential nutrient whose health benefits have been ignored for many years. Recent clinical studies have shown that it plays an essential role in cognitive development in children. We must not ignore that it is beneficial in all stages of our lives: cognitive improvement, liver health, or to improve our sports performance. Let’s review the importance of this nutrient and how we can incorporate it into our lives.

Mercè Piñol Del Olmo
International Sales Manager


13:20 – 13:40

Sant Energy, Energize your life

SantEnergy™ Nu is a unique, natural, polyphenol-rich and high quality santa herba powder extract. Santa herba (Eriodictyon californicum) is a member of the Borage family (Boraginaceae) and native to the Pacific Coast of North America, especially Oregon and California. Also known as yerba santa or holy herb it has been traditionally used to treat upper respiratory infections and asthma. Furthermore, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective benefits have been reported in literature. Most of these health benefits were attributed to the various polyphenols present in santa herba.

Alice Olufeso
Product Manager Food & Health