15 JUNE 2022

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.


16 JUNE 2022

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


* Programme subject to change