SEMINAR THEATRE PROGRAM 2024

* Programme subject to change 

6 MARCH
10.20 - 10.40 h

GREENIURONIC®, Natural nutricosmetic and joint health

GREENIURONIC® is the first hyaluronic acid of plant origin patented by VIVATIS PHARMA.

GREENIURONIC® has been clinically studied in the joint area. In addition, it has demostrated benefits at dermal level. Recently, its use as cosmetic has been recognised and authorised.

Cosimo Cisternino

Scientific Advisor

VIVATIS

10.40 - 11.00 h

Magtein®: Better Magnesium, Better Brain

Magtein®, an innovative Magnesium threonate salt that improves memory, alleviates anxiety, and helps prevent cognitive decline.

Magtein® is the only magnesium compound shown by two double-blind placebo-controlled studies to raise the brain’s magnesium levels effectively, which leads to enhanced learning abilities, working memory, and short- and long-term memory.

Laurentia Guesman

Business Manager, AIDP

DISPROQUIMA,
en colaboración con AIDP

11.00 - 11.20 h

CERAMOSIDES™. Hair growth and strenght from the inside out  

CERAMOSIDES™  is the first nutraceutical ingredient with ceramides / sphingolipids with clinically proven efficacy on hair growth. Known primarily for its remarkable skin moisturizing and anti-aging properties, CERAMOSIDES™ action on hair and scalp has now also been established. CERAMOSIDES™ is a cutting-edge hair growth ingredient, allowing the stimulation of the anagen hair growth phase. CERAMOSIDES™ is also associated with hair strength through its action on hair elasticity, resulting in better resistance to breakage.

Micol Verlato

Marketing Executive

SEPPIC

11.20 - 11.40 h

An innovative approach to beauty-from-within

Presenting three possible ways to rejuvenate, protect and support longevity of skin. A new generation of ingredients for beauty-from-within supplements.    

Alice Olufeso

Senior Product Manager Food & Health 

MIBELLE BIOCHEMISTRY,
MIBELLE AG

11.40 - 12.00 h

AprèsFlex® as one of the world’s best-selling joint health/mobility ingredients

With four clinical studies that demonstrate low-dose efficacy starting at 5 days is one of the most clinically
studied mobility support ingredients on the market. AprèsFlex® is a patented, synergistic combination of
two proprietary extracts derived from Boswellia serrata gum resin.

The oral bioavailability from AprèsFlex® is significantly higher than other commercially available Boswellia extracts, which allows for a lower daily
dose and enhanced efficacy. AprèsFlex is used often as a standalone ingredient or in conjunction with other ingredients to power some of the best-known joint health consumer brands in the world.

Rodolphe Hang

Business Development Director EMEA (PLT Ingredients)

ALIFARMA –
APRESSFLEX (PLT)

12.00 - 12.20 h

Whole food functional ingredients and link between New Zealand science and the nutraceutical market

Based in New Zealand, Anagenix is equipped to help you harness a massive opportunity to fulfil the driving demand in the global nutraceutical and supplement market for foods and ingredients that are ‘naturally
functional’.

The nutraceutical ingredients developed to the health supplement industry contain superior bioactive
compounds derived from New Zealand-grown produce.

Currently bioactive and science-based products:
  – Actazin®, derived from green kiwifruit;
  – Livaux®, derived from gold kiwifruit; and
  – BerriQi®, derived from Boysenberries.

Levent Mendirme

Technical Manager (Anagenix)

ALIFARMA –
WHOLE FRUIT BIOACTIVE INGREDIENTS
(ANAGENIX)

12.20 - 12.40 h

Probiotics beyond gastrointestinal aplication. Discover its unimaginable applications

Probiotics are well known for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments, but these bacteria are largely unknown in other therapeutic areas where they are also very beneficial.

At KOROTT laboratories we have been researching the application of probiotic treatments in different areas of health for more than 10 years and we will address their operation and benefits in the following areas:
  – Dermatology: acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea
  – Emotional well-being and maintenance of positive mood
  – Treatment of female urinary infections
  – Weight control treatment
  – Support and reinforcement of the immune system

We will also address the importance of the stability of a probiotic-based product, since these are live bacteria, they must survive the manufacturing and storage process so that the consumer obtains maximum product effectiveness. At KOROTT we have developed an innovative manufacturing process that guarantees the survival of bacteria for more than 24 months from its manufacture and also under normal environmental conditions, unlike most products on the market that need to be refrigerated or that bacteria directly They arrive dead to the consumer, resulting in products with low effectiveness.

José Manuel Mingot Ascencao

Responsable de Investigación Científica

KOROTT

12.40 - 13.00 h

Explosive Power and Pump with GlycerBlast™—Innovation through Microencapsulation 

Glycerol creates an intense muscle pump and blood flow through hydration, while boosting athletic endurance and performance. GlycerBlast™ redefines endurance, allows you to train harder, smarter and for longer while unleashing unrivalled muscle pump.

GlycerBlast™ ignites blood flow for explosive power, amplifies amino acids effects, and helps you elevate every set and rep to push beyond boundaries. INNOBIO’s GlycerBlast™ powdered glycerol not only adds L-leucine to support muscle growth nutrition, but also successfully addresses the hygroscopic nature of glycerol powders through the use of microencapsulation technology.

Daniel Dunleavy

Sales Manager

INNOBIO

13.00 - 13.20 h

Leading a Health Ingredient from its botanical source to best-in-class science: the Cranberry example

Alexis Manfre will take us through the portfolio of Givaudan’s patented products with proprietary studies. This portfolio includes PaCran and Flowens, a part of Givaudan’s Health Essentials offering.

The top reasons consumers eat cranberries is to enjoy their good taste (66%), reaping their health benefits (59%), and to maintain urinary tract health (48%). Both women (53%) and men (37%) recognize urinary tract health as a benefit of cranberry consumption

Givaudan has built a traceable and sustainable supply chain. From the grower to our Health Essentials cranberry ingredients.

Interested to know more about Givaudan patented ingredients and cranberry extracts. Our experts are committed to responsibly delivering the best that science has to offer. 

Alexis Manfre

Functional & Nutritional Ingredients Business Development Director Western Europe

GIVAUDAN

13.20 - 13.40 h

Beyond bioavailability: how Indena is using Phytosome™ technology to address modern nutritional issues

Phytosome™ technology has come a long way since its conception in an Indena laboratory in Milan back in the 1980’s. Originally conceived to address to the problem of transporting botanical derivatives through the skin, it was not long until this revolutionary technology was applied to the field of nutrition. Over 4 billion servings later, Phytosome™ technology continues to evolve and adapt to modern nutritional needs and trends.

While bioavailability remains a fundamental consideration, new ingredients and delivery formats bring new challenges when formulating botanicals. By utilising a bespoke development approach for each ingredient, Indena is able to take advantage of Phytosome technology’s unique properties to deliver an ever-improving customer experience. With examples such as Anthocran™ Phytosome™ and Quercefit™, Phytosome™ technology is able to look beyond simply increasing the concentrations of the nutrients in the blood plasma and provide a measured increase in the target organs.

Being able to obtain the same effect which delivering less of the active ingredient itself also helps optimise botanicals with organoleptic or tolerability issues – Berbevis™’s unique Phytosome™ formulation with grape seed extract and pea proteins provides remarkable tolerability and mitigates bitterness of the otherwise notorious compound berberine.

By improving the customer’s immediate experience, Berbevis™ creates a strong platform to deliver clinically proven improvements in normalising blood sugar and cholesterol levels. In the case of Indena’s newest branded ingredient, Relissa™, Phytosome™ technology has been shown to provide better protection against oxidative stress compared to unformulated Melissa officinalis and to be clinically validated as support to emotional and sleep health.  

Elisabetta Frattini

Head of Scientific Communication

INDENA

13.40 - 14.00 h

Blongum1714™. The first& only psychobiotic solution to address the multifaceted and interconnected dimensions of Mental Wellness

Global consumers rate their “mental wellness” as their #1 health concern. In a world where demand is growing for natural solutions to support brain health, evidence is mounting for a new, yet still untapped opportunity : “Psychobiotics”. Join our presentation, to learn more about targeted solution for mental wellness and introducing ProbioBrain™, a next generation probiotic strain with the unique Bifidobacterium longum 1714.  

Veronique Rufin-Soumine

Global Marketing & Cust. Engage. Manager – Brain health

NOVONESIS

14.00 - 15.00 h

BREAK

15.00 - 15.20 h

PeptENDURE® – The First Endurance Protein

PeptENDURE® is the first endurance protein relevant to
athletes of all level engaged in endurance exercise such
as swimming, biking, and running. These specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) improve endurance performance, energy metabolism and cardiovascular fitness. They allow to perform at higher speed and reduce recovery time.

By driving consumption to a daily base PeptENDURE®
compliments, rather than replaces, existing endurance
solutions. Thus it is a perfect extension to any sports
nutrition portfolio. All these effects of PeptENDURE® have been shown in two placebo controlled clinical studies with male and
female runners. Due to its various technological properties it is an ideal protein for a variety of applications.  

JeanLuc Guichard

NHI Sales Nutrition Supplements Health Food

GELITA AG

15.20 - 15.40 h

Choosing the right magnesium for different needs and dosage forms.

The constantly growing demand for dietary supplements and the resulting increase in consumer awareness require the constant development of new dosage forms and/or market positioning arguments.

Dr Paul Lohmann presents a wide range of magnesium salts for a variety of applications.  

Bruno Reinoso

Account Manager

VIDARA LIFE INGREDIENTS

15.40 - 16.00 h

ATA Mg®, the brain magnesium

ATA Mg® is the only salt of magnesium in the form of N-acetyltaurinate with specific and patented action on cognitive health and well-being in women. Its lipophilic nature facilitates its passage through membrane phospholipids, including the blood-brain barrier.

ATA Mg® has been shown to improve concentration and memory and manage many of the symptom associated with Premenstrual Syndrome.  

Cosimo Cisternino

Scientific Advisor

SYNAPHARM

16.00 - 16.20 h

Benefits of Saffron Extract Saffr’Activ® for women health

Saffr’Activ® is the most studied ingredient in GPE’s specialty range. Since its creation over 15 years ago, we have delved into the science and clinical evidence behind its benefits in improving sleep disorders (patent WO 2017/153829 A1: saffron for the treatment of sleep disorders). Additionally, in recent years, we have investigated new evidence, such as the significant positive response in children and adolescents with ADHD. On March 6th, we will showcase its applications in women’s health.  

Silvia Trudda

Directora Commercial Food Team/GPE

GPE
(parte del grupo Massó)

16.20 - 16.40 h

Why is fish collagen the raising in nutricosmetics?

Ainara Marroquín

Technical Development Manager Iberia

PB Leiner

7 MARCH
10.20 - 10.40 h

Levagen and Levagen+: the natural alternative for pain. Clinical efficacy of Levagen and Levagen+ in the treatment of joint pain, menstrual pain, headache and diabetic neuropathy 

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) was described in 1957 as a substance produced by the cells of our body with important actions related to metabolic homeostasis. Research during this time on PEA has shown its activity on the endocannabinoid system and its effectiveness in the treatment of pain and as an anti-inflammatory agent.

A systematic review conducted between 2011 and January 2023 of double-blind randomized clinical studies on PEA and pain selected 11 clinical studies that entered a meta-analysis published in 2023. The 11 selected studies included 2 in which PEA owned by Gencor-Pharmako and marketed under the names Levagen and Levagen+ was used. Levagen+ is the trade name for palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) treated with LipiSperseTM technology to increase its bioavailability.

This presentation presents the results obtained in clinical studies carried out with Levagen and Levagen+ for the treatment of pain in four different areas: joint pain, primary dysmenorrhea, diabetic peripheral neuropathy and headache compared to ibuprofen. The results have clinically demonstrated the effectiveness of Levagen and Levagen+ to significantly reduce pain as well as inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein and IL-6..

Joan Martínez Guijarro, PhD

Chief Scientific & QC Assurance Officer

SOLCHEM NATURE

10.40 - 11.00 h

Univestin: A Natural Plant-Based Solution for Fast-Acting Joint Support

Univestin™ is a specially formulated, natural, plant-based composition, scientifically researched to alleviate joint discomfort within 3-7 days. Univestin™ is composed by carefully identified and assessed plant extracts standardised to two specific bioflavonoids, with a long history of safe human consumption. Discover the science behind this interesting and innovative ingredient, available now in Europe by LEHVOSS Nutrition.

Teresita Rudà

Head of Brands and Marketing LEHVOSS Nutrition

LEHVOSS IBERIA

11.00 - 11.20 h

Cirpusins® your Natural and Safe pathway to weigth loss

Cirpusins® is a standardized extract from the rhizomes of Cyperus rotundus containing 6-8 % stilbenes, in the form of Scirpusin A, Scirpusin B and Piceatannol. Scirpusin A is a dimeric hydroxy stilbene of resveratrol and piceatannol, whereas Scirpusin B is a dimer of piceatannol.

Cyperus rotundus is a perennial plant belonging to Cyperaceae family, grows naturally in tropical and temperate regions and is traditionally used to treat stomach disorders and emotional disturbances.

Obesity is a challenging condition involving excessive body fat that is a consequence of an imbalance in energy consumption and expenditure. It is the result of a complex interaction between environment, diet, genetics, lifestyle, endocrine disorders, medication, and psychological factors. More than just a cosmetic issue, obesity is a medical problem as it increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. Childhood obesity is now a growing public health concern where early prevention is critical. The prevalence of obesity is rising fastest in emerging economies. For most people body mass index (BMI) provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), individuals with BMI of 25-29 kg/m2 is considered overweight and ≥ 30 kg/m2 as obese.

Preclinical and clinical studies have shown the anti-adipogenic properties of Cirpusins®. Human clinical study showed that supplementation of Cirpusins® effectively managed the weight and hypercholesterolemia in overweight individuals (Majeed et al., 2022).

The stilbenes in Cirpusins® are polyphenols with multiple biological applications. Cirpusins® has been evaluated for weight management and maintenance of normal lipid profile.
Cirpusins® supplementation

  • Helps in weight management.
  • Supports normal lipid profile.
  • Promotes weight loss.

Cirpusins® can be used as a dietary supplement in the form of tablets, capsules, powder premix, and other food formulations, for weight management.

Dr Umar Jan

President European Operations

SABINSA

11.20 - 11.40 h

Dermoceutic: a new concept at the crossroads

As consumers are realizing that their diet has an impact on the beauty of their skin, hair and nails, dietary supplements, and nutricosmetics in particular – with a CAGR of 9.4% until 2030 – are playing an increasingly important role.

But could we go further, and support skins with an atopic or psoriatic tendency by limiting skin and life discomfort?
Based on its expertise and recent research, Abyss Ingredients has launched Dermatidyss®, the first ingredient emerging from its new concept of Dermoceutic. Halfway between dermocosmetics and nutraceuticals, this new range of active ingredients aims to improve the comfort and appearance of skin with dermatological problems, as well as the quality of life of those suffering from them.

Claire Le Grand

Sales & Marketing Manager

ABYSS INGREDIENTS

11.40 - 12.00 h

Sucrosomial® Ingredients: minerals and vitamins

The Sucrosomial® Technology developed and patented by Alesco is a unique delivery system, able to transform the most common natural elements into highly effective and safe functional ingredients.

After the application of this technology to minerals, Alesco started the development of a vitamin line, starting from vitamins D3, B12 and C.
The Technology guarantees to those actives, unique characteristics such as gastro-protection, improved absorption, limitation of interaction between the active and other elements, neutral taste and to avoid typical side effects.   

Francesco Agostino

Sales Manager

ALESCO

12:00 - 12:20 h

A game changing approach to gut health in performance nutrition

Sergi Croce, Business Development Manager for Biotis® in EMEA, will highlight how brands can take a new, innovative approach to the growing gut health movement with their brand new ingredient Biotis® Fermentis and GOS-OP HP. 

Sergi Croce

Business Development Manager Biotis Adult Nutrition

BIOTIS®

12:20 - 12:40 h

Investing in Wellbeing: Methylation Support in Health Span and Longevity with Adonat® Premium SAMe

SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) is the body’s most important methylating agent and plays a critical role in several key epigenetic mechanisms, showing potential characteristics in mitigating age-related changes. In addition to more traditional fields of application, such as mood & cognitive, liver, and joint health, SAMe supplementation represents a promising opportunity to face challenges linked to a rapidly growing and aging global population pursuing extended health and longevity, and to slow future age-related cognitive decline.

Lorena Carboni

Product Manager SAMe

GNOSIS BY LESAFFRE

12.40 - 13.00 h

The effect of a patented nutraceutical complex on memory enhancement

The seminar will cover background data on memory health, the impact on healthy life expectancy of an aging population and look at the role supplementation can play in supporting long term cognitive function.

Chris Meaney

Senior Operation Officer and Product Specialist

AZELIS,
en colaboración con GREEN BIOACTIVES

13.00 - 13.20 h

The KYOJIN probiotic, an ancient legacy for the good health and well-being of people

Probiotics are healthy microorganisms, mainly bacteria, that when ingested in the recommended quantities produce beneficial effects on the consumer’s health. A serious problem with traditional probiotics is their stability (survival of the probiotic) since it is essential for the probiotic to arrive active (live) at its site of action, for example, the intestine.

The KYOJIN probiotic is 100% stable and active because it is formulated with spores of the beneficial bacteria of Japanese origin Bacillus subtilis natto DG101. This beneficial bacteria was isolated from the ancient food with pro-longevity and anti-age properties in humans called NATTO. B. subtilis natto DG101 (KYOJIN) produces beneficial substances (vitamin K2, PQQ, nattokinase, digestive enzymes, and natural antibiotics against pathogens).

KYOJIN also stimulates the immune system, intestinal well-being and the nervous system, gut-brain axis, psychobiotic effect; It helps to maintain a healthy body weight (low BMI) and prevent and combat diabetes in humans. KYOJIN is approved for marketing in Spain, it is non-GMO, suitable for vegans and Kosher.

KYOJIN is available for consumption in liquid form (dropper bottle) stable at room temperature and in capsules with the addition of prebiotics (KYOJIN synbiotic: probiotic plus prebiotic).

Roberto Grau

CEO Kyojin S.A.

KYOJIN

13.20 - 13.40 h

Spend less time counting your supplements and more time enjoying your life

UC-II® ingredient signals your body to rebuild and repair joint cartilage. You only need one small UC-II® pill a day, compared to a typical serving size of three large pills multiple times a day. UC-II® works in the gut to trigger an immune system response for joint-health benefits. The efficacy of UC-II® undenatured type II collagen, at just 40 mg once a day, has been shown in several well-controlled clinical studies.

Carmen Villarejo Sanz

Marketing Manager

TRADICHEM GROUP

13.40 - 14.00 h

Beyond Probiotics: Discovering the technological and health role and functionality of Postbiotics

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) defines postbiotics as a preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit to the host.

In recent years, health and wellness have been of increasing interest to consumers. In this context, postbiotics have become a promising field of research and development, reshaping the biotics market. In this talk, we invite you to discover what postbiotics are, what are their technological applications in the food industry, and in the field of biotechnology and nutraceuticals, how they can positively affect our health and well-being, and why they are postulated as the ingredient of the future.

Katherine Gil

Investigadora de la Unidad de Nutrición y Salud del centro tecnológico Eurecat

EURECAT

10:40 – 11:00 

TechVantage – Functionally Optimized Nutrient Technologies

 

Alcides Vega
Senior R&D Manager

GLANBIA NUTRITIONALS

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

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

COSUCRA – IMPAG IBERIA

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
function. 

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

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

NATURAL REMEDIES

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.

SOLCHEM NATURE

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

RETTENMAIER IBÉRICA

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

RETTENMAIER IBÉRICA

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

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

PROBIOTICAL

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.

IMCD

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

KAPPA – SAFIC-ALCAN

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

SABINSA

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

ROUSSELOT

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



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

GIVAUDAN

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

LABINDERB

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

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

GRANJA MAMÁ LOMBRIZ – ESPIRULAND

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

COMERCIAL QUÍMICA MASSÓ

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

MIBELLE – SAFIC-ALCAN