As consumer demand for natural ingredients continues to grow, lesser–known botanicals, backed by millennia-old healing traditions and supported by contemporary research, are poised to steal the spotlight in 2018.
In the study, performed in subjects with type 2 diabetes, Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex together with its BioPerine bioavailability booster demonstrated, for the first time, a reduction in lipoprotein(a), a “protective armor” of LDL cholesterol.
Last spring, the European Commission authorized an Article 13.5 health claim linking chicory-root-fiber ingredients inulin and oligofructose with improved blood glucose levels. Now, the scientific study on which the health claim petition was based has been published in the European Journal of Nutrition.
Last year, the EU Commission authorized a new Article 13.5 health claim stating that when non-digestible carbohydrates are used as sugar replacers, these ingredients can induce a lower postprandial blood glucose rise compared to food and drinks containing sugar.