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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
Anagenix specializes in New Zealand-grown kiwifruit-based ingredients that support digestive health.
Ingredients distributor AIDP Inc. (City of Industry, CA) is expanding its digestive-health portfolio thanks to a distribution deal with New Zealand ingredients company Anagenix (Wellington, New Zealand). Anagenix specializes in New Zealand-grown kiwifruit-based ingredients that support digestive health.
One of those ingredients is Actazin, a cold-pressed powdered kiwifruit concentrate that “is a natural source of prebiotics, fiber, enzymes, and polyphenols to support bowel function in a gentler way than harsh laxatives,” AIDP says. “The kiwi-unique enzyme actinadin found in Actazin assists protein digesting, helping people avoid the ‘overfull’ feeling after a protein-rich meal.”
The other ingredient from Anagenix is called Livaux, a prebiotic ingredient derived from kiwifruit. According to the company, “Livaux is the world’s first oral supplement to support Faecalibacterium prausnitzii.F. prausnitzii makes up just over 5% of the intestinal bacterium, and low numbers have been associated with IBS, IBD, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and chronic constipation.” The clinically studied ingredient is said to have been shown to significantly increase mean daily bowel movements and to increase the concentration of F. prausnitzii in functionally constipated subjects.