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At this year’s SupplySide West, Artemis International showcased new research highlighting the potential gut health benefits of its branded ElderCraft elderberry extract, as well as a new blend for phytonutrient fortification in food and beverage applications.
At this year’s SupplySide West, Artemis International (Fort Wayne, IN) showcased new research highlighting the potential gut health benefits of its branded ElderCraft elderberry extract, as well as a new blend for phytonutrient fortification in food and beverage applications. In the new study, published in the Journal of Personalized Medicine1, 30 healthy subjects were given 300 mg of the elderberry extract, twice daily for three weeks, which was then followed up by a three-week washout period. Patient-reported outcomes and biosamples were collected on a weekly basis.
Results showed that upon initiation and termination of supplementation with the elderberry extract, subjects experienced profound shifts in microbiome diversity that extended beyond the supplementation period. “Of particular interest, the relative abundance of Akkermansia spp. continued to increase in a subset of participants even beyond the supplementation period,” the researchers wrote.
Artemis also announced the launch of new blend called BerryActive5, which contains its elderberry, aronia, blueberry, cranberry, and cherry extracts. The blend is designed to showcase the “phytonutrient goodness” of the berries, each of which contributes its own benefits to the blend. Consumers may be aware of micronutrients and macronutrients, but Artemis wants to bring awareness to phytonutrients.
“We want to promote the phytonutrient goodness of berries in a very accessible, easy to market blend for food and beverage products,” explained Melanie Bush, vice president of science and research for Artemis International to Nutritional Outlook. Food fortification has been an ongoing trend, and BerryActive5 offers a cost-effective and easy-to-work-with blend of well-researched phytonutrient-rich berry extracts that creates that healthy-halo consumers are looking for in their foods and beverages.