CINA Corp. gains GRAS status for CinSulin cinnamon extract ingredient for healthy blood glucose support

GRAS status permits CinSulin to be included in functional foods and beverages to support healthy glucose metabolism, the firm says.

Ingredients supplier CINA Corp. (Hayward, CA) has gained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for its CinSulin cinnamon extract ingredient. GRAS status permits CinSulin to be included in functional foods and beverages to support healthy glucose metabolism, the firm says.

“The GRAS status reviews and analyzes research data including the in vivo and in vitro studies, the methodology, the proposed uses, estimated consumer intakes, active ingredients, specifications, and a comprehensive review of safety data,” the company’s press release states.

CinSulin is a 100%-water extract of cinnamon. The company says its patented water-extraction process ensures the ingredient’s beneficial water-soluble compounds are concentrated and that unwanted fat-soluble compounds are reduced.