Cyvex Grape Extracts Now GRAS-Approved

September 16, 2010

Cyvex Nutrition (Irvine, CA) has received Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for its BioVin(R) full spectrum grape extract and BioVin(R) 20 grape skin extract, according to a company announcement made yesterday. The successful GRAS status qualifies the extracts for safe used in a wide-range of functional foods and beverages. The process involved an intensive review of safety and toxicology data by an independent panel of qualified experts.

Cyvex Nutrition (Irvine, CA) has received Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for its BioVin(R) full spectrum grape extract and BioVin(R) 20 grape skin extract, according to a company announcement made yesterday. The successful GRAS status qualifies the extracts for safe used in a wide-range of functional foods and beverages. The process involved an intensive review of safety and toxicology data by an independent panel of qualified experts.

"With this GRAS designation for our BioVin extracts, manufacturers can now transform conventional food and beverage offerings into functional products that deliver powerful antioxidant and heart health benefits," says Matt Phillips, president of Cyvex Nutrition. "We have seen our BioVin Advanced ingredient effectively incorporated into innovative finished products such as ResVez...s Winetime bar, and we expect BioVin to experience similar success, especially in beverage applications due to its high solubility."

BioVin is a full spectrum grape extract manufactured from whole red wine grapes from the Rhone Valley in France. By using the grape in its entirety - including stems, seeds, and skin - all the beneficial phytochemicals can be extracted, including anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, trans-resveratrol, and polyphenols. BioVin is a powerful antioxidant that scavenges free radicals, reducing oxidative damage to cells. It helps support resistance to oxidation, which provides cardiovascular protection, and may also help poor capillary elasticity and structure by inhibiting harmful enzymes. BioVin 20 contains no less than 20% polyphenols.


Original Source: Cyvex Nutrition

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