Enzymotec Receives Novel Food Status for Phophsatidylserine

September 6, 2011

Sharp PS soy phosphatidylserine can now be used in functional foods in Europe.

Lipid-solutions producer Enzymotec (Migdal HaEmeq, Israel) has received European novel food approval for Sharp PS phosphatidylserine.

Sharp PS is a soy-based phosphatidylserine (PS) ingredient that, thanks to the new approval, can be marketed in functional foods and beverages in the European Union.

Enzymotec says it is the only company to receive the distinction for PS.

PS has been linked to benefits on memory, concentration, and learning in numerous clinical trials. In 2003, PS was authorized for a qualified FDA health claim relating to cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly.

In a recent press release, the company explains how PS may support brain health:

 

PS is one of the body's major building blocks. It is a natural nutrient found in the cell membrane and particularly abundant in the brain. PS has a crucial contribution to the structure and function of the nerve cells, and as suggested by its high abundance in the brain, has a crucial role in the maintenance of nerve cell function, such as neurotransmission of specialized chemicals, signal propagation and more.