Natural Remedies’ turmeric extract, Turmacin, is now self-affirmed GRAS

August 2, 2019

Natural Remedies' branded turmeric extract, Turmacin, is now self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe). 

Natural Remedies’ (Bangalore, India) branded turmeric extract, Turmacin, is now self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe). The ingredient was evaluated by Soni & Associates Inc., based in Florida, using publicly available data and in accordance with section 201 (s) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of the United States. The expert panel determined that Turmacin, when used at a maximum level of 50 mg per serving in foods such as non-alcoholic beverages, candies, and baked goods, is safe for consumption. They also noted that a total daily intake of 316 mg of Turmacin is safe.

“As consumer awareness and demand for turmeric-based functional products rises, the formulators are seeking the next generation turmeric-based functional food and beverage products,” said Suresh Lakshmikanthan, global head of human health business for Natural Remedies, in a press release. “At Natural Remedies, our journey to discover a next generation advanced turmeric ingredient, brought us the 100% naturally water soluble Turmacin, that is patented and backed up with multiple clinical trials to support joint and cartilage health. The GRAS status of Turmacin gives a perfect blend of safety, innovation, science, and flexibility to formulators to make next generation turmeric-based functional food and beverage products that meets the consumer expectations.”

AIDP, Inc. (City of Industry, CA) is the exclusive North American distributor of Turmacin, as well as the company’s other ingredient, BacoMind.