NuLiv’s AstraGin Ingredient Now GRAS

April 9, 2012

The company says that AstraGin has been demonstrated in vitro, in vivo, and in humans to significantly promote and improve absorption of amino acids, glucose, and vitamins.

NuLiv Science (Walnut, CA) reports that its signature ingredient AstraGin is now GRAS. AstraGin a combination botanical extract of Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranaceus roots, intended to improve the human body's absorption of amino acids, glucose, and vitamins.

Both ingredients have reported history of use as tonics, which helped secure the safety approval for AstraGin as a food ingredient. In addition, a 28-day oral toxicity study on rats found no evidence of mortality or clinical health changes following consumption of the equivalent of 100, 300, and 1000 times the suggested daily human dose.

AstraGin is produced in a facility free of gluten, oats, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk and other allergenic food ingredients.

GRAS approval was provided by AIBMR Life Sciences (Puyallup, WA).