New premium botanical extracts
At HiE 2014 Nexira presented 2 brand new premium botanical extracts from Devil’s claw and Desert Date alongside its new expanded range of cranberry extracts. The company were also highlighting premium nutraceuticals for digestive health and weight management
The desert date grows in arid regions of tropical Africa which fruits are consumed by local populations as a sweet. The kernels are used to produce edible oil that is also used today in the cosmetic industry. This new ingredient offers a new source of diosgenin to the dietary supplement industry recognized for its benefits in menopause. Also of African origin is its premium range of devil’s claw extract standardized from 2.5 to 20% in harpagoside(s). Harpagosides are traditionally recognized for their benefits in joint health. Joint pains are one of the main source of elderly loss of mobility.
Nexira were also presenting results showing that Fibregum™ has a beneficial effects on gut health. A study published in 2013 shows that Fibregum™ is gradually fermented in the transverse and distal colon. The resulting improved intestinal tolerance is most notably due to the slow fermentation of Fibregum™ by the gut microflora, making Fibregum™ a solution for those who want to increase fibre diet content, even for those with high digestive discomfort like IBS or fructose malabsorption. Fibregum™ an all-natural, organic and GMO free source of soluble dietary fiber, obtained from carefully selected acacia gum and which offers a guaranteed minimum of 90% soluble fiber with proven prebiotic benefits, exceptional digestive tolerance and low caloric value.
The company’s flagship brand Exocyan™ is a cranberry extract standardized in polyphenols (proanthocyanidins – PACs). Cranberry polyphenols are widely recognized for their benefits in preventing urinary tract infections. Nexira is expanding its range with a highly purified extract standardized in 70% of PACs. The control of the manufacturing process as well as the expertise developed over the years with this berry enables the company to offer the most extensive range of cranberry extracts, standardized from 1 to 70% in PACs. A proprietary and reliable method of analysis guarantees the quality and the origin of the Exocyan™ range with no adulteration. Exocyan is available in organic grades and in soluble and insoluble forms. It is adapted and suitable to most dosage forms.