Gee Lawson News

Vitafoods 2018…. Thank you for visiting us

Anyone who attended this year's show would have seen how busy it was, the stands, corridors, seminars and conferences were all booming.  We had a great time, our stand was very busy and there was a great atmosphere all around.  We had very good meetings with both customers and partners and we were very excited to encounter potential new prospects. 

We are now enjoying the post-event period, following up all the enquiries we received during the show with great excitement. 

 

For those that couldn’t make it, here are some of the updates and new ingredients we brought up to the exhibition this year:

 

GOtab:  A pure, high quality Golden Omega fish oil concentrate, optimized by Omegatri™ technology into a direct compressible powder for tablets. Fast bioavailability, with no reflux or fishy aftertaste.

 

Branded Ingredients combinations:  EpiCor® and Biootic™ chewing gum concept: Scientifically proven branded ingredients. EpiCor® is a patented whole-food fermentate, clinically researched to support the immune system with 500 mg/day. Biootic™ is a probiotic (Saccharomyces boulardii) acting as a temporary flora to protect intestinal tract and good bacteria in the intestine and capable of surviving gastric acidity.

Pomella® gummies:  An innovative antioxidant concept with Pomella®,  a patented, clinically researched pomegranate extract standardised to highly bioavailable punicalagins and Ester-C®,  a unique and patented form of Calcium Ascorbate-Threonate, clinically proven for its quick absorption and 24-hour retention in the immune system.

Beauty blend concept with Naticol®, HaplexPlus ®, OptiMSM® and other interesting brand combinations for different health applications.  

 

We presented Disolvits:  A finished product solution that optimises the delivery of commonly lipophilic active ingredients by enhancing their solubility and absorption. We have applied this technology to combine Longvida and Omega-3 for a cognitive health concept which was shown to our customers at the show.

 

We also introduced new ingredients from our portfolio:  VitafiberTM, a low calorie natural sweetener & fibre;  Haplex®Plus, a scientifically proven hyaluronic acid; US Greens, High quality organic green powders carefully grown and processed using special techniques and, from the same manufacturers of Longvida®, Bacognize®, a natural standardized formula derived from Bacopa monnieri with clinical research on cognitive health, in particular memory, focus, attention, mood  and stress.

 

We were also delighted to introduce Nating, an interesting addition to our botanical range, which will allow us to offer high quality Mediterranean extracts with full traceability, some of them with functional carriers an alternative to maltodextrin.

 

We were delighted to continue our successful team work with Golden Omega at the show, especially now that we have officially become exclusive partners for their Fish Oil Concentrate business in all of Europe.

 

Contact us for more exciting updates about our company and ingredients!

 

New! From the heart of Sardinia: Nating Mediterranean extracts

Making the most of the endless natural resources found in the Sardinia Island to offer high quality & innovative natural botanical extracts: This is the mission of Nating, an Italian company specialized in Mediterranean botanical extracts, with full traceability and total control of the supply chain and production cycle.

Each botanical extract is the result of years of research and maximum attention to every stage of production, from the seed selection to the raw material extraction. Nating has committed its business and philosophy to Sardinia, an important Italian historical and natural landmark. Most of the Nating botanical extracts are harvested in Sardinia in uncontaminated fields, far from pollution and close to the sea. 

 Nating product lines include traditional Mediterranean extracts and  innovative botanical extracts using buckwheat and spelt as functional carriers, which  may offer a new alternative to maltodextrin and benefits from a nutritional and health-related point of view

Discover more about Nating and their product range by downloading the Nating product profile sheet here. Come and see us at Vitafoods, stand I-20, to learn more. Contact us.

Vitafoods 2018: Did you know that....

Our stand I-20 will be part of the Vitafoods Innovation Tour! Learn more about Pomella®, EpiCor® , Bacognize®, GOtab, Disolvits and US Greens….come to our stand for more details.

Try our Longvida Dark Chocolate at the Vitafoods Tasting Bar.... and come to our stand I20 to try it again!.

Visit the New Product Zone and discover new ingredients, new clinical research and more from the Gee Lawson range of branded ingredients.

PureSea™ and Longvida® have been announced in the finalist list for the Nutraingredients Awards 2018!

Longvida® is participating in the Nutrition Research Project Category with the study " Retinal amyloid pathology and proof-of-concept imaging trial in Alzheimer’s disease". PureSea™ is on the finalist list for the Editors Award for Innovation. Both principals will be at our stand, come and meet them!

Furthermore...

Justin Green, Scientific Director of Embria Health Sciences,  will participate at the Probiotic Resource Centre with his speech about  “The Immune role of fermentation metabolites in the gut” on Tuesday 15th of May at 16:20.

Craig Rose, Managing Director of Seaweed & Co.,  will take part in the Vitafoods Europe Education Program with his session  about “The potential and applications of seaweed: Highly nutritious, sustainable and incredibly clever”. on  Tuesday 15th of May  at 14:30. They will be both available to answer  questions at our stand I-20.

And there is more... Come and Visit us!

New! US Greens

High quality organic green powders, carefully grown and processed using special harvesting techniques, low temperature dehydration and milling processes to ensure their nutrient-dense profile, deep green colour and freshness.

 

The manufacturer, US Greens, LLC is a Kansas-based company. The family has been in the alfalfa and cereal grass business continuously for four generations and over 70 years, producing the finest organic food-grade alfalfa, wheat grass, oat grass, and barley grass on the market.

 

US Greens is now part of the Gee Lawson range of ingredients.  To learn more, please download our US Greens product profile sheet here and come and see us at Vitafoods!

INGREDIENTS, INNOVATION, SCIENCE, SOLUTIONS at our stand I20

INNOVATION using combinations with EpiCor® and Biootima™ for gut health; Pomella® and Ester-C® for antioxidant benefits; Naticol®, OptiMSM®, Ester-C®, HAPLEX®Plus for skin beauty; Longvida®  & Golden OmegaTM DHA for cognitive and many other concepts to help you with your next formulation.

INGREDIENTS obtained from carefully controlled fermentation processes, botanicals from specific geographical areas, DNA authenticated seaweed, organic certified plant extracts and fully reacted minerals are just part of our offering.

We search and offer clinically researched branded ingredients with SCIENCE, proven bioavailability, efficacy and benefits, where results, in many cases,  are published in renowned scientific magazines worldwide.

 

Come and see us at Vitafoods and get updated with the most recent SCIENCE behind the INGREDIENTS we offer:

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Epicor®: Prebiotic & Immune Benefits in a 500mg daily dose

Combining 8 human clinical and 7 preclinical trials, EpiCor® is a natural fermentate, clinically shown to strengthen the immune system and support gut health.

EpiCor® is comprised of proteins, fibre, polyphenols, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, beta-glucans and other nutrients that work together to strengthen the immune and digestive systems. When taken daily, EpiCor® is a safe and effective way to naturally support the immune and digestive systems for better health

Discover the biochemical markers behind all the health benefits of EpiCor® by downloading the Scientific Paper here.

EpiCor® is part of the Gee Lawson range of branded ingredients, distributed in all West Europe by LEHVOSS Group. To learn more, visit our dedicated product page or contact us.

Updates: New research in support of OptiMSM® for joint health

A recent clinical trial research has further supported the findings of Kim et al. (2006) and confirmed the benefits of extending the duration of an active treatment with MSM.

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (Pagonis, 2014) subjects taking 3 grams (2x/daily) of MSM for 26 weeks experienced significant decreases in all subscales of WOMAC pain and physical index as well as improved performance of daily living as measured on the SF-36. The WOMAC subscales continued to decline at 26 weeks suggesting, according to the authors "the full effects of MSM were not entirely expressed during the planned intervention timeframe." As in the Kim et al. study, MSM benefits in OA sufferers may continue to increase well beyond the time periods studied.

Additional clinical research on combination supplements (Lubis, 2017), demonstrates that as little as 500 mg of MSM combined with glucosamine and chondroitin provides a significant reduction of pain and improvement in physical function over the same formula without MSM. Data published in the journal Nutrients (Wong, 2017) confirmed OptiMSM® is a sulfur donor and the sulfur moiety from MSM incorporates into proteins. Sulfur is a functionally important building block for protein synthesis and healthy collagen structures. 

For more information please download the new MSM Joint Health Science Brief, available from our OptiMSM® dedicated page or contact us.

XanMax® and Skin Protection

Boosting the antioxidant defense system of the skin is a potentially important strategy for reducing environmentally induced skin damage. Numerous pre-clinical and clinical studies have demonstrated the skin benefits of topical, oral supplemented carotenoids, or combined oral and topical formulations, aiming to improve the appearance of skin. During the last decades lutein and zeaxanthin  have been extensively evaluated for skin health benefits.

 

XanMax® is a unique combination of free lutein with varying levels of zeaxanthin, manufactured from carefully selected marigold plants. XanMax® represents a perfect option for food supplement ingredients aimed to skin protection as it may help to promote long term skin health by increasing the hydration and elasticity while decreasing the oxidation, a process that causes the degradation of beneficial skin lipids.

 

To learn more, visit our dedicated page for XanMax® or contact us.

BaCognize®: benefits for cognitive health

BaCognize®  is a natural standardized extract from Bacopa monnieri. Clinical research indicates that Bacognize® may offer benefits for cognitive health linked to three major neuroprotective mechanisms; including neurotransmitter receptor (serotonin) binding activity and antioxidant capacity.

 

Bacopa is commonly used as an adaptogen supporting cognitive enhancement, memory, focus, attention, mood, emotional health, and stress.  BaCognize® is manufatured by Verdure Sciences, the makers of Longvida®, Pomella® and Wolvel®. It is standardized for Serotonin-Active Bacopa Glycosides (SABG).

 

To learn more, please visit our dedicated page or contact us. BaCognize® is part of the Gee Lawson range of branded ingredients distributed in Europe by LEHVOSS.

New! HAPLEX®Plus - From Bloomage Freda

HAPLEX®Plus is a high purity, scientifically proven, food grade Sodium Hyaluronate. The ingredient it is manufactured by Bloomage Freda, the largest Sodium Hyaluronate manufacturer in the world. With more than 20 years’ experience, Bloomage Freda has focused its efforts on R&D, production and sales of Sodium Hyaluronate (HA) across the World and offer pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food grades.

Clinical research on HAPLEX®Plus shows improvements in skin elasticity, degenerative osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Available in two versions, low molecular and high molecular weight, HAPLEX®Plus  has very good solubility and therefore it is suitable for softgels, hard capsules, tablets, gummies and liquid formulations.

 

Visit our dedicated page or contact us to learn more. HAPLEX®Plus is part of the Gee Lawson range of branded ingredients, available in all Europe from LEHVOSS except Spain. Cosmetic grade is also available through our Personal Care division.