Milan, February 24th , 2016 – Indena has received another important acknowledgement supporting the safety profile of its products. Its curcumin phospholipid (Meriva®) obtained self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for use as flavor, flavor enhancer, and/or as a nutrient ingredient in yogurt, smoothies, nutrition bars and medical foods.
The safety evaluation was undertaken by an expert panel in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety criteria. It concluded that curcumin phospholipid products manufactured by Indena, and being used in accordance with the designated food uses and the use levels described, are GRAS.
The safety profile of Indena’s curcumin phospholipid (Meriva®) is supported by broad-based documentation, including animal studies, metabolism studies, estimated human exposure, in vitro studies and refined chemical characterization.
“Meriva® is the most successful Phytosome® formulation ever developed by Indena among its nutraceutical ingredients. Supported by 22 clinical trials it is now proven to be safe for use in conventional food. In fact, safety and efficacy of our products have always been a strong commitment for Indena.” – commented Cosimo Palumbo, Sales Area Manager North America at Indena. – “Our expertise in research and innovation and our care throughout the manufacturing process ensure our customers those high quality standards needed to develop best in class products.”
Meriva® is a patented delivery form of curcumin utilizing Indena proprietary Phytosome® technology, for healthy inflammatory response and joint health. Pharmacokinetic comparison studies have shown Meriva® to improve the bioavailability of curcuminoids about 30-fold and give significant absorption benefits. The product is supported by 22 clinical trials demonstrating effectiveness for joint and bone health and inflammatory response support.
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Please note that the physiological activity of the ingredient described herein is supported by the referenced clinical trial reports. Marketers of finished products containing the ingredient described herein are responsible for determining whether the claims made for such products are lawful and in compliance with the laws of the country in which they will market the products. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.