Botanical ingredient Zynamite granted US patent for brain enhancing activities

Published: 16-Apr-2020

United States Patent and Trademark Office has allowed a US Patent for the ingredient

Nektium has been issued with a notice of allowance for US Patent 10,537,604 Compositions for Enhancing Brain Activity by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This patent is part of the intellectual property portfolio supporting Nektium’s ingredient Zynamite, a caffeine-free botanical ingredient for mental and physical energy. Zynamite is a sustainable, proprietary standardised extract of leaves of a selection of Mangifera indica, the mango tree.

Zynamite was first launched at Vitafoods in Geneva and HI Japan in Tokyo in 2018 and at Supply Side West in the USA in 2019. The caffeine-free and doping-free nootropic activities of Zynamite have been appearing in diverse finished product innovations including popular smart supplements and egaming formulations in Japan.

Recognising the fundamental importance of the mind in sports performance, Nektium applied the brain-activating activities of Zynamite to sports formulations, which have been subjected to four double blind, randomised controlled clinical trials. The positive results of these sports performance and recovery studies have been published in four peer-reviewed papers.

“The currency of the nutraceutical ingredient industry is scientific evidence obtained from double blind, randomised controlled clinical studies conducted by reputable academic departments and CRO’s, and published in leading peer-reviewed journals. Nektium has made a major investment in the clinical research backing Zynamite and continues to invest in ongoing clinical studies” says Dr. Nigel Gericke, Nektium’s Director of Science. “Our intention is to keep building the clinical research base and intellectual property supporting Zynamite as a premium branded ingredient.”

The nutraceutical industry has already recognised the clinical research and innovation behind Zynamite, awarding the ingredient five awards in the last two years: the Nutraingredients Award for sports ingredient of the year in 2018, the Nutraingredients Award for research in 2019, the Frost & Sullivan Award for innovation in 2019, and the European Specialised Sports Nutrition Awards for the 2019 best ‘free from’ ingredient, and the 2019 runner up award for game changer ingredient of the year.

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