Farlong Nutraceutical begins GRAS process for Persicaria ingredient

19-Apr-2022

The vertically integrated, plant-based ingredient and supplement company, has initiated the process to earn Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status

Farlong Nutraceutical begins GRAS process for Persicaria ingredient

Farlong Nutraceutical, a vertically integrated, plant-based ingredient and supplement company, has initiated the process to earn Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the natural ingredient, Persicaria capitata (Polygoni Capitati Herba).

Persicaria capitata has been widely utilised for several decades in China as market data and scientific research have proven its efficacy in the treatment of various urologic disorders including urinary calculi, urinary tract infections, and quickly reducing prostate inflammation. The plant extract originates from an Asian species of plants in the Persicaria genus within the buckwheat family.

The process is expected to take approximately four months

Following the FDA guidelines, the process is expected to take approximately four months.

Upon receiving GRAS affirmation, Farlong will be the first functional ingredient and formula provider to introduce the natural ingredient to the US nutraceuticals market.

Beyond Persicaria

Farlong creates natural and herbal supplements to promote a healthy and natural life, focusing on top quality ingredients and ancient roots. The company provides contract manufacturing services and more than 400 unique ingredients for health and beauty brands to develop proprietary formulas and product lines, and also produces its own consumer line of natural supplements from seed to shelf.

Farlong's GAP certified farms are located in Yunnan Province, a geographical area known for harvesting specific medicinal herbs, proven to benefit the health and improvement for a variety of health conditions.

Combining ancient Oriental medicine and modern technology, Farlong develops unique and effective formulas including Ginseng Plus Panax Notoginseng for heart health, Lifeflower Breviscapine for cognitive health, AstaBest Astaxanthin for antioxidant nutrition, and InnerPure for colon detoxing.

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In 2020, Farlong completed a three-year clinical trial in North America with healthy participants to determine the effects of Ginseng Plus Panax Notoginseng extract. The randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel study demonstrated that Farlong NotoGinseng (Farlong Ginseng Plus Panax Notoginseng extract) supplementation was well tolerated and may have a positive influence on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving blood pressure and HDL-C. The trial results are published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, Current Nutraceuticals Journal by Bentham Science.

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