Nektium to introduce botanical offering for food and beverage

Published: 7-Apr-2022

Its portfolio includes Zynamite, a mango leaf extract, and Rhodiolife, a rhodiola plant extract

Nektium has expanded its botanical ingredient portfolio into the food and beverage sector for the first time. The company’s branded plant extracts are now available for use in applications beyond supplements, including sports and energy drinks, dairy products, gummies, and cereal bars.

The portfolio includes Zynamite, a proprietary mango leaf extract, shown to help boost the mental and physical aspects of sports performance. It also supplies the adaptogen Rhodiolife, a rhodiola plant extract that has been shown to help improve cognitive health and enhance endurance.

Thomas Adler, Chief Business Officer at Nektium, said: “The health benefits of natural plant extracts are gaining wider recognition, which means there is an exciting opportunity to take them beyond the dietary supplement and nutraceutical categories and into the more mainstream food and beverage sector. Following significant investment in our research and manufacturing capabilities, we have now been able to adapt our botanical ingredients so that they are suitable for use in a wide range of food and beverage applications, opening a major new opportunity for brands that are looking to harness growing consumer demand for natural health benefits in everyday products.”

The company will exhibit on stand H140 at the forthcoming Vitafoods Europe (Geneva, 10-12 May 2022).

The company has also recently announced it is now a certified organic operator. Thomas Adler said: “Increasing numbers of consumers are looking for natural health products that have been manufactured in a sustainable way. Organic is a great way to communicate the ethical values of a brand to shoppers, so we’re excited that we can now offer our customers this option.”

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