NutriLeads to present research on gut and immune health at Vitafoods Asia

Published: 23-Aug-2023

The company has announced that its BeniCaros prebiotic gummy samples will be available at NutriLeads display #J34, Hall 6, at the event in September

NutriLeads' founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Ruud Albers, PhD, is set to deliver a presentation on supporting the immune system through the gut at 11:30 a.m. on September 21st in the NutraFocus Zone during VitaFoods Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.

Vitafoods Asia is a prestigious three-day event (Sept 20-22) that brings together leaders from the nutraceutical, food, and beverage industry. 

Dr Albers’ presentation, "Enhancing Immune Health through Gut Health," will cover innovative new research showcasing the dual mechanism of action of BeniCaros (registered trademark), NutriLeads’ uniquely structured prebiotic fibre from upcycled carrot pomace.

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Scientifically known as Rhamnogalacturonan-I (RG-I), BeniCaros is clinically proven to train the innate immune system to respond smarter, faster and stronger. It also consistently and specifically modulates the composition of the gut microbiota. This, in turn, fosters a resilient gut ecosystem essential for a strong immune function and overall well-being.  

BeniCaros effectively influences innate immune cells, training them for accelerated responses to future challenges. A randomised clinical study demonstrated BeniCaros significantly reduced the severity and duration of symptoms following a controlled challenge with a common cold virus. Additionally, BeniCaros consistently promotes the growth of beneficial bacterial species, such as Bifidobacterium spp. (B. longum and B. adolescentis), regardless of the existing variations in individuals' gut microbiota composition. A recent SIFR (registered trademark) study involving 24 subjects has provided evidence that BeniCaros significantly enhances the production of short-chain fatty acids (acetate, propionate, and butyrate) with lower gas production compared to inulin. 

“Consumers increasingly recognize the profound and crucial link between immune and gut health,” said Dr Albers. “Innovative nutritional interventions like BeniCaros that enhance both aspects will enable solutions that meet these top consumer health priorities.”

NutriLeads display and product samples 

NutriLeads will host a booth (#J34) at VitaFoods Asia and offer gummy samples of BeniCaros. Each gummy contains an effective daily serving of 300 mg. of BeniCaros.  

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