December 3, 2022

Or wait…
Register

News
Manufacturers
Suppliers
Research
Markets
Regulation
People
Views
Promotional Features
Site Archive
Multimedia
Trends
Coronavirus
CBD / Hemp
Probiota Americas
Sports Nutrition Summit
DSHEA at 25
Supply Chain Management
Media & industry critics
Personalized Nutrition
GMPs, QA & QC
NDI draft guidance
Regulations, Legislation & Enforcement
The changing retail landscape
Outsourcing
M&A
Site Archive
Multimedia
Health
Type of resources
Resources
Type of resources
Events
All Events
Online Events
Editorial Webinars
Shows & Conferences
Events
Reports
Podcast
By Asia Sherman contact
– Last updated on GMT
Related tags: Rhodiola rosea, adaptogens, precision fermentation, biotech
“We’re reimagining the way in which rare ingredients are sourced to make them safer and higher-quality for use in health-promoting products,” ​said Casey Lippmeier, PhD, senior vice president of innovation at Conagen. 
“Our bioconversion technology enables us to deliver non-GMO products. Through this technology, we’re unlocking salidroside’s great potential as a powerful active health ingredient and as a tool for food and beverage producers to adopt a more natural way to preserve food and beverages.”
The company highlights the converted compound's anti-stress, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
Salidroside – a glucoside of tyrosol – is an active compound of Rhodiola rosea​ (golden root), a perennial flowering plant grows naturally at high latitude regions of Europe, Asia and North America. It has been used as herbal remedy in ancient medicine to relieve depression, fatigue and stress and has been shown to alleviate acute mountain sickness. 
“Salidroside is one of the rare, natural molecules with proven adaptogenic activities which correlates to stress reduction,”​ said Lippmeier. 
“Initially identified in botanical extracts, adaptogens are promising new options in the quest to relieve the stress of our daily lives.​ This trend opens new opportunities for supplement brands and food and beverage manufacturers to adopt a health-focused profile for their products.”
He cites a 2021 paper published in Chemico-Biological Interactions​ that reviews salidroside’s biological characteristics and mechanisms of action, along with toxicological and pharmacokinetic data since 2009.  The authors stress the compound’s potency but note that “due to the severe growing environment of herbal medicine and large-scale excavation, the content of natural salidroside is extremely small.”


Conagen says that, unlike other salidroside products currently on the market, its product is non-GMO and developed as a “clean, sustainable salidroside, identical to the compound naturally found in the Rhodiola rosea plant”.​ 
Since its founding in 2010, Conagen has designed over 30 small-molecule natural products for commercial scale production using its proprietary technology platforms that tightly control fermentation to “dramatically reducing the chance of contamination with heavy metals, fungal toxins and other unsafe materials that may be found in traditional medicine preparations.”
The technology has also been used to naturally ferment antioxidants hydroxytyrosol​ (found in olives and wine) and p​-coumaric acid (a natural preservative) at scale. All three compounds are available through pipeline partner Blue California, which also supplies antioxidant Taxifolin BC-DHQ and natural preservative Rosavel rosmarinic acid from the Conagen portfolio.
Conagen also produces scalable next-generation stevia sweetener Rebaudioside M​, other steviol glycosides and bitter blockers as innovation partner for zero-calorie sweetness and taste modulator company Sweegen.
Copyright - Unless otherwise stated all contents of this web site are © 2022 - William Reed Ltd - All Rights Reserved - Full details for the use of materials on this site can be found in the Terms & Conditions
Related topics: Manufacturers, Going non-GMO, Botanicals
Saffron patented extract, the appetite suppressant
Natac- Sustainable Botanical Extracts Manufacturer | 05-Oct-2022 | Technical / White Paper
Satiereal® (marketed as SupresaTM in North America) is the only clinically proven ingredient of saffron stigmas that has been shown to have a beneficial...
CurCousin™: Calebin A
Sabinsa Corporation | 04-Oct-2022 | Technical / White Paper
CurCousin™ is Sabinsa’s branded ingredient containing Calebin A, a curcumin analog naturally present in Curcuma longa and Curcuma caesia (black turmeric).
MIRTOSELECT® BY INDENA. OUR PLANTS, OUR PLANET
Indena | 30-Sep-2022 | Technical / White Paper
Mirtoselect® captures the full qualities of wild bilberries for people’s health – and it doesn’t stop there.
Sustainable, soluble, and more bioavailable curcumin is now available
Univar Solutions | 19-Sep-2022 | Product Brochure
100% green. Instant cold water soluble. No aftertaste. Scientifically validated.
Show more
Upcoming editorial webinars
On-demand webinars
More promotional features

source

Leave a Reply