Euromed presents an extended range of fruit and vegetable extracts of Mediterranean origin for improved well-being and quality of life.
Demand for plant-based nutraceuticals that support healthy and active aging shows no sign of abating. That is why, at this year’s SupplySide West, Euromed showcased newly launched products from its Mediterranean fruit and vegetable extract line. The expanded product range includes lemon and spinach extracts that are sustainably sourced and gently processed using proprietary Pure-Hydro Process™ water-only extraction technology. This scientific advancement preserves natural phytochemicals, thus avoiding undesirable organic solvent residues. Euromed’s botanical concentrates are well suited for use in pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and nutricosmetic applications.
The pandemic brought the need for preventive health measures into sharp focus, highlighting the importance of immune system support, and the need to stay fit and mobile in later life. The Mediterranean diet contains fruits and vegetables abundant in polyphenols, antioxidants and other valuable nutrients, all of which support these health goals. Inspired by this nutritional model, Euromed has added lemon and spinach to its existing range of olive, pomegranate, fig and artichoke extracts.
Spisar™ is a natural extract from Spanish spinach leaves (Spinacia oleracea L.) standardised to 20-hydroxyecdysone and obtained through the eco-friendly Pure-Hydro Process™ extraction technology. Spinach’s natural phytohormone ecdysterone is considered both ergogenic and adaptogenic, contributing to the preservation of muscle function. This has proven to be particularly beneficial for those aged 50-plus, in combination with strength training. A twelve-week, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study (submitted for publication) found that the intake of Spisar™ in adults in this age group performing physical exercise was associated with beneficial effects in some variables related to muscle function.
Wellemon™ is an extract from Spanish lemon with a standardised content of the natural flavonoid eriocitrin. Among citrus species, lemons have the highest content of eriocitrin, which is known for its antioxidant and healthy aging properties. A clinical study1 demonstrated that eriocitrin has high bioavailability compared to analogues such as hesperidin found in oranges, thanks to its superior water-solubility. Concentrations of all metabolites, including hesperetin metabolites, were higher after Wellemon™ intake than after the consumption of orange extract. This key finding extends its potential health applications to cardiovascular, metabolic and vascular support.
Andrea Zangara, head of Scientific Communications & Marketing, said: “Consumers not only want to live to a ripe old age, but also be healthy and fit for as long as possible. Our newly launched and existing Mediterranean fruit and vegetable extracts will help customers meet this market demand. To underline their premium quality and uniqueness, we have also developed a new logo dedicated solely to our Mediterranean line of natural extracts.”
The new product lines and supporting clinical studies were reviewed by Carsten Smidt, Ph.D. at the Supply Side West tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada Presentation Theater event on Wednesday, 27 October, 2021, from 3.40pm to 4.35pm.