Verdure Sciences self-affirms GRAS status for Longvida curcumin

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Verdure Sciences self-affirms GRAS status for Longvida curcumin

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Verdure Sciences has announced Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for Longvida optimized curcumin following an assessment by an independent, internationally recognized expert panel of scientists.

“We are pleased to receive this independent safety assessment of Longvida,” ​said Blake Ebersole, Technical Director at Verdure Sciences.

“The substantial evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of Longvida, particularly at low-dose levels makes it an ideal ingredient for food and beverage products.”

Curcumin, the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow color, has increasingly come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies investigating its potential health benefits.

As a result, curcumin has been linked to a range of health benefits, including potential protection against prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, protection against heart failure, diabetes, and arthritis.

Verdure’s Longvida has been determined as a safe additive for a variety of foods and beverages when used as a flavoring agent (flavor enhancer) and as an antioxidant in various food categories, including, but not limited to, dairy- and non-dairy based beverages, including ready-to-drink and powdered beverages, sports nutrition beverages, processed fruits and vegetable products, food bars and baked goods.

The GRAS determination recommended safe usage levels of 0.2% to 1.25% across a range of food and beverage categories. 

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