Natural Remedies gets Clean Label, BSCG certifications on water soluble turmeric ingredient

By Hank Schultz

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Indian ingredient supplier Natural Remedies has announced new clean label and drug testing certifications on its Turmacin turmeric ingredient, which could boost the uptake of the ingredient in sports nutrition formulations.

The company announced that it has attained a certification from the Clean Label Project, a Colorado-based organization whose stated goal is to provide a market tool for growers, suppliers, manufacturers and brand owners to identify, evaluate and maximize the purity of their products. 

The ingredient has also been certified free of substances banned by international sports doping authorities by the Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG).  BSCG says as part of its ‘BSCG Drug Free’ certification it tests for the presence of almost 500 different banned substances. 

“This certification is extremely valuable for athletes and sports associations that are tightening rules and expanding banned substance lists,”​ said Natural Remedies CEO Anurag Agarwal.

Water soluble ingredient aimed at joint care

Natural Remedies, based in the South Indian tech hub of Bangalore (also known as Bengaluru), manufactures Turmacin with an innovative approach that extracts the water soluble fractions, called tumerosaccharides, from the pulverized roots of the turmeric plant. Most other ingredient manufacturers use solvent or CO2 extraction techniques that are centered on the insoluble curcuminoid fractions of the plant.

The BSCG certification could be especially helpful as the company has researched the ingredient primarily for joint care and preservation of mobility following exercise-induced inflammation.

“Our studies show that supplementation with 0.5 and 1 g, - Turmacin reduced exercise-induced discomfort and improved joint range of motion. Benefits in reduction of discomfort were significantly higher in both Turmacin groups compared to placebo, while improvements in range of motion steadily climbed from day 5 through day 84 in both Turmacin groups, compared to a plateau in the placebo group,”​ according to Dr.Deepak Mundkinajeddu, PhD, head of R&D for Natural Remedies.

According to a study from the firm, the global sports nutrition market is expected to top $60 billion by 2026 and is expected to grow at a more than 5% CAGR in the 2021-2026 time frame.

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