Assisted by GRAS Associates, a fully owned subsidiary of Nutrasource, the GRAS status of CogniGrape was confirmed for use as a source of dietary polyphenols and/or as an antioxidant in fruit and vegetable juices, fruit-flavored beverages, frozen dairy desserts, gelatins, puddings and fillings, jams, syrups and toppings, and candies.
"We're very pleased that CogniGrape has now achieved self-GRAS status,” said Andrea Bonina, Managing Director, BIONAP S.r.l. “It represents Bionap’s continued investment in its branded ingredients with safety and clinical support. CogniGrape now offers both dietary supplement and food manufacturers an ingredient focused on 'cognitive wellness' for brain health and improving mood."
Amy Mozingo, Vice President of US Nutra Regulatory Sciences, Nutrasource/GRAS Associates commented: “Our team was pleased to work with Bionap in obtaining this independent GRAS conclusion which was reviewed by a balanced panel of experts, qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate safety. The panel of experts unanimously agreed with the GRAS conclusion for CogniGrape under the conditions of its intended use.”
In addition to the food categories identified in the GRAS dossier, the ingredient is also suitable for incorporation in capsules, tablets, granules, sachets and soft gels, said the company in a press release. The standardized grape extract is reported to help boost cognitive function in areas of attention, language, immediate and delayed memory and improving mood in healthy older adults.