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AppleActiv Introduces AppleActiv GHX for Digestion

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<p>AppleActiv launched its AppleActiv GHX, an all-natural extract with standardized polyphenol content, to support gastrointestinal health.</p>

LAS VEGAS—AppleActiv launched its AppleActiv GHX, an all-natural extract with standardized polyphenol content, to support gastrointestinal health.

The company’s new ingredient will be shown in booth 21091, and company executives will be available to discuss the range of applications for, and benefits of, utilizing AppleActiv GHX in nutritional formulas.

“The AppleActiv GHX extract can be added to any product formulation intended to support digestive health or reduce GI discomfort," said Lorraine Leahy, nutritionist and director of the division of functional foods at Leahy Orchards Inc. “AppleActiv GHX is a liquid extract that blends easily in both wet and dry formulations, including dietary supplements as well as fortified and functional foods and beverages."

AppleActiv GHX, a potent functional food ingredient, is made from a high phenolic acid and flavonoid content that confers powerful antioxidant properties. The extract has been successfully tested in-vivo for its ability to soothe stomach irritation and support the health of individuals experiencing recurring discomfort associated with GI distress, including nervous stomach, cramps and bloating.

“A recent study evaluated the effects of polyphenols from apple peels on intestinal inflammation, by measuring lipid peroxidation, antioxidant defense, enzymatic antioxidant activity and the expression of inflammatory markers," said Ouessou Cherif Aidara, Ph.D, president and co-founder of Quebec Biodiversite. “The preliminary results are extremely encouraging, showing that daily administration may support a healthy inflammation response, reinforce the antioxidant defense, and help the body defend against oxidative stress."

AppleActiv GHX contains a rich polyphenol blend with high levels of antioxidants, flavonoids, quercetin, triterpenoids, ursolic acid, vitamins and minerals. Together, these compounds may provide significant digestive health support.

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