September 6, 2011
MIGDAL HAEMEQ, IsraelSharp PS®, a soy-phosphatidylserine (PS) ingredient from Enzymotec, received novel food approval from the European Commission (EC), which allows the marketing and use of Sharp PS® in a wide selection of foods and beverages in Europe. PS can now be used in both dietary supplements and functional foods in Europe.
PS is one of the body's major building blocks. It is a natural nutrient found in the cell membrane and particularly abundant in the brain. PS has a crucial contribution to the structure and function of the nerve cells, and as suggested by its high abundance in the brain, has a crucial role in the maintenance of nerve cell function, such as neurotransmission of specialized chemicals, signal propagation and more.
Through clinical data obtained by Enzymotec and others, PS has been shown to be beneficial for cognitive functions such as concentration, focus, learning, memory and to significantly improve cognitive ability in elderly adults with memory complaints. FDA granted a qualified health claim for PS related to cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly.
Sharp PS® is a highly purified PS brand, developed and produced by Enzymotec. Enzymotec is developing and providing second generation PS products including Sharp PS® Gold and Sharp PS® Green.
Enzymotec manufactures and supplies lipid-based products and solutions. Enzymotec develops, produces and markets bioactive ingredients and finished products based on proprietary technologies.
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