Kyowa Hakko Self-Affirms Sustamine as GRASKyowa Hakko Self-Affirms Sustamine as GRAS
September 16, 2008
NEW YORK—Kyowa Hakko USA announced its dipeptide Sustamine™ L-Alanyl-L- Glutamine is now self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe). According to Yoichiro Sugimura, senior director of scientific affairs and business development, Kyowa Hakko USA, Sustamine L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine is a “high-tech” amino acid dipeptide that promotes muscle rehydration, recovery and can be used as a source for energy refueling.
The ingredient is produced via a novel, cost-effective, patented fermentation technology; it is available in powder form and is water-soluble into a clear solution. Sustamine is odorless and tasteless, with good stability that allows it to be formulated into a wide range of food and beverage applications.
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