Nexira and Verdure Sciences announced industry recognition for new products and research, while Sabinsa Corporation announced an expanded cultivation program and GWI launched an innovative platform for its business.
Nexira received FEMA GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for purified damar gum to be used as a flavor stabilizer in the United States. Damar gum is a plant-based, natural flavor stabilizer that resists oxidation, and the harvest of damar gum aligns with Nexira’s environmental sustainability approach to sourcing. Nexira will market purified damar gum under the brand name DAMAR-EZ™. The launch in the United States is part of Nexira’s strategy to expand its product portfolio of high quality and natural ingredients.
Verdure Sciences also announced its Longvida® Optimized Curcumin has been nominated for University Research of the Year by Nutraingredients for the study “Effect of curcumin on cognitive function and mood in healthy older humans," performed at the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. Nominees were selected by Nutraingredients based on related research with clear potential for the development of new products. The study was selected for the research that demonstrated curcumin can improve brain function in healthy older adults.
GWI, launched a pioneer in industry transparency and accessibility with its new e-commerce platform. In addition to offline service and solutions, the add-on service provides convenience and efficiency to customers. During non-business hours, customers are able to order GWI products through the 24-hour, 7-day-a-week platform. The website enables users to view prices, check inventory, request freight quotes, download documents and place orders. Customers can now manage accounts, purchase and retrieve information they need instantly.
Finally, Sabinsa Corporation has announced the expansion of its herb cultivation program, acquiring an additional 5,000 acres of farmland to grow herbs and medicinal plants, including a demonstration farm for training purposes. Muhammed Majeed, founder of Sabinsa, is a long-time pioneer in validating India’s traditional herbal medicine through modern science. Majeed initiated a program to expand the company’s existing cultivation program. This new program will accelerate the company’s commitment to cultivation and training.