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Chitin-Glucan Fiber Self-Affirmed GRASChitin-Glucan Fiber Self-Affirmed GRAS

February 11, 2011

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Chitin-Glucan Fiber Self-Affirmed GRAS

ST. LOUISStratum Nutrition announced its chitin-glucan fiber ingredient, Artinia, attained self-affirmed GRAS status. Following a comprehensive review of the safety, toxicology and proposed usage, an independent panel of experts reached a unanimous decision supporting the use of Artinia in a wide range of food and beverage products, including beverages, dairy products, bars, cereals, pastas and baked goods.

According to Stratum Nutrition, Artinia is a high-purity, natural, chitin-glucan fiber featuring the benefits of both soluble and insoluble fibers. A 12-week animal and 30-day human pilot study have been completed, and each study demonstrates that Artinia provides benefits for arterial and overall heart health, including a reduction in oxidized-LDL. Artinia supports healthy arteries and the body's natural antioxidant systems. Artinia also has received a positive opinion by the EU Commission as a novel food.

"Achieving GRAS approval is a major milestone and a testament to the rigorous and extensive scientific and technical information associated with Artinia," commented Joseph L. Evans, PhD Manager, Pharmacology, Stratum Nutrition.  The Allowable Daily Intake (ADI) for Artinia is up to 70mg/kg per day for food use and intake.

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