DESIO, Italy - March, 2nd 2016
Gnosis is pleased to announce that on February 16th, 2016 Quatrefolic®, the biologically active form of the naturally-occurring predominant form of folate, has been approved as food additive by the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China (MOH).
In the next months Quatrefolic® will be officially listed in the regulation GB 2760-2011-NATIONAL STANDARD OF FOOD SECURITY: Usage Standard of Food Additives, in the category related to Instant Drinks preparation.
Chinese food additives regulation verified that Quatrefolic® is proven to be safe according to international protocols, and covers the national applications for food safety standards, in reference to the list of allowable food additives of the Ministry of Health, and to the scope of allowed applications and dosage levels.
Instant drinks are relative and are very popular among the all age group in China. Their use are growing because they have mostly good taste and nutritional value and making active ingredients easy to dose and to swallow. Quatrefolic® suits instant drinks preparation because dissolves instantly in water and sustains a rapid absorption in the gastrointestinal tract.
The instant drinks are becoming more popular all over the world, they are perfect for health conscious people who demand to consume healthy beverage because are generally without artificial flavorings, sweeteners, additives or preservatives, normally required and used in drinkable dosages.
They also allows to combine different actives that are not compatible in a powder or liquid combination.
By combining three different pillars of ingredient versatility - easy handling, room stability and high water solubility - Quatrefolic® owns extended formulation flexibility and is suitable to satisfy the easy-to-use market demands of manufacturers and consumers, fulfil their expectations. Quatrefolic® demonstrates a surprisingly high solubility in water - greater than 1 g/ml - compared with the poor solubility of the 5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt.
The versatility of Quatrefolic® is attested by the several finished products in worldwide market which include conventional solid dosage forms such as tablets capsules, microencapsulated powders and granulates but also easy-to-go formulations in sachets or sticks to be used "as is" or dissolved in instant drinks, according to the field of application and the target of consumers.
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