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Harnessing the potency of green tea.

A pioneer in the science of green tea, Taiyo (Stand 365) is presenting a wealth of highly functional, naturally sourced ingredients at Vitafoods 2008. Taiyo's range of clinically researched antioxidants, stress reducing amino acids and soluble dietary fibres offers food and beverage manufacturers seeking to carve their share of the lucrative functional foods sector a powerful point of differentiation. Produced via a patented enzymatic fermentation method, Suntheanine is a pure form of the amino acid L-theanine, found almost exclusively in green tea. Clinical research suggests that this GRAS certified innovative ingredient actively reduces stress by promoting relaxation without drowsiness, improving sleep quality, reducing the symptoms of PMS and enhancing concentration. Applications include juices, sports drinks, bottled waters, dairy and confectionery.

The Sunphenon portfolio of catechin-rich green tea polyphenols offers diverse physiological benefits, including strong antioxidant, antimicrobial and thermogenic or fat burning activities. Developed to the highest quality standard and with a uniquely mild flavour, the Sunphenon range is ideal for functional beverage, dairy and dietary supplement applications. Sunfiber is a natural, soluble dietary fibre clinically proven to help lower glycaemic index, improve mineral absorption and maintain gut health. SunActive Fe is a highly bioavailable microencapsulated iron supplement that disperses in liquid formulations with no precipitation, unpleasant flavour or change in colour. SunActive Zn delivers the key nutrient, zinc, to help support the immune system in a highly bioavailable and process stable format. Josef Skrna, Sales and Marketing Director, Taiyo Europe said: "We work with regulatory bodies across the globe to develop highly functional and safe ingredients for food, beverage and dietary supplement manufacturers. By harnessing the potency of products long-established in the Far East for their health promoting benefits, we can offer the clinically researched functional benefits of green tea to manufacturers and their customers worldwide."

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Title Annotation:vitanews; Taiyo products
Publication:Nutraceutical Business & Technology
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Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 1, 2008
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