Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
FMC BioPolymer is pleased to announce its health and nutrition product portfolio, a complement of nature-based nutritional solutions for the food ingredient, supplement and cosmetic markets.
As a global leader in seaweed production, FMC recognized compounds found in seaweed including polysaccharides and carotenoids had potential in the global health and nutrition marketplace. This new product portfolio grew from the opportunity to use FMC’s existing raw materials and the company’s 65+ years experience in harvesting seaweed to provide product performance for customers in the global food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
“FMC BioPolymer has long been a leader in helping manufacturers create healthy food products through legacy expertise in core ingredients like alginates, carrageenan and Avicel® microcrystalline cellulose,” said Robert C. Bailey, Commercial Development Manager, FMC BioPolymer. “We’re leveraging our considerable expertise in food ingredients to include a new portfolio of proprietary nature-based nutritional solutions.”
There are four key health and nutrition products:
(1) Musa-Veloso, Kathy, et. al. “A comparison of the LDL-cholesterol lowering efficacy of plant stanols and plant sterols over a continuous dose range: results of a meta-analysis of randomized, placebo controlled trials” Journal of Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids Vol. 85 (1): 9-28, 20112US Claim: http://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/LabelClaims Claim: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/1813.htm
(2) Sood, Nitesh et.al. “Effect of glucomannan on plasma lipid and glucose concentrations, body weight and blood pressure: systemic review and meta-analysis,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,Vol. 88 (4): 1167-1175, 2008.
FMC Corporation produces its ingredients using sustainable methods. With a high priority on safety and supply along with sustainability, the company is a responsible steward that uses environmentally friendly methods to process its ingredients.
FMC BioPolymer is one of the world's leading providers of naturally-derived alginates, carrageenan, Avicel® microcrystalline cellulose, pectin, natural colors and now health and nutrition products serving the worldwide food, pharmaceutical, personal care and specialty markets.
FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2012, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.7 billion. The company employs approximately 5,700 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. For more information, visit http://www.FMC.com.
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