Nektium to launch stress-busting botanical extract at Vitafoods Europe 2024

Published: 16-Apr-2024

The novel botanical has been shown to reduce anxiety and elevate mood via the endocannabinoid system

Nektium has announced that it will unveil its new Vanizem botanical extract for stress and mood support at Vitafoods Europe 2024 (14-16 May, Geneva).

Research from Innova Market Insights shows looking after mental and emotional wellbeing is now among consumers’ top three priorities in terms of living healthily.[1] At Vitafoods, Nektium (stand E141) will demonstrate how its patent-pending Vanizem ingredient can help manufacturers tap into the demand.

A small daily dose of the sustainably sourced Aframomum melegueta spice extract has been shown to reduce anxiety and elevate mood within days. Vanizem works by modulating receptors and enzymes within the endocannabinoid system, offering a distinct mechanism for stress management.

Nektium utilises proprietary technology to maintain the stability of its main bioactive compound – total vanilloid – throughout the extraction and encapsulation processes.

The Spain-based company will offer Vitafoods visitors the chance to sample Vanizem in a capsule format. It will also present further information on the extract as part of a talk entitled “New natural alternative for stress relief and mood-boosting” in the New Ingredients Theatre (F184) at 1.30pm on 15 May.


How to use Nektium's ingredients 

In addition, Nektium will be demonstrating how its existing botanical portfolio can be used across supplements, food and drink. The branded ingredients on show will include the stress-busting Rhodiola rosea extract Rhodiolife and the award-winning Mangifera indica extract Zynamite, which is formulated to deliver mental and physical energy and focus.

Visitors will be able to sample gummies and sticks created with Zynamite S, a new water-soluble grade of the nootropic, as well as Rhodiolife gummies.

Bruno Berheide, Commercial & Partnership Director at Nektium, said: “We’re delighted to present our new Vanizem™ ingredient at Vitafoods 2024 and showcase its ability to help consumers manage stress and mood. It’s a hugely exciting addition to our broad portfolio of botanical extracts, which provide natural, sustainable and evidence-based solutions to address a wide range of consumer needs.”



[1] Innova Market Insights (2023)

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