Natural Remedies receives self-GRAS status for Turmacin

This new self-GRAS status allows for Turmacin to be incorporated into a wide variety of foods and beverages

Natural Remedies has received self-GRAS status for its Turmacin turmeric preparation derived from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa. The certification was obtained from Florida-based Soni & Associates.

This follows the news that the global ingredients supplier from India’s BacoMind Bacopa monniera also received self-GRAS status.

This new self-GRAS status allows for Turmacin to be incorporated into a wide variety of foods and beverages to satisfy the increasing demand for curcumin as a health-promoting product.

The GRAS conclusion was based on a critical evaluation of the publicly available data and in accordance with section 201 (s) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of the US. Following exhaustive analysis of Turmacin’s research dossier, the expert panel members concluded that Turmacin, when used at maximum levels of 50 mg per serving (reference amounts customarily consumed, 21 CFR 101.12) in foods such as non-alcoholic beverages, candies (excluding gummies, and chews), as well as bakery products (excluding breakfast bars), is safe for consumption. They also noted that total daily intake of Turmacin at 316 mg is safe.

Turmeric has a long history of esteemed use in Ayurvedic medicine and in other Asian modalities as a nutra-food to help promote wellness.

“As consumer awareness and demand for Turmeric based functional products rises, the formulators are seeking for next-generation turmeric-based functional food and beverages products,” said Suresh Lakshmikanthan, global head of human health business for Natural Remedies.

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