Nexira's Prebiotic Acacia selected as finalist for "Ingredient of the Year"

Published: 31-May-2023

In this year's NutraIngredients-USA Awards, the branded product has made it to the final rounds of the category Ingredient of the Year: Microbiome Modulation

Nexira’s branded Prebiotic Acacia has been selected as a finalist in this year’s NutraIngredients-USA Awards for the category Ingredient of the Year: Microbiome Modulation.

Microbiome is no longer just about well-known probiotics. According to FMCG Gurus, over 50% of global consumers have heard about prebiotics, with 27% claiming to be extremely familiar. With more consumers interested in the gut microbiome, the biotics market is expanding. This award celebrates the ingredients designed to beneficially modulate the microbiome to improve health.

Nexira offers the brand inavea, with inavea-pure-acacia and inavea-baobab-acacia and has selected ingredients answering consumer and manufacturer’s needs: high prebiotic performance and rich in fibre, knowing that acacia is a recognised by the FDA as a dietary fibre inavea-pure-acacia has a minimum of 90% fibre content guaranteed on dry weight and inavea-baobab-acacia contains 67% of dietary fibre (depending on local regulations).

Ingredients are easy-to-use for manufacturers of on-the-go functional foods and beverages, enabling clean labelling; additionally, inavea is organic and sustainably sourced with a carbon neutral footprint.

inavea: fibre with extreme tolerability for sensitive consumers

With a high fibre content guaranteed on dry weight, inavea is the ideal clean label ingredient for fibre fortification. Globally 86% of functional F&B consumers have heard about prebiotics. However, 40% of consumers have experienced side effects while consuming prebiotics so they’re looking for gentle and easy digestible fibre/prebiotics.

Compared to FOS, inavea PURE ACACIA is gradually fermented with a high digestive tolerance. Certified FODMAP-friendly, ingredients can even be consumed by people with digestive disorders. 

inavea, a strong prebiotic effect for proven health benefits

inavea PURE ACACIA has a strong prebiotic effect at a dose of 10 g/day. The company's latest study has shown an increase of microbiota diversity (healthy marker) thanks to prebiotic acacia intake.

inavea-baobab-acacia is a synergistic and performing formulation. The study has demonstrated the complementary and significant prebiotic activities of inavea-baobab-acacia at 5g/day and has showed the promotion of beneficial bacteria, including the Bifidobacterium spp., and specific bacteria families such as Akkermansiaceae and Christensenellaceae.

inavea-pure-acacia and inavea-baobab-acacia can help improve intestinal well-being and overall gut health

inavea PURE ACACIA has demonstrated its benefits on transit modulation. In a recent clinical study, 10g of inavea have shown its potency in improving constipation for IBS people which is also valuable for occasional constipation in general population.

70% of the immune system is located in the gut. Previous studies have demonstrated that inavea PURE ACACIA helps to restore the gut barrier, supporting immunity.

Nexira’s clinical study has supplied solid evidence that acacia gum consumption has beneficial physiological effects on human health by attenuation of post-prandial blood glucose and insulin levels.  

inavea, an environment-friendly ingredient for eco-conscious consumers

With consumers globally looking for products respecting the planet, inavea is the right choice: all-natural, organic certified and Non-GMO Project verified dietary fibre sourced from carefully selected acacia trees.

Embarked in 100% voluntary approach, Nexira is committed to a program of carbon reduction. inavea is the premium brand of organic and sustainable ingredients preserving natural resources, supporting local communities, and offering proven health benefits for all nutritional foods and beverages. inavea counts as zero in the carbon footprint of finished products. 

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