Lipid Nutrition, a global leader in lipid-based health ingredients, announces that its Clarinol CLA is now GRAS approved. Clarinol CLA is the premier brand of conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid hailed as the big weight management ingredient for functional foods.

The FDA has issued a “no-objection letter” to the GRAS petition for Clarinol CLA, confirming its GRAS status in applications. Lipid Nutrition submitted this voluntary notification to the FDA in coordination with Cognis, another branded CLA manufacturer. The GRAS petition determined that Clarinol CLA can safely be used in fluid and flavored milks, yogurts, milk-based meal replacements, meal replacement bars, soy milk and fruit-juice applications.

"This latest success for Clarinol CLA further supports Lipid Nutrition’s commitment to scientifically based ingredients that provides healthy benefits for consumers,” says Katinka Abbenbroek, chief executive officer of Lipid Nutrition. “Clarinol CLA is the most effective and application friendly CLA on the market for reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle that a food or dairy company could include in their product lines."

With GRAS approval for Clarinol CLA, food companies are now in the position to add this ingredient to their products and make unique and marketable claims around reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle based on a body of clinical science that spans more than 20 years. Consumer interest in CLA has increased due to the accumulated research on the importance of body fat reduction and lean muscle mass with regards to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

“Clarinol CLA provides an exceptional opportunity for American food companies to differentiate themselves on a crowded grocery store shelf or refrigerated dairy section of the store,” Abbenbroek says. “It currently is one of the only weight-management ingredients available for functional foods which make it very unique in the market place.”


About Clarinol CLA

A clinical trial with Clarinol CLA published in the April 2007 issue of the British Journal of Nutrition clearly established that Clarinol CLA reduced fat mass in specific locations on the body, such as the abdomen and thighs. The Clarinol CLA supplemented group demonstrated fat mass reduction after three months. This further supports the existing body of evidence which provides a strong basis for a weight management claim on consumer packaging.

Clarinol CLA is available in both a liquid and a powder form. This allows a food or dairy company more possibilities to integrate the weight management benefits of Clarinol CLA into different types of applications.

Additionally, Clarinol CLA won the prestigious award for Best Slimming Ingredient in 2005 in France organized by the international scientific organization International Society for Antioxidant in Nutrition and Health.


About Lipid Nutrition

Lipid Nutrition is a global leader in the supply of scientifically sound lipid ingredients from natural origin, which improve and maintain health and well-being. The multi-awarded company holds a strong position in weight management products like Clarinol CLA and PinnoThin, a next-generation appetite suppressant. Next to weight management, Lipid Nutrition offers a variety of branded products like Marinol concentrated fish oils for heart health and brain development, and Betapol human milk fat replacer for infant nutrition.


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