2024 Update

Ingredients to support women’s health from adolescents to seniors.

At the Barentz/Biogredia January 2024 health summit we heard from a wide range of expert external speakers. Additionally, our supply partners presented details of some of the ingredients from their portfolios which can support women’s health at all life stages.

  • Kerry highlighted Caronositol® Fertility which shows support regarding fertility and during pregnancy, LC40® to support breastfeeding, and Luprenol® to relieve the discomfort of menopause.
    • Caronositol® from Kerry division, Biosearch Life, helps improve the fertility rate in women suffering from infertility issues associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and shows support in increased pregnancy rates, decreased miscarriage rates, and improved live-birth rates. Click here for more on Caronositol®
    • Luprenol® from Kerry division, Biosearch Life, is a new natural ingredient useful to relieve the discomfort of menopause. Higher potency and a faster effect than soy isoflavones on menopausal symptoms. Luprenol™ is a natural Hops extract standardized 8-Prenyl Naringenin, a molecule identified as the most powerful phytoestrogen. It is 100 times more potent than soy isoflavones, which is absorbed directly, unlike isoflavones.  Its benefits can be noticed in just 6 weeks
  • Gencor highlighted Levagen+®, which is scientifically backed for menstrual pain, HydroCurc® which supports iron absorption, and Libifem® for menopause and sexual health support.
    • Libifem® from Gencor Pacific is a standardised fenugreek extract clinically proven to support sexual health and menopausal symptoms including hot flushes and night sweats, and improves physical, psychosocial and sexual functioning, helping to heighten sexual arousal and desire.  Research indicated reduced menopausal symptoms (hot flashes and night sweats), improvement in vasomotor, psychosocial, physical and sexual symptoms domains, with increased estradiol, sexual desire and arousal
  • Pharmactive told us about affron®, which demonstrates improved mood, reduced stress, and aids sleep, all of which can support all stages of menopause.
    • affron® from Pharmactive demonstrates improved mood in menopausal women – perimenopausal women taking affron® for 12 weeks experienced a reduction of 32-33% in low mood and occasional stress, without undesirable oestrogenic effects. Click here for more on affron®
  • Gnosis by Lesaffre told us about Quatrefolic®, with benefits through infancy, childhood, fertility, pregnancy to menopause, and MenaQ7®, a K2 for healthier bones, cardiovascular health and also supporting hormonal changes.
    • Quatrefolic® – Developed by Gnosis by Lesaffre,is a fourth-generation folate guaranteeing improved bioavailability, with benefits through all life stages – infants and children, fertility, pregnancy and menopause. Click here for more on Quatrefolic®
    • vitaMK7® and MenaQ7® from Gnosis by Lesaffre – Increasing natural vitamin K2 intake results in healthier bones and a healthier cardiovascular system as consumption of vitamin K2-rich foods may not be adequate to cover the body’s needs. Click here for more on K2 Matrix products®
  • PLT presented Nutricog® to address mental performance challenges and improve cognition, ApresFlex® with scientific support to improve joint comfort, and Slendacor®, which can assist in healthy weight management.
  • Eggnovo told delegates about Ovoderm® for Hair, Skin, and Nails, and Ovomet® to support joint and tendon health.
  • Genosa outlined the benefits of Hytolive®, effective in alleviating symptoms of menopause through reduction in inflammatory markers and blood lipid levels.
  • Phynova introduced us to Reducose®, helping to keep insulin balanced, which can be harder to maintain during and after menopause.

Biogredia’s portfolio offers numerous ingredients which offer functionality in the area of women’s health

In addition to those featured at the 2024 summit, here are some other ingredients which should be considered for women’s health formulations.

  • Sensoril® Ashwagandha from Kerry displays attributes which include lowest clinically substantiated dosing for reducing overall stress/anxiety – patented, and with THREE bioactives. Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha): This extract is rich in flavonoids that provide support for relaxation, mood and sleep. It also has adaptogenic properties. Commiphora mukul: This extract is best known for helping to maintain cholesterol and triglyceride levels that are already within the normal range. Click here for more on Sensoril 
  • Genopause® from Gencor Pacific is a blend of four Ayurvedic herbal extracts clinically proven to reduce menopausal symptoms.  Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi): This plant supports a healthy immune system.  Asparagus racemosus: Known for its support of stress reduction, this plant helps to balance the body during menopause.
  • Liboost® from Pharmactive, is a damiana extract (Turnera diffusa) standardised to ≥1.5% bioflavonoids by HPLC and to a pool of 3 biomolecules, which have been related to sexual appetite boost properties. Research has investigated key areas of desire/arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain, with the conclusion that Liboost®️ promotes normal sexual activity and desire. Click here for more on Liboost®

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