Benegut® is able to improve gastrointestinal discomfort in healthy people

Langenfeld, Germany, 27 February 2013, Vital Solutions GmbH, a specialist in natural product development, sales and marketing is pleased to announce that results of a human study showed that daily supplementation with Benegut® supports gastrointestinal health.

Benegut®, the proprietary Perilla frutescens leaf extract used in this study, contains a specific ratio of selected flavonoids, particularly Vicenin 2, in combination with rosmarinic acid; all active compounds naturally found in Perilla.

Benegut® improved all investigated symptoms (bloating, passage of gas, GI-rumbling, feeling of fullness and abdominal discomfort) significantly over the four week intake phase and was particularly effective to reduce bloating and abdominal discomfort in women.

“Study results confirm the mode of action of Perilla extract, which we investigated in in vitro
and ex vivo studies. Perilla extract has proven prokinetic and anti-spasmodic efficacy, beneficial to reduce these kind of GI symptoms”, said Dr. Hajime Fujii, President/ COO at Amino Up Chemical Co. Ltd. (Sapporo, Japan)

In the double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel design human study, 50 healthy people, ages 30-70, were administered capsules containing 150mg proprietary Perilla frutescens leaf extract twice a day, for 4 weeks. 80% of volunteers taking Benegut® reported substantial improvement of gastrointestinal discomfort.

“Benegut® contributes to quality of life”, said Dr. Sybille Buchwald-Werner, Managing Director at Vital Solutions, “The study results are very promising, taking in consideration the challenging set up of a nutritional human study with healthy volunteers and the area of digestive health, which is known for high placebo effects.”

Benegut® is a product of Vital Solutions. Benegut® is a high quality, sustainable natural ingredient, which is IP protected and approved to be used in food supplements in Europe and the U.S.

About Vital Solutions GmbH:
Vital Solutions is a private limited company with its headquarters in Langenfeld, Germany. Vital Solutions works globally in the field of natural ingredients for use in food, functional food, dietary supplements and cosmetics. Benegut® is one of several promising ingredients covering a range of important health benefits in the Vital Solutions innovation pipeline.
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About Amino Up Chemical Co., Ltd.
Amino Up Chemical is a biotechnology company that develops and commercializes novel natural bioactive compounds and supports clinical and basic research on its products, both in-house and at highly prestigious universities and clinics around the world. In addition to AHCC, Amino Up’s products include Oligonol (the world’s first commercially produced low molecular weight polyphenol from lychee fruit) and GCP (a genistein-rich highly bioavailable soy-based compound).Both AHCC and Oligonol have won multiple industry recognition, including the prestigious Nutracon Award

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