Botanical extracts for a broad variety of health applications is what customers will find at the Spanish ingredient developer and manufacturer Nektium. Its flagship product is Xanthigen, a formula of two natural ingredients, targeted towards weight management.
Obesity and diabetes are an increasingly prevalent problem in our lives - not just in Europe, but the world over. The reason is obvious: energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Nevertheless, many people struggle to follow a healthy lifestyle by combining a balanced diet with physical exercise.
There are numerous approaches that people who are overweight can follow, in order to bring their weight under control. One option is to support a healthy lifestyle with supplements that attack fat reserves. Different types of fats in our bodies, such as brown adipose tissue and white adipose tissue, have different functions. The primary purpose of brown adipose tissue is thermogenesis - generating heat by burning calories - which remains a key factor in controlling weight. White adipose tissue, on the contrary, stores fat in the body.
Previously, it was believed that white adipose tissue is not able to adopt the features of brown adipose tissue, but research has proved the opposite. Xanthigen is based on this finding, making the browning of white adipose tissue possible.
Xanthigen is a clinically studied formulation of a standardised extract of brown seaweed and pomegranate seed oil - both proven weight-management ingredients.
The bioactive compounds fucoxanthin, from brown seaweed, and punicic acid, from pomegranate seed oil, are the basis for the patented formulation. The synergy between these two extracts promotes weight loss by increasing energy expenditure by as much as 400kcal through the browning of white adipose tissue. As a result, body and liver fat is reduced. Together with a balanced diet and exercise programme, Xanthigen is the ideal solution to contribute positively to controlling weight.