Spain-based company Nektium, developer and manufacturer of branded ingredients and standardised extracts, announced that Zynamite is now self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) after a thorough toxicology and safety data evaluation by an external expert panel.

After launching Zynamite in 2018 and the successful commercialization of the ingredient in a number of countries, the ingredient is now GRAS self-affirmed and will therefore be launched in the US. Nektium´s distribution partner in North America, PLT Health Solutions will market Zynamite as a food ingredient that provides mental and physical energy. In the US, Zynamite will be presented at Supply Side West, taking place from 15-19 October.

“Obtaining the GRAS status will open new opportunities for Zynamite to be included in formulations of US companies, which is yet the biggest market of nutraceutical ingredients and we are very excited to be launching Zynamite with our partner PLT,” says Bruno Berheide, Strategy & Business Development Director at Nektium.

Zynamite is a proprietary, patent-pending, science based natural ingredient from mango leaves that is standardised to ≥60% mangiferin. Several clinical studies on the ingredient on its own and in combination demonstrate that it has similar stimulating effects, compared to those of caffeine, however without the typical negative side effects that caffeine is known for. The ingredient works both, on enhancing cognitive function as well as on improving sports performance.