Successful research collaboration between Nektium and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

13 July 2018

With the recent launch of its patent-pending botanical extract Zynamite®, a sports nutrition ingredient for the food supplement industry, Nektium is spot on with the current demand for natural ergogenic and mental energy caffeine replacement products.

Zynamite® was researched by Nektium´s R&D team over a period of three years. In keeping with Nektium´s evidence-based research philosophy, the product is backed by several preclinical studies and two clinical trials.

A successful research collaboration was established between Nektium and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) with the university team led by Professor José A. L. Calbet, Head of the Human Performance Lab of the Department of Physical Education and member of the Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences (IUIBS).

After a promising pilot study, a formal clinical trial was done to investigate the sports performance activities of Zynamite®. The findings from this trial were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology in a paper titled “Mangifera indica L. leaf extract in combination with luteolin or Quercetin enhances VO2peak and peak power output and preserves skeletal muscle function during ischemia-reperfusion in humans”.  The full scientific paper is available at

The clinical research on Zynamite® from this successful university-industry collaboration contributed to Zynamite® being awarded the “Ingredient of the year” trophy in the sports nutrition category at the Vitafoods Show in Geneva, Switzerland in May.

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