28 Mar 2017 — Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) has announced it is now the exclusive owner of a process patent that covers the production of enriched natural guayusa, from a single source plant, containing antioxidants, amino acids and caffeine.
Guayusa is a caffeinated leaf of the holly species that grows only in the upper Amazon, and the purpose of this process patent is to create a highly water-soluble energy ingredient for a healthier application of caffeine, chlorogenic acid antioxidants, catechins antioxidants, and trace elements of other nutritional compounds.
Guayusa extracts made with this patented process are easy to work with in formulation as a featured ingredient for an RTD tea-like beverage or used to produce a functionally enhanced beverage.
In combination with this patent release, Applied Food Sciences is launching its newest branded ingredient offering, AMATEA guayusa extract – a highly water soluble ingredient for the application of focused energy intended in beverages and nutritional supplements.
“While other suppliers are able to present a guayusa ingredient as a micronized powder or a concentrate, they cannot create an extract that exceeds the levels of caffeine and other health compounds greater than the levels present in its natural state,” Brian Zapp, Director of Marketing at Applied Food Sciences, told NutritionInsight.
“This patent really establishes AFS as the sole manufacturer able to create a standardized extract for guayusa that elevates its healthy compounds, including chlorogenic acids and caffeine….
Full article originally posted on NutritionInsight by Hannah Gardiner