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Solving the Caffeine Paradox

Solving the Caffeine Paradox

Caffeine helps us stay alert and focus but can also cause anxiousness that makes it hard to… well, focus – a contradiction that has inspired further research.

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Solving the Caffeine Paradox

Caffeine helps us stay alert and focus but can also cause anxiousness that makes it hard to… well, focus – a contradiction that has inspired further research.

The Heart of Plant Based Meats

No disrespect to the original veggie burgers, but consumers may never settle for dry, spongy patties again… not after trying an Impossible Burger. The bar is set on what is forecasted to be an $85 billion industry by 2030.

Winning in the Early Stages of Craft Spirits

Winning in the Early Stages of Craft Spirits

While many beverage brands will succeed or fail within their first two years, whiskey will be slowly aging in barrels.  To have success in craft spirits, a now nearly four-billion-dollar industry, it is worth the wait.  For up and coming Longtucky™ Spirits, the...

Don’t Sleep on Organic, Soluble Turmeric

PurTurmeric™, an innovative, superior quality turmeric extract, yields a complex flavor and full solubility for simple formulation. Look for this new ingredient from Applied Food Sciences (AFS) at BevNET Live and IFT, 2018. Trending TurmericOrganic Certified &...

Anything but CBD – The Real Opportunity in Hemp

Anything but CBD – The Real Opportunity in Hemp

Picture this – by 2030, the licensed land to grow hemp expects to increase to over 9M acres.[i] But experts predict nearly 80% of the future allocation will go towards grains, not CBD! It is quite a contrast to our current state of affairs, where we dedicate more than 525,000 acres licensed for hemp use almost entirely to phytocannabinoid production. Hemp stock (fiber) and seeds (grain) remain...

Big Opportunity for Hemp Heart Oil

Let this sink in for a moment. In only a little over a year after passing the 2018 Farm Bill, the US had issued nearly 20,000 licenses to grow hemp, and firms had committed over 500,000 acres of land to its use.[i] By the end of 2019, the 479% growth in licensed acreage was almost entirely...

Tech Experts Launch Free-Flowing Curcumin

Downtime… The Struggle is Real Working with traditional curcumin ingredients can be a manufacturer’s nightmare because turmeric causes caking in production lines and stains equipment.  In fact, due to the drastically lengthier cleanup times, some companies refuse to take on turmeric projects altogether.  Production runs involving traditional turmeric extracts can incur post-production clean...

Industry News

5 Notes from Vitafoods Europe 2019

Europe has a lot to offer the natural products industry and at the Vitafoods Europe Show held every year in Geneva, Switzerland, many of the latest EU innovations are on display.  For Applied Food Sciences (AFS) participating in this show is an important avenue to...

Applied Food Sciences Gains Non-GMO Project Verification

Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) has taken the next step in demonstrating transparency by getting four of its core ingredients Non-GMO Project Verified. The company’s PurCaf organic caffeine headlines a list of sustainably sourced offerings. PurCaf Organic Caffeine – a 95% caffeine extract from organic green coffee beansPurTea Organic Caffeine – a 90% caffeine...

Three Steps to Achieve Transparency in Beverages

When it comes to beverages, the full concept of “clean" goes beyond incorporating natural ingredients into a formula. It aligns more with demonstrating the transparency of the product as a whole. This is because the premise behind “clean label" is consumers are skeptical of what manufacturers say about their products, so transparency is needed to build trust....

Ingredient Manufacturer Announces Non-GMO Project Verified Caffeine Ingredient

Ingredient Manufacturer Announces Non-GMO Project Verified Caffeine Ingredient

Austin, TX – Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) takes the next step in demonstrating complete transparency by getting four of its core ingredients Non-GMO Project Verified. The company’s PurCaf® organic caffeine headlines a list of innovative and sustainably sourced offerings by AFS. PurCaf® Organic Caffeine – a 95% caffeine extract from organic green coffee beansPurTea™ Organic Caffeine – a 90% caffeine extract from organic green...

An eGuide to Supply Chain Stewardship, Going Beyond Sustainability

The concept of "stewardship" may seem like an esoteric or cutting-edge noun to the supply chain, but to the consumer it is an increasingly important verb—a corporate ethic—characterized by social, environmental and ethical accountability. In today's market consumers want quality products with healthy ingredients produced with a values-driven mindset; not because it’s en vogue, but because it’s the right thing to do. In this...

Applied Food Sciences Inc. Opens State-of-the-art Innovation Center

Applied Food Sciences Inc. Opens State-of-the-art Innovation Center

Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) demonstrates a commitment to innovation in food, nutrition and life sciences with the grand opening of a Midwest-based Innovation Center in Iowa City, Iowa. The Austin-based company, Applied Food Sciences, is a natural ingredient supplier specializing in botanical extracts for food, beverages and supplements. The newly opened Research and Development Center, is a multi-million-dollar investment...

Applied Food Sciences Reveal New Kava Product

Applied Food Sciences Reveal New Kava Product

After more than a decade of some negative attention, Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS), along with other industry experts, have set out to set the record straight about the safety and efficacy of Kava, an ingredient well known for it’s anti-anxiety benefits. The KAVOA...

AMATEA Guayusa Tea Extract – Applied Food Sciences Caffeine Leaf?

Article by: Supplement Police Guayusa or ‘Ilex guayusa’ as it is commonly referred to as in the amazon rainforest, is a species of tree from the family of the ‘holly genus’ plants. In terms of specific regionality, the leaves are naturally found as well as cultivated in upper Amazonian regions of Ecuador, northeastern Peru, and southwestern Colombia, (basically in regions that lie anywhere...

AFS issues Patent for Producing Guayusa Extract

AFS issues Patent for Producing Guayusa Extract

AFS is pleased to announce it is the exclusive owner of U.S. Patent #9345707, a process patent that covers the production of enriched natural guayusa, from a single source plant, containing antioxidants, amino acids and caffeine.  The purpose of this process patent is to create a highly water...

3 Reasons Energy Drinks will continue to dominate the shelf

In 1987, an energy drink was sold for the very first time in its home market of Austria.  The original beverage, at the time called Krating Daeng, was actually a Thai energy drink marketed to truckers, farmers, and construction workers.  It wasn’t until Austrian business man, Dietrich Mateschitz, drank this formula to cure his jet lag that Red Bull finally “got its wiiings” and a new category...

AFS Opens State-of-the-art Innovation Center

Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) invests in the University of Iowa choosing its BioVentures Center (BVC) to be location for the company's newest branch for plant-based ingredient innovation. AUSTIN, Texas - Jan. 19, 2017 - PRLog -- Applied Food Sciences,...

New Kava Extract Focused on Addressing Safety Concerns

Safety concerns have long dogged the kava Piper methysticum market, but Applied Food Sciences (AFS; Austin, TX) has introduced a new kava extract that it says is produced with special concern for top safety issues surrounding kava production. Its new Kavoa kava extract is designed for the...

The Next Standard of Kava Could Raise the Bar on the Relaxation Market

The Next Standard of Kava Could Raise the Bar on the Relaxation Market

Experts at the International Conference on Kava in Honolulu, Hawaii, say Standardization in Quality is the Key to a Successful Future for Kava. Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) recently attended the International Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on Kava (KAVA2015) where the state of the industry for kava sold within the US and...

Archive News

AFS Opens State-of-the-art Innovation Center

Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) invests in the University of Iowa choosing its BioVentures Center (BVC) to be location for the company's newest branch for plant-based ingredient innovation. AUSTIN, Texas - Jan. 19,...

New Kava Extract Focused on Addressing Safety Concerns

Safety concerns have long dogged the kava Piper methysticum market, but Applied Food Sciences (AFS; Austin, TX) has introduced a new kava extract that it says is produced with special concern for top safety issues surrounding kava production. Its new Kavoa kava...

Applied Food Sciences Reveal New Kava Product

After more than a decade of some negative attention, Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS), along with other industry experts, have set out to set the record straight about the safety and efficacy of Kava, an ingredient well known for it’s anti-anxiety benefits. The KAVOA...

The Return of Safe Kava – White Paper

New Extract for Relaxation, Reduced Stress, and Sleep Traditionally, kava is consumed as a beverage obtained through the infusion of ground kava root and/or rhizome in water. Today several extracts standardized in the biologically active constituents kavalactones...

Green tea extract makes a splash in the energy drink market

Energy drinks are big business. And, despite setbacks in recent years, are still popular among Americans, with projected growth of 52% from 2014-2019, according to data from market research firm, Mintel. In 2015, energy drinks took up 6.2% of the total US soft drink...

It’s Your Caffeine that’s the Problem

PurCaf® is 92% Pure Caffeine Are you a 92%er? Most #OrganicCaffeine is only 30% caffeine. by vol. which means it takes more than 300mg to form a single dose! #Seriously!?! Use @PurCaf! PurCaf® is USDA and Eco-Cert Organic....