Natural Health Resources & Products To Fight Illness
To improve health and well-being worldwide, Ingredia’s dairy-based bioactive ingredients are used in numerous applications such as dietary supplements or functional foods and beverages. They are clinically proven and sought after for their recognized positive effects on health and well-being.
For Stress Management
Lactium® is a milk protein hydrolysate which contains a unique bioactive decapeptide. This decapeptide, also called α-casozepine, renowned for its soothing and relaxing properties. It significantly reduces stress-related symptoms, both from chronic and acute stress.
Lactium®’s efficacy was proven through 9 clinical studies in a total of over 500 healthy volunteers. Lactium® is a natural ingredient and does not induce any side effects. It can be used by adults and children alike with the right dosage. Lactium® has been used worldwide for over 15 years. It is specifically recommended for people susceptible to stress and anxiety (pressure at work, exams, tobacco withdrawal, dieting, sleep disorders, etc.).
In April 2020, US FDA authorized 7 claims for Lactium®. The dietary supplements manufacturers featuring Lactium® in their products for adults will be able to communicate on the benefits of this unique bioactive.
It is obviously a great recognition of the efficacy of Lactium on stress and how it can really help people who have issues coping with stress.
For Blood Sugar Management
Pep2Dia® is a patented milk protein hydrolysate containing AP dipeptides which inhibit alpha-glucosidase. This digestive enzyme hydrolyses polysaccharides into glucose, aiding their absorption. The action of inhibiting alpha-glucosidase enables blood sugar levels to be regulated.
Scientifically proven to reduce blood sugar levels, Pep2Dia® was created following several years of research by the partnership between Ingredia and the LIENSs laboratory, a National Centre for Scientific Research at the University of La Rochelle (France), and has been tested in pre-clinical and clinical studies.
Taken before a meal by individuals who are prediabetic, Pep2Dia® significantly reduces postprandial (post-meal) blood sugar levels. Pep2Dia® has been developed in order to reduce the blood glucose levels of people who are prediabetic, which are higher than normal.
For Immune & Digestive Health
Prodiet® Lactoferrin is a pure and native lactoferrin that has iron-binding capabilities. Thanks to Ingredia’s know-how and expertise, Prodiet® Lactoferrin is non-denatured, retaining lactoferrin’s native structure in its greatest purity.
Numerous scientific studies have highlighted lactoferrin’s effects on innate and adaptive immune responses through the stimulation of immune cells. In vitro studies have also shown that Prodiet® Lactoferrin boosts the growth and differentiation of intestinal cells; thereby strengthening the immune system and digestive health.
Prodiet® Lactoferrin is suitable for people with iron-deficiencies, prone to intestinal disorders or wanting to boost their immune defenses.
Innovative Micellar Casein
Micellar caseins are milk proteins naturally rich in casein and micellar calcium. Micellar caseins are very high added-value proteins thanks to their optimized casein/native whey protein ratio (92/8) as well as their particularly high levels in bioavailable calcium. Our manufacturing process allows us to concentrate micellar caseins in their native form. We therefore obtain more efficient functional and nutritional proteins.
High Protein Beverages
PRODIET® Fluid is a native protein extracted from milk in a non-denaturing filtration process in order to preserve all of its functional and nutritional properties. Our micellar casein PRODIET® Fluid makes it possible to reach a very high protein content (up to 14% protein) in beverages while maintaining very good fluidity and a great taste.
PRODIET® Fluid allows for a slow and gradual release of amino acids for several hours after ingesting proteins, thus promoting muscle synthesis. The amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are released into the blood stream through the digestion process. Among other things, they play a key role in the building of your muscle mass. PRODIET® Fluid can therefore be used in various products already on the market, in sports and diet nutrition.
Non-GMO Project Verified Dairy Ingredients
Ingredia is positioned to help our customers participate in this growing market.
The demand for non-GMO Project Verified products has risen every year since 2010 (most significantly in the last three years). Participation in this effort is not for our own benefit, but for the well being of our consumers, and to help protect our environment.
With a delay in government regulations, consumers will continue to need a verification they can trust for their products. This is a large opportunity for manufacturers to showcase product purity and clean labels with non-GMO ingredients.
Ingredia offers non-GMO Project Verified protein solutions for the U.S. market to meet consumer demand thanks to its unique milk collection.
Grass fed cow specifications by Via Lacta
Every member of our network is committed to promote our breeding model, our expertise in cutting-edge technologies and our research program for milk’s preservation at its richest and purest.
Ingredia’s expertise relies on soft, non-denaturing methods allowing us to collect the best milk components in their native form and to retain their properties and benefits.
The welfare of our cows ensures superior quality! They receive an environmentally responsible non-GMO diet and are raised in pastures and on straw, always respecting their natural rhythm.
For the well-being of our consumers
By opting for a certified GMO-free diet for our cows, we have listened to and acted on the expectations of our consumers for healthier, more natural food.