Established in Milan, EPO Srl is a family company, specialized in the production of high quality botanical extracts since 1933. The extracts are suitable for the food (food and food supplements), pharmaceutical, feed and cosmetic industries; they are also used in the textile and detergent industry, as well as in agriculture.
EPO is the Italian acronym of “Estratti Piante Officinali” that means extracts made from medicinal plants.
The company, which is still based in Milan, has modern production facilities and a GMP-certified pharmaceutical department in Fizzonasco di Pieve Emanuele (MI), in the southern part of Milan, an area characterized by an agricultural vocation, where the food supply chain is strongly present.
NUTRACEUTICAL AND FOODExtracts for food supplements, covering 14 health areas; extractsfor drinks, functional foods, sweets, chocolate, and dairy products
PHARMACEUTICAL AND COSMETICExtracts as APIs, extracts for medical devicesand for cosmetic applications
FEEDExtracts for feed and additives
AGRICULTUREExtracts used as natural insecticides and biostimulants
TEXTILEExtracts used as natural dyes and for textile finishing
CLEANSINGExtracts for natural detergents for the environment and personal hygiene
Let prostate problems fly away... with the right ingredient!
What is it? ENOTprost is the new extract of Epilobium angustifolium L. standardized to contain 15% Oenothein B, one of the most active compounds of this plant!
The botanical species is certified by the DNA barcoding analysis.
Why should I use it? Its effects are prostate-specific: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant! The inflammation and oxidative stress should be fought and controlled as they are risk factors for the development and cronicity of prostatic problems: the most common is the inflammation (prostatitis), as well as the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and cancer (prostatic adenocarcinoma).
Who can use it? Subjects with higher risk are men aged 50 and over, although prostatitis can also affect young people, especially sportsmen and cyclists.
How to get it? Ask for a sample and click here to learn more about efficacy studies!
Omeolipid is an association of Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.), Caihua (Cyclanthera pedata (L.) Schrad.) and Fenu greek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.)
that can be used in food supplements.
Omeolipid combines the traditions of three different countries:
Artichoke is a Mediterranean plant; its cultivation in Europe dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. Its active substances (caffeoylquinic acids, flavonoids, sesquiterpene lactones) are concentrated in the leaf, acting as digestive, colagougue, hepatoprotective and depurative.
Caihua is a traditional plant from South America; the fruit contains flavonoids and in Peru its use is documented since 3700 b.C. as hypothensive, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and hypocholesterolemic.
Fenu greek is a milestone of the Ayurvedic medicine, alleviating kapha and vata. The seeds contain saponines, coumarines, flavonoids and alkaloids. They have hypocholesterolemic, diuretic, diaphoretic, carminative, hypoglycemic, demulcent properties and they are traditionally used to treat obesity and diabetes.
Click here to download the full report and to get more information on the effects and usage of Omeolipid and contact us for technical documents.
EPO is involved in many national and international projects both as a partner or project leader.
The goal is the continuous improvement of our products in terms of efficacy and safety, our facilities and our environment.
EPO Srl is one of the 12 partners (9 SME and 3 Universities) of the Foodnet project, promoted and funded by Regione Lombardia. The project objective is to improve the diet of senior people (65+) by providing them with the nutrients they need through smart and tasty functional food. EPO Srl is entrusted to identify, evaluate and produce botanical extracts as innovative ingredients for functional food.
For more information: https://www.eposrl.com/foodnet/
EPO 4 GREEN aims to the improvement of product quality and environment, acting on production processes and technologies, with the special attention to the reduction of the use of primary resources, as water and electricity.
For more information: https://www.eposrl.com/epo-4green/
CINNAMON IS NOT ONLY A SPICE!
Cinnamon is one of the oldest known herbs: obtained from an exotic tree, indigenous to Sri Lanka and Southwest India, it is mentioned in the Bible as well as in Sanskrit, Egyptian, Greek and Roman texts. Its inner bark, after drying and curling into rolls known as “sticks” or “quills”, is mainly used as a spice, especially in Christmas cookies, herbal teas and other winter comfort foods or delicacies. Nevertheless, Cinnamon can claim a very long traditional use, as a tonic, carminative, spasmolytic, eupeptic and antiseptic agent; in Ayurvedic medicine Cinnamon is a major digestive herb, but it is also said to improve circulation, nocturia, arthritis, male impotency and cardiac insufficiency. In recent times the plant has attracted much interest for its ability to lower serum lipids and blood glucose: in a meta-analysis the consumption of Cinnamon was associated with a statistically significant decrease in levels of fasting plasma glucose, total cholesterol, LDL-C, triglycerides levels and an increase of HDL-C levels, while in a recent randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial the intake of 1 g Cinnamon powder for 12 weeks reduced fasting blood glucose and glycosylated Hb among poorly controlled type 2 diabetes patients.
Those benefits have been attributed to cinnamaldehyde and to the polyphenolic fraction, some natural, powerful antioxidants and radical scavengers.
ARE YOU SURE THAT YOU ARE USING THE RIGHT CINNAMON?
The name ‘Cinnamon’ is correctly used to refer to Ceylon Cinnamon, also known as ‘True Cinnamon’ (Cinnamomum verum J. Presl). Despite this, other species are sometimes sold as Cinnamon, i.e. Chinese Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia (Nees & T.Nees) J.Presl). The True Cinnamon is considered totally safe, while there is a concern about the Chinese one, especially in case of prolonged use, due to its coumarin content; Chinese Cinnamon is a cheaper alternative to the true spice coming from Sri Lanka and recent studies have proved that most of the Cinnamon powder on the food market is mislabeled and comes from Chinese Cinnamon.
EPO SRL is now launching a Cinnamon extract for the food market, whose botanical species is certified through DNA barcoding test, a technique for characterizing species using a short DNA sequence from a standard part of the genome; the technique is similar to a supermarket scanner, which identifies products by reading black bars of the UPC (Universal Product Code): the sample is identified by finding the closest matching between its isolated DNA sequence and a reference sequence of an official barcode database.
EPO’s True Cinnamon Dry Extract, standardised to contain 25-30% polyphenols, associates the taste and flavour of the powdered spice with safety and health benefits, especially in cardiovascular protection and glycemia control, of a concentrated source, such as an extract.
EPO Srl has always been committed with the protection of the environment and the promotion of culture. EPO Srl supports the FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano - by joining the Corporate Golden Donor membership program. FAI keeps and opens several historical properties, preventing their degradation, hence promoting the conservation of the cultural heritage of Italy; moreover, FAI sustains the environment protection and contributes to culture dissemination.
EPO - sostiene il FAI
For more information visit https://www.fondoambiente.it/
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) is a well-known Mediterranean plant, belonging to the Lamiaceae family. The thyme extract is traditionally used as natural remedy for many purposes. Therefore, download our brochure and do not miss the properties of our thyme extract!