High Quality Goji Berry dry extract
To wish you well-being and longevity using EPO’s botanicals!
Botanical information: Goji berries (Lycium barbarum L.) belong to the Solanaceae family that yields numerous foods, including potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants. Goji is usually found in Asia, particularly in Northwestern China. The plant is known as kuko in Japan and gugija in Korea, while its common name, Goji, derives from the Chinese name gouqi.
Active compounds: The high biological activity components are polysaccharides, carotenoids, phenolic acids and flavonoids. Moreover, Goji berries can also be an excellent source of macronutrients and micronutrients, including minerals and vitamins.
Galenic form: Goji Berry dry extract is standardized to contain 40% polysaccharides.
Traditional uses: Goji berries have become popular over the years due to its public acceptance as a “superfood” with highly advantageous antioxidant and nutritive properties. It is also widely used for its cardiovascular and ocular protective effects and its ability to decrease blood lipids and glycemia.
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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.
Fireweed is a spontaneous plant, traditionally used for prostate ailments. From this plant (Epilobium angustifolium L.), we produces a concentrated dry extract, standardized to contain 15% Oenothein B, for food supplements.
The promotion of biodiversity, organic cultivation and circular economy is a value we share with NeoruraleHub, in fact we have partnered with them to create the first plantation of Fireweed!
Watch the video to learn more about this innovative project and contact us for further information on efficacy studies!
Here the right botanicals by EPO
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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!
Nature, Tradition and Science serving beauty!
we have selected some extracts to help you to formulate a food supplement for skin care! Botanicals have always been a perfect adjuvant for the beauty of the skin and body.
Download here a short monograph and do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
We will be present, as every year, at VITAFOODS 2019.
Don’t miss our new extracts and visit us at stand G112
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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/
Strengthening its focus on health, sustainability and ecology, EPO Srl is launching a new line of organic products.
What are the offers?
Lemon balm – Organic
Melissa officinalis L., known as Lemon balm, is a perennial herbaceous plant, typical of the Mediterranean areas, with a strong lemon scent. It has been traditionally used as antispasmodic, mild sedative (anxiolytic) and nootropic (for memory improvement); it has also antioxidant, anti-thyroid and antiviral activity. It is recommended for insomnia of nervous origin and for gastro-enteric ailments.
Download here our brochure on Lemon balm and contact us for more information!
Passion flower – Organic
Passiflora incarnata L., known as Passion flower, is a perennial herbaceous plant, widely cultivated in Central and South America and Europe. It is traditionally used for the relief of mild symptoms of mental stress and as sleep aid in insomnia, mental fatigue and menopause. It is also used as spasmolytic and carminative.
Download here our brochure on Passion flower and contact us for more information!
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Regione Lombardia – biologico
Legambiente – biologico
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.
Visit www.omeolipid.com for more information on the effects and usage of Omeolipid and contact us for technical documents.
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!
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/