Based on its recent analysis of the European sports nutrition and health ingredients market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Spain-based Nektium Pharma with the 2019 European New Product Innovation Award for its novel natural botanical extract, Zynamite®. This product has demonstrated significant ergogenic and nootropic properties including faster reaction time and better mental and physical performance. It is a safe and sustainable alternative to caffeine, with nutritional benefits that are superior to those of competing natural extracts.
“Nektium launched the novel, patent-pending Mangifera indica extract, Zynamite®, which is derived from mango leaves and composed of 60 percent mangiferin, a xanthone. It has been shown to have ergogenic and nootropic properties that enable early mental activation; better mental and physical performance; and dramatic increases in peak power, mean power output, VO2 max, muscle oxygen utilisation, and brain oxygenation. It is also an inhibitor of catechol-O-methyltransferase, or COMT, which has anti-addictive potential,” said Smriti Sharma, industry analyst. “While other companies too have developed novel herbal or plant-based nootropic agents, none offer the combination of benefits that Zynamite® does.”
The company has already conducted four clinical studies on Zynamite® and is in the middle of a fifth. Its strong patent portfolio, with three pending patents for different attributes of the mangiferin extract, protects its first-mover advantage. The company showed that the activation mechanism of Zynamite® on the central nervous system is different to that of caffeine but with a surprisingly similar effect, which gives it an edge over other key natural extracts. Furthermore, Zynamite® has shown no side effects among users. As mango leaves are available year-round, the product meets sustainability and clean label requirements.
Nektium has developed a proprietary technology for concentrating mangiferin and excluding allergens. Its main advantage as an ingredient manufacturer is that its entire operation is conducted under one roof, presenting it with full control over all processes and the freedom to enforce strict quality standards. Its state-of-the-art purification technology limits concentrations of pesticides or other residues and ensures that the relative concentration of bioactive compounds is maintained across different batches.
“Zynamite® can be formulated into powders, tablets, chewing gums, gummies, chocolates, and beverages, so potential buyers may find creative application areas for the product,” noted Sharma. “Several market giants use Zynamite due to its strong benefits, detailed testing process, and lack of side effects, and the company is expected to sustain this momentum in the future.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognises the value-added features/benefits of the product and the faster return on investment it gives to the customers, which, in turn, raises customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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About Nektium Pharma
Nektium (nektium.com) carefully integrates traditional knowledge, nature and science to make outstanding botanical extracts. The innovative botanical ingredients company discovers, develops and commercializes science-based natural ingredients through close integration of the departments of R&D, production and Quality Assurance. Nektium provides seamless research-based solutions to the nutraceutical industry with an ingredient portfolio that includes branded ingredients and standardized extracts.
Contact: Deborah Thoma - Marketing Manager at Nektium Pharma
P: +34 928734132 - E: dthoma[.]nektium.com.
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