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02 Май 2013

Vitafoods Europe 2013


Nexira exhibits at Vitafoods – Booth #1232

Nexira is a world leader in  natural ingredients and active botanical extracts for food, nutrition and dietary supplements.

Nexira’s portfolio of products includes highly functional and nutritional botanical extracts, antioxidants, and a premium range of active ingredients for weight-management, anti-stress, sports nutrition, digestive health and cardiovascular health.

As usual, Vitafoods will be the unmissable international event where Nexira will highlight its latest product news!


>      Enlarged range of botanical extracts

In December 2012, Nexira  acquired Tournay Biotechnologies, a European expert in the extraction of high quality active botanicals for the nutraceutical and dietary supplements industries.

With this new acquisition, Nexira has expanded its own production capacities of natural extracts, and expanded  its portfolio of  botanical extracts.


>      NEW PRODUCT: Simag™

Nexira now offers Simag™, a purified marine extract standardized to different concentrations of magnesium: from 15 to 55%.


>      NEW CLINICAL RESULTS on Serenzo™

 Serenzo™ is an innovative anti-stress ingredient.

The effectiveness of Serenzo at a daily dosage of 500mg was evaluated during an open clinical study conducted on 40 volunteers from 18 to 60 years old with chronic stress.


The study showed that Serenzo™ significantly reduces overall stress scores and confirms its exceptional anti-stress properties:

  • Significant reduction by 53% of the global severity index (SCL-90-R)
  • Reduction by 50% of the Hamilton Anxiety index (HAM-A)…


>      NEW CLINICAL RESULTS on ViNitrox™

ViNitrox™ is a synergistic combination and proprietary formulation of apple and grape polyphenols developed by Nexira.


Nexira highlights the results of the new clinical study conducted on 50 athletes 25-45 years old.

This study demonstrated that ViNitrox™ significantly improves physical capacities thanks to its properties that increase nitric oxide (NO) production and enhance aerobic muscular metabolism:

  • +10% increase in physical training time
  • +13% increase in time before reaching fatigue barrier



Continuously Enlarged range of botanical extracts:

ACQUISITION of Tournay Biotechnology


In December 2012, Nexira Group acquired Tournay Biotechnologies, a European expert in the extraction of active botanicals for the nutraceutical and dietary supplements industries. With this new acquisition, Nexira has expanded its own production capacities of natural extracts, and enriched its portfolio with high quality botanical extracts such as green coffee, green tea extracts and the flagship brand Exocyan™, a unique product line of cranberry extracts standardized on proanthocyanidines (PACs) content.

With 117 years of experience, the family-owned company Nexira continues to reinvent and drive the business to new heights of performance with innovative products, customer partnerships, quality consistency and global supply assurance. By acquiring Tournay Biotechnologies, Nexira consolidates its positioning towards the health and wellness market, which will soon represent 35% of its total sales..

Nexira confirms its growth target of 125 million euros in  sales by 2015.



Simag™, a purified source of marine magnesium


Magnesium is an essential mineral nutrient which plays a role in energy metabolism, mineral homeostasis, neuromuscular and endocrine functions. Global data on the dietary intake of magnesium reveals that the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) are mostly not entirely satisfied while many disorders may be related to magnesium deficiency: depression, anxiety, diabetes, spasms, cramps, cardiovascular disorders, high blood pressure and osteoporosis.

Nexira develops Simag™, a purified sea water extract, particularly rich in magnesium to help cope with magnesium deficiency

Produced thanks to a gentle and solvent free process allowing reduction of sodium and chloride contents, Simag™ is standardized to different concentrations from 15% to 55% of magnesium.

  • Simag™15 :

100% soluble extract with 10 to 15% of magnesium

Powder form suitable for food and beverage


  • Simag™ 55:

100% soluble extract with 55% of magnesium

Fine powder form suitable for tablets and capsules


  • Simag™ 45G:

100% soluble extract with 45% of magnesium

Granulated form for better compression in tablets.


Nutritional & Health claims

Simag™ is thus a source of magnesium and easily allows nutritional claims such as “source of magnesium” or “rich in magnesium”.

Magnesium is an essential nutrient involved in numerous biological processes. The EFSA scientific panel and the European Community have approved 10 health claims for magnesium (regulation N°4322012 EC), which can be thus easily supported by the use of Simag™: Simag™ 55 at a dose of 103mg/day qualifies for nutritional and health claims.


As a purified magnesium source, Simag™ is particularly suitable for numerous health applications such as :

-       Children & teenagers: Magnesium is a key mineral for the construction and growth of bones and teeth. It must be taken on substantial basis.

-       Pregnancy & lactation: Magnesium supplementation is often necessary to satisfy the increased needs of pregnant and lactating women.

-       Osteoporosis & muscle loss: It is recommended to elderly people to supplement their diet in magnesium to avoid bones weakness and muscles losses.

-       Stress, nervosity, tireness & insomnia: Magnesium can help preserving well-being & serenity to cope with the stressful conditions of modern life‘s.

-       Sports nutrition: Muscle contraction requires significant amount of magnesium. Athletes could use twice the RDI to restore their stock after effort.


Come to discover Simag™, the perfect source of magnesium for everyday healthy living.




Serenzo™: Anti-stress natural ingredient


Stressful conditions of life, stress at work are part of our daily living. Everybody is concerned. But stress is also considered as a global phenomenon which can be involved in shortening lifespan and may lead to chronic and degenerative diseases...
Nexira considered carefully this segment in the development of Serenzo™.

Formulated with acacia gum and a special selection of Citrus species, Serenzo™ naturally helps coping with stress.

To confirm the available data on the anti-stress properties of citrus extract, Nexira recently conducted an open clinical study on 40 volunteers aged 18 to 60 years and feeling chronically stressed.


The effectiveness of the ingredient at a daily dosage of 500mg was assessed by stress normative questionnaires such as the Symptom-Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) and the Global Severity Index (GSI), the Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A), the changes of the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ20) and the changes of the Screening Scale of Chronic Stress (SSCS). The tolerability of Serenzo™ was also evaluated with the global assessment of tolerability and the number of adverse events or side effects.


Clinical results

After 12 weeks of treatment, statistically significant reductions were observed on almost all the endpoints. The intake of Serenzo™ during 12 weeks led to a statistically significant reduction of overall scores in all the applied questionnaires.

Serenzo™ significantly reduces overall stress scores and confirms its exceptional anti-stress properties:


  • Serenzo™ induces a significant reduction by 53% of the global severity index (GSI).
  • All the 9 items of the Symptom-Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R), such as anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, somatization…, are significantly reduced with Serenzo™
  • Serenzo™ helps to reduce by 50% the Hamilton Anxiety index (HAM-A) after 12 weeks treatment
  • Serenzo™ induces a significant reduction in items "Worries", “Tension" and "Demands“ whilst increasing the score of the item “Joy” (PSQ 20 questionnaire)
  • 95% of investigators and 87.5% of subjects consider the Serenzo™’s efficiency as moderate, good or very good


Since the implemented questionnaires cover a broad range of stress components, these clinical results indicate that Serenzo™ reduces the subjective feeling of chronic stress in multifaceted real-life aspects, including working life.

The lack of significant difference observed between male and female or between different ages ranges leads to the conclusion that the anti-stress properties of Serenzo™ are beneficial for everyone, independently of age and gender.

Moreover, this study demonstrates a very good tolerability profile of Serenzo™ over a period of 12 weeks.


This clinical study confirmed the anti-stress properties of Serenzo™.




ViNitrox™: An all-natural sports ingredient for healthy performance


Sports nutrition, which is one of the most dynamic segments both in nutraceutical and functional food markets, is gradually driven by new user’s needs: proven efficacy, science and natural origin.

Nexira offers thoses consumers a solution that meets their needs with ViNitrox™, a unique and proprietary synergistic combination of apple and grape polyphenols.

This all-natural ingredient for sports nutrition has been specifically developed to satisfy the demands of athletes in search of natural dietary supplements and healthy performance enhancers.

Preliminary studies (ex vivo and in vitro) have highlighted Vinitrox™'s specific vasodilating and antioxidant properties.

Nexira decided to go further with a new clinical study conducted a randomized, crossover, double-blind placebo controlled study on 50 athletes 25-45 years old.

The aim of the study was to evaluate and prove with a high level of evidence, that the intake of ViNitrox™ will improve athletic performance. The muscle performance in this study was defined by the intensity and the time of exercise.


Clinical results:

This clinical study conducted at the Performance Expertise Center in Dijon (CEP) in partnership with the European Center for Evidence Based Nutrition (CEN), demonstrated that under intensive effort, 500mg/day of ViNitrox™ significantly improves physical capacity and ignites muscle performance.


●      +10% increase in physical training time

●      +13% increase in time before reaching fatigue barrier


These significant results are all consistent and reflect the increased resistance to effort due to an increase in the aerobic potential of athletes taking ViNitrox™.


This new clinical study showed the significant beneficial effects of ViNitrox™ for athletes looking for performance. On one hand, ViNitrox™ improves physical capacity by increasing the capacity to maintain an intense effort by 10%. On the other hand, ViNitrox™ helps to push physical limits by significantly delaying the perception of fatigue by 13%.

ViNitrox™ is useful for athletes who must maintain high intensive efforts throughout their competition or even throughout their training.

Thanks to Vinitrox, an all-natural ingredient, athletes are more resistant to intense effort and can stay ahead of their competitors.


To know more: Booth #1232

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