Understanding the Potential of Cocoa Flavanols as Functional ingredients
Upcoming Webinar | Thursday, April 28th, 2022 | 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
April 12, 2022
In this free webinar, learn about the current trends in functional health related to health conditions like cardiovascular health, brain health and beauty-from-within. Attendees will gain insights from published clinical data demonstrating the beneficial health effects of cocoa flavanols, its mechanisms of action and its safety aspects. The featured speakers will discuss how cocoa flavanols have become one of the more interesting bioactive compounds being used in functional foods and dietary supplements.
Recent years have accelerated a rise in consumer health and wellness concerns, with increasing focus on preventative selfcare. Now more than ever, consumers are looking for products and ingredients that can help them remain healthy and active. They are also searching for products with added function to help support healthy aging, allowing them to continue to do what they value. Consequently, consumers are seeking out science-based, health benefit-driven nutritional solutions that meet their needs.
Functional ingredients of particular interest for foods, beverages and supplements are a group of compounds known as flavanols, of which cocoa is a rich source. Flavanols, a subclass of flavonoids, are found in a variety of foods, such as tea, berry fruits, apples, and cocoa. Flavanols are known to have several functions, including acting as antioxidants. Cocoa flavanols are mainly composed of (−)-epicatechin monomers, which are of growing interest for their potential health benefits, primarily for cardiovascular health. Cocoa flavanols have also been the subject of studies investigating dietary intervention for skin and brain health benefits, as well as active nutrition.
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated the benefits of daily cocoa flavanol consumption. As a result, cocoa flavanols have become one of the more interesting bioactive compounds being looked at for its potential as a functional ingredient. For formulation purposes guaranteed standardizations of flavanol levels are important to ensure that efficacious amounts of active compounds are present in the final product.
Join this webinar to learn about current consumer health trends and the potential of cocoa flavanols, their mechanisms for health, and how this functional ingredient can benefit food and dietary supplement formulations – driving future product development.
Join Tom Vierhile, VP Strategic Insights, North America, Innova Market Insights; and Erin Hopkins, Director of New Product Development, Bioriginal Food & Science Corp., for the live webinar on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 1pm EDT (10am PDT).
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