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Probiotic gum 09/02/2022

Filed under: Market & Fairs,New product,Uncategorized — Joan Mestres @ 10:43 AM
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When we talk about functional gum, we must mention the PROBIOTIC launched by the Spanish company CHICKLES. I was amazed to discover it in ISM. I thank Mr Samuel Bonete for his detailed explanation at their stand. Developing a probiotic gum is something different from any other functional gum that we can find in the market, it is disruptive.

The gum contains Bifidobacterium Lactis (BFL1) and claims to reduce weight (it focuses on the waist in particular). In fact the well-documented website https://chicklesgum.com/en/chickles-gum-slimfit/ contains scientific evidence to support this claim. I invite you to visit it and learn about the properties of this innovative chewing gum.

 

GoBeDo 08/02/2022

Filed under: Market & Fairs,New product — Joan Mestres @ 1:49 PM
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ISM is always a good source of information and novelties. This year the event has been smaller and less crowded than in the past, due to Covid19, but at least we were able to meet again in person after a long time and see that many companies are very active and that the chewing gum industry is evolving. I will post during next days about some concepts/products/news that I saw in Köln.

The first one is “GoBeDo” a chewing gum containing Chitosan and Zinc, claiming to boost immunity. It comes in a 9-piece blister with carton sleeve with peppermint flavour. For sure, during this pandemic consumers are more aware of certain healthy claims and are searching for products helping to enhance protection of the body and overall wellness. Immunity, of course is a big issue and this gum fits perfectly well into that request from the market.

Here you can find more: GoBeDo

 

MD’E GUM – Italy 22/05/2018

The italian company SINTAL GROUP offers in their portoflio an interesting range of food supplements, but the ones of interest for us are the functional gums that come under the brand “MD’E GUM” (www.gumde.eu). Using the tabletting technology, which avoids the typical high temperatures of the traditional extrusion production method, they have a complete range of varieties, which includes:

  • Boost immuno gum: non viable lactic ferments + Echinacea angustifolia + Zn
  • ACE family gum: A, C, E
  • Chol control gum: Red Yest rice, betaine, B6, B12
  • New Folic gum: Folic acid
  • Anti Ageing gum: C, E, resveratrol, CoQ10
  • No stress gum: L-Tryptophan, Lemon balm, scullap herb
  • Diet Plan: Bitter orange, garcinia, gymnema, griphonia
  • Body Drain gum: Orthosiphon, green tea, pinneaple (bromelain)
  • Omega Gum: DHA, EPA
  • Energy Gum: Caffeine (200mg per serving, which consists of 4 pieces of gum

The chew of the product is good, avoiding the crumbliness of some tabletted gums that I have seen in the market. The information related to the products contains data related to the release of the active ingredients, which enhances the reliability and professionality of the product.

 

 

CB12 – Meda 29/03/2017

The Swedish company MEDA (belonging to Mylan (USA) since mid 2016) has the nice “CB12 boost”. It is designed to fight the bad breath and for this prupose contains Zinc (in form af zinc acetate dihydrate) and sodium fluoride (NaF). The foremr is supposed to reduce the sulphur gases which cause the bad breath, the later is a well recongized agent in the oral care field which contributes to the maintenance of the tooth mineralization. It is also formulated with xylitol, which plays a role in this action.

This is another example of tabletted gum. It has two different layers (one white and the other blue), with the brand name “CB12” engraved in one of them. It some in two different flavors: Mint and Eucalyptus. website: CB12

The product is patented (Nr. 1 589 825) by GumLink, the danish company.

The CB12 range has also a mouthwash that has the same purpose, so both products complement each other.

 

 

 

Chewing gum against common cold. 20/05/2013

Filed under: New product — Joan Mestres @ 12:47 PM
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Confectionerynews.com informs about a new gum designed by the Danish company Fertin which claims to enhance immunity and so preventing common cold.

The gum contains:

30mg of vitamin C

3,3 mg zinc

13,56 mg Echinacea

The first two ingredients have claims for immunity accepted by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but not the last one.

Fertin is the leading company worldwide in functional and pharmaceutical gum. They are fully specialized in this attractive niche market since many years and have done a lot of research and patents. In this case, this product is presented in the dry version, this is tabletted (compressed) gum instead of the extruded way. Tabletting gum has certain advantages (lower processing temperature, no interaction with water, etc.) versus the more traditional production method via extrusion. In general this is the most viable way for many functional gums because the tableting process is less aggressive to the sometimes fragile active ingredient.

Those of you that have been reading my web for a while know that I have a special interest on any functional gum that appears on the market and any research around that. So i am happy each time I can share one of these with you. You can read the article in this link