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Sunfiber® information from Taiyo GmbH on a new website

Taiyo GmbH has created a new website with Sunfiber® information! To give interested professionals in Europe, Middle-East and Africa a short introduction about Sunfiber®, its main benefits, application possibilities and possible fiber concepts, Taiyo GmbH has launched this new site.

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EGCg rich green tea extract Teavigo® is certified as 100% natural

Teavigo® is Taiyo’s green tea extract with high-purity decaffeinated EGCg (=Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate). It contains more than 94% of this major catechin and is perfect for the use in dietary supplements, beverages, dairy or as antioxidant for foods and confectionary without tea taste or color. Now it has been certified as 100% natural.

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Partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) fiber and its influence on the intestinal microbiota

The influence of partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) fiber on the intestinal microbiota was analyzed in the latest issue of the magazine AgroFOOD Industry Hi Tech, vol. 32(1). Dr. Stefan Siebrecht (Managing Director) and Laura Ingenlath (Quality Manager) from Taiyo GmbH, discuss the findings of two recent studies to assess the role and effects of partially hydrolzyed guar gum (PHGG) as a prebiotic dietary fiber.

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Are you sleeping well?

Many people are experiencing sleep problems these days. Working long hours, stress and/or drinking alcohol in the evening are all factors that can adversely affect normal sleep patterns. At the same time, the COVID-19 lockdown is taking its toll. Although one might think that this would enable people to take their foot off the work-life accelerator, it’s actually causing more stress than ever before. People sit at home all day, spend most of their time on video calls and, at the end of the day, have seen nothing but their desk or dining table. Unfortunately, there is no panacea for this situation and the resulting emotional strain can make getting quality sleep difficult.

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Green tea extracts inactivate coronavirus, study finds

It has long been known that the secondary plant compounds in green tea extracts act like natural antibodies. Furthermore, the anticarcinogenic, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, antimicrobial and antiviral effects of daily green tea consumption have been demonstrated in numerous studies.

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Natural brain-boosting beverages with Taiyo ingredients

Natural brain-boosting beverages will be launched at the end of march by the Denmark-based Clutch Cognition. The start-up, consisting of a molecular biologist, a medical doctor and a nutrition innovation expert, has created cognitive health focused products that are true alternatives to the caffeine-laden energy-drinks.

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Gut bacteria and fertility – study finds potential link

Gut bacteria and fertility. That there might be a connection between the gut microbiome and women’s fertility was recently analysed in a preliminary study. In the pilot study, Japanese researchers analysed the gut microbiomes of 18 fertile and 18 infertile women. They found that the infertile women had different gut microbiome compositions compared with fertile women, indicating the gut microbiome may play a role in fertility.

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