From Essential Oils to Ashwagandha: Vitafoods Europe to highlight up-and-coming ingredients


Emerging ingredients for health and nutrition will be a key focus at the 2018 edition of Vitafoods Europe which takes place in Palexpo, Geneva next week.


“Up and Coming?” is a new dedicated stream of R&D Forums in the event’s Education Programme. Among other emerging ingredients, it will examine the current science around Essential Oils, as well as their benefits and potential to meet industry trends.


Industrial hemp and the potential of kombucha are also among the topics being explored in the “Up and Coming?” forums. Professor Rimantas Venskutonis of the Kaunas University of Technology will share studies about industrial hemp, described as an “old-new” source of functional ingredients, while Professor Miomir Niksic of the University of Belgrade will offer insights into the potential of kombucha and other ingredients from fungi.


On the main show floor there will be hundreds more opportunities to discover emerging new ingredients. One example is ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic herb which has been used for centuries but is now seeing worldwide growth thanks to a growing body of clinical evidence.


Ixoreal is working with American author and explorer Chris Kilham, also known as Medicine Hunter. He will be at the company’s booth to educate people about the clinically proven benefits of KSM-66 ashwagandha.

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