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- 11/19/2021


AgroFOOD Industry Hi Tech

An ally to manage stress and improve mood is grape (Vitis vinifera), which belongs to family Vitaceae, one of the most highly consumed fruits across the world.

The skin and seeds of grapes are highly rich in polyphenols specifically proanthocyanidins, which can be used as a functional ingredient to address various health issues by boosting the natural bio-processes of the body (1).  Many beneficial properties in cardiovascular, cancer, and neurological disorders as antioxidant, immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, cardio, and neuroprotective agents have long been described and recently reviewed (2).

ENOVITA® ORGANIC: a 100% certified organic grape seed extract

ENOVITA® ORGANIC is a proprietary proanthocyanidin (OPCs) rich extract  100% organic,  produced using only water as extraction solvent is certified by Certipaq Bio sas in compliance with the European and USDA organic regulations.

Thanks to the collaboration with Alvinesa Natural Ingredients, Indena is able to offer a true sustainable product fully controlled along the value chain. The botanical raw material comes from farming fully compliant with the European and US organic regulations, from environmentally friendly process based on a full upcycling approach, that avoids the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and up-cycles and
transforms all vinifcation waste products.

Managing stress: from ENOVITA® ORGANIC an effective help

A recent human study focused on the effects, both in vitro and in humans, of ENOVITA ORGANIC® on blood pressure revealed a surprising health counterbalance on perceived stress.(3).

The statistically significant reduction of worries, as well as an improvement of the mental component score by trend, which could be noticed after ENOVITA ORGANIC® supplementation, indicates that a beneficial effect on stress and mood is associated with such a supplementation.

ENOVITA® ORGANIC for blood pressure control in healthy people

ENOVITA® ORGANIC has already showed its effectiveness in ameliorating systolic and diastolic blood pressure in individuals prone to hypertension, thanks to a human study published in 2013 (4).

The recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in healthy volunteers (3) showed that ENOVITA® ORGANIC modulates systolic blood pressure also in healthy population: the measured effect is in line with other RCT studies on grape seeds extracts (5), but it is now proven for the first time also in the challenging target of healthy subjects.