Morristown, NJ 10 May 2021 —
PLT Health Solutions, Inc. announced that ceratiq® Phytoceramides has been approved for sale in the Republic of Korea. A multi-year effort involving scientific and regulatory collaboration between PLT Health Solutions, ingredient innovator The Robertet Group (Grasse, France) and Korean distributor NOVAREX Co Ltd (Cheongju, Chungbuk, Korea) was behind the ingredient approval. ceratiq is a ceramide-rich natural ingredient for dietary supplements and cosmetics. It offers a range of benefits that are associated with youthful skin including improved overall skin health, reduced appearance of wrinkles, increased elasticity, suppleness and a more radiant appearance. In its Certificate of Functional Ingredient for Functional Health Foods, the claim associated with ceratiq is: “May help to maintain skin moisturizing”. The ingredient, which was named Ingredient of the Year in the Healthy Aging Category by Nutraingredients-USA in 2018, has previously been featured in leading beauty-from-within products in the USA and Europe.
According to Jay Martin, Managing Director, Global Sales at PLT Health Solutions, the approval is a significant step forward for Robertet and PLT in the effort to help consumers and product formulators connect with ceratiq’s unique science and benefits. “The South Korean – K-Beauty – market is one of the most demanding in the world and one of the most influential. As a beauty-from-within ingredient, ceratiq Phytoceramides is perfect for the proactive ‘skin first’ philosophy central to the market,” he said. “Getting approval for ceratiq in the South Korean market was a collaborative effort between the scientists and quality teams of PLT, Robertet and NOVAREX to meet the rigorous approval process. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and have great expectations for new brands to enter the market with this innovative ingredient,” he said.
Strong Clinical Support Builds Trust and Momentum
ceratiq Phytoceramides is a leading dietary supplement beauty ingredient demonstrating powerful benefits for wrinkle reduction and skin hydration.
Most recently, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of ceratiq on skin hydration and on reduction of wrinkle appearance (Boisnic, 2019). The subjects received either 350 mg of ceratiq or placebo for 12 weeks. In the ceratiq group, wrinkles were significantly and visibly reduced, from 8 weeks (p < 0.001), compared to the placebo. The wrinkle reduction was visible for 88% of women after 12 weeks. The results demonstrated that skin was better hydrated as early as just 4 weeks. The persistence of gains in hydration and wrinkle reduction were demonstrated for two additional months after supplementation had concluded. Compared to the placebo, ceratiq was shown to offer three times the improvement in wrinkle visibility, 2.75 times the improvement in facial hydration and five times the improvement of radiance.
According to Irene Lamour, Business Development Director at the Robertet Health & Beauty division of the Robertet Group, the recent successes of ceratiq in global markets further validates the company’s vision for a high-quality beauty-from-within ingredient. “When we set out to create ceratiq, we wanted to have a sustainably sourced, premium quality plant-based ingredient backed by a strong body of clinical science. We believed that a nutrition-based solution could be the “new cosmetics” and that it makes sense for consumers that nutrition impacts the skin health and beauty. The age demographic for a product containing ceratiq runs from millennials to seniors, which can mean a lifetime relationship with consumers,” she said.
For more information, visit: www.plthealth.com/ceratiq.
- Boisnic S, Keophiphath M, Serandour AL, et al. Polar lipids from wheat extract oil improve skin damages induced by aging: Evidence from a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in women and an ex vivo study on human skin explant. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019;18(6):2027‐2036. doi:10.1111/jocd.12967
NOVAREX is one of the leading companies for health supplements in South Korea. Established in 1995 as a research-oriented company, it has been developing functional ingredients and producing a full-range of dietary supplements including tablets, capsules(soft and hard), powder and stick jellies. Today, NOVAREX manufactures and markets over two thousand products and is strongly committed to quality control. To meet customer demand, it has obtained ISO-9001 certification from USA’s Global Food Safety Initiative and HALAL certificate from the Korea Muslim Federation (KMF). NOVAREX keeps helping its customers improve their quality of life through better nutrition and healthier living.
Robertet is the world’s leading source of natural, sustainable, and organic ingredients and the only fragrance, flavor and ingredient company fully integrated at each step of the creation process, from the source ingredient to the final fragrance and flavor. Founded in 1850 in Grasse, France, Robertet continues to be privately owned and managed by the fourth generation of family members. With a passion for and unparalleled understanding of naturals, together with boundless creativity and market insight, Robertet provides its customers with world-class innovation in scent and taste.
About PLT Health Solutions
Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, USA, PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. As a leading ingredients innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. PLT Health Solutions is a purpose-driven company passionate about helping people live healthier, happier lives. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources, and service, PLT is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow.
Morristown, NJ 17 February 2021 — PLT Health Solutions, Inc. announced that it has received a new, expanded license from the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) of Health Canada to market its ingredient Slendacor® Weight Management Complex to support healthy weight loss in Canada. A former Nutraingredients Ingredient of the Year Award (2017) winner, Slendacor has been featured in top-selling consumer weight management brands in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Asia and Europe. Slendacor’s patented approach to weight management works at multiple levels by inhibiting the accumulation of fat in fat cells (lipogenesis) and enhancing the body’s ability to break down fat (lipolysis). The result is an ingredient that has been clinically shown to significantly enhance weight loss and help re-shape the body.
In Canada, previously approved claims include:
- Exerts complementary weight management benefits when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and regular physical activity
- Clinically shown to assist in weight management when used with a program of reduced-calorie intake and regular physical activity
- Helps to support/Complements weight management when combined/ integrated with a calorie-reduced diet and regular physical activity
- Weight management support by helping to complement your goals, when combined with a calorie-reduced diet and regular exercise
- Helps support weight management when combined with a reduced calorie diet and regular physical activity
The new NPN adds claims for Slendacor that include support of healthy cholesterol and triglycerides:
- Helps lower blood triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol
- Helps support cardiovascular health by reducing total and LDL cholesterol
- Helps to reduce blood triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol levels
- Could be a complement to a healthy lifestyle that incorporates a calorie-educed diet and regular physical activity for individuals involved in a weight management/maintenance program
According to Jeremy Appleton, ND, Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs at PLT Health Solutions, the granting of the new NHP license by Health Canada is a significant milestone for Slendacor, because it opens up new applications for this well-established, unique ingredient. “Healthy weight management has never been solely about shedding pounds. As important as weight loss is to many consumers, they know that healthy and sustainable changes to body weight must involve supporting other related systems, like cardiovascular and metabolic health. These new approved claims mean that we all can better understand Slendacor as an integral part of a holistic health management program, one that includes body weight, but in the greater context of cardiometabolic health,” he said.
Slendacor Starts Fasts and Finishes Strong
Slendacor Weight Management Complex has been shown effective in double-blind clinical trials to date, in both obese and healthy overweight subjects, with statistically significant improvements beginning as early as two weeks and continuing through the end of the studies. Slendacor has been shown effective in both men and women.
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About PLT Health Solutions
Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, USA, PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. As a leading ingredients innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. PLT Health Solutions is a purpose-driven company passionate about helping people live healthier, happier lives. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources, and service, PLT is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow