MORRISTOWN, NJ – PLT Health Solutions, Inc. announced that it is partnering with DolCas Biotech, LLC (Chester, NJ USA) to bring OXYSTORM Standardized Nitrate to the U.S. market. A boost to PLT’s growing Sports Nutrition portfolio, OXYSTORM™ is an extract of red spinach (Amaranthus dubius) – one of the richest sources of nitrate in nature. A patent-pending production process delivers the highest nitrate content ingredient from the leaves of red spinach – 9000 mg/100 g – with more than five times the amount of nitrate as beetroot powder and more than 50 times of beet juice. Offered as a powder, OXYSTORM is nutrient dense, 100% water-soluble, sugar-free and has a neutral pH, making it ideal for any formulation type.
According to Sid Hulse, Director of New Product Development at PLT Health Solutions, recent research and increasing interest in supplemental nitrate to improve health and sports performance are driving the introduction of this new ingredient. “We have seen some interesting research demonstrating the use of nitrate in the form of beet juice or beetroot powder in positively impacting vascular and muscle function via nitric oxide (NO) production during workouts or athletic competition. What we see with beetroot powder and beet juice is that they have relatively low levels of nitrate in a typical serving and that these levels can vary widely based on where and how the plants were harvested and processed,” he said. “We call OXYSTORM an optimized form of nitrate for sports nutrition applications. It is a concentrated form of nitrate, standardized to a minimum 9% nitrate content. But almost as important is what isn’t in it. OXYSTORM does not contain oxalate which is often found in spinach, and beet greens. It also does not contain sugar – which many beet-based products do in relatively high amounts. We’re very excited to be teaming up with DolCas Biotech to bring this ingredient to our customers,” he added.
Ideal Ingredient for Formulating
Red spinach has an exceptional nutrient profile – full of potassium in addition to being high in nitrate. OXYSTORM takes the best that red spinach has to offer and delivers it in an ingredient that optimizes its potential. This level of nutrient density allows you to add OXYSTORM in meaningful amounts to just about any type of functional food and sports nutrition product, including bars, beverage powders, chewables, functional foods, nutrition powders and sports & energy drinks. It can also be used in supplements. The ingredient is 100% water soluble. It has a neutral pH and a long shelf life.
K.G. Rao of DolCas Biotech stated, “We are taking a new approach with the product by working with PLT Health Solutions to bring OXYSTORM to market. PLT has consistently shown its ability to understand the potential for natural ingredients in the supplements and functional foods markets and to work with consumer products companies in developing strong brands,” he said. “We are excited to work with them and are looking forward to making OXYSTORM an industry standard for nitrate.” he added.
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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. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources, and service, PLT is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow
About DolCas Biotech, LLC
Headquartered in Chester, NJ USA, DolCas Biotech , LLC is a progressive research and development organization – with a mission of pioneering ingredients into the nutraceutical industry that will aid in the research of curing modern ailments in the most holistic, yet progressive ways. With integrity, DolCas Biotech fosters the development of every peak performing ingredient from inception to fruition. Each endeavor is supported with our own clinical research dating, thus giving our partners in the industry complete confidence in our accountability and services.