Natural bioactives and milk proteins
to age healthy
- What ages and groups are the ingredients most beneficial for? What sort of nutritional trends do they tap into?
Pep2Dia® is aiming all people with a high blood sugar but by now our clinical study has been performed on prediabetics adults.
We know that diabetes is a world public health concern with 8.5 percent of the adult population affected today and more than 10% by 2045. 1 out of 14 adults is prediabetic, that means is at risk to become diabetics in 5 to 10 years if nothing is done. Pep2Dia® targets people that are prediabetics to help them regulate their blood sugar.
- What applications are the ingredients suitable for? Do they affect taste?
Pep2Dia® is a very flowable powder, easy to rehydrate and stable at pH from 6 to 9. It can be used in dietary supplements of functional foods.
- In terms of gut health, are they all beneficial?
Pep2Dia® aims the prevention of the chronic disease, diabetes and has not been evaluated for gut health.
- Did you experience any hurdles in formulation?
Milk product consumption has been known for a long time to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Seeking to understand which milk components could be involved, French researchers have discovered bioactive dipeptides AP, and their inhibitor effect on the enzyme a-glucosidase. The a-glucosidase hydrolyses polysaccharides into glucose in the gut.
After a patent in 2015, Pep2Dia® is the result of an extensive research and collaboration between Ingredia’s scientists and LIENSs-CNRS La Rochelle University in France during 4 years.
- Are the ingredients sustainable and how?
Pep2Dia® is a milk protein hydrolysate with an active dipeptide AP. At Ingredia, our milk proteins are native, coming from our farmers cow’s milk.
Ingredia is a French dairy cooperative commited in corporate social responsibility with its “Via Lacta”program.
- Do you have more innovation in the pipeline?
Yes of course. Ingredia is the leader in dairy bioactives and aim at launching new bioactive every 4 or 5 years. We want to be focused in prevention and particularly public health.