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Alpha-cyclodextrin selectively increases fecal excretion of saturated fats.
Dietary alpha-cyclodextrin lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and alters plasma fatty acid profile in low-density lipoprotein receptor knockout mice on a high-fat diet.
Development of synbiotics with inulin, palatinose, alpha-cyclodextrin and probiotic bacteria.
Research shows that alpha-cyclodextrin selectively binds to unhealthy saturated and trans fats without affecting healthy fats such as polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Studies showed that if alpha-cyclodextrin were taken three times a day during high-fat meals (2 grams per meal), one could engulf as much as 2 ounces of trans fat and saturated fat each day, which represents up to 500 calories of pure fat that never gets absorbed into the bloodstream.
For example, for people who eat two heavy-fat meals a day, (3) 2 grams of alpha-cyclodextrin taken before each of these meals can remove up to 320 calories from the body before absorption.
Alpha-cyclodextrin can be a helpful strategy in maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels while reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome.
WACKER will be present at IFT 2013, where the company will showcase CAVAMAXA W6 alpha-cyclodextrin for use in novel icings and coatings for desserts, cakes and baked goods.
Using alpha-cyclodextrin allows to produce new formulations for desserts and baked goods that not only eliminate the need for emulsifiers but mean that they can also be prepared without fat or eggs.
536/2013 on the list of permitted health claims made on foods ascribes a scientifically accepted blood-sugar-regulating effect to alpha-cyclodextrin: Consumption of alpha-cyclodextrin as part of a starch-containing meal contributes to the reduction of the blood sugar rise after that meal.
Food containing at least five grams of alpha-cyclodextrin per 50 grams of starch in a quantified portion as part of a meal may now carry a label claiming the blood-sugar-lowering effect of the product.
The blood-sugar-lowering effect of alpha-cyclodextrin means that it lowers the glycemic index (GI) of foods, a fact which is important not only to diabetics: such products are digested more slowly and so keep the blood sugar level at a consistently low level.