cyclodextrin

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cyclodextrin

[¦sī·klō′dek·strən]
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Research demonstrates that volunteers who take alpha-cyclodextrin before consuming a carb food, such as bread, experienced a much lower blood sugar spike.
For 30 years, Japanese researchers have investigated another benefit of alpha-cyclodextrin.
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.
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.
They include a wide range of health claims for probiotics as well as a few other substances, for example, related to vitamin K2 and vascular health, prunes and bowel function, lutein and eye health, soy isoflavones and menopause/bone health, alpha-cyclodextrin and glucose homeostasis, polyphenols from olive and lipid metabolism and lactotripeptides/peptides and the cardiovascular system.
The product consists of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) microencapsulated on a molecular level with alpha-cyclodextrin.