Digestion (Small Intestine)
Weight loss and maintenance is one key focus whilst the other is gastric retention (delay of digestion). These carbohydrate based technology approaches form long dwelling polysaccharide structures in the stomach when swallowed and thus provides a sensation of 'feeling full'; reducing the amount and frequency of food consumed supporting weight control/reduction. This approach also retains nutrients/drugs within the stomach longer and thus provides a controlled digestion/release opportunity.
The product matrices can be formulated in conjunction with different nutritional and therapeutic agents as required; having a very flexible format. Products can be used in dry (e.g. sachet formats added to water), in drinks or engineered into foods.
Clinical trial under development to assess how specific polysaccharides impact upon nutrient absorption.