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Americas: Kemin’s spearmint extract gets self-affirmed GRAS status

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Kemin Industries supplement ingredient Neumentix Phenolic Complex K110-42 has received self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe or GRAS status after a review of safety by independent scientific experts.

The water-extracted spearmint can now be used in a variety of functional food and beverage applications.

Neumentix is a clinically-studied botanical ingredient that has been shown to support cognitive health, working memory performance and healthy sleep patterns in adults.

A Natural Marketing Institute study found 68% of young professionals, ages 18 to 35, showed a strong desire to purchase a product like Neumentix, indicating a growing interest in cognitive health among younger generations.

Neumentix contains more than 50 phenolic constituents and is naturally-sourced from non-genetically modified organism lines of polyphenol-rich spearmint developed by Kemin.

According to Euromonitor International, the complex botanical offers multiple uses for the global functional food and beverage market, which is expected to grow by US$41 billion in five years.