As we all know, the Nutraceutical market is forever evolving to find sustainable and alternative substitutes to animal-derived products and formulations to ensure everyone, at all ages and stages of life, has access to the necessary vitamins and minerals their bodies need.
That’s where Phytodroitin™ comes in.
Phytodroitin™ is a 100% plant-origin alternative to Chondroitin.
Chondroitin is obtained from animal sources, mostly shark cartilage, and has been used for many years as a supplement for bone and joint ailments and diseases.
We engaged Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in the UK to compare the mucopolysaccharide structure of Phytodroitin™ with Chondroitin Sulphate of Bovine, Shark and Avian origins, together with a standard Chondroitin Sulphate (bovine trachea origin) obtained from Sigma Aldrich.
NTU used Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, sampling of the powders being performed using the attenuated total reflectance technique:
Phytodroitin™ proved to be almost identical in mucopolysaccharide structure to Chondroitin Sulphate of Shark origin, and particularly Chondroitin of Avian origin. Chondroitin Sulphate of Bovine origin showed a slightly different spectrum to the other sources but was consistent with the standard (no surprise, as it was also of bovine origin).
Phytodroitin™ comes in an easy to consume powder form, which is the perfect addition to any nutritional supplement product (recommended daily allowance is 400mg).
Phytodroitin™ is proven to have various benefits in a wide range of nutritional supplement products, these include:
- Sports performance products
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis treatments
- General Bone & joint health formulas
- Vegan & Vegetarian products
- Supplements targeting older consumers
We use only purpose-grown botanical ingredients to ensure sustainability and provide adequate quality and purity during the creation of this product.
Please see below a downloadable version of this study.