FenuLife® is a unique source of deodorized galactomannan fiber naturally derived from fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) with a distinctive molecular structure.
Its unique mode of action is backed by several clinical studies. FenuLife® is an ingredient for full digestive support: it has effects to combat heartburn, supports weight loss and helps maintaining healthy blood glucose levels by reducing the GI index of food.
The soluble dietary fiber serves as a prebiotic that induces the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms in the gut.
FenuLife® is non-GMO, non-irradiated and is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).
According to the World Gastroenterology Organization the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is increasing worldwide. The reason for the increasing prevalence of GERD is not entirely clear, but it appears to be correlated with the increasing prevalence of obesity in many countries and, perhaps, to other dietary factors.
FenuLife® is a soluble fiber composed of galactomannans characterized by a long-chain mannose backbone with galactose side groups in a 1:1 ratio. This unique and high ratio of galactose binding gives the FenuLife® a large water-binding capacity, allowing the fibers to bind the gastric contents forming a highly viscous mass which does not flow back into the esophagus. The viscous mass serves as a barrier against both endogenous stomach acid and digestive enzymes, and food components that may promote heartburn.
The science behind FenuLife®
FenuLife® decreased the frequency of heartburn significantly and was more effective than a placebo at one week, and exhibited activity similar to the positive control (a commonly used OTC antacid).
In a double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial, FenuLife® was compared to a commonly used OTC antacid in 45 subjects suffering from frequent heartburn. FenuLife® decreased the frequency of heartburn significantly and was more effective than a placebo and just as effective as the positive control.
Previously conducted clinical studies support the use of FenuLife® in weight management, through two mechanisms of action: increased feeling of satiety and reduced glycemic index.
Effect of fenugreek fiber on satiety, blood glucose and insulin response and energy intake in obese subjects.
Effect of FenuLife on blood glucose in type-II diabetes, unpublished results.
Effect of FenuLife on glycaemic responses, unpublished results.
About IFF Health
Formerly known as Frutarom Health, we have a long track record of meeting consumer demand for solutions that are safe and scientifically substantiated as well as natural. Our customers also benefit from a wealth of regulatory, application and formulation expertise, along with proprietary science, in-depth market knowledge and global capabilities.
Now part of the IFF family, we are even better placed to help you gain a competitive edge in the dynamic health landscape.