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US FDA grants no questions response to Arjuna’s turmeric extract BCM-95
Tuesday, 08 August, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, Mumbai
Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd’s BCM-95, a high-potency turmeric extract, has been granted a no questions response letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA).

It confirmed the complete safety of BCM-95 by the US authorities and helped position the ingredient as an all-natural, clean and trusted brand of the powerful curcumin antioxidant.

BCM-95 is a proprietary combination of curcuminoids and the essential oil of turmeric-ar-turmerone, ensuring a high level of bioavailability of curcumin.

The formulation is all-natural, made from simple ingredients and holds 13 international patents. It has been extensively researched in 33 clinical studies by universities throughout the United States, Japan, Australia, and India, backing its efficacy for multiple health indications.

According to Innova market Insights, a growth of +45 per cent had been reported for new products with a turmeric content claim (Europe, 2016 vs 2015) and a growth of +17 per cent for new product launches with a turmeric content claim (United States, 2016 vs 2015).

In 2016, BCM-95 was granted self-affirmed generally recognised as safe (GRAS) status by an expert panel of scientists for use in medical foods at a dose of 500mg, twice a day.

It is composed of pure curcuminoids and essential oils from turmeric with a specific content of turmerones.

The synergism of its components has been confirmed in a study by Shusuke Toden, et al, of Baylor University, Dallas, Texas. It was published in the journal Scientific Reports in April 2017.

“The US FDA’s latest positive response is a testimony to our unwavering commitment to ensure maximum safety and quality products,” said Benny Antony, joint managing director, Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd.

“BCM-95 is one of only a few supplements in the nutraceutical industry to receive a no questions response letter from the US FDA, after previously undergoing safety and quality evaluations,” he added.

“It certainly sets a high bar in the marketplace, and our customers can leverage their curcumin supplements to gain a larger market share,” said P J Kunjachan, chairman and managing director, Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd.

“Consumers deserve clean and safe curcumin, wholly from turmeric root, and should not have to compromise with less effective alternatives,” he added.

“We recently opened a new, state-of-the-art plant in Coimbatore, India, to produce BCM-95 turmeric extract,” said Antony.

“This will triple the curcumin capacity and will help us meet the growing demand for safe, natural curcumin,” he added.

Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd is a leading manufacturer of botanical extracts and patent owner/inventor of BCM-95.

BCM-95 is the registered trademark of the United States-based Dolcas Biotech LLC. Arjuna has full supervision of its supply chain, from farm to finished supplement, to provide a pure, clean and safe product.
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