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Nektium

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Nektium
C/ Las Mimosas 8
35118 Agüimes, Las Palmas
Spain
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0034 928 734 132




HEALTH CATEGORIES

nutraceuticals; plant-based; sports nutrition; supplements; weight management


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Nektium is an innovative botanical ingredients company that discovers, develops and commercializes science-based, branded botanical ingredients. Through the close integration of the departments of R&D, production and QA, Nektium provides seamless research-based solutions to the nutraceutical industry since 1997.

Branded ingredient portfolio

The in-house new product development and innovation team investigates the chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of traditionally used medicinal plants and carries out discovery and preclinical studies. Randomized controlled clinical trials are carried out in collaboration with CRO´s and renowned University partners to pave the way for innovative botanicals in Nektium´s portfolio:

Zynamite is an award-winning, patented and clinically studied botanical extract for mental and physical energy

Rhodiolife is Nektium´s standardized and clinically studied extract of the adaptogen Rhodiola rosea, wild harvested from the Siberian Altai mountains

Xanthigen is a patented, clinically studied, proprietary weight management formulation

Vanizem is a fast-acting, non-sedative botanical extract that supports positive mood and provides effective management of day-to-day stress.

Manufacturing

Located in Spain, in the heart of the Canary Islands, our state-of-the art technologies combine the best traditional extraction processes, using only pure water and food grade ethanol. Gentle extraction methods, evaporation and separation technologies to concentrate and purify our products, and low temperature spray drying allow us to produce botanical extracts with the best natural phytochemical profiles. We are able to offer the swift, personalized service we pride ourselves on because all departments and manufacturing facilities are under one roof including production, quality assurance, analytical laboratories, and R&D. 

Quality

With carefully selected raw materials, our internal quality control laboratory performs numerous protocols, procedures and analyses in the production of a single batch to guarantee you the highest quality, natural ingredients.



Articles On Nutrition Insight
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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Exploring South Africa’s legislation on access to indigenous biodiversity and traditional knowledge

16 Jul 2024 --- Natural resources and traditional knowledge are essential sources of inspiration for new product development in nutrition, supplements and herbal medicine. The international... Read More

Ashwagandha roots, powder and leaves.

NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

UK FSA opens call for ashwagandha safety data due to “potential health risks”

11 Jul 2024 --- The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) requests stakeholder views on ashwagandha supplements to build an evidence package for future risk management advice. The organization... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Nektium secures first BioTrade permit for sustainable honeybush sourcing

31 May 2024 --- Nektium has obtained a BioTrade permit for the sustainable and ethical sourcing of honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) from South Africa’s Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and the... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

April in review: AFI acquires Volac’s whey nutrition division, Novonesis on need for biotech regulation

29 Apr 2024 --- In April’s major health and nutrition industry news, Novonesis spotlighted the need for biotech regulation reformation, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed it would... Read More

Woman lying in a field of grass without stress because of Vanizem.

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Vitafoods 2024 preview: Nektium to launch new stress-relieving botanical extract

24 Apr 2024 --- Nektium will unveil its patent-pending Aframomum melegueta spice extract, Vanizem, at the upcoming global nutraceutical trade fair, Vitafoods Europe (May 14–16). A small dose... Read More




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Vitafoods Europe 2024: Nektium unveils “unique” stress-relieving botanical ingredient

27 May 2024 --- Nektium launched Vanizem at Vitafoods Europe 2024, with a unique effect on stress relief, uplifting mood and improving sleep in three days. Mai Nygaard, independent industry adviser and strategic marketing director at Nektium, explains the latest science behind the new ingredient. It inhibits a specific enzyme within the endocannabinoid system, which is critical in regulating mental wellness. In addition, Nektium showcased its flagship ingredients, Rhodiolife and Zynamite.

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Nektium refines botanicals for healthy aging assortment

19 Jan 2024 --- We catch up with Laura López, Nektium’s head of product R&D and innovation, to learn more about how the company harnesses adaptogens and botanical extracts for its product portfolio for mood, healthy aging and energy. Rhodiolife and Zynamite are its stand-out offerings in these categories featuring GRAS and organic certifications.

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Nektium balances sustainability with functionality in active ingredient Rhodiola rosea

01 Aug 2023 --- Debbie Thomas, marketing manager at Nektium, shares the company’s strifes in developing more sustainable sources of the plant Rhodiola rosea, the key nutritional ingredient in Nektium’s Rhodiolife. In its cultivation project, the company produces the plant in its natural habitat, maintaining the same phytochemical profile and active compounds as wild-collected sources, which are tested through macroscopic and HPLC analysis and DNA barcoding.

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Nektium CSO highlights risks of not investing in R&D

27 Jul 2021 --- Failing to invest in R&D is a risk to company innovation, according to Julia Wiebe, chief scientific officer at Nektium. She shares the developments of her company’s Zynamite ingredient and reveals challenges Nektium faced in the R&D process. Uncertainty is always a present factor in R&D, she highlights, but it’s also the most creative process. It’s important to “fail early and fail cheap.”

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Brain health ingredient on the rise

13 May 2019 --- Brain health ingredients are trending, with consumers growing increasingly interested in nootropics and other products that may support their mental efforts. In this space, Nektium is seeing a growing demand for its Zynamite product. At Vitafoods Europe, NutritionInsight spoke with Julia Wiebe about this industry-lauded ingredient.




Podcasts
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Nektium: The market potential for caffeine alternatives

22 Apr 2018 --- Energy ingredients are gaining increasing popularity among different consumer groups due to the ever mounting pressures of modern day life. However, caffeinated energy and sports products have come under increased regulatory and consumer scrutiny because of the adverse effects associated with consuming the high amounts of caffeine often found in such products. Nektium has launched a caffeine alternative ingredient, Zynamite, which the company says provides the benefits, but not the drawbacks, of caffeine. NutritionInsight spoke with Dr. Nigel Giericke, Nektium’s Scientific Director, about the market potential for such energy ingredients.




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