Gold kiwifruit powder for the balance of the intestinal microbiota
Livaux® is a powder from gold kiwifruit, exclusively harvested in New Zealand. A clinical study has shown that Livaux® restores the balance of the gut microbiota by promoting the growth of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (F. prau), a butyrate-producing bacteria.
Preserving the unique composition of kiwifruit
The quality of Livaux® starts with the choice of raw materials. The fruit is carefully selected from Zespri® approved New Zealand growers. Then, stripped of the skin and seeds, they are cold-pressed to a golden powder.
The manufacturing process, which respects the quality of the fruit, ensures that the kiwifruit's composition of nutrients, vitamins and bioactive substances remains intact.
Livaux®: the first documented prebiotic that increases F.prau levels
F. prau is one of the most abundant bacteria of the intestinal microbiota, representing between 5 and 10% of the total flora. This oxygen-sensitive bacteria cannot be provided by probiotic supplementation and its growth can only occur through prebiotics supply.
F. prau is associated with increased butyrate production, a postbiotic that, in particular, improves intestinal motility, reduces inflammation, increases mucus production and improves the gut barrier function.
A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study showed that Livaux® significantly increased intestinal levels of F. prau in subjects suffering from constipation. Furthermore, this ingredient significantly increases weekly bowel movement frequency.
Livaux® in your formulas
Livaux® is suitable for digestion formulas. It is used in formulas for
- digestive health,
- intestinal transit,
- products based on fibre and/or digestive enzymes of natural origin,
- in support of probiotic-based formulas, etc...
The pleasant taste of kiwifruit and the properties of the powder make Livaux® an ingredient of choice for many galenic forms: tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, sachets, powders, drinks, bars, etc...
Livaux® has been developed by Anagenix.
Anagenix is a pioneering nutritional company, exclusively developing ingredients from plants grown in New Zealand’s exceptional environment. New Zealand benefits from higher UV intensities compared to similar latitudes in the northern hemisphere, leading plants to produce more polyphenols and bioactives. Anagenix’s team is committed to offer ingredients scientifically proven to be effective, and has strong connections with innovation centers, universities and research institutes.
The ingredient described here is intended for the food supplement and functional food markets.