There is growing evidence that a Mediterranean diet can help alleviate cognitive decline in advanced age, strengthen heart health, and support performance and overall well-being. Inspired by this dietary approach, Euromed offers a new line of Mediterranean fruit and vegetable concentrates containing some of the key antioxidant and health-supporting properties found in the Mediterranean diet in practical and versatile formats.
All Mediterranean fruit and vegetable concentrates are obtained via water-only Pure-Hydro Process technology and are suitable for use in dietary supplements, functional foods, beverages, nutricosmetics, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, Euromed – which is celebrating its 50th anniversary – is one of the official sponsors of the Healthy Ageing Micro-Community at Vitafoods Asia and will present its natural extracts in an on-demand webinar entitled “Pomanox and Mediteanox: Water-Only Processed Olive and Pomegranate Fruits for Active Life and Healthy Ageing”.
Pomanox is made from pomegranates cultivated in the Mediterranean region of Spain through sustainable farming, with strict quality control of the raw material and eco-friendly proprietary concentration technology. Several published studies support its health-promoting properties – from skin beauty to cardiovascular health, cognitive performance, and sports nutrition.
Mediteanox is a natural olive concentrate with a precise content of hydroxytyrosol – a powerful antioxidant polyphenol – and other polyphenols that occur naturally in olives. It offers the documented cardiovascular benefits of olive oil without the additional calories. It is clinically proven to reduce LDL cholesterol oxidation levels, support a healthy cardiovascular system, and control blood pressure. Other investigated health properties indicate a huge potential for counteracting the damaging effects of free radicals, such as premature skin aging and excessive exposure to toxins.
Published clinical data indicate that Mediteanox and Pomanox may work synergistically to improve endothelial function, promote healthy blood lipid levels and reduce LDL cholesterol oxidation in middle-aged, apparently healthy people.
Andrea Zangara, head of Scientific Communications and Marketing at Euromed, explains, “In the webinar, we will show how best to respond to a growing demand for eco-friendly, clean, and sustainable botanical ingredients. We will highlight the properties of pomegranate and olive ingredients and discuss their physiological contribution to the documented healthy aging benefits of a Mediterranean diet. The scientific evidence covers ingredient characterization through to clinical trials in the fields of heart health, nutricosmetics, sports nutrition, and other research areas.”
Founded in 1971 by the German pharmaceutical company Madaus, Euromed S.A. is a vertically integrated producer of standardized botanical extracts and natural active substances for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, and cosmetic industries.
Annually, the biomass of more than 5000 tonnes is extracted at the company’s manufacturing facilities in Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona) and Molina de Segura (Murcia), Spain. The production plant in Murcia further expands Euromed’s capabilities with eco-friendly technologies that use a sophisticated water-based extraction method, the Pure-Hydro Process.
All extracts comply with worldwide GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) norms, international pharmacopoeias, and regulations. Euromed has a long history of expertise in research and development, laboratory analyses, and extraction technologies and is committed to the highest quality standards in terms of analytics, chemistry, and evidence-based therapeutics. This experience is now available to the rapidly expanding global nutraceutical market, which is increasingly seeking pharmaceutical-grade, evidence-based, and trusted botanical solutions that support health.