Verdure Sciences announces that its Pomella® Pomegranate Extract obtained self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (self-GRAS) status following an extensive and comprehensive evaluation by an independent panel of experts.
The self-affirmed GRAS status is yet another indication of our commitment to continuously improve our scientific initiatives on our branded ingredients, the foundation of which lies in safety and efficacy. Furthermore, the GRAS status will allow us to continue to diversify our positioning.
Backed by human clinical substantiation, safety, and efficacy, Pomella® Extract is available in a variety of grades from Verdure Sciences. These grades include Pomella FG (food grade) and Pomella Organic. All varieties of Pomella have received self-GRAS status, an outstanding accomplishment by the whole team.
“This new self-GRAS status marks a milestone for the Pomella® brand,” says Sonya Cropper, VP of Marketing and Innovation for Verdure Sciences. “The Pomella® portfolio continues to set industry standards for pomegranate and, in particular, punicalagin research, which we believe will support its success worldwide in a variety of applications and deliverables.”
“We are extremely honored to have Pomella® in the ranks of those whom have also undergone the rigorous process to obtain self-GRAS status,” says Kristen Marshall, Marketing Coordinator at Verdure Sciences. “Not only is this an incredible achievement, but this is also a stepping stone towards further backing the scientific rigor of our patented and proprietary pomegranate extract. Further, the potential implications of this new status are very exciting to be a part of.” †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Patented Pomella® Pomegranate Extract is a standardized breakthrough formula of the primary antioxidants of the pomegranate fruit, punicalagins. It was developed by Verdure Sciences® in collaboration with researchers to deliver and efficacious punicalagins and metabolites. Pomella® (US Patents 7638640, 7897791, 7919636, EP Patent 1734949) is a registered trademark of Verdure Sciences®, Inc.