Fortitech to host ‘Discovering the Other Gut Heath Ingredients’ webinar

Schenectady, NY – May 27, 2008 – Fortitech, Inc, the
world leader in fortification technology and custom nutrient premix
development, in conjunction with Functional Ingredients, once again
demonstrates its innovative approach to strategic nutrition with the broadcast
of “Discovering The Other Gut Health Ingredients”, a webinar slated
for broadcast on June 18, 2:00pm, EST (Replay June 19, 3:00pm, UK/10:00am,
EST).  The webinar, featuring Fortitech’s
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Ram Chaudhari,
Ph.D., FACN, CNS, will highlight the importance of gut health and the various
nutrients outside of probiotics that can contribute to the health of this much
neglected area of the human body.

“The gastrointestinal tract is a neglected part of
our body and everything that we eat passes through this ‘tube’ that is home to
millions of bacteria, both good and bad, that are excreted into the gut,” said
Dr.Chaudhari.  “The interaction of
‘good bacteria’ with our immune system aids us in resisting infection and
disease but the environment in which they live needs to nurture their
existence.  Probiotics are an excellent
addition to the gut environment, but because they do create formulation and
stability challenges, there are many other nutrients that contribute to good
gut health that are more easily adaptable to a variety of product applications
with limited formulation and stability issues.”

Currently, probiotics are found mostly in dairy products
because this particular product application offers the greatest opportunity in
which they can thrive.  Incorporating
them into other applications offers significant formulation and stability
challenges that can be better managed by using prebiotics such as inulin, FOS
and lactulose, as well as soluable and insoluable fibers, enzymes antioxidants
and minerals.  Fortitech’s vast
experience incorporating these types of nutrients into a custom premix extends
over the past 20 years and has contributed to the development of over 30,000
custom nutrient premixes for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries,

About Fortitech Inc.

Founded in 1986, Fortitech, Inc. is the world leader in
the development of custom nutrient premixes for the food, beverage and
pharmaceutical industries, integrating functional ingredients from a
comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and
nutraceuticals.  Fortitech is ISO
9001:2000 and FPA certified and meets kosher and Halal standards.  Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., the
company has a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities,
throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Mexico and the United States
(New York and California).  For more
information, visit – powered by FortiSource® – the ultimate
fortification destination.