VDF FutureCeuticals’ elemin Senonian Trace Minerals Earns Self-Affirmed GRAS Status

MOMENCE, IL -elemin™ Senonian Trace Minerals, VDF FutureCeuticals’ proprietary, all-natural complex of over 70 plant-based trace minerals, has earned self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for use in food and beverages after a comprehensive review by an independent panel of experts.

The expert panel, organized by Dr. James Heimbach, president of JHeimbach, LLC and former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Consumer Research and Education Staff, conducted a safety evaluation of elemin™, its toxicology and mineral profile, and existing published research and concluded that elemin™ is safe for use in beverages and energy and nutritional bars, in addition to dietary supplements.

elemin™ Senonian Trace Minerals is cold-water extracted from a protected ancient peat (plant) deposit laid down during the Cretaceous period nearly 70 million years ago.  Subsequently concentrated and dried by FutureCeuticals via a proprietary process, elemin™ Senonian Trace Minerals contains over 70 plant-based, small particle minerals in a 100% water-soluble fine white powder.

elemin™ is manufactured in carefully monitored 21 CFR, cGMP and HAACP food compliant facilities and is Certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.

“The GRAS determination for this unique mineral complex illustrates FutureCeuticals’ standing as an organization with the highest standards of safety and quality,” said Brad Evers, Director of Marketing. “As a leading provider of functional ingredients to food and beverage, as well as nutritional supplement, companies, FutureCeutical’s achievement of self-affirmed GRAS for elemin™ presents wide-ranging opportunities to deliver a safe, reliable, and comprehensive array of plant-derived trace minerals.”

Per FDA regulations, self-affirmed GRAS status may only be granted after careful review by qualified experts. Any material that qualifies for self-affirmed GRAS is generally recognized among qualified experts to be safe under the conditions of its intended use.

About FutureCeuticals, Inc.

FutureCeuticals, Inc. is a vertically integrated functional food ingredient, product development, and bioanalytical research and discovery company with 700 conventional and 500 certified organic acres of farmland and over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Illinois, Wisconsin, California, and Europe. FutureCeuticals is a voting member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a voting member of the International Probiotics Association, and a supporter of the American Botanical Council. For more information visit www.futureceuticals.com