AIDP Announces KoACT is Now GRAS

KoACT with three U.S. patents provides bone support by combining calcium and collagen together as a unique patented nutritional ingredient.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA (April 3, 2012) – KoACT®, a patented chelated compound of calcium and hydrolyzed collagen peptides from AIDP that has been shown to increase both bone strength and bone mineral density in animal studies and in a recent human study to increase biomarkers of bone growth, has received GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status.

AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc. evaluated the safety assessment of KoACT and concluded its intended use as a food ingredient is produced in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.  The AIBMR panel concluded that the addition levels per food serving are GRAS based upon scientific procedures and corroborated by an extensive history of safe use.

Bone is mainly composed of minerals and collagen. Calcium is the predominant mineral while collagen is a strong, flexible and fibrous protein. To grow new bone the body first produces collagen and then calcium attaches to the collagen to mineralize the bone. Collagen provides mechanical strength to structures like bone due to its ability to resist tension. So even if an individual gets an ample amount of calcium they may still have low bone mineral density and weak bone strength. To maintain optimum bone health, the loss of both calcium and collagen must be addressed.

KoACT, with three U.S. patents, provides the bone support by uniquely combining calcium and collagen together as a patented nutritional ingredient. KoACT was found to increase bone strength nearly 10% over a simple mixture of calcium and collagen alone in an animal study performed at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.

“While calcium products may be effective, they do not maintain total bone health,” said Kathy Lund, director of business development and marketing. “The bone and joint health market are expected to reach over $4 billion by 2013, and we feel KoACT is positioned to take a large portion of that health category.”

Suggested delivery forms for KoACT are tablets, capsules, soft-gels and functional food applications.

For over 15 years, AIDP, Inc. based in City of Industry, CA, has been a leader in functional ingredients for a wide-range of applications from vitamins, minerals and amino acids, to specialty and proprietary products. Pioneering breakthroughs for the research and development of proprietary ingredients for bone, joint and cognitive health under the anti-aging platform, the AIDP mission is to achieve ultimate customer satisfaction through creative product innovation and superior service.

For more information about KoACT visit www.KoACT.net, or contact Kathy Lund, AIDP director of business development and marketing at 303.734.0860. The corporate website is www.AIDP.com