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Essentra® is the Multidimensional Nutraceutical for Your Next Functional Food or Beverage Product.

Essentra® is the multi-patented, GRAS-affirmed functional food ingredient which provides vitalizing, restorative nutrition for enhanced mind and body performance. Essentra®, a proprietary, standardized extract of the Ayurvedic botanical, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), helps shield the body against the negative effects of stress via unique withanolide bioactive compounds that mimic the body's own stress-reducing hormones. In fact, Essentra® features the highest levels of stress-fighting Ashwagandha bioactives in the industry.

The physiological wellness benefits afforded by Essentra® have been substantiated as functional food health claims and can be applied to many better-for-you product categories including: Stress, Energy, Mental Cognition, Cardiovascular Function, Glucose Release, and Weight Management. Essentra's efficacy in these claims areas is supported by a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled human clinical trial.  Essentra’s health benefits also have been demonstrated in six additional human clinical trials completed in the past year.

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Essentra® - Optimized Ashwagandha extract for a vitalized mind and bodyAs a functional food and beverage ingredient, Essentra's ability to balance and harmonize the body's systems results from its adaptogenic properties. Adaptogens are a rare group of botanicals and mushrooms possessing unique properties that increasethe body's ability to resist and recover from stress while stimulating an overall feeling of balance and normalization. With its adaptogenic properties, Essentra® is novel in that it provides long-lasting stress relief while improving mood, without any negative side effects.

Ashwagandha extract Essentra's substantiated functional food health claims are in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Some examples of the many claims that Essentra® features include: 

  • Helps inhibit fatigue, tension and exhaustion from everyday stressors
  • Helps promote mental clarity, concentration and alertness
  • Helps enhance balanced energy levels for physical performance and endurance
  • Supports healthy cardiovascular function
  • Helps support blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range

Multi-functional Essentra® is easily incorporated into a wide array of health-providing, value-added food and beverage products, including nutrition bars, juices, candies, cereals, beverages and more. 

Essentra® was invented by Fulbright Scholar Dr. Shibnath Ghosal and is the patented property of Natreon, Inc., a company specializing in the research and development of proprietary nutraceutical ingredients. NutraGenesis is the exclusive global distributor of Essentra®, which is protected under U.S. Patents 6,153,198 and 6,713,092. Essentra® is a trademark of NutraGenesis, LLC.


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