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Bioiberica’s DAOgest authorised as Novel Food ingredient spurring innovation opportunities for European digestive health market

26 May 2023

Bioiberica, a global life science company with more than 45 years’ experience in the research of molecules of high biological and therapeutic value for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food industries, has announced that its diamine oxidase (DAO) enzyme ingredient, DAOgest, has been granted Novel Food Status by the European Commission (EC), which means the ingredient is commercially available in Europe with immediate effect. The approval paves the way for European formulators to develop new food supplement solutions that support histamine intolerance – an emerging gastrointestinal condition thought to affect 1-3% of the global population.

Making histamine intolerance history

As consumer awareness of histamine intolerance rises, DAO-based solutions are estimated to increase at a CAGR of 10.4% between 2020 and 2028. DAO is naturally present throughout the gastrointestinal tract, where it breaks down the histamine ingested from the food we eat. Symptoms of histamine intolerance occur when the body does not naturally produce enough DAO enzyme to break down ingested histamine, which can lead to excess histamine in the body and possible allergy-like symptoms. DAO supplementation can therefore help with the condition.

At Bioiberica, we’re passionate about developing solutions that tackle emerging health issues, and now that we have been granted Novel Food status for DAOgest, we’re excited to see the positive change it can bring for European consumers who are affected by histamine intolerance,” comments Antonio Vendrell, Marketing Director, Bioiberica. “DAOgest is already being successfully used as a supplement ingredient in the US. Now, we’re calling on our industry partners in Europe to join forces with us to develop long-term solutions for the digestive health market that will aim to improve lives for generations to come. Together, we can help make histamine intolerance history.”

Building on Bioiberica’s almost five decades of scientific innovation and expertise in biologically-derived ingredients, DAOgest is a premium, market-ready solution to support histamine degradation. Effective at a low dose of only 4.2mg/serving, the ingredient can help manage the symptoms of histamine intolerance, such as sneezing, hives and gastrointestinal issues.

Find out more about how DAOgest can enable manufacturers to make their mark in the digestive health space here.

These statements have not been evaluated by competent food authorities. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is only for business-to-business use and not meant to be addressed to final consumers.

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