Unibar launches CapsiClear™, the first capsanthin ingredient for eye health
Houston, Texas – Unibar Corporation —a supplier of high-quality, environmentally-responsible, science-based ingredients—announced the launch of patent-pending CapsiClear™, the first capsanthin ingredient for eye health formulations.
CapsiClear is a unique combination of carotenoids sourced from Capsicum annum, Indian red chilies, grown by contract cultivation in southern India. It is standardized to 50 percent capsanthin and works synergistically with zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin to provide eye health benefits beyond what many other ingredients do. Like other vision health ingredients, CapsiClear supports proper management of macular pigment density and helps to protect the eyes from the effects of blue light. Its key differentiators, according to two clinical studies on the novel ingredient, is that the capsanthin extract provides support for photostress recovery to help with eye fatigue, reading speed improvements over white and blue light, and is vital in helping reduce intraocular pressure (IOP). Maintaining IOP at proper levels is vital for long-term vision health. Elevated IOP levels can lead to serious risk of multiple eye conditions and permanent eye damage.
“Because there is little to no previous research on the benefits of capsanthin, we have spent the last eight years developing and researching this new molecule and the results are astounding” said Mr. Sevanti Mehta, president of Unibar. “We have a new ingredient formulation that takes a very comprehensive approach to eye health and is a perfect addition to existing products or as a supplement by itself. After the success of our first two studies, we look forward to additional research to further understand CapsiClear’s mechanisms of action and the scope of its benefits.”
The world is increasingly becoming more digital leading to a need for more holistic eye health solutions. And with the ongoing worries about COVID-19, most consumers are choosing to stay indoors. Being unable to leave their homes, except for certain necessities, people will be turning more often to screens while working from home, participating in online classes and coursework, as a source of entertainment, and to keep up with family and friends that are out of reach due to social distancing. The increase in screen time means an increase in blue light exposure and sedentary lifestyles, both of which can negatively affect eye health over time. CapsiClear provides benefits that consumers of all ages need to better protect their vision.
CapsiClear is manufactured according to ISO, cGMP, HAACP, and PMDA requirements. It holds self-affirmed GRAS status and is certified kosher, halal and parve.
Unibar is ready to help supplement brands test and launch their 2020 and 2021 eye health formulations. To learn more about CapsiClear™ and request a sample, visit www.UnibarCorp.com.
About Unibar Corporation
Established in the U.S., Unibar Corporation is a plant-based life science company built upon a foundation of combining ayurvedic tradition and knowledge with modern science to develop innovative ingredients for better health. With over 20 years of experience developing science-based ingredients for the dietary supplement and food & beverage industries, Unibar has a deep understanding of natural products and the drive to bring to light new and powerful health solutions to address today’s demands. It’s newest ingredient, CapsiClear™, is the first ingredient to be standardized to 50 percent capsanthin, developed to provide powerful eye health benefits beyond what many other carotenoids are capable of. It’s portfolio of ingredients also includes curcumin, lutein, and Boswellia extracts. Learn more at UnibarCorp.com.