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Functional Foods
Do you offer non-allergenic food products?

Yes. At Nutrativa Global™, we process only non-allergenic food products.

Are your products gluten-free?

Yes. At Nutrativa Global, all of our products are gluten free.

Are functional foods considered medicines?

No, functional foods are not medicine/drugs, even though they may have health benefits. Food is viewed as a means of providing nutrition. Medicines and drugs are generally required to be able to treat or cure illnesses or diseases.

The IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) states: …consumers have learned that food has a greater impact on health than previously known. Functional foods fit into a continuum that ranges from health maintenance/promotion to disease treatment. There is a role for all aspects of this paradigm in our health care system. Functional foods should be integral components of established public health programs to reduce the risk of specific diseases.

What are the categories of functional foods?

There are three categories of functional foods.

Super-Fortified Foods: Foods that are fortified with more than 100 percent of the Daily Recommended Intake or with other supplements or botanicals are considered super-fortified, according to “Nutrition Science News.”

Plant Stanols and Sterols: Another group of functional foods includes plant stanols and sterols. These are found naturally in fruits, vegetables and their oils, nuts, soybeans and grains. These plant compounds are similar to cholesterol found in animal products. According to the “Canadian Medical Association Journal,” consuming plant stanols and sterols can help lower cholesterol, because they compete with it for absorption in the intestine.

Prebiotics and Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in the gut. Prebiotics are a food source for probiotics. Certain foods, such as some brands of yogurt, are supplemented with probiotics or prebiotics. According to the “Canadian Medical Association Journal,” consuming both of these in your diet can help to alter the composition of your intestinal flora. This may be beneficial to your immune system and can help ensure digestive regularity.

Fruit Oils and Powders
What are the benefits of cranberry oil?

Cranberry oil contains high amounts of natural vitamin E (tocotrienols) which has powerful antioxidants that have been shown to help prevent cancer and postpone the effects of aging. These natural substances neutralize free radicals; the unstable oxygen molecules associated with cancer and heart disease. In fact, cranberry oil has been shown to have six times more tocotrienols than palm oil!

Cranberry oil also has Omega 3 & 6 to moisturize and help keep skin and lips supple and smooth. This balanced ratio is a target for many food formulators as both of these fatty acids must be present at the same time in the digestive tract to be properly utilized in the body.

Cranberry seed oil has a long shelf life due to the high concentration of antioxidants found within. Unlike many fish and flax seed oils that may have “grassy” or ˜fishy” tastes, cranberry seed oil has a “neutral” flavor with no undesirable aftertaste, making it an ideal ingredient for functional omega-3 food products.

Cranberry oil is also a strong source for astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants available. As an antioxidant, astaxanthin is up to 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E and more than 10 times as potent as beta-carotene.

Benefits of Astaxanthin:
Supports Eye and Brain Health
Supports Nervous System Health
Supports Normal immune System
Excellent Benefits for Cardiovascular System
Strong Detoxifying Benefits
Protects Skin from UV Damage Cranberry Oil

Benefits at a Glance:
High in Antioxidants
Balance of Omega 3 & Omega 6 for Optimal Absorption
Longer Product Shelf Life
Better Taste – Long Lasting Flavor – Minor Oxidation Effects
Many Food Delivery Options – Excellent for Use in Functional Foods

Benefits of Balanced Absorption: Nutrativa Global’s exceptional quality cranberry oil contains a balanced ratio of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (omega-3) to Linoleic Acid (omega-6) essential fatty acids. Food formulators seek a balanced ratio of these healthy fatty acids for optimal absorption into the body.

Current medical studies prove the importance of balanced omega-3 & 6 during ingestion. Many products provide high levels of omega 3 to offset the average person™s high intake of omega 6. Nutrativa Global™s cranberry seed oil provides the perfect balance of omega 3 and omega 6 to optimize the beneficial absorption of these healthy fatty acids. No need for additives. The natural antioxidants and sterols in cold-pressed cranberry seed oil provides for high stability of the fatty acids. The presence of antioxidants and fatty acids, when ingested simultaneously, creates a beneficial synergy for improved health.

Cranberry seed oil may be ingested in capsules, as an ingredient in functional foods or nutraceuticals. Cranberry oil is also found in high quality skin care and pharmaceutical products.

What are the benefits of blueberry oil and powder?

Health Magazine’s Guide to 50 Super Foods identified blueberries as a Super Food that is taking the functional food world by storm. Blueberries contain anthocyanins and phytochemicals, the natural substances that neutralize free radicals; the unstable oxygen molecules associated with cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging.

What does Cold-Pressing mean?

Cold Pressing technology involves the pressing and grinding of fruit or seeds using millstones or stainless steel presses. This procedure generates some heat through friction. However the temperature must not rise above 120F in order to be labeled cold-pressed.

What are the benefits of raspberry powder?

Eating raspberries can provide many health benefits. Raspberries may help prevent heart disease and may help in fighting age-related changes. Raspberries contain anthocyanins, which have potent antioxidant effects. Raspberries are also becoming more recognized as possible agents in the fight against stomach ulcers, breast cancer, esophageal tumors and rectal polyps.

What are the benefits of Chia powder?

Chia seeds are part of the mint plant family, and are found naturally in Central America. They are rich in Omega-3 acids, boasting more Omega 3 than salmon. One serving of Chia provides 18 percent of recommended daily calcium and four grams of protein. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber and potassium…and they’re low in cholesterol and sodium. The remarkably fit and agile Tarahumara Indians in Mexico consumed chia seeds while on their long desert runs. They are now used by marathon runners and are also known to provide much needed surges of energy during and after a workout. As a powder, Chia can be used in baking, drinks, food supplements and more.

Buying Nutrativa Global Products
How can I buy Nutrativa Global Products?

Contact us directly at 715-886-4000 for more information to purchase any of our oils or powders. You can also email us at info@nutrativaglobal.com

Nutrativa Global Documentation
What documentation is provided with my order?

Certificate of Analysis
Specification Sheet
Material Safety Data Sheet
Allergen Information
Organic Certification (when applicable)
Kosher Certification
Non-GMO Statement

Nutrativa Global Packaging
What are your typical packaging options?

We provide a variety of packaging options, depending on the product and the needs of our customers. Please contact us for pallet and truckload configurations. All products ship FOB Nekoosa, Wisconsin via UPS or freight at best rate available or per customer’s instruction. Typical types of packaging include:

Bottle: 1 Gallon (8 pounds)
Carboy: 5 Gallon (40 pounds)
Drum: 50 Gallon (400 pounds)

Box: 50 55 pounds, double lined bags in cardboard boxes
Tote: 1,500 to 2,000 pounds