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New health claim for Lactium in South Korea

By Jim Cornall contact

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Sixty-one percent of Koreans said sleeping disorders impact their current health. Pic: Getty Images/zGel
Sixty-one percent of Koreans said sleeping disorders impact their current health. Pic: Getty Images/zGel

Related tags: South korea, Sleep, Ingredion

Ingredia’s product Lactium has been recognized by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety as a functional ingredient for health functional foods.

The health claim followed from the results of a clinical study on poor sleepers in South Korea in 2018. The study was published in Nutrient​ in 2019.

Food supplement manufacturers using Lactium at a dosage of 300 mg/day will be able to claim “may help to improve sleep quality.”

According to a Euromonitor health survey, 61% of Koreans said sleeping disorders impact their current health.

It is the second health claim for Lactium in Korea, following a 2008 claim that the ingredient can release tension from stress.

The 100% natural milk protein hydrolysate contains a bioactive peptide the company says has relaxing properties. It adds that nine clinical trials on more than 500 volunteers have demonstrated Lactium’s efficiency on stress issues and sleep disturbances.

Related topics: Ingredients

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