GRAS for Lifeflower® Breviscapine and Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng Extract Receive
Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Farlong Pharmaceutical, a vertically integrated, plant-based ingredient and supplement company, has received Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) self-affirmation status for its ingredients Lifeflower® Breviscapine and Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng™ extract.
Lifeflower® Breviscapine is an active flavonoid component extracted from Erigeron Breviscapus which contains more than 90 percent of scutellarin. Scutellarin has been shown to enhance memory, cognitive function and brain health; increase brain circulation; and promote the development of new blood vessels. A series of safety studies were conducted, and the expert panel committee concluded that Lifeflower® breviscapine manufactured consistent with cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) is GRAS based on scientific procedures for use as an ingredient in yogurt, nutritional bars, smoothies at 84 mg per serving, and dietary supplements at 200 mg per person per day.
Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng Extract, derived from Panax Notoginseng™ roots, contains more than 75 percent of total saponins, such as notoginsenoside R1, ginsenoside Rg1, Ginsenoside Re, Ginsenoside Rb1 and Ginsenoside Rd. Notoginseng saponins have been shown to enhance heart and brain health, maintain normal cholesterol levels, improve physical performance and stamina, help reduce fatigue, promote radiant skin, and increase heart and brain circulation. Scientific studies led the expert panel committee to conclude that Ginseng Plus® Panax Notoginseng Extract manufactured consistent with cGMP is GRAS based on scientific procedures for use as an ingredient in sports beverage, yogurt, nutritional bars, smoothies, chocolates and dietary supplements at 200 mg per person per day.
For more than 20 years, Farlong has created products using natural and herbal ingredients to promote a healthy and natural life, focusing on top quality ingredients and ancient Chinese roots. Farlong produces formulas from seed to shelf, beginning at their 6,000-acre GAP farm located in Yunnan Province, where the soil acidity, sunlight, temperature, rainfall, pressure and altitude enable Erigeron Breviscapus and Panax Notoginseng to yield the most optimal active components. The geographical area of the farm’s location is known for harvesting specific medicinal Chinese herbs, proven to benefit the health and improvement for a variety of health conditions. Farlong combines tradition
al processing methods with the most advanced techniques, ensuring that all decoction ingredients are transferred to full-spectrum concentrated ingredients while achieving greater levels of stability and effectiveness.