PortusanaTM (EFLA®308) is the brand name of a scientifically supported purslane herb extract, manufactured from the finest quality of Portulaca oleracea L.
Rich in valuable nutrients, the fleshy leaves of purslane are appreciated as a culinary ingredient worldwide being consumed as vegetable, salad or soup. Purslane also has a long tradition of medicinal use. In Near Eastern folk medicine the plant is treasured for its antidiabetic properties.
Anecdotal hints about the beneficial effects of purslane on blood glucose metabolism have triggered intensive investigations, culminating in the development of a clinically supported purslane herb extract. Frutarom Switzerland Ltd. has taken this idea through development, process optimization and industrial scale-up, guided by bioactivity testing in in-vitro models related to blood sugar metabolism.
PortusanaTM is a multifunctional ingredient for innovative food supplements, dietary nutrition, functional food and phytopharmaceutical applications targeting the following indications:
- Maintenance of healthy blood sugar metabolism
- Support in weight management programs
- Assist blood sugar regulation in pre- / type 2 diabetics
These are the key characteristics of PortusanaTM:
An international patent application for the usage of PortusanaTM in the indication blood glucose modulation is currently pending.