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Alzchem Group: “Creavitalis as a Versatile Ingredient Opens Many Options for the Plant-Based Food Industry”

Alzchem Group AG is the producer of Creavitalis®, the benchmark for a versatile ingredient called creatine monohydrate. Creavitalis® is a fine, tasteless powder that can be incorporated into food products such as meat and fish alternatives. If just 0.5 grams of the powder is added to 100 grams of plant-based meat, the creatine content will be equivalent to that of animal meat, according to the company. “The recommended daily dose for creatine is 3 grams a day, which corresponds approximately to a 700g steak! So, creatine supplementation makes a lot of sense for all low or no meat diets,” explains Robert Alber VP of Alzchem’s human nutrition unit. Creatine monohydrate is not classified as a novel food, as confirmed by the European Commission. As such, …

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Alzchem Group Launches Animal-Free Creatine for Use in Meat Alternatives

Alzchem Group, a specialty chemicals supplier based in Germany, is set to launch animal-free creatine monohydrate powder specially developed for the food industry. Creatine is an amino acid found in small amounts in meat and fish; it is also made by the liver and pancreas at a rate of around one gram per day. However, some studies suggest there are benefits to taking additional creatine in supplement form, particularly for athletes. These include increased strength, injury prevention, and more muscle mass. Creatine may also have benefits for cognition, bone health, and skin aging. Alzchem has been producing creatine monohydrate — a synthetic, animal-free form of creatine — for over 30 years. However, the ingredient has previously only been available in supplement form. The new product, …

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