OmniActive’s Gingever receives self-affirmed GRAS status

Morristown, N.J., and Mumbai, India October 6, 2021—OmniActive Health Technologies (OmniActive) announced today that it has received Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for Gingever.

Gingever is a high-potency ginger extract designed to help support digestive and immune health at a low-dose. Obtaining GRAS status allows wider product applications for the ingredient, namely foods and beverages.

“For an ingredient to be considered GRAS, scientific data and information about the intended use of the substance must be widely known, and there must be a consensus among scientific experts that the data and information established is safe under the conditions of its intended use,” said Dr. Deshanie Rai, VP, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for OmniActive. “This includes toxicology studies as well as human safety data. Moreover, the extraction and processing of the substance is also critically reviewed as part of the rigorous GRAS evaluation process.”

The “GRAS Panel” is made up of a group of subject matter experts qualified by training and experience to evaluate the safety of food ingredients.

“Given the rigor of the review and the necessary documentation required for compiling a dossier, achieving GRAS status is a lengthy and resource-intensive process,” Dr. Rai explained. “Although ginger has a long history of safe use as part of our food supply, we went the extra mile to have the safety of our Gingever product, which is formulated using a supercritical CO2 extraction method, verified by independent expert scientists.”

Gingever uses supercritical CO2 extraction technology to concentrate the active compounds found in ginger without the use of harsh solvents. This extraction process also provides a rich source of ginger’s polyphenols in a composition similar to the one found naturally in ginger root. Just 20 mg to 250 mg of Gingever delivers a clinically relevant dose of the active compounds in ginger in one small pill compared to 1,000 mg of ginger root powder.

Customers who are interested in formulating with Gingever or would like a sample are encouraged to contact OmniActive at Moreover, attendees of SupplySide West are invited to OmniActive’s booth (#5345) to speak to a representative for more details or schedule a meeting at

About OmniActive
Established in 2005, OmniActive seeks to improve lives through innovative science and natural health solutions. OmniActive’s product portfolio consists of scientifically validated, IP-protected, branded Specialty Actives and an extensive line of natural Botanical Actives for global customers in the dietary supplement, functional food, and beverage markets.

The Company’s leading brands include Lutemax 2020, Lutemax Free Lutein and Lutein Esters, Capsimax, Curcuwin, Gingever, Xtenergy, Nutritears and Omnixan. OmniActive partners with customers through its sales and distribution networks in key markets worldwide, supported by three global R&D centers and best-in-class production facilities throughout India. The Company has offices in Mumbai, India and Morristown, New Jersey.


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