Mannas(TM) ‘Hydro-Network’ technology reduces risk of chronic diseases from tasty food
A corporation in the biological research industry, BotaMedi, is targeting the food industry with the introduction of Mannas™ and its patented ‘Hydro-Network’ technology. This is good news for those who want to enjoy good food but are also concerned about health issues.
Mannas™ is a food additive that helps to control blood glucose and cholesterol, while also enhancing the flavor, texture and preservation of cooked food. These properties come from its ‘Hydro-Network’ technology, which is based on the core ingredient, Marine Oligomers of Phloroglucinol (MOP).
MOP is a natural extract from brown seaweed called Ecklonia cava, found in the deep seas of South Korea. It has a highly advanced polyphenolic biochemical structure and is more potent than any other edible polyphenols. The key is MOP’s ability to rearrange water molecules inside food to form a structured ‘Hydro-Network’, strengthening the bonds between other food molecules and locking in water to prevent dehydration. This provides enhanced texture, flavor and prolonged shelf life of food whilst minimizing unpleasant odors.
Mannas™ activates taste buds to enhance the sensation of sweet and salty tastes, so strong flavors with lower amounts of salt and sugar in food can be enjoyed. MOP in Mannas™ is also a multi-potent molecule which provides various benefits to the human body such as being an antioxidant – claiming to be 230 times more powerful than vitamin E, eliminating free radicals from the body to reduce risk of chronic diseases, cancer and metabolic syndrome. MOP also has enzymatic properties that slow down the absorption of fat, cholesterol and sugar after digestion, which allows control of high blood cholesterol, high blood glucose, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and obesity.
MOP (recognized internationally as Seanol® or Seapolynol®) has been certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the EU European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS).