By: Talking Nutrition Editors
Bringing digestive comfort to gluten sensitive adults
dsm-firmenich secures regulatory approval to market the first and only enzyme demonstrated to effectively break down residual gluten. Tolerase® G – or Aspergillus Niger prolyl oligopeptidase – is now permitted for use in food supplements by the European Commission, following EFSA’s positive opinion on dsm-firmenich’s novel food dossier.
Found in wheat, barley and rye, gluten is a protein complex that is rich in an amino acid called proline. The human body cannot break down proline-rich proteins efficiently and this may be why some people are sensitive to dietary gluten. In the UK, for example, a recent report suggests that 13% of the population consider themselves to be non-celiac gluten sensitive. However, with gluten ‘hidden’ in a surprisingly wide range of foods, maintaining a gluten-free diet can be difficult when eating away from home.
Tolerase® G is aimed at gluten sensitive consumers that follow a gluten-free diet or avoid eating gluten, but want help in breaking down residual gluten in the stomach. Studies have shown that Tolerase® G degrades gluten molecules more effectively than other commercially available supplements.
28 July 2017
2 min read
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