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SupplySide West 2022 Summary

Las Vegas

Oct. 31, 2022 - Nov. 4, 2022

We had a very busy SupplySide West this year! We showcased 3 of our branded ingredients – SerenZea™, Maizinol™, and Symetrian™, gave 2 presentations at SupplySide West’s Presentation Theater, and our team met a steady stream of attendees at our booth to answer product questions and present supporting clinical data.

The show itself offered many on-trend educational sessions for attendees. Experts talked about the emerging new market for immune support products, acknowledging the shift from a seasonal to a year-round supplementation strategy. Attendees were also offered insights into the ever-growing area of nootropics and the “State of the Mood market”, supported by consumer surveys, expert analysis, and market futurecasting.

Featured Products

SerenZea™ – our new clinically-proven ingredient for mood and stress support. SerenZea™ is a Zea mays (corn leaf)-derived, patented ingredient that contains proprietary standardized natural compounds. Human clinical trials have shown SerenZea™ to be efficacious in reducing the stress hormone cortisol, and helping to improve overall mental well-being as it was measured by the Profile of Mood States (POMS) in human clinical studies.Learn more about the benefits and science behind SerenZea™
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Maizinol™ – a natural alternative to synthetic melatonin for sleep support. Maizinol™ is also a Zea mays (corn leaf)-derived, patented ingredient that contains proprietary standardized natural compounds. Human clinical trials have shown Maizinol™ to improve the quality of deep sleep by up to 49% and to increase the length of sleep time by up to 30 minutes.Learn more about the benefits and science behind Maizinol™
Symetrian™ – one of our two clinically-proven natural immune support ingredients, focused on supporting healthy immune homeostasis. Symetrian™’s unique formulation was developed through our Phytologix® technology platform, and is derived from Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera), Poria cocos, and Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary). Human clinical trials have shown Symetrian™ is clinically proven to promote rapid immune cell activation and production of circulating TCRγδ+ Gamma delta T cells, suggestive of its heightened immune surveillance at portals of entry, providing immediate immune response.Learn more about the benefits and science behind Symetrian™


Taking Sleep Concepts to a New Level: Restorative Sleep

Speaker: David Foreman, The Herbal Pharmacist®

David Foreman discussed sleep deficiency, cortisol connection, their impact on health, and novel botanical ingredient Maizinol™, a natural alternative to Melatonin for quality sleep. As a standardized corn leaf extract, Maizinol™ significantly increased deep sleep time and reduced stress hormone cortisol compared to placebo in a double blind human sleep study. Maizinol™ also improved sleep quality and enhanced mood based on self-reported questionnaires in the same clinical trial.

Symetrian™ for a Rapid Immune Response

Speaker: Dr. Mesfin Yimam, DVM, MS, Director, Pre-Clinical Research, Unigen, Inc.

Symetrian™, a composition of polysaccharide and polyphenol standardized extracts from Aloe, Poria, and Rosemary was evaluated in double-blind placebo controlled cross-over clinical study. Following single oral 500mg, Symetrian™ showed a) harmonized quick waves immune response; b) swift activation of immune cells; c) triggered highly selective cell-to-cell communication; and d) faster antioxidation activity suggesting rapid immune modulating for mucosal protection/enhanced immune surveillance, making Symetrian™ effective composition to support healthy immune systems.


Final Thoughts

Overall, SupplySide West this year was a great showcase for immune and mood-related supplements. Unigen was on-hand with ingredients ready to meet the needs of each of these current categories, as well as providing educational sessions by our own Dr. Mesfin Yimam and Unigen Friend & Consultant, expert Dr. David Foreman (The Herbal Pharmacist).