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Carmit Candy launch weight-management chocolate

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Carmit Candy Industries has unveiled a weight-management chocolate wafer bar that combines two ingredients that are clinically proven to increase satiety: glucomannan and a potato-derived proteinase inhibitor Slendesta.

Glucomannan is a soluble fibre from the konjac root, which can lower the glycaemic index of foods and beverages through its properties, which include an unusual water-binding capacity.

When ingested with a glass of water, the glucomannan forms a gel in the stomach, leading to slower gastric emptying and a feeling of fullness over a long duration. In 2010, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved a weight-management health claim for konjac mannan (glucomannan). This health claim is for a daily intake of 3g of glucomannan, in 1g doses along with one to two glasses of water. Each weight-management wafer bar from Carmit contains 1g of glucomannan.

Slendesta, from Kemin Industries, is a potato-derived proteinase inhibitor (PI2). PI2 increases the release of cholecystokinin (CCK), a natural factor used by the body to signal to the brain that food has been eaten, and in turn helps to trigger feelings of fullness. Clinical trials have been performed with Slendesta, showing it has the ability to increase satiety and aid weight loss. Each weight-management chocolate wafer bar from Carmit contains 300mg of Slendesta.

Contact: Carmit

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