Arcadia Biosciences Obtains U.S. FDA GRAS Status for SONOVA ® GLA Safflower Oil
-- GRAS Notification Expands Application Options for Nutritional Oil Rich in Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) for Uses in Nutritional Beverages and Medical Foods --
DAVIS, Calif. -- Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKDA), an agricultural technology company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Arcadia’s conclusion that its SONOVA® GLA safflower oil is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in nutritional beverages and medical foods.
Arcadia produces GLA safflower nutritional oils with high concentrations of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). These oils are marketed by Arcadia under the SONOVA® brand and are currently used in nutritional supplement products. GLA is a nutritionally important omega-6 fatty acid that helps support the body’s anti-inflammatory response and is especially useful for managing weight, improving skin health and maintaining hormonal balance for women. When used in combination with the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), GLA has been shown to support heart and eye health.
- Published: 10 January 2017
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