Food Ingredient BIOGLYCOGEN™

Food Ingredient BIOGLYCOGEN

In countries other than the USA, BIOGLYCOGEN (Enzymatically Synthesized Glycogen) has yet to be approved as a food ingredient. (As of November, 2010)

Structure and Manufacturing Process

Glycogen, a glucose polymer constructed from α-1,4 and α-1,6 linkages, is a major storage form of carbohydrates in most organisms. In animals (including humans), large reservoirs of glycogen can be found in the liver and muscle. As a food component, glycogen is contained in shellfish such as oysters and mussels, and it has been thought to bestow health benefits for a long time.

We developed a new method* to produce glycogen from plant-sourced starch, using enzymes (patent pending: PCT/JP2005/017900).

  • Biocatal. & Biotransform. (2008) 26, 133-140
                                       < Schematic model of glycogen structure >

                                       < Synthetic method of BIOGLYCOGEN >

Properties

In countries other than the USA, BIOGLYCOGEN (Enzymatically Synthesized Glycogen) has yet to be approved as a food ingredient.
(As of November, 2010)

Product Properties
BIOGLYCOGEN has the following properties :

1)Pure and safe; affirmed as GRAS. Essentially free from heavy metals, proteins, and fats.
2)Highly soluble in water, forming a beautiful, opalescent solution.
3)The solution is highly stable and will not change color or form any precipitate.
4)Basically no taste or smell.
5)Provides immunomodulating activity.

  • Carbohydr. Res. (2007) 342, 2371-2379
  • Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. (2004) 68, 2332-40
  • Carbohydr. Res. (2009) 344, 654-659
                                              <Solution of BIOGLYCOGEN>

BIOGLYCOGEN is highly soluble in water,forming a beautiful, opalecent solution.

Specifications

In countries other than the USA, BIOGLYCOGEN (Enzymatically Synthesized Glycogen) has yet to be approved as a food ingredient.
(As of November, 2010)

Product Specifications for Food (*by dry weight)

Appearance White powder
Loss of drying < 10.0%
Ash < 0.3%
Purity (Glycogen) ≥ 75.0 %
Protein < 0.1 %*
Aerobic Plate Count < 1000CFU/g
Coliforms Negative
Molds < 100CFU/g
Yeasts < 100CFU/g

Informations

Regulatory Status

  • Enzymatically Synthesized Glycogen is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in foods and beverages.
  • In countries other than the USA and Japan, BIOGLYCOGEN has yet to be approved as a food ingredient. (As of November, 2010)

Recommended dosage

  • 100 mg ~ 1 g/day

Other information

  • Expiry date: 3 years after production
for enquiries, contact Glico Nutrition Co., Ltd., Fine Chemicals Sales Department
4-6-5, Utajima, Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka 555-8502 Japan
FAX: +81 6-6477-8267
E-MAIL: g-material@glico.co.jp