Fermedics is a supplier of high-quality fermented raw materials such as medicinal herbs, fermented mushrooms, coated probiotics and prebiotics (in the form of microfibres) directed to nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Our main purpose is to develop premium botanicals fermented with the right microorganisms and to put 100 % natural and highly efficient ingredients into the market.
Our ingredients are manufactured in a factory complied with HACCP, ISO22000 and ISO17025.
This ingredient contains a mixture of 10 different berries that have been fermented. The berries are acerola, black currant, blueberry, cherry, chokeberry, cranberry, gooseberry, mulberry, raspberry and strawberry.
The fermentation enhances the valuable components of the berries to make them much more useful for the bacterial flora. The fermentation process takes several weeks and takes place in four steps.
The role of the different active ingredients of Berriotics™, created by the patented fermentation process
⚪ water-soluble microfibres
A mixture of different types of fibres that are easier to digest by the different bacteria of our microbiome. Most of the enzymes work at the ends of chains. The smaller pieces have a lot more ends. The enhanced activity of the enzymes stimulates the microbiome to make more of them by influencing the transcription factors. The broad variety of fibres offers an effective menu for a large part of the microbiome. It stimulates the growth of the indigenous probiotics and therefore contributes to a balanced ecosystem of the microbiome. Single specific fibres such as inulin, XOS, FOS, GOS… often cause complaints as bloating & flatulence. They have longer chains and are not monocultures.
⚪ smaller anthocyanins & flavonols
These smaller flavonoid polyphenols:
- have enhanced antioxidative & anti-inflammatory properties
- have in their aglycone form a complementary effect on prebiotics
⚪ SOD-like substances
These are small plant molecules with a similar SOD-activity that are:
- easily absorbed by the body
- stable & resistance against gastric acid, bile salts & enzymes
- responsible for the elimination of O2.- or superoxide anion
Fermentation of food is a centuries-old practice, carried out by numerous population groups. Our ancestors fermented food for various reasons such as preservation, to improve the taste and to make it more digestible and nutritious. Many cultures still eat fermented foods, such as Japanese miso, tempeh and Korean kimchi; but unfortunately, fermented foods have largely disappeared from the Western diet.
During the fermentation process, microorganisms such as yeast and bacteria convert carbohydrates into alcohols and carbon dioxide or organic acids. Fermentation is a form of pre-digestion to break down complex foods or plants into more readily absorbable amino acids and simpler sugars. Plants or herbs can contain excellent active substances but can hardly be released as we can’t digest components from plants. Fermentation is an excellent way of breaking down cellulose, which improves the nutrient content and their bioaccessiblity. It also improves amino acid and vitamin composition as well as mineral bioaccessibility.
BerrioticsTM is an indispensable ingredient to restore the intestinal flora and keep it in good condition. It is the most unique prebiotic currently available!
BerrioticsTM can be used as a food supplement but also as an ingredient for functional food & drinks.