Leading life sciences company OptiBiotix Health Plc (OptiBiotix) will exhibit functional food applications containing its multi-award winning SlimBiome® weight management formulation at IFT18, July 15-18 in Chicago, USA.

OptiBiotix has partnered with specialty ingredients manufacturer Cereal Ingredients, Inc (CII) to include SlimBiome in its tasty Nutri-Bites® range of cereal based food products. This extends SlimBiome applications from snack bars and shakes to breakfast cereals, bakery products and more.

SlimBiome has recently triumphed in a number of prestigious industry awards including Weight Management Ingredient of the Year at the NutraIngredients Awards 2018, and Best Functional Ingredient for Health and Wellbeing at the inaugural Food Matters Live awards.

Christina Wood, OptiBiotix Sales and Marketing Director, said: “SlimBiome transforms the way weight loss is approached, offering sustainable, long-term management without relying the restriction of fad-diets.

“Many snack bars on the market are high in sugar and calories leading to widespread consumer uncertainty surrounding healthy snacking. Nutri-Bites offers a clear, guilt-free option the help consumers establish a harmonious relationship with food.

“Nutri-Bites combines CII’s market-leading ingredients and manufacturing capacity with SlimBiome’s revolutionary microbiome modulation technology to create a delicious functional solution. We are very excited to share this at IFT18.”

Taking the hassle out of weight loss, SlimBiome offers a healthy, hunger-free weight management system that relies on science rather than willpower. Harnessing the power of the human microbiome to deliver natural, straightforward slimming, it makes you feel fuller for longer, promotes a healthy metabolism by helping to burn calories and even prevents cravings and overeating by maintaining blood sugar levels.

Products in the Nutri-Bites range contain direct expanded cereal pieces and are formulated with a choice of protein sizes and content. These can be applied to granola and snack mix inclusions, nutritional and cereal bars and coated snacks or even used as a healthy crunch topping.

IFT18 will be held at the McCormick Place convention centre in Chicago, USA and is one of the largest events of its kind, bringing together science of food professionals from around the globe. The event is expected draw over 23,000 attendees with more than 100 planned sessions. OptiBiotix will join CII at stand S1050.