Leading life sciences company OptiBiotix Health Plc (OptiBiotix) will exhibit functional food applications containing its innovative SlimBiome® weight management formulation at the 2018 Natural Products Expo West & Engredea show.

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, previously available only through the GoFigure line of weight management products, to breakfast cereals, bakery products and more.

Christina Wood, OptiBiotix Sales and Marketing Director, said “Many snack and protein bars on the market are deceptively high in sugar and calories, leading consumers with healthy intentions to gain, rather than lose, weight. Nutri-Bites® however enable guilt-free snacking – transforming the way weight loss is approached.

“By combining SlimBiome® revolutionary microbiome modulation technology with CII’s market-leading ingredients manufacturing capacity, we have created a delicious functional solution and are excited to share this at the Natural Products Expo West & Engredea show.”

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.

Due to be held in Anaheim, USA, the Natural Products Expo West & Engredea show is the world’s largest event for organic, natural and healthy products. Highlighting important industry innovations, the event is expected to attract more than 80,000 attendees. OptiBiotix will join CII at stand 3788.