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CCL are proud to be the official sponsors of several product categories for the Vitafoods exhibition this year, including;
Sports and Fitness Products
Dietary Supplement Ingredients
Functional Food and Special Nutrition Ingredients
We are very excited to be working in collaboration with the event. As the premier meeting place for the nutraceuticals, dietary suplements, functional foods and the functional drinks industries, it is a great way of keeping abreast of the industry news and innovation, and provides an important opportunity to develop relationships with our customers and discuss how we can best be of service to them.
This year, Vitafoods will be celebrating 15 years of innovation, and will see CCL exhibiting for the first time at stand 1242 on the 22-24th May. Please do come along and say hello!
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In natural medicine, artichoke leaves are used to stimulate the kidneys and the flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder. It is traditionally classified as a ‘bitter’ and has been used to assist digestion. The major active components are sesquiterpene, lactone, cynarin and Caffeoylquinic acids. Artichoke leaf has been shown to lower cholesterol.
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