Always on our minds: YOU
From discovery to finished product, we are constantly driven by one question: How can we use our unique findings to make the greatest positive difference in the world? This motivates our team to look at as many possibilities as possible and to come up with incredible applications for the substances with which we work. At Zaluvida, we pride ourselves on being driven by a rare combination of heart and creativity. Our human health products address problems that mean a great deal to us and many others – and have the potential to be life-changing.
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of the world
Obesity is one of the fastest growing epidemics of the world, according to the WHO. Therefore weight loss is a big deal. With insightful products, we have turned what was a sad story into a success story. Many companies before us failed their customers. Drastic behavioural changes were demanded, wonders were promised that never came true, side effects occurred. Zaluvida weight management products aim at realistic goals, are tested to perfection, and do not intrude on the body's system. Our products, in conjunction with a dietary plan, help people to triple their weight loss.Today, we are the outright world leader in solid-dose weight management and obesity solutions. And we are only just getting started!
- Adding products that contain our active ingredient Litramine™ to a proper diet will triple weight loss.
- Our weight management and obesity products are available in more than 50 countries.
- Since 2011, Litramine™ is found in most of the leading weight management and obesity products in Greater Europe.
- Globally, 33 people consume one of our weight management and obesity products each and every second of each day.
- Litramine™ and our other weight management and obesity technologies have been featured in several prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including the international journal “Obesity”.
One of the key compounds of our range of weight management products has its origins in, amongst others, opuntia ficus-indica, which is a cactus also known as ‘prickly pear’. We have developed unique patented processes to help us create a proprietary organic fibre complex with a new molecular structure. The result is a safe compound that binds dietary fat at a level previously only achieved by prescription drugs, but without the undesirable side effects.
The products invented by Zaluvida are the helping hand for people to reach their target weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle. We offer the world’s leading fat binder as well as the first product to cut calories from all main nutrients, and several other specialised weight loss aids and meal-replacement solutions.
We also have several highly exciting next generation development programs along two tracks in the pipeline: Food and lifestyle oriented solutions that are easy to build into one’s daily lives, yet offer pharma grade results and medicinal solutions that could just prove to be the holy grail in obesity by going to the very core of the physiological problem and fixing it.
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The right to breathe
It’s okay for some things to be breathtaking – but not hay fever, pet allergies and allergies caused by dust mites. These allergies are on the rise globally and make life hard for millions of people. Most available treatments require many pills, only work after symptoms are already acute, cause drowsiness, and some are not safe for pregnant women, children and athletes. Our expertise has allowed us to rethink the situation and come up with a completely different approach, one that puts the control back into people’s hands. Literally.
- Approximately 12% of the world’s population suffer from hay fever.
- 90% of those affected by hay fever are allergic to grass pollen.
- The number of kids suffering from allergies is constantly on the rise in industrial countries.
- Scientists assume that by 2060, two out of every three people could be affected by hay fever.
- When introduced in the UK and the Netherlands, our hay fever solution quickly became the market leader.
We were amazed to find a combination of active ingredients (including sesame oil, perilla oil and xanthan gum) that basically stops nasal allergies before they occur. Instead of chasing after the histamines released by the exploding mast cells after exposure to allergens like other products, our treatment simply protects the cells. The latest generation even reduces sensitivity to allergens altogether.
Zaluvida’s unique, easy-to-apply thixotropic nasal micro-gel deactivates allergens in the nose and protects the nasal interior with a thin, protective yet breathable layer that allergens cannot penetrate. On top of that, it accelerates the self-cleansing of the nose. When the first symptoms appear, you simply spray the gel into your nose and you’re good to go for six hours without drowsiness.
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An alternative for when antibiotics fail
Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are becoming a large-scale problem, especially infections caused by MRSA. That’s why Zaluvida is working as hard as possible to create solutions for the severe health issues caused by bacteria before antibiotics fail completely. At this point, we already have solid programmes in place against four of the six ESKAPE pathogens. One of our current clinical trials focusses on patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. Currently, the disease forces them to take several kilograms of antibiotics per year. Our lead candidate, NX-AS-401, can drastically reduce that amount by breaking down the biofilm of bacteria, weakening their resistance to antibiotics, and inhibiting their quorum-sensing mechanisms.
- The world’s dependence on antibiotics is likely to cause a substantial global health crisis by 2050.
- Even at that early stage of the ‘post-antibiotic age’, 10 million people could die annually.
- Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are not immune to the effects of bioactives, which display novel modes of action.
- By disturbing the way bacteria communicate, our new products weaken them significantly.
Among many other potential ways to assist antibiotics, our team has for the first time ever isolated, stabilised, potentiated and produced complex sulphur compounds in garlic at industrial scale that, amongst other benefits, stop bacteria from communicating and uniting. This enables new ways to attack bacteria, as it makes them more vulnerable and also gives a new lease on life to today’s antibiotics.
Our products deploy their effects exactly where they are needed. In the future, for example, we can fight bacteria in the lungs with inhaled powders and help diabetics with highly effective creams applied on chronic wounds. The benefits of these next-generation solutions can be systemically delivered as pills, powders and liquids. It is our declared ambition to become the leader of the Post-Antibiotic Era.
Many more great solutions in the making
While there are a lot of things in development that we cannot even mention yet, we also have many exciting things made from our compounds that are about to be launched. In addition to weight management products, allergy cures, and ways to attack antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, we have started to commercialise a full range of next-generation products addressing unmet needs in the treatment of heartburn/reflux, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating and IBS. Some other key products under development and review concern oral, immune, and heart health as well as a range of health activation solutions for cell rejuvenation, sleep, and stress. And that is still only the beginning.