ETAS: Asparagus extract
Amino Up Chemical has developed the unique extraction process of asparagus, and discovered that the extract induces HSP70 mRNA expression in the body. Hydroxymethyl furfural derivatives have been identified as novel compounds to induce HSP70 expression (PATPEND).
New Discovery from Asparagus
Amino Up Chemical has screened hundreds of agricultural products of Hokkaido, to find a functional food that can induce Heat Shock Protein (HSP). We have developed the unique extraction process of asparagus, and the extract has shown a strong inducing effect of HSP. The extract is named ETAS?, the acronym for Enzyme-Treated Asparagus extract.
We have also discovered that unique hydroxymethyl furfural* derivatives are generated in the extraction process.
A patent is filed as this newly-discovered compounds are active components for the HSP-inducing effect.
Efficient Use of Natural Resource
The bottom of asparagus stem, which had been usually discarded, is used as a raw material of ETAS?. This would be an efficient use of an agricultural product of Hokkaido.
ETAS? can be applied to various kinds of products because it is heat-resistant and readily water-soluble.
・Mental (relaxation, sleep improvement)
・Beauty from inside