End-to-end health and nutrition support
NIZO has developed an innovative approach to health benefit substantiation that allows you to thoroughly assess the health impact of specific foodstuffs in an affordable manner and timescale. We can support you at any stage of the process of exploring health impact, from selecting and optimizsing ingredients to explaining and demonstrating health benefits. Our offering includes:
- Scientific advice and study design
- In-vitro and in-silico health benefit analysis
- Human intervention studies including challenge models
- Microbiome and biomarker analytics
Science-driven substantiation and storytelling
Our extensive expertise in all areas of food development means you can start your health impact exploration with us at any stage. And thanks to our pilot plant and food analytics capabilities, you can carry out health benefit investigations in parallel with process development and sensory experience investigations.
At every step, you can be sure that our support is guided and driven by rigorous science – from how nutrients are absorbed in and affect the gut environment, to how those local changes translate to systemic health impact. We use that science to develop novel approaches that enhance your ability to detect and communicate health benefits – for example, using our E. coli and rhinovirus challenge models to speed up investigations into the impact of nutrients on the immune system. In this way, we help you both rigorously substantiate health claims and tell compelling stories to your market.