Anderson Advanced Ingredients: CeraLOK® Rice Ceramides Receive Health Claim in Canada

Published: May. 25, 2022 at 7:00 AM PDT

Governing body authorized the functional claim "CeraLOK® helps maintain healthy skin hydration."

IRVINE, Calif., May 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The natural products marketplace has seen a significant increase in beauty-positioned dietary supplements over the past few years as consumers seek a "beauty from within" solution to healthier skin.  As consumers look to stave off aging, natural ingredients have risen to the forefront of skin health management with collagen and ceramides leading the way.


Gluten free and extracted from rice by Japan's Oryza group, CeraLOK® is the crème de la crème of phytoceramide offerings in the ingredient marketplace. Rich in glucosyl ceramides, CeraLOK® is supported by statistically significant published human studies supporting potential claims for moisturizing and skin hydration.

Health Canada has reviewed these studies and the Canadian health authority authorized the following health claims for CeraLOK® Rice Ceramide Powder for use in Canada:

  • Helps support skin hydration for the maintenance of healthy skin.
  • Helps maintain healthy skin hydration.
  • Helps support skin health.

The authorized use of these health claims is based on a daily dose of 40 milligrams.

"Both the Oryza and Anderson groups are thrilled to have Oryza's decades of efforts and research recognized by the authorities of Health Canada," said Russ Anderson, President of Anderson Advanced Ingredients.  "This stamp of approval gives further credibility to the health claims granted by Japan's Ministry of Health a few years ago: Studies indicate that rice derived glucosyl ceramides help to maintain and protect moisture in skin."

About Oryza Fat & Oil Chemical Co., Ltd.
From humble beginnings as a rice bran oil business in 1939, Oryza has developed into a thriving international B2B company. Headquartered in Aichi, Japan, the company offers more than 300 extracts, oils and concentrates from rice, fruits and flowers, and has increased its focus on cultivating exclusive ingredients from plants natively grown in Japan, such as cherry blossoms and phytoceramides establishing Oryza as a global leader in "beauty from within" ingredients.

About Anderson Advanced Ingredients
Irvine based Anderson Advanced Ingredients has been providing novel clean label solutions to industry wide challenges since 1989. Led by legacy products MoisturLOK® and EnergySMART®, the portfolio features industry leading brands such as FiberSMART®AllSWEET®CeraLOK®CherryPURE® and GuaranaSOL® that continually elevate functional food and nutraceutical brands above the competition.

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