Want to test the value of your functional ingredient?
Planning on performing a clinical study on your food product?
Need to document health effects for a claim?
Demonstrating the health benefits of a product or ingredient through clinical studies gives companies a major advantage over the competition. INAF is your partner of choice for promoting your innovative functional ingredients and demonstrating their effectiveness in humans.
INAF offers a customized and comprehensive solution—from clinical studies to final report—for producing scientific evidence on the benefits of your ingredient or functional food to support a health claim. Our experts work closely with clients to develop a research protocol. We make sure we obtain necessary regulatory and ethics approvals and oversee all aspects of the clinical study, including recruitment, clinical and biological monitoring, and the analysis and interpretation of results.
Our scientific expertise derives from our highly qualified multidisciplinary team. All members of this team of doctors, nurses, dietitians, and scientific professionals have a solid research background. They oversee your clinical studies and ensure compliance with the most rigorous scientific standards—all the while attending to the safety and well-being of participants.
INAF’s clinical investigation unit has comfortable facilities and state-of-the-art equipment:
A randomised crossover placebo-controlled trial investigating the effect of brown seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus) on postchallenge plasma glucose and insulin levels in men and women.
Paradis ME, Couture P, Lamarche B.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2011 Dec;36(6):913-9. doi: 10.1139/h11-115. Epub 2011 Nov 16.
Impact of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 and, Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5-containing yoghurt, on fecal bacterial counts of healthy adults.
Savard P, Lamarche B, Paradis ME, Thiboutot H, Laurin É, Roy D.
Int J Food Microbiol. 2011 Sep 1;149(1):50-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.12.026. Epub 2011 Jan 15.
Dietary cod protein improves insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant men and women: a randomized controlled trial.
Ouellet V, Marois J, Weisnagel SJ, Jacques H.
Diabetes Care. 2007 Nov;30(11):2816-21. Epub 2007 Aug 6.
Effect of the Mediterranean diet with and without weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors in men with the metabolic syndrome.
Richard C, Couture P, Desroches S, Charest A, Lamarche B.
Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2011 Sep;21(9):628-35. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2010.01.012. Epub 2010 Jun 2.
"Healthy," "diet," or "hedonic". How nutrition claims affect food-related perceptions and intake?
Gravel K, Doucet É, Herman CP, Pomerleau S, Bourlaud AS,Provencher V.
Appetite. 2012 Dec;59(3):877-84. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.08.028. Epub 2012 Sep 7.