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A message from Sibelius Natural Products

Dear customers and partners,

As Sibelius Natural Products, we appreciate the ongoing community concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We hope all of you and your families are feeling well and are not having major problems. 

With this brief message, we want you to know what precautions and actions the Sibelius team is taking to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the employees, customers and partners whilst managing business continuity. 

 

  • Cleaning and hygiene 

We apply the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene at Sibelius Natural Products. We have provided all the hygiene requirements for hand washing and we have increased the routine cleaning of frequently touched hard surfaces, including laboratories. 

  • Following the advice of health authorities 

After carefully considering the World Health Organization and government guidelines for the Coronavirus, we have decided to allow our employees to work from home. Furthermore, we have rescheduled all meetings so they are convened online. 

  • Reorganisation of laboratories activities 

Further actions have been taken with regards to our R&D and Quality Control laboratories. We have implemented safety measures in order to keep our laboratories working with the maximum normality that the situation allows. 

  • Supplies guaranteed worldwide

Notwithstanding the critical situation, we want to guarantee our customers and partners that enough supplies of our ingredients will be available worldwide.

 

As circumstances continue to develop, we will update our approach to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, team members and communities.

For further information, please contact our team by e-mail: info@sibeliusnaturalproducts.com

 

Best wishes from team Sibelius, 

Peter Leyland, CEO, Sibelius Natural Products


Roman vs German: Exploring the world of Chamomile

ROMAN VS GERMAN:
EXPLORING THE WORLD OF CHAMOMILE


Chamomile is one of the most popular herbs in the world, and several studies have proved its impressive heterogenicity regarding its applications with science. It is also a common ingredient that can be found in an array of different products addressing skin health, immune health, digestion, sleep, and stress problems (to name a few).

The two most common species of chamomile currently commercialised and used for health treatments are German and Roman Chamomile. Although both herbs belong to the Asteraceae/Compositae family and they are used to treat similar health problems, they have different chemical composition, morphology, and applications¹. For example, the essential oil and chemical constituents of these two varieties are markedly different².

This article explores the main features of German and Roman Chamomile, identifying their unique traits and beneficial effects.

German Chamomile 

German Chamomile – formally know as Matricaria chamomilla L. or under its synonym  Matricaria recutita L. – is a plant with a height of about 50cm and an erect branched stem. The leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate – further subdivided in a pinnate arrangements – with flowers carried in paniculate capitula – type of inflorescence.

German Chamomile is native to most of the European and Asian continents, but the plant is also present in North and Southwest America. In order to grow well vegetated and produce an abundance of flowers, German Chamomile needs full sun and heat, and high temperatures are necessary in order to produce optimum oil yields³.

The main component of this variety of M. chamomilla is terpene bisabolol, which comprises 50% of the chamomile’s essential oil. Several studies have documented the multiple pharmacological actions of alpha-bisabolol, among which we find antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-ulcer, anti-viral, and sedative effects¹.

Current studies are exploring the antiproliferative and apoptotic effect of chamomile extract in various human cancer cell lines. Preclinical studies observed that the anticancer activity of chamomile is due to the presence of apigenin – a bioactive compound present in both chamomile varieties mentioned above⁴.

Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile – formally knows as Chamaemelum nobile (L.) or under its synonym Anthemis nobilis – is a Mediterranean perennial plant of about 16-32 cm height. The flowers are typically big, with a white colour and a strong enjoyable fragrance⁵.

It is native to the UK, Southwest Europe (mainly Spain and Portugal), North Africa and Southwest Asia. However, this variety is cultivated all across Europe. The substantive “nobile” (Latin word for “noble”) was attributed to the plant due to its therapeutic properties, which were stated to be better than those of the German Chamomile⁶.

Unlike German Chamomile, the main component of Roman Chamomile is esters of angelic and tiglic acid together, which apport healthy benefits to the plant. Chamomile is often associated with relaxation, sleep and digestive health. In this regard, studies conducted with chamomile highlight the calming effects of this herb, which acts as a mild tranquilliser⁷.

However, recent studies are unlocking some of the secrets hidden behind Roman Chamomile. For instance, research shows that the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of essential oils in C. nobilis possess the highest antioxidant activity⁸. A study published in the Journal of Natural Products reports the anti-inflammatory properties of Roman Chamomile, highlighting its potential benefits on hypoglycaemia and the ability to reduce oxidative stress⁹.

Sibelius™:Chamomile

Taking into consideration the multiple beneficial properties of chamomile, Sibelius has developed Sibelius™: Chamomile – derived from a proprietary, non-GMO cultivar of Roman Chamomile (Chameamelum nobile L.), to address both sleep and digestive health concerns.

We have used our patented testing platform Chronoscreen™ to identify its beneficial properties. This testing method identifies and confirms the evidence of a natural product’s potential health benefits, which can then determine the pathways essential for the ingredient’s activity.

We screened a wide array of chamomile extracts to identify their possible beneficial effects on the regulation of cellular aging. In particular, the Sibelius™: Chamomile tincture showed significant increases in the lifespan of the model organism C. elegans by more than 15%.

Science has proved that Sibelius™: Chamomile is not “just another chamomile”. Visit our website and find out more about Sibelius™:Chamomile, the only non-GMO, proprietary sourced, and scientifically validated Roman chamomile ingredient on the market.


Further reading:

References:

1. Matricaria Chamomilla (German Chamomile). Alternative Medicine Review. 2018; 13 (1): 58–62

2. Mann, C and Staba, EJ. The chemistry, pharmacognosy and chemical formulations of chamomile. Herbs Spices and Medicinal Plants. 1986; 1: 236–280.

3. Alberts WG. German Chamomile Production. Directorate Agricultural Information Services. Department of Agriculture. Private Bag X144, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa. 2009.

4.  Chis, MS et al. A Comprehensive Review Regarding the Botanical origin, Medical uses and chemical composition of Roman and German Chamomile. Hop and Medicinal Plants, Year XXVII, No. 1-2, 2019.

5. Omidbaigi, R et al. Influence of drying methods on the essential oil content and composition of Roman chamomile. Flavour and Fragrance Journal. 2004; 196–198.

6. Sándor Z et al., Evidence Supports Tradition: The in Vitro Effects of Roman Chamomile on Smooth Muscles, Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2018; 9: 323.

7. Srivastava, J et al. Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with a bright future (Review). Molecular Medicine Reports. 2010; 3(6): 895-901.

8. Piccaglia R et al. Antibacterial and Antioxidant Properties of Mediterranean Aromatic Plants. Industr. Cr. Prod. 1993; 2: 47-50.

9. Zhao J et al. Octulosonic acid derivatives from Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) with activities against inflammation and metabolic disorder.  Journal of Natural Products. 2014; 77(3):509-15.


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Sibelius debuts Milled Sibelius™: Sage

Sibelius Natural Products is proud to announce that our branded ingredient, Sibelius™:Sage, is now available in a new milled format for an extended application profile.

Following the current consumer demand on the cognitive health market, we have decided to add a new format of Sibelius™:Sage to our portfolio.

The milled format will enable manufacturers to utilize the sage in the formulation of beverages and other relevant products, such as gels, gummies and yogurt drinks. This allows consumers to get their brain boost from a wide variety of finished products.

The new ingredient's will be distributed by Sibelius’ North American partner, Barrington Nutritionals and Complementary Medicines Group (CMG).

For more information about our new sage format, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 



Sibelius™: Sage: A Unique and Natural Ingredient for Brain Health - Whitepaper by David Foreman

Download David Foreman’s whitepaper to learn about what consumers need with regards to brain health and focus, the history of Sage (Salvia officinalis L.) and how Sibelius™:Sage can deliver cognitive benefits for individuals across all demographics.

Regardless of age, enhanced cognitive ability is relevant to a myriad of activities as consumers try to balance work, studies, family life and other responsibilities1. The desire to both maintain and augment brain performance is a key component in the brain health market, which is expected to grow by 19.6% until 20242.

Here is an extract of David Foreman’s white paper, which highlights the modern applications for cognitive support of Sibelius™: Sage.

“Before getting started, sit back, relax, take a deep breath, and have a serving of Sibelius™: Sage.  Why? 

Because in the next 15-30 minutes you will most likely begin to feel its effects.  It may seem strange to start a whitepaper with such a silly request, but many say the experience is better than the presentation.  Taking this little challenge will help you better understand the impact Sibelius™: Sage can have on an individual, product line, or business.  What will you feel?  Most people comment on feeling more alert or focused, while others comment on feeling “sharper”.  Granted, these are testimonies which do not make for an excellent white paper, but in the end, Sibelius™: Sage has the research to back up what you are feeling.  The following will dig into the background in the area of focus and concentration and the role Sibelius™: Sage will play, and the clinical research to back up what you may be feeling.”

DOWNLOAD THE WHITEPAPER:

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References:

1 M. Knott, “Brain and Cognitive Health: Bright Young Things,” Food Manufacture (2016): www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2016/08/18/Food-producers-meet-growing-demand-for-brain-health-products.
2 www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180628005958/en/Global-Brain-Health-Supplements-Market-Analysis-Industry.

About David Foreman
David Foreman is a pharmacist, author and media personality known internationally as, “The Herbal Pharmacist®.” His background in both pharmacy and natural medicine puts David in an elite class of health experts who can teach integrative medicine practices. David’s focus is to help all to achieve the health and vitality they seek by teaching his 4-Pillars of Health: Diet, Exercise, Spirituality and Supplements. David is also highly sought for his abilities as a science engineer by helping companies connect their science to their sales and marketing teams. David is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, currently serves on Organic & Natural Health Association’s Scientific Advisory Board and is author of, “4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease.”


Sibelius Natural Products partners with Oxfordshire Mind

Sibelius Natural Products has released its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and announced a two-year partnership with Oxfordshire Mind, a mental health charity providing support to individuals experiencing mental health issues.

Read the full article on the Nutraceutical Business Review website here.

 


Sibelius reaffirms CSR commitment with policy, announces partnership with Oxfordshire Mind

Oxford, UK, 29 January 2020 – Sibelius Natural Products, developers of high-quality, scientifically evidenced and clinically proven natural ingredients for the nutraceutical market, today reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and ethical business practice with the release of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. Sibelius also announced a two-year partnership with Oxfordshire Mind, a mental health charity providing support to individuals experiencing mental health issues.

Sibelius’ CSR policy is founded on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring that the company’s business operations fall in line with the top issues and priorities facing the planet. The policy focuses on three goals:

  • Ensuring healthy lives and well-being for all (SDG 3)
  • Ensuring quality education and life-long learning for all (SDG 4)
  • Sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12)

“Our CSR policy puts sustainability at the heart of our business model,” said Peter Leyland, CEO of Sibelius Natural Products. “We see this as an essential aspect of informing and framing all our activities and capabilities as our company continues to expand.”

Sibelius’ CSR policy also establishes a commitment to charitable giving; particularly to charities and initiatives in the community which fit alongside the company’s mission and pledge to the SDGs. Sibelius has therefore signed a two-year partnership with Oxfordshire Mind – a local mental health charity whose mission is to promote good mental health through a variety of high quality services and campaigning.

Commenting on the partnership, Dan Knowles, CEO of Oxfordshire Mind said: “We are delighted that Sibelius has chosen to partner with Oxfordshire Mind for the next two years.  Funds raised will help us to provide invaluable advice and support to people across our community.”

The partnership is influenced by Sibelius’ commitment to providing a healthy, supportive work environment for all team members. During the two-year period, the company aims to raise over £2,000 through a variety of team activities, including the Blenheim 7k race, bake sales, raffles, quizzes and more.

“Emotional and mental wellbeing are vital parts of life and should be taken just as seriously as physical wellbeing,” said Leyland. “We are very excited to be partnering with Oxfordshire Mind, and our team looks forward to supporting individuals around Oxfordshire with mental health issues through our fundraising efforts.”

To learn more about Sibelius’ Corporate Social Responsibility policy and Oxfordshire Mind, click here.


Sibelius™: LactoMato is the new natural ingredient for Men’s Health – White Paper by David Foreman

Download our whitepaper below to learn about Sibelius™:LactoMato – a new natural solution to support male reproductive and prostate health.

The average male seems to not care about health until it is too late.  It’s no shock that men seem to have more serious health issues than women.1 Venturing a guess as to why? Maybe it is because men never seem to go to the doctor unless there is something serious. Women, on the other hand, go to the doctor yearly for their exams, and therefore other health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, weight issues can be caught in the earlier (easier to treat) stages. Don’t you think it is time for men to take charge of their lives and be pro-active about their health?

When speaking of “Men’s Health” two primary areas rise to the top; genitourinary (reproductive organs and urinary system) and cardiovascular health.  The genitourinary system, in particular, receives a lot of press with the abundance of commercial advertisements around prostate health and erectile dysfunction.  Cardiovascular diseases, on the other hand, are the number 1 cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year.  Cardiovascular health also receives an abundance of attention in the media with commercials regarding cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, and blood thinners.  Considering these two broad areas are of significant impact in men’s health, it seems appropriate to discuss a new form of an existing ingredient that provides benefits in both of these areas:

New From = Sibelius™: LactoMato, Existing Ingredient = Lycopene.

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1 WHO. Global Health Observatory (GHO): Female Life Expectancy. [Online] [Accessed January 16, 2020]
[https://www.who.int/gho/women_and_health/mortality/situation_trends_life_expectancy/en/]

About David Foreman
David Foreman is a pharmacist, author and media personality known internationally as, “The Herbal Pharmacist®.” His background in both pharmacy and natural medicine puts David in an elite class of health experts who can teach integrative medicine practices. David’s focus is to help all to achieve the health and vitality they seek by teaching his 4-Pillars of Health: Diet, Exercise, Spirituality and Supplements. David is also highly sought for his abilities as a science engineer by helping companies connect their science to their sales and marketing teams. David is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, currently serves on Organic & Natural Health Association’s Scientific Advisory Board and is author of, “4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease.”