In 2008 we were presented with an opportunity to discover how natural purified sugar mill extracts could help the global diabetes and obesity crisis. Considerable research and development enabled our team to use a new proprietary process. During development, we learnt that an enormous amount of valuable phytochemicals (antioxidants) were being discarded during the sugar refining process.
In a breakthrough, we discovered how to isolate polyphenols from the sugar mill processing extract and identified the right amount of polyphenols needed to deliver the best health benefits.
Current sugar production virtually strips all the goodness from the cane billets and directs them into the waste streams (traditional refining of raw sugar removes all bioactive phytochemicals). The retention of the right antioxidant phytochemicals, at the right levels, in sugar reduces the amount of glucose absorption. Ironically, these benefits are achieved from a process that involves less refinement than current methods.
After further research initial extracts (Benecarb®) were improved and patented and trademarked under the name of Phytolin™
Phytolin™ is a bioactive material that controls blood glucose levels and can also be used as a modulator of the digestion of carbohydrates such as sucrose, fructose, flours, cereals and polysaccharides.
When our globally patented extract Phytolin™ is used with sucrose, the result is our low GI sugar, LoGiCane™, which features many health boosting, bioactive, anti-inflammatory properties that are not available in other such products.