At its premises, Hitex, France, a subsidiary of Lavipharm Group, is active in the production of extracts without the use of solvents. Residual solvents, monomers and catalysts are removed from polymers meant for biomedical applications and artificial organs.
Hitex also offers wheat extracts, which have received patent certification for their use in the healthcare sector, and, more precisely, for their application in the evolving cosmetic and food supplement sectors. The performance of the Lipowheat, Hitex’s proprietary product, confirms predictions that the demand for science-based and safe products, with proven efficacy, is dramatically increasing.
Hitex landmark achievements include the introduction of two very high purity extracts, Lipowheat and Miliaskin. Both are derived using SCF technology and are used in cosmetics and food supplement products. Lipowheat is extracted from wheat while Miliaskin is derived from millet (a type of grain). Clinical studies have shown that Lipowheat offers superior moisturizing and rehydration of dry skin properties and Miliaskin has shown to reduce hair loss and enhance hair growth. Both products are patent protected and have been approved by numerous institutions including the FDA, as New Dietary Ingredients (NDI).