Amorepacific hosted the ‘Green Tea and Microbiome Symposium’ at the 2020 International Academic Conference of The Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition (KFN). The international symposium and academic conference of the KFN, which opened under the theme of “Healthy Aging & Sustainable Life” this year, was held from October 21 (Wed) to 23 (Fri) at the Jeju International Convention Center in Seogwipo-si, Jeju.
Experts from home and abroad, who attended the symposium that was held on the 22nd, shared research findings on green tea, green tea probiotics, and microbiome (microbiota that resides on or within the human body and their genetic data), and discussed new values. Chairman of the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) and world-renowned scholar in the field of microbiology, Handong University Professor Wilhelm Holzapfel, delivered a presentation under the theme ‘New findings and novel effects of Lactobacillus plantarum APsulloc 331261 isolated from green tea’ on the safety and function of the new plant-derived green tea Lactobacillus plantarum APsulloc 331261 found in the organic tea fields of Jeju. Dr. Cho Eun-gyung at Amorepacific R&D Center presented on ‘Lactobacillus plantarum-derived extracellular vesicles induce anti-inflammatory M2 macrophage polarization in vitro’. The research separated and refined exosomes (extracellular vesicles), which is gaining a spotlight in the global life sciences and medical circles, from green tea probiotics and proved that the material has anti-inflammatory benefits in human skin tissue and immune cells.
Yonsei University Research Professor Kim Jin-hyun discussed ‘Effects of tea field terroir on green tea characteristics and associated microbiome’. The research analyzed green tea fields that grow green tea probiotics based on biogeographical, climatic, and microbiological analysis and proved the outstanding benefits of Jeju OSULLOC Dosun Tea Garden. Dr. Jeong Hyun-woo at Amorepacific R&D Center’s VITAL BEAUTIE Lab presented on ‘Encouraging effect of green tea on the growth of Akkermansia muciniphila’. The research proved that Akkermansia muciniphila, gut bacteria known to improve inflammatory bowel diseases and various metabolic diseases, increased in the intestine when drinking Sulloc tea and that it improved metabolic indicators.
Head of Amorepacific R&D Center Park Young-ho said, “Amorepacific opened Green Tea Probiotics Research Center this year and has continued various academic activities based on research findings on heritage ingredient green tea and plant-derived green tea probiotics found exclusively in the organic tea fields of Jeju” and expressed his commitment saying, “Amorepacific R&D will continue to identify the outstanding benefits of green tea, green tea probiotics, and microbiome and continue its effort to deliver innovative products developed with the unique technology of the company to customers worldwide.”