Epsiliseen®- H is a natural antimicrobial agent with ultra-high concentration of E-Polylysine, used in food, cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical applications.
ε-Polylysine (ε-poly-L-lysine), the main active ingredient in Epsiliseen®, is a small polypeptide of the essential amino acid L-lysinethat is produced by bacterial fermentation; the natural fermentation is only observed in strains of bacteria in the genus Streptomyces.
ε-Polylysine is commercially used as a food preservative in Japan, the republic of Korea and in the USA. Food products containing polylysine are mainly found in Japan. The use of polylysine is common in food applications like: boiled rice, cooked vegetables, soups, noodles and sliced fish (sushi).
Approval and regulations
ε-Polylysine is food grade and meets FAO/WHO specifications It is certified as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the US FDA with US GRAS No.: GRN000135, CAS No.: 28211-04-3. Currently, ε-Polylysine has approval as a food additive in Korea, Japan USA and some more countries.