Dietary supplement with halal standards developed at Nazarbayev University

Scientists from the Center for Life Sciences, National Laboratory Astana (NLA), Nazarbayev University have developed a new dietary supplement made from dried mare’s milk (saumal), vegetable and metabiotic ingredients. The new product received the working title “Saumet”. Starting in 2019, with financial support of the “Science Fund” JSC manufacturing of a capsule form began in the Karaganda region.

Scientists recommend taking “Saumet” after antibiotic therapy, and by individuals who could benefit from a dietary supplement because they are experiencing stress or adverse effects from the external environment. In addition, the developers emphasize that “Saumet” is produced in accordance with halal standards.

“During production of capsule casing for many pills and dietary supplements, animal gelatin is used, but ours do not and are suitable for vegetarians and those following a halal diet. Preliminarily, we expect the cost of a month’s course to range from four to seven thousand tenge.  The supplement has no known side effects,” according Samat Kozhakhmetov, a senior researcher at the Laboratory of Human Microbiome and Longevity at the Center for Life Sciences, NLA.

The product “Saumet” is expected to launch to the consumer market in the middle of 2019.  Scientists plan to release new products in this line based on “Saumet”, that will be enriched with plant extracts, multivitamins, etc.