Functional food company Phytobase Nutritionals has formed a strategic alliance with herbal research and manufacturing company Gencor Pacific Group to make its dark chocolate more slimming.

The nutrition company’s ChocoLean will now contain Gencor ingredient Slimaluma, a clinically proven appetite suppressant, as part of the agreement.

Phytobase Nutritionals CEO Sam Gur said: “A year ago we created a new category in the emerging satiety and appetite suppression market with the patent-pending ChocoLeans – appetite control in dark chocolate. Today, ChocoLeans help thousands of people control their appetites in the most delicious way.

“The addition of Slimaluma works synergistically with Hoodia Gordonii for optimal appetite control. I am honoured to have Gencor Pacific Group as our partner and very excited about the future possibilities our companies can develop together.”