Product Name: OSA-Menthol
IUPAC Name: (E)-2-(2-(((1R,2S,5R)-2-isopropyl-5-methylcyclohexyl)oxy)-2-oxoethyl)dec-3-enoic acid,
Description: OSA esterified with starch through a standard process, in which octenyl succinic anhydride substituted with starch in mild alkaline solution. OSA starch has used as a good emulsifier owing to having hydrophobic groups, unlike native starch. OSA starches combined with the hydrophobic and steric contributions of OSA can be not only used as a stabilizer and encapsulation agent, but also have different interfacial, thermal, nutritional, and rheological properties than native starches. In the FDA, OSA starch approves as GRAS for food use and the upper limiting level of OSA is 3% per starch weight. Menthol is a monocyclic terpene and shares a common chemical structure with many other TRP channel agonists. L-menthol evokes a stronger cooling sensation than D-menthol, indicating that tertiary structure is important for binding to its target receptor.Menthol is a naturally occurring terpene used as a penetration enhancer in topical and transdermal formulations. The application of menthol has recently been researched as a performance-enhancing aid for various aspects of athletic performance including endurance, speed, strength and joint range of motion. A range of application methods has been used including a mouth rinse, ingestion of a beverage containing menthol or external application to the skin or clothing via a gel or spray. The majority of research has focussed on the use of menthol to impart a cooling sensation on athletes performing endurance exercise in the heat.