MEET CONSUMER DEMAND FOR FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Consumer habits are changing. Today, the trend is shifting towards a healthier lifestyle leading to a growing demand for dietary supplements to prevent diseases, improve cognition, and digestion, and enhance physical performance, energy and longevity. With microencapsulated dietary supplements, we will help you satisfy the demand for products with a wider variety of health benefits and achieve product differentiation.

 

We provide lab-to-market services to dietary supplements producers to meet the changing, diversifying expectations of consumers passionate about embracing health in many aspects of their lives.

Controlled-release microcapsules – a new way to deliver dietary supplements

Slow-release release dietary supplements are not new to the market. But we are moving a step forward. We are pioneering microcapsules with the timed and controlled release of dietary supplements.

 

We can precisely programme the release time of active substances, achieving efficacy at an entirely different level. Our advanced microencapsulation technology is the only one on the market, which produces programmed-shell microcapsules, which can open and release active substances according to predefined scenarios:

 

  • slow release over a long period (from a few days to several months)
  • fast release
  • timed release with high precision (release at a specific time)
  • release triggered by environmental conditions (temperature, pH) or by external stimuli (ultrasound, light, friction)

 

Instead of taking multiple dietary supplements 2-3 times a day, we make it possible to replace numerous pills with just one intake – our programmed-shell microcapsules release active substances at the required time.

 

Our technology can encapsulate practically any substance, including small molecules and microelements, and allows for a broad selection of FDA-approved synthetic biocompatible and biodegradable polymers (PCL, PLA, PLGA, etc.) or natural polymers (albumin, alginate, agar-agar, gelatin, etc.).

 

Unlike liposomes and emulsion droplets, our microcapsules are highly stable, making our technology suitable for a wide range of applications.

Controlled and imed-release microcapsules
INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

Unpleasant taste and odour

 

Oils of natural origin contain a large number of bioactive components and vitamins. However, they often have an unpleasant taste and odour, for example, fish oil and CBD oil. Similar issues are encountered with herbal dietary supplements, which have a variety of health benefits but not always a pleasant taste or odour. Butyric acid, a natural probiotic, also has an unappetising smell and taste. To alter the taste and maximise bioavailability, producers often introduce carrier oil resulting in an increase in cost.

 

Poor stability

 

The taste isn’t the only challenge. For example, the benefits of many oils may decrease due to oxidation, chemical interactions or volatilisation. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and many lipid-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as β-carotene, are prone to oxidation, limiting their shelf-life.

 

Low bioavailability and solubility

 

Many dietary supplements are also known to have low bioavailability, which is a hot topic for producers. Some supplements are prone to interactions and moisture, and powdered supplements may also have solubility problems.

 

Delivery challenge due to pH

 

Common challenges associated with probiotics are storage and pH survivability. To benefit the gut microbiome, the living microorganisms must reach the intestines, where the nutrients are absorbed. But the challenge is how to pass through the acidic environments of the stomach.

WE CAN SOLVE MANY CHALLENGES

Microencapsulation of bioactive compounds helps overcome these challenges. It enables to mask taste and odour, and results in considerable savings on the costs of expensive artificial flavours, sweeteners, salts and carrier oils.

 

In addition, stabilising and protecting active ingredients against oxidation, moisture and interactions with other compounds, our microencapsulation technology can help make savings on expensive packaging. It also enables you to improve the bioavailability and solubility of the ingredients.

 

Our advanced microencapsulation technology also provides a tool for targeted and controlled delivery of active ingredients at the desired time and site, and enables them to survive the acidity of the gastrointestinal tract to reach the intestines. With microencapsulated dietary supplements, we bring the effectiveness to the next level.

Mask taste, odour and colour
Mask unpleasant taste, odour and colour in order to improve palatability and product attractiveness.
Protect active ingredients
Protect compounds from environmental conditions (heat, moisture, oxidation etc.) and interactions with other ingredients.
Improve bioavailability
Improve bioavailability of active compounds in order to increase efficacy and allow precise dosage delivery.
Increase stability
Increase the stability of active compounds resulting in the shelf-life extension.
Improve solubility and dispersibility
Increase uniformity of the final product and solve clumping issues.
Allow time and targeted release
Controlled release of active substances at the right place and time to improve efficacy, prolong action, and ensure optimal dosage.
Introduce new ingredients
Allow the introduction of new ingredients to broaden the applications and product range.
Make cost savings
Make redundant artificial flavours and sweeteners used as masking agents and overdosing used to compensate for nutritional losses.

LET US KNOW YOUR NEEDS

 

Let us know what challenges you are facing and what you would like to improve. We will find a solution for you. We will help you produce microencapsulated dietary supplements that combine the benefits of multiple nutrients into a single ingredient source to create superior product performance and reduce ingredient losses.