2015 Ingredients for Health Guide: General Health
Market data and information about commercially available ingredients that assist developers and formulators with products that target various health benefits
Prepared Foods and its NutraSolutions brand present this annual “Ingredients for Health” reference. It offers market data and information about commercially available ingredients that assist developers and formulators with products targets various health benefits. From ingredients such as chia seed and red tomato for antioxidant supplementation, to the colors, flavors and textures that make functional foods and beverages products attractive and palatable, this section offers a comprehensive range of new offerings.
Replace Dairy Protein
ADM introduces CLARISOY 170, the newest product in its CLARISOY line of plant-based isolates for beverage applications. CLARISOY 170 is an isolated soy protein for use in neutral beverage applications with a pH of 7.0 or higher. It delivers a clean flavor and smooth mouthfeel and is ideal to replace dairy proteins in neutral-based beverages. The CLARISOY product line also includes CLARISOY 100, a 100% soluble, transparent isolated soy protein for beverage applications with a pH below 4.0, and CLARISOY 120 for use in low pH powdered beverages.—Archer Daniels Midland, www.admprotein.com
Friesland Campina used SupplySide West to showcase a “healthy aging” yogurt smoothie featuring its Textrion Progel 800 and Refit MPC80. Active seniors face degenerative lean muscle mass loss and accompanying loss of strength. The high protein smoothie has twice the protein content of typical dairy drinks and vitamin D was added to support calcium absorption in the bones. Textrion Progel 800 and Refit MPC80 provide excellent mouthfeel. Whey and casein are used in 50-50% ratio so the smoothie leverages the difference in rate of digestion between whey and caseinate. It is thought that leucine-rich whey digests quickly, which aids muscle mass retention.—Friesland Campina, www.frieslandcampina.com
With functional foods, it is often a challenge to ensure that the active ingredients are absorbed by the body. Oil-soluble substances are particularly poor at entering the bloodstream. WACKER has developed a solution for significantly improving the bioavailability of such hydrophobic substances. WACKER’s technology of choice here is complexation with the ring-shaped sugar molecules cyclodextrins. Cyclodextrins are hydrophilic on the outside but have a water-repellent interior that can take up other water-repellent molecules. This inclusion compound can improve the solubility of oleophilic substances, and thereby significantly improve their bioavailability. WACKER offers ready-to-formulate cyclodextrin complexes for certain ingredients, such as CoQ10 and curcumin.
—Wacker Chemical Corp., www.wacker.com
Exocyan is a unique line of cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) extracts, a small acid berry grown exclusively in North and South America. This berry is naturally packed with polyphenols and A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs), which have antioxidant and healthy aging properties. A-type PACs in cranberry are known for having antibacterial activity which helps prevent urinary tract infection. Nexira studies have shown that Exocyan also improves oral hygiene by reducing dental plaque, and thanks to its very low sugar content and a controlled acidity, it can be safely used in dental care application, without any risk of enamel tooth demineralization. The use of Exocyan in confectionery such as chewing-gum allows combining the natural flavoring properties of the cranberry with the oral care properties of Exocyan.—Nexira Inc., www.nexira.com
A recently published clinical study shows that Go-Less is an effective natural ingredient that helps to improve the quality of life in women. This clinical study is a placebo-controlled and randomized clinical study conducted by Shim, B., et al., at Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea, and supported by Frutarom Health BU, Switzerland. It was published in the Journal of Functional Foods. Go-Less, developed and marketed by Frutarom Health BU, is a proprietary blend of a water-soluble pumpkin seed extract (EFLA 940) and the soy germ extract, SoyLife. Separately, both ingredients have been successfully marketed for many years. Now, combined into the proprietary blend Go-Less, they show a combined effect of the constituents from pumpkin seeds and the action of soy germ isoflavones. The clinical study included 120 women suffering from overactive bladder-related voiding dysfunction. The women, aged between 35 and 70 years, took 500mg of Go-Less or matching placebo tablets (60 placebo/60 test group) twice a day during a 12-week period. The average frequency of nocturia was measured, showing, a notable decrease of around 30%. After week 12, a significant decrease of the daily average frequency of urination was reported. More critically, there was a substantial decrease in the average urgency score in the Go-Less group. —Frutarom Health, www.frutaromhealth.com
ICL Food Specialties’ calcium phosphates are a quality source of both calcium and phosphorus. Calcium phosphates are an efficient supplement choice because they have a higher level of calcium than other calcium products. CAL-SISTENT is a micronized TCP distinctive that’s unique as an engineered fine powder. It provides favorable organoleptic properties, excellent suspension properties and does not affect product flavor. Magnesium supports the formation of bones and teeth by assisting with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. ICL’s MAG-NIFICENT magnesium phosphate delivers high quality magnesium with exceptional performance. ICL also offers potassium phosphates, which are recognized as key ingredients for supplementing products with potassium to achieve a “heart-healthy” product claim.—ICL Food Specialties, www.icl-pp.com
Certain production processes can adversely affect the potency of certain nutrients within a blend. In addition, ingredient reactivity, instability and offensive sensory characteristics can cause significant problems during product development. The Wright Group’s value-added SuperBlend premix solutions can overcome those obstacles. Substituting specific SuperCoat microencapsulated nutrients for standard uncoated powders, SuperBlend premixes deliver performance and stability in high temperature and shear processes in extruded bars, breakfast cereals and viscous, opaque beverages.—The Wright Group, www.thewrightgroup.net
Dr. Paul Lohmann has several premixes especially designed for nutritional beverages. A Near Water Premix contains soluble salts of magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium in a physiological ratio. It is especially used in “near to water” drinks such as flavored waters, RTD tea beverages or various soft drinks. The company’s Mineral Blend “Sport Drink” contains calcium and magnesium plus vitamins C, B6 and E for a quick and efficient regeneration during or after physical activity. Other offerings include a mineral blend for isotonic beverages (for quick regeneration of electrolytic balance) and orange juice calcium fortification.—Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH KG, www.lohmann-chemikalien.de
DSM Nutritional Products offers life’sDHA, life’sOmega and MEG-3. These sustainable sources of omega-3 are rich in DHA and EPA and provide vital brain, eye, and heart health benefits through all stages of life. DSM’s technical expertise and product forms—proven successful in even the most challenging applications—can help companies fortify foods, beverages, supplements and infant formulas with confidence.—DSM Nutritional Products, www.dsm.com
Cran-Max proprietary cranberry concentrate from PNI is the most widely studied cranberry ingredient available and the first to be dosage-confirmed. Just one capsule per day has been shown to help prevent UTIs. Cran-Max is unique from other products because it is a whole-berry concentrate. It is made with a proprietary process (Bio-Shield) that utilizes all the vital parts of the cranberry: skin, seeds, pulp, juice and fiber. Several clinical studies have shown that Cran-Max is helpful for the prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs). In fact, a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, showed that the administration of Cran-Max, was comparable to the commonly prescribed antibiotic, trimethoprim, for the prevention of recurrent UTIs in older women.—Proprietary Nutritionals Inc., www.pnibrands.com
Custom Premix Partner
Fortitech Premixes, DSM’s custom nutrient premix service, used SupplySide West to showcase strawberry and vanilla gourmet marshmallow-flavored nutricosmetic supplements, fortified with collagen, vitamin E and aloe vera to support a beauty-from-within platform; and a lemonade-flavored market-ready powdered beverage. Utilizing PowerCap technology and formulated with vitamins A, C and E, this application was developed as an ultra-convenient way to deliver nutrients, flavors, colors, stabilizers and sweeteners in one complete powdered solution.—Fortitech Premixes, www.fortitechpremixes.com/marketready
Bioavailable Mineral Salts
Jungbunzlauer used SupplySide West to showcase a recovery drink for energy, performance, endurance and hydration. The drink was highly fortified with calcium lactate gluconate, trimagnesium citrate, tripotassium citrate and zinc citrate, which are part of Jungbunzlauer’s fully-reactive portfolio of organic mineral salts known for their high bioavailability and solubility.—Jungbunzlauer, www.jungbunzlauer.com
Vitamins, Amino Acids
PAT Vitamins supplies vitamin raw materials, amino acids, nutritional and food ingredients. Its portfolio includes complete lines of vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Its amino acids include L-Glutamine, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, Instant L-Isoleucine, L-Threonine and L-Proline. PAT Vitamins sources its BCAAs directly from InnoBio.—PAT Vitamins, www.patvitamins.com
Choline isn’t a new nutrient, but the new news is that 90% of people aren’t getting enough through diet alone. Choline is essential for people of all ages and a strong body of science underlies the beneficial role it plays in cognitive, cardiovascular, and liver health as well as helping to support endurance and energy. New research shows that greater choline intake during pregnancy may support improved life-long health of both mother and child. Balchem’s VitaCholine line consists of high quality choline salts, which can be easily added during manufacturing to help fortify processed foods, beverages and infant formula. With six structure-function claims, VitaCholine will help products stand out at shelf by providing relevant health benefits on packaging.—Balchem Encapsulates, www.vitacholine.com
Today’s middle aged and senior consumers are staying young longer—and want their looks to match their energy levels. The “beauty from within” category of nutritional products is growing rapidly, with $3.7 billion in sales annually. Collagen peptides play a strong role in skin health, forming the basis for the skin latticework and enhancing production of hyaluronic acid (an important component of connective and epithelial tissues). Collagen peptides also improve moisture content and elasticity of skin tissue, and reduce the formation of wrinkles. They are a clear protein source, easily absorbed and digested and pure at more than 90% protein. With minimal or neutral taste and odor, plus cold-water solubility and heat stability, they can be easily applied to functional foods and beverages, supplements and nutricosmetics/cosmeceuticals.
—Nitta Gelatin NA Inc., www.nitta-gelatin.com
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
People are increasingly looking for foods and ingredients that will help them live longer, healthier lives. One such ingredient that consumers know about and are most interested in is omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are essential to the healthy function of body and mind. The majority of health benefits they provide come from the two principal members of the omega-3 family, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DHA). EPA plays a crucial role in promoting cardiovascular health and safeguarding the health of the body’s cells and joints. DHA contributes to the development and function of the brain and nervous system. DHA influences brain development, visual function, cognitive decline, depression and ADHD. Marinol Omega-3 Triglycerides are concentrated oils with high amounts of DHA and/or EPA and are available in liquid oils, powder, or ready- to-use emulsions.
—Stepan Lipid Nutrition, www.stepan.com
Lactium is a milk protein hydrolysate containing a bioactive peptide with anti-stress properties. In total, five studies were conducted on 190 healthy subjects, which confirmed the anti-stress efficacy of Lactium. A recent study showed Lactium, at a dose of 167mg/day, was particularly efficient for subjects who demonstrated the highest initial intensity of symptoms. This was true after a 15- and 30-day treatment. Extensive clinical research showed no side effects and no toxicity. Lactium is a patented, GRAS, NDI-approved ingredient, ideal for functional foods and beverages.—Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., www.pharmachemlabs.com
Beauty from Within
VERISOL contains optimized collagen peptides, which are important components for supporting healthy skin. VERISOL complements many products and—with ease of incorporation—the application possibilities are endless; from liquids to solids, from coating tablets to dietary drinks, to indulgent foodstuffs such as chocolate. Administered orally, VERISOL in?uences the skin’s collagen metabolism directly from the inside. These bioactive collagen peptides increase the skin’s moisture and slow the formation of wrinkles. Several scientific experiments support the potential of VERISOL, which promotes clean labels as well natural and non-allergenic product claims.—Gelita AG, www.gelita.com
Premixes, Custom Blends
Corbion Nutrivan premixes and customized blends make it easier to provide exactly what consumers want: extra nutrition in the foods and beverages they already consume. With a healthy mix of art and science, Corbion experts create the highest quality mixes for accurate, consistent nutrient delivery (throughout shelf life) in a variety of foods and beverages. Choose from an existing premix targeted for specific health benefits, or ask Corbion to create a customized mix. Corbion has premixes targeted for bone and joint health, beauty from within, digestive health, energy, mental focus, immunity and weight loss or management. Nutrivan premixes provide a cost-effective way to fortify any product.—Corbion, www.corbion.com/nutrivan
Consumers are thirsty for enriched sport, fruit and dairy drinks. Innophos quenches the demand with a healthy range of nutritional and functional phosphates that provide a dual-nutrient source and optimize any formulation. A broad VersaCAL line includes calcium fortification systems for milk- and soy-based beverages, acidic clear beverages and fruit-based beverages and fillings. Innophos also offers mono and di-potassium phosphate electrolyte solutions for isotonic, enhanced water and sports beverages.—Innophos,
Through our strategic partner, Jianyuan Foods, Farbest Brands offers a plant protein that matches the protein content and versatility of soy without the allergen issues of soy. Pea protein contains none of the eight major allergens listed by the FDA and its extremely low-gluten content and excellent amino acid profile make it easily digestible. Jianyuan pea protein is produced from non-GMO yellow peas grown in North America. Pea protein is ideal for use in gluten-free products, nutrition products and other products where protein is needed and allergy is a concern.—Farbest Brands, www.farbest.com
Natural Vitamin D
At a time when consumers are hearing more about the need for vitamin D, Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D can help processors cost effectively add “good,” “excellent,” or “high potency” source claims to numerous products. Earthlight is a vegan, whole food source of vitamin D that contributes to clean labels and won’t affect a product’s organoleptic properties. Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D is a powder from mushrooms grown under USDA Good Agricultural and Good Handling Practices. It is non-GMO and considered GRAS for breakfast cereals, grain products and pasta, milk, milk products and margarine. A patented production process allows Earthlight to deliver 40,000 IUs of Vitamin D in a single gram.—PLT Health Solutions, www.plthealth.com
Protein Drink Texture
TIC Gums used SupplySide West to showcase its Ticaloid Pro Series of newly developed hydrocolloid systems for RTD protein drinks. Ticaloid Pro 410 is designed for lower dairy-based protein systems. It creates an indulgent consumer experience by increasing the viscosity and heaviness of the end product. Ticaloid Pro 432 works well for higher dairy-based protein systems or systems with increased suspension requirements. These new systems are used not only to stabilize protein concentrations but also to prevent sedimentation of other difficult-to-suspend ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and cocoa powder. TIC Gums also offers Ticaloid Ultrasmooth and new Ticaloid Ultrasmooth NGMO (non-GMO) for instant protein drink mixes.—TIC Gums, www.ticgums.com
Enriched Calcium Phosphate Salts
Prayon’s new Fortipray consists of calcium phosphate salt (calcium phosphate E341) and a fat-soluble vitamins complex. Fortipray provides vitamins D2 and D3 while improving the intestinal absorption of the calcium delivered by the phosphate salt. The vitamins are included in the phosphate salt with an exclusive process that guarantees uniform vitamin distribution. This specific process also ensures the stability and availability of vitamins for more than one year. Applications range from enriched drinks to processed cheese.—Prayon, www.prayon.com
Recognizing that many key protein sources—such as soy, whey, lentil and pea—often contribute a bitter taste, Comax Flavors has created a “Protein Power” flavor masking line with proprietary technology that engineered to mask bitter notes. Officials say the technology can be used in a variety of applications including protein bars, cereal, baked goods, shakes, dairy and non-dairy formulas and juice beverages.—Comax Flavors, www.comaxflavors.com
International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (IDF) has updated its brand identity to align with its wellness-focused ingredient offerings, including its growing line of Concentrated Protein Chicken Powders. Established as a manufacturer of high-quality chicken broth, fat, and meat powder ingredients, in recent years, IDF has addressed the health and wellness segment with its ARC 70 Concentrated Protein Chicken Powder ingredient. IDF also plans to expand its ARC line in 2015 to include Concentrated Protein Chicken Powders with 85% and 90% protein (ARC 85 and ARC 90, respectively).
– International Dehydrated Foods, www.idf.com
WILD’s new Health Ingredient Technology & Solutions (H.I.T.S.) team is comprised of chemists and food scientists who know functional ingredients and applications. Many of WILD’s H.I.T.S. ingredients—designed for every functional application—have “measurable health” benefits (meaning the positive effects are clinically tested). WILD also has created water-soluble versions of functional ingredients for easier application. Additionally, the off tastes associated with some health ingredients can be mitigated with WILD’s taste modification technology or proprietary extraction technology. WILD’s water-soluble ingredients include: plant sterols, lutein and lycopene, and coenzyme Q10. Also included in WILD’s new line of health ingredients are de-flavored extracts of green tea, green coffee, acai and Vegeceuticals; all of which provide strong antioxidant properties.—WILD Flavors, www.wildflavors.com
Tart Cherries Aid Sleep
Disturbing sleep patterns have an impact on a person’s overall health and are considered risk factors for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other health problems. Research indicates that tart cherry juice may help improve the quality and duration of sleep, reduce the severity of insomnia and increase overall sleep efficiency. Tart cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin. Researchers believe it’s the combination of melatonin and the anthocyanins in tart cherries that might aid sleep.
—Cherry Marketing Institute, www.choosecherries.com.
Virginia Dare’s Prosweet products can mask bitterness, soy notes, protein bitterness, vitamins, minerals, non-nutritive sweeteners, amino acids, pharmaceutical actives, and botanicals in beverage and nutritional product applications. Virginia Dare’s masking flavors are available in liquid and dry, natural, all natural, natural and artificial, non-GMO, and organic compliant forms. To meet the growing challenge of masking protein fortification, Virginia Dare now offers Pro-Mask, a family of masking flavors for proteins, each tailored to a specific product application and protein. Pro-Mask is effective in masking the off flavors commonly encountered when fortifying products with protein. The masking ability of Pro-Mask extends to pea, rice, and other new and innovative protein sources.
—Virginia Dare Extract Co., www.virginiadare.com
Male Prostate Help
Naturex has launched a natural, clinically proven botanical ingredient that addresses an uncomfortable prostate condition common among men – without causing any side effects. Flowens is a full spectrum cranberry powder engineered to relieve the lower urinary tract symptoms typically associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Flowens, which has been developed by Naturex for use in nutritional supplements and functional foods, is proven to ease the lower urinary tract symptoms typically associated with BPH. In a recent gold-standard clinical trial, patients with lower urinary tract symptoms who took Flowens experienced strong improvements in the key prostrate health marker, the International Prostrate Symptom Score, compared with a placebo.—Naturex, www.naturex.com
Hilmar Ingredients used IFT to sample a savory protein bar for men. Hilmar developed a BBQ Crunch Bar fortified with Hilmar 8200 Whey Protein Concentrate, Hilmar 8370 Whey Protein Hydrolysate and Hilmar 9000 Whey Protein Isolate. The bar prototype was lower in carbs, saturated fats and sodium than traditional snacks such as BBQ chips or crackers. Meanwhile, it delivered 9g of protein to satisfy hunger and/or aid muscle recovery. Moreover, it featured whey protein, a complete protein with the highest contribution of branched chain amino acids. Whey proteins also help modify bar texture and keep a product pliable.—Hilmar Ingredients,
Nutegrity’s OmegaPure fish oils are derived from a single source (the menhaden) and deliver proven benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in a bland flavored and odorless form. OmegaPure fish oils are manufactured using a vertically integrated process that starts with controlled fishing and ends with each batch of oil passing more than 800 quality tests, assuring safety, purity and stability. OmegaPure fish oils contain EPA, DHA and DPA, an emerging omega-3 fatty acid found in high concentrations within the menhaden. Research has shown EPA, DHA and DPA to support growth and development; metabolic processes; cellular health; brain, vision and cardiovascular functions; and healthy immune function. OmegaPure fish oils are ideal for a variety of products ranging from nutrition bars and baked goods to beverages, dairy, desserts, sauces and dips.
Rochem International opened 2014 with a 20-year anniversary party, where officials recognized Rochem as a bridge between Chinese ingredient manufacturers and global food and beverage customers. Rochem now closes calendar 2014 with a new 60,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Happauge, N.Y. Today, Rochem is a leading supplier of sweeteners, nutraceutical and food ingredients, fibers and prebiotics, vitamins, amino acids and other ingredients. The company has a dedicated sales, regulatory, support and logistics personnel who focus on best-in-class service.—Rochem International, www.rochemintl.com