Omya launching excipients for nutraceuticals at Vitafoods

At the event, the company will also showcase Omyaforte 100, a source of calcium suitable for powdered formulations and dietary supplements. The mineral solution can be combined with other nutrients

At this year’s Vitafoods Europe, Omya will launch Omyanutra 300 DC and 300 Flash for nutraceutical tablets. 300 DC is a directly compressible version of the company’s proprietary functionalised calcium carbonate excipient designed to enable tablet compactability and free-flowing granules. 300 Flash comes with what the company calls a superdisintegrant, making it suitable for manufacturers of orally and fast-dissolving tablets. Both ingredients are free from nanoparticles and GMOs, and made of high-purity, natural mineral material.

Due to the high number of active ingredients in the formulation, the production of nutraceutical tablets can be challenging. As it often requires high compaction forces to bond all components together, these mineral excipients are aimed to help facilitate this process.

With these products, manufacturers can create hard tablets at low compression forces, Omya claims. They reportedly allow for free-flowing, directly compressible granules and offer high compactability compared to benchmark excipients such as lactose and microcrystalline cellulose. In addition, the minerals provide fast disintegration thanks to their particles’ porous structure, which also enables the safe carrying and release of active ingredients, the company says.

At the event, the company will also showcase Omyaforte 100, a source of calcium suitable for powdered formulations and dietary supplements. The mineral solution can be combined with other nutrients. One such concept is a cocoa-based instant drink for bone health developed by the company in collaboration with Gelita. It contains 240 mg calcium and 5 g of Fortibone Bioactive collagen peptides. This prototype drink will also be presented at Vitafoods’ official Tasting Centre.

Stefan Lander, Vice President Consumer Goods, Group Sales & Marketing at Omya, said: “The prototype drink is just one example of the many opportunities that our solutions open up for manufacturers who are looking for natural, effective and easy to process ingredients. Meanwhile, our mineral excipients Omyanutra 300 DC and Omyanutra 300 Flash are both multifunctional innovations that speed up new product developments. With Vitafoods Europe back as an in-person event, this is the perfect platform to present our new offerings.”

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