Dietary Supplements are intended to enhance and improve the diet. The "dietary ingredients" in these products may include one or more of the following ingredients: vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, protein and peptides, and phytochemicals. Supplements can also be extracts or concentrates, and may be found in many forms such as tablets, capsules, soft gels, gel caps, liquids, or powders. ABITEC supplies a wide range of nutritional ingredients utilized in dietary supplements for both functional and nutritional use.
SENDS™ - Self Emulsifying Nutraceutical Delivery System
Many active nutraceutical ingredients (ANIs) today have solubility and/or permeability issues. Getting water-insoluble ANIs into solution to promote improved absorption of the intended active is a challenge to many nutraceutical formulators. A SENDS™ formulation strategy utilizes ABITEC's functional lipids to dissolve low-solubility ANIs and enhance permeability of poorly-absorbed ANIs by creating a unique micro-emulsion that provides complete release of the ANI in the desired location (or release of the ANI in an aqueous solution).
A typical SENDS system will consist of a solubilizer, an emulsifier, and a surfactant and/or co-surfactant. For the nutritional space, ABITEC supplies a portfolio to support SENDS formulations:
- CAPTEX® - Solubilizers
- CAPMUL® - Emulsifiers
- ACCONON® - Surfactants
These product families can be used alone as a neat solvent or together in the formulation of self-emulsifying systems to ensure your nutrients reach their destination and are properly absorbed by the body. In addition, a SENDS formulation can reduce the amount of ANI necessary, and thereby reduces the dosing cost of the ANI in the supplement.
Formulating with SENDS™
ABITEC's John K. Tillotson, PhD., shares his expertise on formulating with Self-Emulsifying Nutraceutical Delivery Systems and how it can solve today's issues with solubility and permeability.
Captex medium-chain triglycerides provide both functional and nutritional benefits across your dietary supplement applications.
Functional Benefits Include:
- Ability to solubilize active nutritional ingredients to enhance absorption while contributing almost no taste to the formulation
- Useful as a processing aid in various delivery forms such as, soft gels and powders
- Excellent stability, 24-36 month shelf life
Nutritional Benefits include:
- Providing sustained energy
- Supporting weight management
- Aiding in healthy cognition
- Keto friendly
Multiple Sustainable Raw Material Options Available
Coconut, Palm-free, and RSPO Options
|Chemical Name||Caprylic (C8) fatty acid content (%)||Capric (C10) fatty acid content (%)||CAS Number|
|Captex 300||Glyceryl Tricaprylate/ Tricaprate||~70||~30||65381-09-1|
|Captex 355||Glyceryl Tricaprylate/ Tricaprate||~55||~35||65381-09-1,
|Captex 1000||Glyceryl Tricaprate||<1||98||621-71-6|
|Captex 8000||Glyceryl Tricaprylate||98||<1||538-23-8|
Nutri Sperse lipid powders deliver up to 73% fat content from a wide range of healthy oils, including medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), canola, and high oleic sunflower. All of our oils are low trans fat, non hydrogenated, kosher, and halal. They are dispersible across a spectrum of hot and cold aqueous applications, and they provide a creamy texture and improved functionality to products where liquid oils are not applicable.
Additionally, they are:
- Available with dairy and non-dairy bases*
- Available with MCTs for increased and sustainable energy supply
- Used to promote post-workout recovery
- Up to 24 month shelf life
*The carbohydrate and proteins in the bases of Nutri Sperse powders are specifically selected to provide nutritional functionality, such as, slow to fast energy production.
|Nutri Sperse A5100**||Polydextrose, Milk Protein Concentrate, and Whey Protein Isolate||High Oleic Sunflower||45%|
|Nutri Sperse CAN 70||Nonfat Dried Milk||Canola||70%|
|Nutri Sperse IP HOS 70 ND||Non-GMO Maltodextrin||High Oleic Sunflower||70%|
|Nutri Sperse HOS 73||Buttermilk||High Oleic Sunflower||73%|
|Nutri Sperse HOSO M||Non-GMO Maltodextrin||High Oleic Sunflower||48%|
|Nutri Sperse MCT 50||Non-GMO Maltodextrin||MCT||50%|
|Nutri Sperse MCT 70||Nonfat Dried Milk||MCT||70%|
|Nutri Sperse MCT C8||Nonfat Dried Milk||MCT||70%|
Capmul mono- and diglycerides improve the bioavailability of insoluble and/or impermeable active nutritional ingredients (ANIs). The dietary supplement industry continues to struggle with ingredient absorption, emulsification and solubilization. Capmul ingredients help solve these issues found in today's complex formulations.
- Bioavailability enhancer
- Carrier (vehicle)
- Employment through SENDS™ - Self emulsifying nutritional delivery systems
|Product Name||Chemical Name||CAS Number|
|Capmul 471||Glyceryl caprylate/caprate|
|Capmul GMO-50||Glyceryl Monooleate||25496-72-4|
Acconon excipients are well-characterized mixtures of polyoxyethylene mono- and diglycerides, fatty acids or fatty alcohols. They are used to improve the bioavailability of poorly water soluble drugs by direct solubilization or by acting as a stabilizing surfactant in active carrying emulsions.
|Product Name||Chemical Name|
|Acconon C-44 EP/NF*||Lauroyl Macrogoglycerides|
|Acconon C-50 EP/NF*||Stearoyl Macrogolglycerides or Stearoyl Polyoxylglycerides|
*Developmental, for nutritional/food application in US only.
These polyglycerol esters (PGEs) are used as emulsifiers and solubilizers in an array of nutritional supplements because they offer a wide range of HLBs meeting the needs of many formulation requirements. In addition, other benefits include:
- Improving texture and consistency
- Work well with proteins to improve flow properties
- Additon of smooth mouth feel
- Stabilize aerated systems by controlling the agglomeration of fat globules
- Reduce interfacial tension at oil-water boundaries
|Chemical Name||CAS Number|
|Caprol ET||Hexaglycerol Octasterate||67784-82-1|
|Caprol MPGO||Polyglycerol Esters of Oleic Acid||9007-48-1|
|Caprol PGE 860||Decaglycerol Mono- & Dioleate||9007-48-1|
Vegetable oils have various uses as functional lipids in food and supplement applications as replacement fats and flavor carriers. Their narrow melt point ranges help provide control over flavor release, making them a great addition to complex flavors incorporated into challenging supplement applications.
|Product Name||Chemical Name||CAS Number|
|Pureco 76||Coconut Oil||8001-31-8|
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