Companies such as Arla Foods Ingredients, Bayir Inc. and Captek Softgel International recently launched a variety of new ingredients for use in functional foods, nutraceuticals and cosmeceutical products, as well as new softgel concepts for dietary supplement companies.
Arla Foods Ingredients launched Nutrilac® Ageless, a new whey protein and calcium ingredient that enables dairy companies to create yogurts and desserts for active seniors. Shoppers ages 50 to 64 years spend 50 percent more on food and beverages than those who are 30 years old, and the older demographic is also more focused on maintaining good health. Therefore, Nutrilac Ageless taps into this opportunity by offering an ingredient concept enabling dairy companies to produce 100-percent natural whey protein and calcium-rich stirred yogurts, as well as fermented desserts that will appeal to older consumers.
Bayir Inc. also recently rolled out its Bayir Gold line of commodity ingredients supported by a comprehensive documentation management program that provides full accountability and traceability. The company has been manufacturing, processing and selling a wide variety of popular commodity nutraceutical, functional food and cosmeceutical ingredients to brand marketers worldwide for nearly three decades. However, due to mistrust caused by suppliers that sell compromised or adulterated ingredients, Bayir Group and Bayir Inc. have developed Bayir Gold, ingredients that pass strict tests for authenticity, quality and safety, providing full traceability and therefore, trust. Some of the key Bayir Gold ingredients include boswellia, garcinia, glucosamine and chondroitin, and a wide range of herbal extracts for supplements and functional foods, natural colors and oleoresins.
Finally, Captek Softgel International revealed three softgel concepts created specifically for dietary supplement companies at Natural Products Expo West. The three concepts represented technological advances in dietary supplement delivery systems. The first concept featured a vegetarian softgel with CoQ10 suspended in a liquid emulsion protecting the CoQ10. Another concept was a two-tone prenatal vitamin with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and folic acid, and the final concept was a probiotic softgel.