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June 18, 2014
WALNUT, Calif.—VIRUN and Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech (PDOB) combined mineral complexes with omega-3 EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) to deliver new clean-label, sustainable solutions.
The combination allows a source for mineral complexes in VIRUN’s patent and patents-pending technologies that naturally yield low metal content to avoid reactivity with omega-3 EPA and DHA, while delivering a consistent level of calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium.
There has been a growing need to incorporate naturally sourced minerals into foods, beverages and supplements. To meet this need, VIRUN NutraBIOSciences™ has sought to incorporate mineral complexes into its concentrates, powders and finished products. The combination of mineral solutions with omega-3 EPA and DHA can be complex, and naturally derived mineral complexes may come paired with high levels of iron or other metals that accelerate oxidation of omega-3 EPA and DHA.
To solve this, PDOB presented VIRUN with their Deep Ocean Mineral Complex, which contains no metal activity, in connection with VIRUN’s OmegaH2O® patent and patent pending technologies and compositions. VIRUN and PDOB conducted stability testing on several 16 oz. beverage applications, and concluded that applications containing omega-3 EPA and DHA and 25 percent PDOB Deep Ocean Mineral Complex remain stable for at least year.
Liquid applications, such as beverages and shot-like supplements, are best formulated using the most water soluble ingredients available. Minerals, such as calcium citrate or magnesium HCl, can sometimes be challenging in liquid applications, as sediment may appear in clear water beverages at higher concentrates. Using PDOB’s natural mineral complexes derived from the ocean allows a “clear" solution for beverages and versatility in formulation.
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