In recent years, an increasing number of dietary supplements have become available in supermarkets and health food shops and pharmacies. The term “nutraceutical” describes any product derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. Nutraceuticals include vitamins, herbal remedies, genetically modified foods, and the foods to which they are added such as bio-yogurts and fortified breakfast cereals.
The growth of the nutraceutical ingredients market is mainly attributed to increasing consumer focus on a healthy lifestyle which has led to consumer demand for the use of nutraceutical ingredients in food and beverages.
The nutraceutical companies have been quick to respond and the global nutraceutical ingredients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2019 to reach $57.5 billion by 2025.
Linked to Nutraceuticals, the market for Dietary Supplements is also growing. According to Grand View Research, the global dietary supplements market size was estimated at $123.28 billion in 2019 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% reaching close to $200 billion by 2025. This category growth can be attributed to Increasing health concerns, healthier lifestyles and changing consumer diets. These trends are driving sales of nutritional supplements in the form of powder, liquids, and capsules worldwide.
Essential lipophilic micronutrients, such as vitamins are vital for human health and wellbeing.
Production methods and formats for lipophilic vitamins such as A, D, E, and oils including Omega 3, Oregano and Ginseng, are limited due to factors affecting their stability and delivery systems, as well their bioavailability.
Capsoil’s strength in the Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements categories is based on its ability to provide stable formulations that can be delivered to and dispersed evenly within the body with greater absorption and bioavailability of the active ingredients. Capsoil can develop sophisticated and previously unavailable nutraceutical-based products and product formats.
Capsoil’s key advantages are:
- Creating new innovative delivery forms and products.
- Better absorption of lipophilic molecules to make nutraceutical products more effective with better stability and longer shelf life.
Capsoil nanometric powder technology will prevent the degradation of the vitamins and enhance their bioavailability in the human gastrointestinal system.
The advantages are based on the conversion of oil to Nano size powders, where nanometric size of the powder particles, results in larger surface area for the powder which improves bioavailability.
Omega 3 is an excellent example:
The primary active ingredients found in Omega 3 Oil (DPA, EPA and DHA) work together to ensure the proper functioning of the human body. Scientific research has shown that each of these fatty acids have unique advantages.
Capsoil technology can vary the mix/content of fatty acids that are encapsulated in the nano powder and therefore tailor nutraceutical products to meet specific and targeted health needs.
- DPA – Scientific studies have shown that the maximal stimulation of endothelial cell migration by DPA pre-treatment was achieved using only 1/10 of the required EPA concentration. This data suggest that the effect of EPA on endothelial cell migration occurs via DPA, and that DPA plays an important role in repairing damaged vessels.
- EPA – numerous large-scale epidemiological studies suggest that people at risk for coronary artery disease can benefit from an omega-3 supplementation. The benefits of EPA and DHA on the cardiovascular system led the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow a health claim linking the consumption of EPA and DHA to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
- DHA is essential in the development of the brain, eyes and nerves during pregnancy and the first years of child’s life. The results of a scientific study suggest that during depression, there is an abnormal metabolism of omega-3 in the and so a DHA supplementation can have a beneficial effect since we depend on our diet to get the necessary Omega-3 fatty acids in order to improve and protect our brain function.
The challenge here is to improve the bioavailability and increase the absorption of these active ingredients using Capsoil nanometric powder, as compared to currently available oils.
Because Capsoil powder has better bioavailability and absorption it enables the use of less oil for the same results, so manufacturers can supply smaller capsules which provide better bioavailability, at a lower overall cost.
By enabling Enteric coating Capsoil protects the raw materials from stomach acid and makes it more comfortable for the consumer.
Lipophilic oils are the basis for the most important nutraceuticals being produced and marketed todayThe list of Nutraceuticals most suitable for or the Capsoil technology includes the following:
- Lipophilic Vitamins A, D, E and K
- Pomegranate Seed Oil
- Grapeseed Oil