Application Note

Technical Paper: Controlled And Sustained Release Of Ingredients

Source: Maxx Performance Inc.
Winston A. Samuels, Ph.D., Maxx Performance Inc.

Customers are constantly demanding the highest quality and integrity in the nutritional supplements they consume. They want products that taste good and provide health benefits based on superior performance ingredients. They want to know that a supplement works and that it contains the level of ingredients shown on the label. For manufacturers, the wellness product industry is fraught with processing challenges caused by the inherently sensitive nature of bioactive substances. Whether it is the premature reaction or release of ingredients when combined or the damaging effects of environmental conditions such as heat, oxygen, moisture, light or pH, the result is products that can taste or smell bad, release too quickly and/or do not deliver on their therapeutic promise because of reduced bioavailability.