Some functional food ingredients, are sensitive to environmental stress during manufacturing, storage and consumption of the food product. Furthermore, loss of bioactivity can occur during digestion in the stomach and intestine. Microencapsulation is a useful tool to preserve the beneficial properties of these food ingredients and to control their release. It also helps improve the dispersibility of ingredients that are insoluble by nature.
Lipofoods, a nutraceutical division of the Lubrizol corporation, specialises in the development and production of branded functional ingredients, providing nutritional and technical solutions for the functional foods and dietary supplements industries.
By applying our core technology strength in microencapsulation and by leveraging internal platforms capabilities, we thrive to bring wholesome B2B solutions to the 'Health & Wellness' market space.
Our application expertise also allows us to help our customers in their ?nal formulations to target di?erent market segments such as sports nutrition, beauty from within and others.
Lipofoods expertise can be found in two di?erent product lines: the microencapsulated minerals and the botanical ingredients one, which provide stability, functionality, controlled interactions with other components, sustained release, superior sensory pro?le and enhanced bioavailability in ?nal formulations. We have a strong presence worldwide through our well-established distribution network and is also ISO 22.000-certi?ed.
The microencapsulated minerals product line includes the following branded ingredients: LIPOFER™ microcapsules (highly bioavailable and stable iron), LIPOCAL™ microcapsules (highly bioavailable source of calcium), ZINCNOVA™ microcapsules (stable and tasteless source of zinc) and MAGSHAPE™ microcapsules (highly concentrated magnesium for an active lifestyle).
The botanical ingredients product line includes the branded ingredients: LIPOPHYTOL™ microcapsules (water dispersible plant sterols for a superior cholesterol reduction), NEWCAFF™ microcapsules (sustained natural caffeine release with a clean non-bitter taste) and the new product CURCUSHINE™ microcapsules (highly bioavailable curcumin for a wholesome living), which provides anti-aging beauty benefits from within.
Our ingredients are developed to be suitable for a wide range of nutraceuticals including functional dairy products and all kinds of dietary supplements and nutricosmetics.