Iron is an essential nutrient often lacking in diet, especially for infants, women of childbearing age and pregnant women. When we lack iron in the body, hemoglobin decreases and we experience inefficiency, constipation, gastric disorders and diarrhea.
Many iron sources that exhibit the best bioavailability adversely affect product quality by accelerating oxidation, producing unfavorable color or flavor and causing severe irritation of the gastrointestinal system. Compatible and non-reactive iron compounds, having less “iron taste” are needed for fortification.
SunActive® Fe disperses insoluble iron (ferric pyrophosphate) in liquid formulations without precipitation, iron flavor or change in color. It is stable against heat, salt, pH and oxidation. SunActive® Fe is mild on the gastrointestinal system, providing a nonirritating iron fortification with superior properties and bioavailability.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays a role in virtually all biochemical pathways and physiological processes. Lack of zinc in the body has been shown to negatively impact wound healing, immune support, increased length and severity of colds, as well as fertility and overall physical performance. Recent studies indicated that zinc improved mental performance and improved ADHD treatment in children.
SunActive® Zn allows for foods and beverages to be fortified with zinc having high bioavailability, no precipitation, high stability and no unpleasant zinc flavor.
Quercetin, a flavonoid found most abundantly in capers and onions, and known for its wide-ranging health benefits including immune health, sports performance, antioxidant, cardioprotective, chondroprotective and allergy relief benefits.
But free quercetin’s taste, solubility and bioavailability issues have long been obstacles for formulators.
SunActive® IsoQ, a water-soluble, microencapsulated form of isoquercitrin (a quercetin precursor), is highly bioavailable and requires a lower dose for greater benefit.