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 Lubrizol Company, specializes in the development and production of microencapsulated functional ingredients, providing nutritional and technical solutions for the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries.
Some benefits of using Lipofoods microencapsulation technology include: controlled interactions with other components, minimized unpleasant taste, enhanced bioavailability, improved stability and dispersibility in final formulas as well as controlled release of functional ingredients. Consequently, easy enrichment of several types of applications is enabled.
Lipofoods 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), LIPOPHYTOL™ microcapsules (water dispersible plant sterols for a superior cholesterol reduction) and NEWCAFF™ microcapsules (sustained caffeine release with a clean non-bitter taste). We also offer specialty formulations like nutricosmetics, which provide cosmetic benefits from within.
Our ingredients are developed to be suitable for different applications such as dairy products, infant formulae and all kinds of dietary supplements.