NutriScience Innovations supplies an innovative ingredient solution called SunActive® (Iron/Zinc/Magnesium) for the nutritional industry.
SunActive® is a “Nutrition Delivery System” manufactured by a unique “Super Dispersion Technology” to be used as a mineral fortification product.
SunActive® Iron (Fe)
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 is an iron product that 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. SunActive® Fe is highly absorbable after 12 hours following the oral administration and maintains a high level of serum iron concentration even after 8 hours.
SunActive® Zinc (Zn)
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.
SunActive® Magnesium (Mg)
Magnesium is one of the fastest growing and most popular nutritional mineral sources currently on the market, according to a recent industry article.
The health benefits are extensive, magnesium has been shown to be beneficial for:
- Calming and anxiety reduction
- Muscle function and performance
- As a cofactor along with vitamin K2 and vitamin D for bone health
- For nutritional support and supplementation
Most magnesium products on the market are formulated with magnesium oxide, which is an insoluble form of magnesium that is poorly absorbed. Other soluble mineral forms, such as magnesium chloride, can cause stomach distress. More sophisticated magnesium chelates, magnesium malate or citrate, are more bioavailable and cause less stomach distress; however, these soluble magnesium minerals are generally not palatable even at levels as low as 25% of the RDA.
SunActive® Magnesium: A stable, water dispersible form which is very palatable and works well for powdered drink applications and for tablet and softgel coatings.