Supplement Formulation Solutions from GPC
Supplements are a huge part of everyday life. The supplement market no longer just represents the once daily multivitamin, there are a whole array of nutraceuticals on the market claiming to help with everything from anxiety to beauty issues. With this vast new array of supplement availability that covers more of the population, delivery systems have had to evolve also. No longer is the average consumer looking to just swallow a tablet or capsule, they are looking for more convenient forms such as oral disintegrating tablets which do not need water, gummy forms which don’t need water and taste good, or even sachets that contain quickly disintegrating granules that you just pour on the tongue. MALTRIN® maltodextrins are excellent formulating tools for these types of delivery forms.
Orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) are a convenient supplement form that are designed to disintegrate rapidly. No water is needed and people who cannot or do not prefer swallowing tablets or capsules can easily consume this form. MALTRIN® maltodextrins are excellent additions to these formulations. Grain Processing Corporation manufactures several different dextrose equivalent (DE) products that can help with binding, tablet hardness, tablet disintegration and even tableting issues such as capping. MALTRIN® maltodextrins can also help with achieving improved mouthfeel while masking other gritty ingredients.
Another very popular alternative supplement form is the gummy. This form is not only for children anymore. Many supplements are available in gummy form. MALTRIN® maltodextrins can help with controlling the sweetness, smoothing out the mouthfeel or even providing an energy source.
Sachets, or orally disintegrating powders, while not as popular as the other supplement forms discussed, have been gaining traction in the market. Sachets do not require water which is an important convenience and disintegrate quickly on the tongue. This form requires smooth mouthfeel, must taste good, and disintegrate quickly. MALTRIN QD® or MALTRIN FM® maltodextrins are exceptional ingredients to add to this type of formulation. These maltodextrins are quickly dispersible which allows them to quickly disintegrate on the tongue, they help create a smooth, clean mouthfeel and can be used as carriers to help carry in flavors, colors or sweeteners.
If you would like more information about our MALTRIN® maltodextrins and how they can be used in supplement forms, please visit the Nutraceutical tab in our website or visit booth #143 at Supply Side East, Secaucus, NJ, April 12-13, 2022, where we will be showcasing our MALTRIN® maltodextrin in a flavored ODT vitamin D supplement.
MALTRIN®, MALTRIN QD® and MALTRIN FM® are registered trademarks of Grain Processing Corporation.