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Functional Beverages

Our deep understanding of end-to-end beverage development can make your beverages more functional and your brand more appealing.

With winning product ideas, functionally superior ingredients, formulation expertise and technical support, aseptic manufacturing capability, and other support, we help our customers stay ahead in a quickly evolving market. 

Aseptic Beverage Manufacturing

We can help you bring to market safe, flavorful and nutritious beverages, without the need for preservatives or refrigeration.

Bioactive Ingredients

We use advanced processing technologies to make bioactive ingredients that are designed to improve specific physical functions, including muscle synthesis, sleep performance, and bone health. 

Our Solutions

AdvanPro™

A unique low protein solution containing PepForm® Leucine (leucine enriched milk protein and peptides), optimized for effective leucine delivery. This low dose formulation allows for the same muscle synthesis benefits associated with high dose protein intake to be achievable. An excellent solution for ready-to-drink beverages and powder drink mixes.

AminoBlast® Technology – BCAAs & EAAs

Provides amino acids with enhanced capabilities, improving their functionality and application performance. An excellent solution for ready-to-drink beverages, powder drink mixes, bars and gel applications.

CreaBev™

A soluble and stable creatine monohydrate for superior performance beverages. Shown to provide improved short term and long term stability. An excellent solution for ready-to-drink beverages and powder drink mixes.

FitNox®

A source of 100% plant-based nitric oxide, FitNox has been scientifically shown to increase NO levels up to 336% while improving endurance. Provides a stimulant free and low dose solution for pre-workout performance products. An excellent solution for powder drink mixes, tablets and capsules.

PepForm® Tryptophan

Formulate sleep aids with proven next day cognitive benefits that help promote the body’s own natural melatonin without the addition of hormones, in a more soluble and bioavailable way. An excellent solution for powder drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages, tablet, capsule and nutrition bar formats.

SatieTein®

Milk protein concentrate which contains casein molecules that are cross-linked to form a larger protein size. The larger protein size slows down enzymatic digestion and helps promote increased satiety and reduced desire to eat. Excellent solution for powder drink mixes and nutritional bars.

TruCal® Milk Mineral Complex

Much more than just calcuim, TruCal is a source of natural milk minerals for optimal bone health. An excellent solution for powder drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages, capsules, tablets, yogurt, nutrition bars, processed dairy products, bakery, cereals and snacks.

Custom Premix Solutions

Our premix solutions are built around your specifications to achieve optimal nutritional, functional and operational performance.

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Flavors

Whether you want to select from our extensive library, create a precisely-flavored ingredient blend, neutralize off-notes without adding fillers, or make something completely new, we can give your Functional Beverages a flavor people love.

Our Solutions

Bare Flavors™

Bare Flavors are ultra-clean label flavors made the way flavors used to be made with nothing to hide! Bare Flavors ingredients are derived from traditional methods based on extracts, essential oils or distillates.

CarbOUT™

CarbOUT™ Flavors are fully customizable and easily meet low carbohydrate requirements. CarbOUT can reduce carbs 50-100% and increases protein 10+%. Remove filler such as maltodextrin and dextrose, for a more pure, protein-packed product.

Customized Flavors

Experts in creating nutritional solutions, we are very familiar with the flavor challenges that arise in developing great tasting nutritional products. Based on your goals, our flavor chemists, R&D scientists, and application specialists quickly and reliably deliver delicious flavor solutions that address your unique application challenges. We make nutritious delicious.

MaskWell™

Glanbia Nutritionals is an expert in flavoring and masking nutritional products. We have solutions and experience in flavoring and masking vitamins & minerals, protein, plant-based ingredients and an array of other ingredients. Collaborate with us to meet your flavor needs in bars, protein beverages and powdered drink mixes.

StimuFlav™

StimuFlav™ Flavors are flavors you can feel! StimuFlav engages specific receptors in the mouth to create the perception of a physical sensation such as tingling, cooling, and heating, which stimulate the brain for a unique sensory experience.

Micronutrients

Our vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals and herbs can fortify your beverages and provide the essential building blocks for overall health and wellness.

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Plant-Based Solutions

Plant-based nutrition takes on new levels of ease and function at Glanbia Nutritionals.  Our portfolio provides safe, clean label, quality plant-based ingredients and protein that are non-GMO, gluten-free, and kosher.

Our Solutions

BevChia™

BevChia Solutions are an excellent source of fiber, protein, calcium and ALA Omega-3 that are heat-treated using our MicroSure™ Plus technology to ensure a safe, stable and fully nutritious ingredient. BevChia™ is non-GMO, gluten-free and provides greater texture, flavor and dispersability, perfect for beverages and creamy foods.

BevChia™ Protein

BevChia Protein is an all-natural, chia protein concentrate featuring 30% protein, ALA omega-3 and 42% fiber. It’s non-GMO, hormone-free and gluten-free. Heat treatment with MicroSure™ Plus technology affords additional food safety and guarantees shelf stability for two years. BevChia Protein is an excellent solution for beverages, bars, bakery and gluten-free foods.

BevEdge™ Pea Protein

BevEdge Pea Protein is a unique, clean label pea protein that has excellent stability and a smooth flow rate. Our BevEdge plant-based pea protein offer superior dispersibility in beverages, powdered drink mixes, frozen desserts and creamy foods.

BevFlax™ Protein Organic

BevFlax Protein Organic is a certified organic vegetarian flax protein concentrate with 26% to 36% protein, >25% fiber and contains ALA omega-3. BevFlax is non-GMO, hormone-free, gluten-free. BevFlax is heat treated with MicroSure™ Plus technology for additional food safety and guaranteed shelf stability for two years. They’re an excellent solution for beverages, bars, bakery products and gluten-free foods.

BevFlax™ XtraSmooth

BevFlax Solutions combine excellent stability and a smooth mouthfeel with the exceptional nutritional value of protein, fiber, and Omega-3 ALA. Our MeadowPure™ sorting and selection systems ensure our BevFlax ingredients have a guaranteed shelf life of two years, maintain nutrition and are easy to incorporate into a variety of beverages and creamy foods.

BevOat™

BevOat Solutions combine MicroSure™ Plus heat-treatment technology with super-fine, cold-milling technology to deliver the safest ingredients without the grittiness found in standard plant-based options. Our NSF-certified, gluten-free OatSecure™ closed-loop supply chain guarantees BevOat has <10ppm gluten. BevOat maintains nutrition and is easy to incorporate into a variety of beverages and creamy foods.

BevOat™ Low Viscosity

BevOat Low Viscosity allows you to incorporate the benefits of BevOat at a higher inclusion rate so you can include more glucan and healthy nutrients into your beverages and creamy foods.  BevOat Low Viscosity is MicroSure™ Plus heat-treated to deliver the safest ingredient and due to our OatSecure™ system is guaranteed to have <10ppm gluten. 

HarvestPro® Proteins

HarvestPro Proteins are allergen free, gluten-free and kosher protein ingredients that deliver excellent protein and performance in beverages, creamy foods, snacks, baked products and prepared foods.

Proteins

Our dairy-based and plant-based proteins offer superior nutrition and functional properties—like flavor, solubility and stability—to help your beverages stand out in the market.

Our Solutions

BevEdge™ Whey Protein A-220W

This revolutionary ingredient makes berry and citrus flavored protein powdered mixes possible for the first time. Using our patent-pending BevEdge technology, this pre-acidified whey protein isolate uses no lecithin, yet mixes more easily than soy or sunflower lecithin in high acid RTMs. Its larger particle size improves flowability, helping eliminate costly slowdowns or production stoppages. A clean label solution with excellent high acid flavor expression and no unsightly cloudiness typical of high acid RTM mixes, this ingredient creates opportunities for new SKUs and new types of protein powders. Label simply as whey protein isolate, citric acid.

BevWise® Protein Systems

Protein fortification ingredient systems specifically for use in aseptic and hotfill processing, providing exceptional nutritional attributes and functional benefits to high acid beverages. Benefits include superior clarity, less astringency, improved processing with better dispersion, and reduced processing time/costs.

NutraSol® Functional Protein Fortification Systems

These milk protein ingredients fortify food and beverage systems with proteins that meet specific functionality requirements or claims (such as micellar casein). They’re an excellent solution for ready-to-drink beverages, powder drink mixes, yogurts and other dairy foods.

OptiSol® 1000 Series

A range of functional dairy protein ingredients that improve product processing and flavor, enhance creaminess and texture and support clean label initiatives. rBST free and Grade A options available

Learn About OptiSol® 1007 Learn About OptiSol® 1005

Solmiko® Milk Proteins

Milk protein concentrates (MPCs) and milk protein isolates (MPIs) that are excellent sources of native casein and whey proteins. They offer superior flavor, solubility and heat stability and are an ideal solution for neutral pH and other applications where low micro counts, functionality and flavor are critical. Truly Grass Fed™ options available. Ideal for powder drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages, bars and fresh dairy products.

Thermax® Heat-Stable Whey Proteins

Heat-stable whey proteins that offer excellent nutritional value imparting a clean flavor, depending on degree of hydrolysis. Manufactured from sweet whey using an advanced ultrafiltration process, Thermax® proteins are designed for UHT and retort processing conditions. They’re heat-stable at neutral pH, soluble over a wide pH range and available with protein content from 34% to 90%. An excellent solution for a wide variety of beverages, dairy products and bars and snacks.

Truly Grass Fed™ Proteins

In partnership with our Irish sister company, Glanbia Ireland, the Truly Grass Fed brand offers customers a fully traceable and third party accredited grass fed WPI, MPC and MPI under our Provon®, Solmiko®and BarPro® protein solutions. The Truly Grass Fed brand carries a promise with the Truly Grass Fed seal, a seal which signifies many things including 1) Cows grazed on grass lands for an average of 250 days a year 2) Cows receiving 95% of their nutritional feed from grass 3) Non-GMO Project Verified.

Watson Edible Films

Since the 1960s, Watson’s research and development team has been a pioneer in soluble and edible film technology. Watson’s expertise in film technologies, commitment to quality, and range of processing equipment are unmatched in the industry.

Our Solution

EdiSparklz® Edible Glitter

EdiSparklz are colorful toppings and inclusions that can be used in a wide range of applications. 100% edible, EdiSparklz have no flavor, no sweetness and add no calories. They are available in a wide range of flakes or shapes, and are manufactured in a full spectrum of colors including standard, plant-based and metallic colors. EdiSparklz are a very cost-effective alternative to standard decorative options like sprinkles, and save customers an average of 30% by switching.

Watson Functionally Optimized Nutrients

Watson Functionally Optimized Nutrients are vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, sweeteners, yeasts, oils, fibers and application enhancers designed to provide specific functionality and benefits as desired by the customer.   

These benefits include things like:

  • easier material handling in a powder form
  • reduction in overages resulting in cost savings
  • standardized particle size for more uniform distribution in a blend
  • potency protection and stability during processing and shelf life
  • flavor and odor masking of objectionable tasting ingredients
  • easy dispersion and improved solubility in solution 
Our Solutions

Chelated Nutrients

Watson chelates are nutrients bound to an amino acid or peptide. The word chelate comes from the root word khele, which is Greek for “claw.” The nutrient is bound to another substance, making it more readily absorbed by the body than non-chelated nutrients by shielding them from the effects of other dietary elements in the digestive tract. Ideal for beverages, infant foods, medical foods, specialized fortified foods and supplements.

Microencapsulated Nutrients

Microencapsulated nutrients have a protective coating called a matrix applied around a small particle called the core or active. The matrix keeps the active ingredient locked in and stabilized until the release of the material is desired. Microencapsulation transforms nutrients in a variety of ways to improve functionality, including masking odors and flavors, improving stability, changing color, changing form, delayed nutrient release. These ingredients are commonly used in dietary supplements, bars, cereals, snacks, powder drink mixes, beverages, infant nutrition, and medical food, to name a few. Methods used include spray drying and fluid bed.

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