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Energy Drink Solutions

Innovative solutions that will make your energy drink stand out on the shelf.

Consumers are increasing their consumption of energy drinks, and category newcomers are attracted to the additional functional claims that energy drinks can offer.

As we all know, the pandemic increased our stress and workloads at home and work. Categories like energy drinks benefited as we looked for an extra boost of energy to get us through our day. Its year over year growth makes the energy drink category one of the top performing markets in the entire non-alcoholic beverage industry.¹

While the energy drink category is dominated by a couple of big leaders, emerging brands are disrupting the category by providing consumers strong energy boosts along with better-for-you attributes like “jitterless” energy and other functional claims in addition to energy.

Our Ingredient Solutions for Energy Drink Formulations 

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CapsiAtra®: Feel the energy & heat without the negative side effects

Product Focus: 

  • A synthetic alternative to capsaicin found naturally in chili peppers, CapsiAtra has been shown to support energy, healthy metabolism and weight management

Key Benefits: 

  • Strong safety profile and scientifically supported with multiple human clinical trials and published studies
  • CapsiAtra works similarly to capsaicin but without the negative side effects like pungency and elevated heart rate & blood pressure

Applications:

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CreaBev®: Achieve advanced creatine performance with less degradation

Product Focus: 

  • Soluble and stable creatine monohydrate specially designed for improved beverage performance

Key Benefits: 

  • Current creatine monohydrates lack stability in water and the ability to withstand high heat processing conditions, causing less creatine to stay intact. Now you can achieve improved ready-to-mix and ready-to-drink formulations containing creatine with CreaBev. 
  • CreaBev’s patent-pending encapsulation technology facilitates its enhanced stability.
  • CreaBev provides a stable source of creatine with 70% of creatine remaining after 12 months vs. only 5% of creatine remaining after 3 months for creatine from a creatine monohydrate source2

Applications:    

Learn more about CreaBev

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AminoBlast® Technology: Enhanced Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)

Product Focus: 

  • Enhancing the capabilities of amino acids, AminoBlast Technology improves their functionality and application performance

Key Benefits: 

  • Aminoblast is a technology for instantizing amino acids that helps to increase clarity and dispersibility in water
  • AminoBlast BCAAs are available as instantized individual amino acids or in custom ratios
  • AminoBlast EEAs are based on the composition of muscle protein, specifically designed to increase the availability of each EAA in proportion to its requirement to support the synthesis of muscle protein

Applications:

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CuroWhite®: White curcumin that is changing the landscape for curcumin supplement manufacturing

Product Focus: 

  • Provides all of the benefits of curcumin but is white for easier manufacturing – less staining, cleaning and production downtimes

Key Benefits:

  • CuroWhite provides the same benefits of regular curcumin (known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties) without the yellow pigment
  • The curcuminoids are protected in a β-cyclodextrin encapsulant allowing for increased bioavailability, solubility and stability
    • Results in a colorless powder that has a milder taste and smell
    • Shown to remain in the bloodstream longer than standard curcumin3
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Applications:

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KSM-66® Ashwagandha powered by NutraShield™ Technology: The world’s most studied ashwagandha optimized with Glanbia’s technology

Product Focus: 

  • Glanbia Nutritionals partnered with Ixoreal Biomed Inc. to optimize its KSM-66® Ashwagandha, highly concentrated root extract with NutraShield™ Technology, to provide functional and application dosage improvements

Key Benefits:

  • Among a number of other benefits, KSM-66® Ashwagandha can significantly improve memory and cognitive functions (Wechsler Memory Scale scores), executive function, attention and information-processing speed in a healthy individual.4 It also has been shown to cause a significant reduction in serum cortisol levels, stress and anxiety.5

Applications:

Learn more about KSM-66 Ashwagandha powered by NutraShield Technology.


References

1. Mintel, Energy Drinks, US, 2022.
2. Glanbia study. Data on file.
3. Sreeraj et al., J Nutr Food Sci 2016, 6:2.
4. “Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) Root Extract in Improving Memory and Cognitive Functions,”  published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, 2017.
5. “A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults,” published in Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 2012.

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