Through its 2019 acquisition of Watson, Glanbia Nutritionals has strengthened its capabilities and knowledge in nutrient optimization technologies. This allows them to address the formulation requirements of today’s increasingly sophisticated supplement, beverage and food product applications. TechVantage™ functionally optimized nutrient technologies provide optimizations in color/clarity, taste, stability, dispersibility and bioavailability. The in-house technologies within the TechVantage platform are NutraShield™ Microcencapsulations, UniTrit™ Triturations and GranulPlex™ Granulations, each with their own unique benefits.
- NutraShield microencapsulated nutrients provide a protective matrix around each nutrient, enhancing their impact and function in a variety of ways — including masking odors and flavors, improving stability, controlling color intensity, converting oils to powders and delaying the release of nutrients.
- UniTrit triturated nutrients are standardized on a carrier for homogeneous delivery of nutrients, allowing for easier distribution of nutrients in the final blend and for ease of scaling with less overages.
- GranulPlex granulated nutrients are formed through creating single particles from multiple small and large particles, allowing for improved instantization, dispersibility and a better performing compressible powder.
The Glanbia Nutritionals extensive functionally optimized nutrient portfolio covers a wide variety of categories, including vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, sweeteners, carbohydrates, fats (oils), botanicals, fibers and acids. This portfolio provides dramatic improvements to manufacturers’ production of tablets, chewables, effervescence, gummies, powder drink mixes, beverages and so much more.