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Improved Sensory Experience

Exceptional flavor and texture with every taste 

 
 
 

Unlike a doctor’s prescription, consumers typically choose to add certain dietary supplements to their medicine cabinets. When selecting a supplement, they often look for ones that give a pleasant sensory experience. They want vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts or probiotics that taste great and provide excellent texture, chewability and swallowability – and if a supplement doesn’t meet their expectations, they may forgo it altogether. For example, consumers have become familiar with the taste and texture qualities of gelatin since it’s present in many common foods such as gummy bears, marshmallows and candy. If plant-based alternatives like pectin or seaweed extract are used as gelatin replacements, consumers are likely to notice the difference in their gummy supplements unless formulated properly.

Beyond providing superior taste and texture qualities, consumers are demanding smaller, more efficient supplements that are easier to swallow. This means supplement manufacturers must fit multiple nutritional ingredients into a smaller pill. And for ingredients with naturally bitter or displeasing tastes and smells, such as fish oil and garlic, those tablets and capsules need added taste masking to ensure consumers don’t experience a bad aftertaste or an unpleasant “fish oil burp.”

We can help manufacturers create efficient, easy-to-swallow supplements by utilizing our tailored, functional ingredients and removing unnecessary fillers, while masking unpleasant tastes and improving textures. Our team of experts around the globe understands that these sensory preferences differ by region, and we are here to help you navigate these nuances to create a positive consumer experience. Whether you’re struggling to mask the taste of herbal ingredients or create a vegan gummy that won’t stick to teeth, we are here to help.

 
 
 

Product Recommendations*

Our Solution

Application

Benefits

Pectin

Gummies

Plant-based alternative to gelatin that improves heat stability of supplements while providing superior taste and texture

SeaGel®

Soft capsules

Non-GMO, vegan option that offers heat stability and enables softgel dietary supplements of various shapes, sizes and colors

METHOCEL™

Tablets

Hard capsules

Cellulose-based solutions to form vegan capsules, for improved tablet integrity and appearance and for easier swallowing experience

Avicel®

Chewables

ODT

Improves sensory attributes by reducing grittiness, tooth packing and friability to create a creamier mouthfeel 

Aquateric® N100

Soft capsules

Hard capsules

Tablets

Reduces unpleasant after taste that can occur after administering fish oil or garlic containing supplements 

Ac-Di-Sol® 

Tablets

ODT

Internally cross-linked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose that aids in the disintegration and dissolution of dietary supplement tablets, capsules, and granules

*Examples only and not representative of a complete list of products. Regional regulations may restrict the use of certain products in dietary supplements. Please contact us for further information.

 
 
 

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Additional Solutions:

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Enable on-the-go, ‘clean label’ supplements that match consumer’s fast-paced lifestyle and increases adherence
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High-quality ingredients, released with absolute accuracy for immediate, sustained & delayed release results
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Transform natural functional ingredients into great tasting alternative dosage forms like gummies, ODTS, soft chews and chewables
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Innovative solutions for delivering greater throughput and yields with improved capsule-processing speed, decreased dosage size and increased efficiency
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Clean and sustainable ingredients sourced right from nature to formulate gummies, tablets, soft and hard capsules
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Pack in flavor and function, without unnecessary amounts of sugar or preservatives to mask bitter tasting ingredients

Products We Offer:

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Formulate exceptional plant-based supplements, sourced from citrus
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Water-soluble, plant-based ingredient with diverse functionality
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Versatile plant-based alternative to gelatin
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A delayed release coating solution for nutraceuticals
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Versatile functional ingredient for dietary supplements
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Superior dietary supplement disintegrants
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Consumer-friendly tablet binders
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Ingredients extracted straight from nature
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