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Plant-Based Solutions

Clean, sustainable ingredients, sourced from nature.

 
 
 

In the capsule market alone, plant-based supplements have grown twice as much as their gelatin counterparts. Over 375 million people around the world identify as vegetarian, but even more consumers possess a desire to better the planet through their dietary choices. As the global population trends towards more sustainable and non-animal options, gelatin – extracted from skin, bones and connective tissues of animals – has declined in popularity.

Although gelatin is a familiar ingredient to consumers, alternative hydrocolloids such as pectin and seaweed extracts can provide an enjoyable taste and texture experience while aligning to their lifestyle preferences. Making the switch means creating gummies that provide increased heat stability, low reactivity and ease of processability for manufacturers. Or, for softgels and hard capsule supplements, it means creating vegan alternatives that are resistant to cross-linking.

We are here to help make the transition. DuPont’s array of plant-based supplement solutions extends far beyond traditional hard and soft capsules. Our team of global experts can help you formulate plant-based gummies, chewable tablets and capsules that deliver superior sensory experience, swallowability and optimal nutritional ingredient delivery.

Our vegan products are sustainably sourced with high-quality ingredients like seaweed and pectin—all derived from our natural surroundings to limit supplement manufacturers’ environmental impact. These animal-free components comply with vegan, vegetarian, Halal and Kosher diets, and allow brand owners to adopt ‘clean-labels’ with short and simplified ingredient lists that are easy for consumers to understand.

 
 
 

Product Recommendations*

Our Solution

Application

Benefits

SeaGel®

Soft capsules

Clean-label, vegan and non-GMO alternative to gelatin, used to reduce cross-linking and eliminate melting

Pectin

Gummies

Plant-based alternative to gelatin for formulating vegan supplements

METHOCEL™

Hard shell capsules

Cellulose-based solutions that enable vegetarian hard capsules, resistant to heat and humidity conditions, no cross-linking

METHOCEL™

Tablet matrix former 

Cellulosics that enable slow release of nutritional ingredients, improving consumer experience by reducing number of tablets consumed throughout the day

Avicel®

Tablet binder

Microcrystalline cellulose tablet binder that enables small and high-quality tablets with low dusting and an efficient tableting process 

Ac-Di-Sol®

Tablet Disintegrant

Non-GMO croscarmellose sodium to rapidly disintegrate tablets to deliver the nutritional ingredient faster  

Aquateric®

Delayed release coating system

Non-GMO, seaweed-based coating system to delay the release of nutritional ingredients for an enhanced consumer experience

Gelcarin®, Viscarin®

Gummies

Naturally occurring hydrophilic polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed used for gelling for thickening and stabilizing formulations

Endurance®

Tablets 

Robust tablet binder to formulate compressible, nutritional ingredients in dietary supplement formulations

*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.

 
 
 

References

Figus, Cinzia, et al. “375 Million Vegetarians Worldwide. All the Reasons for a Green Lifestyle.” EXPONet, 27 Oct. 2014, www.expo2015.org/magazine/en/lifestyle/375-million-vegetarians-worldwide.html.

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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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Deliver exceptional flavor, texture, chewability and swallowability with high-quality solutions for various delivery formats
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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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