Child enjoys taking her medicine thanks to processes to improve the taste of drugs.

Taste-Masking

Quality supplements with flavor and function

 
 
 

Many of the nutritional ingredients that support our immune, digestive and cardiovascular systems often taste bitter or sour. This presents a problem since taste is one of the main features consumers value in their dietary supplements – if a supplement tastes bad, consumers may eliminate it from their regimen entirely. And when it comes to botanical ingredients, which often possess earthy flavors, getting the taste just right becomes an even greater challenge.

Consider the gummy: Many supplement manufacturers add large amounts of sugar when preparing this delivery format to compensate for unpleasant tastes. Some vitamins pack up to 8 grams of sugar per serving, 32% of the recommended daily intake. As consumers become more health conscious, many are looking for supplements with little to no sugar, posing a challenge for manufacturers. Alternatively, for tablets, hard and soft capsules, manufacturers are challenged to ensure the exterior coatings don’t create a chalky taste, while also allowing for lubricity, easy swallowability and a shelf stability.

When you partner with us, our extensive pharmaceutical background paired with our broad portfolio means you have a wide range of taste masking techniques at your fingertips. Instead of attempting to mask the flavor of nutritional ingredients with excessive sweeteners, we work with our customers to complement the natural taste. And we allow you to effectively coat a tablet or capsule without reducing its functionality. Together, our team of global experts will help you overcome your manufacturing challenges and customize formulations to create a great-tasting supplement every time.

 
 
 

Product Recommendations*

Our Solution

Application

Benefits

SeaGel®

Soft capsules

Non-GMO, vegan alternative to gelatin to encapsulate oily and pasty ingredients  

METHOCEL™

Hard capsules

Tablets

Non-GMO plant-based tablet coatings that provide excellent sensory experience and branding flexibility;

Alternative to gelatin to form vegan hard capsules

ETHOCEL™

Hard capsules

Soft capsules

Tablets

Powders

Premium ethylcellulose resins used for stable films and coatings that enable taste masking nutritional ingredients and formulations 

Aquateric®

Hard capsules

Soft capsules

Tablets

Non-GMO, clean-label coating for reducing unpleasant taste and odors

Aquacoat® ECD

Tablet

Powders 

Aqueous dispersion of ethylcellulose that is used for stable films and coatings for taste masking applications 

*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

McCoy, Mary Kate. “Dietitian: Gummy Vitamin Use May Be On Rise, But Food Remains Best Nutrition Source.” WPR, 28 June 2018, wpr.org/dietitian-gummy-vitamin-use-may-be-rise-food-remains-best-nutrition-source/.

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

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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