NUTRIENT DELIVERY SYSTEM (NDS) FOR MINERALS AND FAT-SOLUBLE INGREDIENTS
SunActive® is a patented and protected Nutrient Delivery System (NDS) consisting of micronized and micro-encapsulated nutrients. SunActive® makes water insoluble nutrients readily dispersible in water. It increases the absorption and the bioavailability of fat-soluble and water insoluble nutrients. Moreover, the special technology of SunActive® prohibits mineral sources from evolving a metallic taste and lowers the reactiveness and aggressivity against other components in products and in human bodies. SunActive® is free of any flavours, colours or preservatives and it is stable against heat, salt, pH changes and oxidation. Therefore, SunActive® is suitable for the effective nutrient delivery in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. It is available as iron, zinc, magnesium and coenzyme Q10 products.
SUNACTIVE® MINERAL PRODUCTS (FE / ZN / MG)
Taiyo’s patented technology is what makes SunActive® outstanding. Usually big particles of ferric phosphate, zinc oxide and magnesium oxide sink to the bottom of liquids. No stable dispersions are possible and the bioavailability is very low. Due to the Super-Dispersion technology SunActive® iron, zinc or magnesium particles get transformed into micronized salt particles and get an emulsifier layer. This transformation leads to a dispersion of the very fine particles and prevents from re-agglomeration and precipitation.
Normally, insoluble mineral salts are absorbed through ion transport channels into the body and as a result different mineral compete against each other. SunActive® mineral salts are coated with an emulsifier. This protection layer prevents the particles from being transported via the ion channels. Instead, the particles are led directly through the stomach to the intestine, where they get absorbed through the M-Cells of the intestinal mucosa.
SUNACTIVE® FAT-SOLUBLE INGREDIENT PRODUCT (Q10)
Normally, the particles of fat-soluble ingredients like coenzyme Q10, lutein or astaxanthin do not dissolve and stay on the water surface. A dispersion of these particles is not possible and they mostly provide a bad bioavailability. Taiyo’s Super-Dispersion technology, micronizes the fat-soluble ingredients and gives them an emulsifier layer. This makes SunActive® fat-soluble ingredient products such as SunActive® Q-10E form excellent stable dispersions in water that are similar homogenous like fruit juice. SunActive® has been developed for use in all kinds of water based liquid products, but also for use as part of a bio-enhanced formula in dry applications or functional foods. Due to the ability of being dispersed in water and the small particle size, the bioavailability of the coenzyme Q10 in SunActive® Q-10E is increased by 320% compared to pure CoQ10 powder.
SUNACTIVE® PRODUCT RANGE
- Iron pyrophosphate
- Iron content > 8%
- Emulsifier: sunflower lecithin (E 322)
- No metallic taste, white powder
- For use in food and beverages
- Also available for infant and baby nutrition (SunActive® Fe-P80LKI)