Food & Flavour

New mineral solutions for tablets with added value

At this year’s Vitafoods Europe, mineral expert Omya will launch Omyanutra™ 300 DC and Omyanutra™ 300 Flash for nutraceutical tablets. Omyanutra™ 300 DC is a directly compressible version of the company’s proprietary functionalised calcium carbonate excipient that enables excellent tablet compactability and free-flowing granules. Omyanutra™ 300 Flash comes with a superdisintegrant and is therefore a perfect all-in-one solution for manufacturers of orally and fast-dissolving tablets. Both ingredients are free from nanoparticles and GMOs, and made of high-purity, natural mineral material. 

Due to the high number of active ingredients in the formulation, the production of nutraceutical tablets can be challenging. As it often requires high compaction forces to bond all components together, Omya’s new mineral solutions help facilitate this process.

With Omyanutra™ 300 DC and Omyanutra™ 300 Flash, manufacturers can create hard tablets at low compression forces. They allow for free-flowing, directly compressible granules and offer better compactability compared to benchmark excipients such as lactose and microcrystalline cellulose. In addition, the minerals provide fast disintegration thanks to their particles’ porous structure. This porosity also enables the safe carrying and release of active ingredients. As it contains a superdisintegrant, Omyanutra™ 300 Flash is ideally suited to tablet manufacturers looking for an all-in-one solution. It provides fast disintegration in orally and fast dissolving tablets (ODTs/FDTs) regardless of the hardness of the solid dosage form.

Omya will also highlight Omyaforte™ 100, a highly bioavailable source of calcium suitable for powdered formulations and dietary supplements. The mineral solution can be combined with a broad range of other nutrients to offer a number of benefits in one package. One such concept is a cocoa-based instant drink for bone health developed by Omya and collagen peptide expert GELITA. It contains 240mg calcium – enough to provide 30 per cent of the recommended daily amount of the mineral – and 5g of FORTIBONE® Bioactive Collagen Peptides. This prototype drink will also be presented at Vitafoods’ official Tasting Centre.

Stefan Lander, Vice President Consumer Goods, Group Sales & Marketing at Omya, says: “The prototype drink is just one example of the many opportunities that our solutions open up for manufacturers who are looking for natural, effective and easy to process ingredients. Meanwhile, our mineral excipients Omyanutra™ 300 DC and Omyanutra™ 300 Flash are both multifunctional innovations that speed up new product developments. With Vitafoods Europe back as an in-person event, this is the perfect platform to present our new offerings.”