The new phosphatidylserine and phosphatidic acids were developed for functional beverages in collaboration with 3i Solutions.
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Ingredients supplier Chemi Nutra (Austin, TX) is rolling out two new water-dispersible versions of its phospholipid ingredient compounds, designed for use in functional beverages without sacrificing health benefits. The new ingredient compounds were created in collaboration with 3i Solutions (Wooster, OH), a specialist in ingredient nanodispersion technology.
The first new water-dispersible compound, SerinAid Disperse 3.0F, is made from Chemi’s patented phosphatidylserine (PS), which is marketed for benefits to cognitive health, including maintaining and improving concentration, learning, memory, and mood.
The other new compound is Mediator Disperse 7.5F, which contains Chemi’s patented, water-dispersible phosphatidic acid (PA). The compound has been researched for its ability to regulate muscle protein synthesis and muscle protein breakdown by activating the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway, according to Chemi Nutra.
The two new water-dispersile phospholipid compounds are appropriate for applications including ready-to-drink beverages, shots, and gels.
“About 20 years ago, we began working with 3i Solutions to perfect a stable, highly bioavailable, water-dispersible, liposomal PS,” says Scott Hagerman, president, Chemi Nutra. “With 31 Solutions’ demonstrated capabilities and our combined application knowledge in functional drinks, we are very excited that SerinAid Disperse PS and Mediator Disperse PA can now be easily and effectively added to functional beverages, a rapidly evolving segment in the functional foods and sports nutrition arenas.”
“Using our proven, proprietary technology, we are thrilled that Chemi Nutra is first-to-market with true, high-quality, water-dispersible PS and PA ingredients,” says Charles Brain, president of 3i Solutions. “We are excited that 3i Solutions can offer our long history of expertise in nanodispersion technology in the functional beverage and RTD arenas.”
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