Omya will present the Omyanutra range of natural minerals for oral dosage forms at Vitafoods Europe. Omyanutra 300-OG, Omyanutra 300 DC and Omyanutra 300 Flash offer dissolution qualities that are suitable for supplements and nutraceuticals in directly compressed or free-flow powder form. Highly porous while still of hard consistency, the non-nano and GMO free particles provide absorption qualities, no dusting, and glidance in powders and easy compressibility in solid tablets. Besides their functionality, the particles provide added calcium and bioavailability, supporting bone health. When combined with other active ingredients such as vitamins, natural flavours and fibres, manufacturers can meet current consumer demand both efficiently and effectively, and create market-differentiated products.
Omya will illustrate the range of options with unique prototype formulations such as Day & Night functional tooth tabs with vitamins and active ingredients for enhanced wellbeing. As tooth brushing usually happens in the morning and at night, these products deliver an extra energy kick or late-night calming effect. While brushing, the supplements are absorbed through the mucosa to deliver their beneficial effects. Taurine and L-theanine are combined to provide an active start to the day, while tryptophan and L-theanine support the body in winding down at the end of the day.
Furthermore, the mineral particles in the solid tabs generate a teeth-brushing effect: porous Omyanutra 300 Flash particles can carry actives and disintegrate quickly, while Omyacare S95-OG promises enamel-safe abrasivity and cleaning performance. Omyadent 100-OG, meanwhile, delivers remineralisation and whitening effects. Despite a minimalist INCI list, hydroxyapatite and calcium carbonate particles are ideal for fluoride-free products, and are environmentally friendly too — they save on water and can be packed in glass bottles or paper bags, which reduces transportation and storage costs, as well as CO2 emissions.
Further prototypes showcased will include Activfresh mint oil-containing lozenges produced with Omyanutra 300 DC for refreshed breath and mouthfeel, and Bone Boost Chewables, comprising a mix of Omyapure 35 – a pure, natural calcium source with 40% of bioavailable calcium, vitamins D3 and K2, which are essential for optimal calcium absorption and deposition into bones. B12 Flash ODT are red berry-flavored tablets containing Vitamin B12 which, oweing to Omyanutra 300 Flash, can disintegrate orally regardless of the hardness of the tablet. Finally, L-Theanine Flash ODTs with apple and mint flavour can quickly and effectively ease anxiety, while counteracting oxidative cellular stress.
Stefan Lander, vice-president consumer goods, group sales and marketing at Omya, says: “Today’s consumers are increasingly demanding when it comes to best health support, but also want pleasant and effective application, as well as a safe and environmentally friendly profile of the end product. Our natural and safe minerals tick all the boxes, as they enable easy processing combined with a broad range of functional benefits.”