Taste and odor masking for nutraceuticals
EUDRAGUARD® protect is a highly robust and versatile polymer designed for immediate release formulations. It offers reliable taste and odor masking to ensure the product appeals to customers and protects ingredients from light, moisture and oxygen, which could impact ingredient effectiveness. The coatings give a smooth and even finish, improving visual appeal and making the finished product easier to swallow. They also enhance storage stability.
Moreover, EUDRAGUARD® protect is quick and simple to apply with standard equipment at low temperatures, helping preserve the integrity of heat-sensitive ingredients.
EUDRAGUARD® protect ReadyMix
EUDRAGUARD® protect ReadyMix is a ready-to-use powder that contains all the ingredients needed to form effective protective coatings for nutraceuticals. The spray suspension is formed by simply adding water to the ReadyMix while stirring. Hence, it is a one-component system and ready-to-use mixture of the polymer plus excipients that can be augmented with pigments for a colored coating for customer convience. It can be applied to solid oral dosage forms such as tablets, capsules and multiparticules. And because it is based on EUDRAGUARD® protect, the mix meets the regulatory requirements for use in dietary supplements in the European Union (E 1205) and the United States (GRAS).
Controlled release to protect nutrients from gastric acids
EUDRAGUARD® control is a functional coating designed for enteric release, sustained-release formulations and gastro retention.
These water-based coatings are suitable for tablets, multiparticules and soft- and hard-shell capsules. They have been specifically designed for dietary supplement applications that require reliable and reproducible controlled-release profiles. EUDRAGUARD® control coatings are quick and easy to apply, enabling high throughput. They provide a smooth and even finish for visual appeal and to enable easy swallowing. And because the coatings can be applied and processed at low temperatures, heat-sensitive ingredients remain fully intact. This also ensures a safe working environment. EUDRAGUARD® control meets the regulatory requirements for use in dietary supplements in the European Union (E 1206) and the United States (GRAS). EUDRAGUARD® control is applicable for water-soluble health ingredients that are:
Absorbed in the stomach, e.g. anthocyanins, polyphenols, niancin
Absorbed in the early parts of the upper GI track (duodenum), e.g. calcium, magnesium, biotin
Stable in acid (stomach) but not stable at neutral pH (intestine), e.g. green tea extracts, iron, riboflavin
Targeted colonic delivery of nutrition
EUDRAGUARD® biotic is a functional coating that enables targeted delivery of ingredients to the colon region. It protects sensitive ingredients from gastric and bile acid, and prevents adverse side effects such as substrate reflux.
Dietary supplements containing probiotics and prebiotics are rapidly gaining in popularity. However, some of their ingredients lose effectiveness if exposed to gastric acids and similar fluids. Many pro- and prebiotics are most effective when released near the colon region. As a result, formulators face the challenge of protecting their ingredients from gastric acid while ensuring targeted, reliable release.
EUDRAGUARD® biotic is a highly flexible polymer system that safeguards dietary supplement ingredients from gastric acid and supports release in the colon region. This safe delivery technology also has reproducible release profiles, and provides a smooth and even finish – enhancing visual appeal while making the final product easier to swallow. These water-based coatings are suitable for tablets, granules, and soft- and hard-shell capsules. They are quick and easy to apply, enabling high throughput. And because EUDRAGUARD® biotic can be applied and processed at low temperatures, sensitive ingredients remain fully intact.
Natural taste and odor masking for nutraceuticals
EUDRAGUARD® natural is a maize starch-based polymer designed for taste and odor masking.
A growing number of consumers value dietary supplements made entirely from natural ingredients. EUDRAGUARD® natural coatings appeal to formulators looking for natural-based coating systems that deliver high performance. EUDRAGUARD® natural is gluten-free and certified GMO-free ingredient.
EUDRAGUARD® natural match
EUDRAGUARD® natural can be combined with EUDRAGUARD® natural match to create an easy-to-use, fully customizable coating solution. EUDRAGUARD® natural match is a package of auxiliary excipients and pigments designed according to your desired coating properties. It supports a two-component system for use in a wide variety of oral dosage forms.
Overview of available EUDRAGUARD® targeted delivery systems