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A one-stop-shop for calcium and other ingredients


At Vitafoods Europe, mineral ingredients manufacturer, Omya, showcased a range of proprietary calcium products as well as specialty ingredients from its distribution portfolio. With prototypes for energy management and bone health, the company presented holistic solutions for various nutraceutical concepts that meet current market demands.

From flavors, natural colors and antioxidants to water- and fat-soluble vitamins, Omya offers a broad variety of ingredients that stretch beyond calcium carbonate. For instance, the company has developed the instant drink prototype Omyafit designed to support mental and physical health. It contains 240 mg of calcium per 10-gram portion. This equates to 600 mg of natural calcium carbonate, offering 30% of the daily recommended intake and enabling a “high in calcium” claim. Fortified with several vitamins, such as C, D, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid and the minerals zinc, iron, selenium and chromium, Omyafit provides the perfect blend of essential micronutrients. For added energy, it also contains taurine, L-tyrosine, guarana seed extract and caffeine.

Another new prototype is Omyasprint, based on the excipient Omyapharm® and vitamin B12 from the distribution portfolio. As an orally dispersible tablet, it dissolves in the mouth within seconds without the need for water. The multifunctional mineral excipient Omyapharm® ensures high mechanical stability and fast disintegration. With vitamin B12 helping to reduce fatigue, this concept is aimed at cognitive and immune health.

Strengthened by the world’s aging population and consumers who are looking to avoid health problems associated with calcium deficiency, the calcium enrichment of foods and beverages is an ongoing trend. Calcipur® is the perfect choice for supplementation and osteoporosis treatment with 40% bioavailable calcium. That’s why Omya has developed the bone health complex Omyabone – a chewable tablet containing Calcipur® as the active ingredient and vitamins K2 and D3 from the company’s distribution portfolio. Together with a balanced diet, supplements based on this formulation contribute to the recommended daily allowance for calcium, according to EU specifications. Additionally, the Calcipur® range can be used in various applications, including bakery products, cereals, extruded snacks, vegan drinks and other foods and beverages.

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