Improved minerals for better healthPublished: 20-05-2014, | Member: NIZO
Based on this, Solvay’s chemical and pharmaceutical group asked NIZO to highlight the characteristics and the specific health impact of minerals used in fortified food applications such as Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium and their different salts. It appeared that these minerals can be especially interesting for their global intake, for promising new functionalities, and for approved FDA claims. Furthermore, special attention was paid to factors influencing absorption in the gut. The results will soon lead to unique formulations for e.g. bone health or gut health, with optimal bio-availability. “This opens a door towards a future generation of basic but innovative nutritional ingredients”, says Pascal Ronfard, from New Business Development of Solvay in Paris.