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Select suppliers of fermented ingredients

Todd Runestad, Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor

April 5, 2010

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Select suppliers of fermented ingredients

Embria Health Sciences
Embria’s ingredients are based on a proprietary, multistage fermentation process. Flagship ingredients include eXselen high-selenium yeast and EpiCor, a high-metabolite immunogen.

Draco Natural Products
Draco offers fermented botanical products used in traditional Chinese medicine, such as red yeast rice extract from Monascus purpureus yeast and Cordyceps sinensis extract from Paecilomyces hepialid fungus.

Fluxome’s patented technology allows it to produce nutraceutical ingredients via fermentation of baker’s yeast. In 2008, Fluxome and CP Kelco began jointly developing and commercializing fermentation-derived resveratrol for the supplements, foods, beverages and cosmetics markets.

KanekaQ10 is the world’s only yeast-fermented coenzyme Q10, bioidentical to the Co-Q10 produced within the body.

Martek Biosciences
Martek Biosciences produces fermentation-based omega-3 vegetarian oils. The company also produces life’s docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, for use in foods, beverages, infant formula and supplements, and life’s arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, for use in infant formula.

Nutraceutix’s fermentation facility produces more than two dozen probiotic species for supplements, food additives and feed additives.

Solazyme Health Sciences
Solazyme produces fermented algae products for the nutraceuticals, functional-foods and cosmetics industries.

Toyo Bio-Pharma
Toyo Bio-Pharma’s fermentation technology is intended to enhance the bioavailability of the active compounds in fruits and vegetables such as cabbage, onions and carrots.

ZMC-USA produces fermented Co-Q10. A cold-water dispersible powder at varying concentrations can be used for fortification of water-based foods, instant products, puddings, confectionery and milk products. It is also available as tablet-grade powder for tablets and hard-shell capsules, and a crystalloid for soft capsules.

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

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My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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