Global supplier of health and nutrition ingredients, DSM, is launching three Health Benefit Solutions and the dietary enzyme Tolerase L at this year’s Vitafoods. Designed to meet the ever-evolving requirements of the modern consumer, these new platforms feature a range of vitamins, minerals and functional ingredients for three growing areas of consumer interest: relaxation and sleep, improved mental energy and wakefulness and nutrients that cater to the specific nutritional requirements of vegetarians.
The key ingredient in the vegetarian platform is life’sDHA, a form of DHA derived from algae. life’sDHA has supported the nutritional needs of more than 60 million babies and is now included in over 500 food and beverage products worldwide. Essential for brain, eye and heart health, this omega-3 is often lacking in vegetarian diets, as the primary food source is oily fish such as salmon and tuna. Energize Your Mind features a number of ingredients, including gingko biloba, ginseng and coenzyme Q10, that help the mind stay alert, whereas Relax Your Mind features nutraceuticals such as chamomile and lemon balm that help calm the mind and prepare the body for sleep.
To help consumers get the optimal amount of nutrients from food, beverage and dietary supplements, DSM is also introducing Tolerase L at this year’s show. Tolerase L is an acid lactase that is active at low pH, making it particularly effective to digest lactose in the stomach and therefore ideal for use in dietary supplements as a digestive aid. Tolerase L helps to ease lactose intolerance discomfort.
“Today’s consumers live varied, demanding and often highly stressful lifestyles, and, when it comes to functional foods, beverages and dietary supplements, they want products that meet their own specific requirements. Our extensive range of targeted Health Benefit solutions help manufacturers respond to those needs,” comments Gareth Barker, Vice President, Marketing, Human Nutrition and Health, DSM. “Our applications know how and blending expertise puts DSM in a strong position to help our customers meet a broad range of consumer demands quickly and effectively.”
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins. In 1912 Casimir Funk coined the term to describe bioactive substances essential for human and animal health. Since then, a series of 13 other vitamins have been uncovered and their role in human health and wellbeing unveiled. On the first and second day of the show at 4 p.m., DSM will be celebrating this important milestone with an on-stand happy hour, complete with wine and canapés.
Back by popular demand, visitors will be able to sample the Health Benefit Solutions, including ‘Energize your mind’, ‘Relax your mind’ and ‘Essentials for vegetarians’ through a range of tasty samples. Once again, there will be a speaker on-stand this year. Once again, there will be a speaker on-stand this year on Thursday morning 11 a.m.