Scientific Food Solutions (SFS) parent company Nutra Products Inc. have been granted US Patent 7901717 B1 on an alkalizing compound, which SFS is using to make nutritional ingredients more palatable for consumers, thus improving compliance. The patent, dated March 8, 2011, is for an “Alkalizing Composition and Methods for Using The Same.”
The patent covers several applications for products offered by SFS including Garli-Eze®, Comforteze®, FAST-C® and Aqua-Lyte™.
“There are a number of nutritional ingredients with important health benefits which many people don’t tolerate well,” said Scientific Food Solutions President Gretchen Reece. “This patented method will make those health benefits available to more consumers.”
The abstract describes the patent as: “An alkalizing composition comprising calcium carbonate, potassium hydroxide, potassium bicarbonate and dicalcium phosphate. The alkalizing composition may further comprise any one or a combination of magnesium hydroxide, tricalcium phosphate, vitamin, a binder, sea minerals and water. The alkalizing compositions may be formulated as an antacid, a nutritional or dietary supplement, or a sports beverage. The alkalizing composition may be used in methods to buffer garlic. The buffered garlic compositions produced in accordance with the methods provides high allicin yield under acidic conditions. The alkalizing compositions may also be used in methods to enhance the flavor of fruits and vegetables.”
One of the inventors of the process is Harold Archibald, who co-founded PureGar.
Scientific Food Solution’s flagship product is FAST-C®. FAST-C , a premium, faster absorbing and well-retained vitamin C ingredient which has been the subject of two US-based double blind, randomized crossover clinical trials. FAST-C utilizes a unique, patent-pending composition that provides a buffered and 90%+ acid neutralized vitamin C, delivering this vital nutrient with greater speed and excellent retention in an easily tolerated formulation that fosters greater consumer compliance. FAST-C contains BioPerineâ, the patented bioavailability enhancement ingredient from Sabinsa Corporation, through a semi-exclusive licensing agreement. FAST-C received Nutrition Business Journal’s 2009 Scientific Achievement Award, and was one of three finalists for the coveted 2010 NutrAward for the Best New Ingredient.
About Scientific Food Solutions, LLC
Scientific Food Solutions, LLC is a nutritional bioactive innovation and research company that focuses upon applications for dietary supplement, conventional and functional food and beverage, and over the counter drug applications. The company’s bioactives are the product of patent pending compositions and independently validated clinical studies conducted in the USA. Scientific Food Solutions’ mission is to innovate and commercialize natural bioactives with specific, confidence-inspiring science, delivering safe and reproducible results that support the end consumers’ desire for enhanced health, function, and wellness. Scientific Food Solutions, located in Northern California, has been in operation since 2002. www.scientificfoodsolutions.com.