Recent decades have seen significant changes in the food, beverage
and dietary supplement industries. On one hand, consumers today
are looking for food and beverages that deliver more than just
nutrition and functionality.
On the other hand, the dietary supplement industry suffers from
"pill fatigue" where consumers seek solutions for their health
in formats other than capsules, softgels and tablets. These two
trends meet where fortified and functional food and beverages are
on the rise.
Many ingredients normally considered as "healthy ingredients"
come from the lipid family. Adding these oily ingredients - like
omega-3 or MCT; fat soluble vitamins like A,D,E and K - is extremely
challenging, as oil and water do not mix
Capsoil powders allow you to quickly innovate your products with
no prolonged development steps. You can now easily enrich your
water with vitamin D, add vitamins or MCT to your coffee pods,
make your tea functional or add functionality to your food product,
also improving its image in the eyes of the consumers.
If you are in the dietary supplement industry, you can now improve
your offering to consumers by adding capsules and tablets to your
omega-3 softgel offering, create nano formulations, new mixes not
possible before and many more options.
Who we are
Capsoil FoodTech by Prodalim is a new company born out a collaboration between and Prodalim Group
The new company led by experienced professionals in the food & beverage and supplement industries, was established to bring to the market new solutions, developing an advanced method for incorporating oil-based nutrients into different products, allowing customers to innovate and generate new applications which were deemed imaginary.
Focusing on technology, science and quality
Capsoil developed a technology that allows conversion of any oil or lipophilic — oil-loving — ingredient into a water-soluble powder. Capsoil powders form a complete self-emulsifying nano-emulsion system and have many benefits, including but not limited, the following:
Our powders are built as a complete system; you do not need to add anything to the powders in order to make them soluble. The emulsion formed is stable, with particle size of 150-200nm. Capsoil powders self-emulsify even in cold water!
Particles are built with emulsifier at nano level NOT at the formulation level
Capsoil powders require no addition emulsifiers
The powder is easily self emulsified even in cold water
Better bioavailability is achieved because of the small particle size of the emulsions The smaller the particle, the larger the surface area, making the oil more available to the biological system. The improved bioavailability of Capsoil powders was demonstrated for two ngredients – vitamin D and omega-3. In the studies oil is converted to powder and bioavailability is tested vs. the starting oily material.
Bioavailability of Capsoil's Vitamin D3 was tested in a pre-clinical study
Capsoil's vitamin D3 powder was compared to a vitamin D3 oil
All measures were improved following intake of Capsoil's
product including Cmax, Tmax and AUC
Each group of rats was administered with the same amount of DHA in a single dose of oil or powder
Cmax in plasma is 46% higher in the powder vs. the oil
Tmax in plasma is 45 minutes for the powder, compared to 90 minutes for the oil
DHA blood levels were kept high up to 24 hours after powder digestion
Unlike "regular" powders where oil is poured over a carrier, limiting the oil content in the powder, Capsoil process starts directly from the oil. This way, Capsoil powders can have up to 60% oil load, much higher then the 12-20% load of conventional powders. Moreover, unlike conventional powders, where the oil is exposed to the invironment, Capsoil powder uses different technology where the oils are less exposed, making Capsoil powders also less sticky and more flowable.
We do not use any solvents, chemicals or enzymes, all reaction takes place at room temperature, making our process clean with a low carbon footprint. Also, the composition of the starting oil is the same in the finished powder – what you put in you get at the end!
Cold process (low carbon footprint)
The process allows for minimal loss of nutrients
Meet the team!
Itay Shafat PhD
Marketing & Business Development Manager
Marcia Vannucci Silva Pinheiro
Senior Application Scientist
Nutraceutical Key Account Manager
Admin & Customer Service
Innovate your products with no prolonged development steps
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