New technology opens up space for creatine in liquid delivery forms: Prinova

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20 Jun 2018 --- Microencapsulation technology, developed by AnaBio and distributed by Prinova, offers new potential for Creatine to be used in liquid applications. Typically, the sports nutrition ingredient is highly unstable in water which reduces its effectiveness in ready-to-drink products.

“The instability of Creatine in fluids has long been a challenge for the sports supplement and nutrition industries. We’re enormously excited to present a solution that opens up major possibilities for new products. The most obvious applications are sports nutrition drinks but we foresee opportunities for Creatine to feature in a wide range of dietary supplements, functional beverages and health products,” says Tony Gay, HeClick to Enlargead of New Product Development at Prinova.

The “unique” microencapsulation technology will create new potential for the inclusion of Creatine in liquid delivery formats such as gels, gummies and sports drinks, as it protects against breakdown in water and is only released once ingested. 

Creatine Monohydrate has long-established benefits for sports performance because it has been shown to increase power, strength and muscular endurance. There is also growing evidence that it can offset the loss of lean tissue mass in seniors and trauma patients.

Active TR Creatine Monohydrate is more stable against moisture and liquids than any other form of Creatine Monohydrate, offering optimum shelf life as well as bioavailability, they add. In a recent clinical study of human subjects, AnaBio found that it was stable against moisture and water-based products and stomach acid and that its flavor and texture were preferred to that of a “non-encapsulated” generic Creatine.

Prinova's technology was on show at Vitafoods Europe 2018.

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