SOLUTION Medical Food Brands
Unleashing the boundaries to highly-effective, formulated medical food products
Medical food products, as complementary or even as alternative treatments to drug products, are rapidly taking center stage in modern healthcare. As part of this trend, the medical food industry takes great pride in generating products that incorporate high-quality and standardized natural bioactive ingredients, may it be botanicals, amino acids, electrolytes, vitamins and even basic nutrients.
Unfortunately, natural bioactive ingredients are characterized by a combination of the following unattractive technical limitations: low purity of the bioactive(s) in the raw material, notoriously foul-taste (outside pills and capsules), low water-solubility, low bioavailability, gastrointestinal side effects; and spike-and-crash phenomena.
Furthermore, dietary supplements, especially botanical extracts, are very limited in their effectiveness. This either results in formulated products that require dosing levels reaching dozens of pills and capsules (not practical for the common patient), or liquid formulations which are not palatable, thus causing low patient compliance.
Vital Technologies’ novel NT2 (Nutrient Transport Technology) micro-encapsulation technology enables, for the first time, to provide effective (and high) dose, multi-ingredient formulations of medical food in a liquid format, while maintaining a superb taste, mouth feel and consumption experience. A formulation originally requiring 3 – 30 capsules in a single sitting, is enjoyably provided in a 90cc / 3 oz. flavored beverage.
Vital Technologies’ innovative NT2 technology platform delivers medical food brands with a new portfolio of commercially available, food-grade micro-encapsulation natural bioactives dietary ingredients, and provides a powerful combination of the following disruptive technological properties:
- Consumer-recognized impact, typically within 15 – 30 minutes from consumption
- Pharma-class properties in food-grade GRAS micro-encapsulated powder: controlled/ sustained release, improved solubility and improved bioavailability
- Complete foul-taste isolation for all ingredient categories, in the event of replacing a “traditional” capsule-based delivery with a tasty mix-n-drink functional beverage formulation (up to 60 capsules/tablets per single sitting in a sub 120cc / 4 oz. volume)
Differentiate your brand
Unleash your brands’ competitive edge with NT2 micro-encapsulated functional ingredients & formulations
Enjoy impact recognition
Your patients will timely recognize the enhanced wellness impact of your NT2-empowered medical food formulations
Powerful applications; superb experience
Convert your dream high-dose, multi-ingredient medical food formulation from a handful of capsules into an enjoyable functional beverage
A medical food for the elderly population suffering compromised energy during the day, comprising, in addition to the conventional vitamins, minerals and amino acids, the following botanicals:
- Elevated energy and enhanced mental endurance – based on sustained-release (6-8 hours) of Caffeine – using the NT2 CaffeineCSR™ ingredient
- Improved mood and wellbeing based on sustained-release (6-8 hours) Ginseng – using the NT2 GinsengCSR ™ ingredient
- Powerful alleviation of neuro-inflammation – using the NT2 TurmericEBA™ ingredient
- Bio-enhancement of Curcumin absorption – using the NT2 PiperineEBA™ ingredient