Microencapsulated raw material for caraway-based supplements
Caraway, also known as Carum Carvi, is a plant drawing the attention of the scientific community for its beneficial properties. A recent study has highlighted that essential oils derived from caraway seeds possess antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-acetylcholinesterase, and antidiabetic properties . These discoveries confirm the importance of caraway as a fundamental substance for health, in particular for its digestive, carminative and spasmolytic properties.
Flavonoids, together with its main components - limonene and carvone - offer significant reinforcement in the prevention of numerous diseases, making it a highly sought ingredient for dietary supplements.
In this context, the quality and effectiveness of the product are two fundamental elements. This is where IPS comes into play as a supplier of microencapsulated raw materials. IPS has been able to make the most of the properties of caraway through a decidedly innovative technique: microencapsulation by coacervation. This technique allows to protect and preserve the therapeutic properties of the active ingredient, while ensuring greater stability and attenuating the pungent taste, which is often not appreciated by consumers.
The microcapsules produced by IPS are ideal for the formulation of oral solid forms, such as hard capsules and dispersible single-dose sachets. These microcapsules, with dimensions between 100 and 600 μm, contain up to 85% caraway oil, a very high dose. The composition includes caraway oil and animal gelatin, ensuring a high-quality product, ready to be used for the production of food supplements.
In an increasingly competitive market, choosing a supplier like IPS means focusing on innovation and quality. The profound knowledge of raw materials, combined with advanced microencapsulation technology, makes IPS an ideal supplier for those who want to offer their customers an effective, cutting-edge supplement that is always in step with scientific research in the sector.
 Hajlaoui , H., et al. (2021). “Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Anti-Acetylcholinesterase, Antidiabetic, and Pharmacokinetic Properties of Carum carvi L. and Coriandrum sativum L. Essential Oils Alone and in Combination.”