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Active Ingredients for Nutraceuticals

The Nutraceutical Actives Business of Lubrizol Life Science Health (LLS Health) specializes in added-value functional food ingredients, enabling differentiated nutraceutical solutions with scientific backing. Our core technological strength in microencapsulation applied to botanical and mineral ingredients gives us a potential basis to allow our customers to develop premium products with leading performance claims.

Microencapsulated Minerals

Mom and Baby Bioavailable Iron

LIPOFER™ microcapsules

Bioavailable and stable source of iron.

MAGSHAPE™ microcapsules

Concentrated source of magnesium for an active lifestyle.

LIPOCAL™ microcapsules

Water dispersible and bioavailable source of calcium.

ZINCNOVA™ microcapsules

Stable and tasteless source of zinc.

Botanical Ingredients


CURCUSHINE™ microcapsules

Bioavailable anti-aging curcumin.

NEWCAFF™ microcapsules

Sustained caffeine release with a clean taste.

LIPOPHYTOL™ microcapsules

Water dispersible plant sterols for cholesterol reduction.

Microencapsulation Benefits

To develop our ingredients, we use several technologies of microencapsulation to entrap actives with different technical challenges within layers of different natures. 

The technical advantages and benefits of the microencapsulation include:

  • Enable an ingredient to be dispersible in liquid forms
  • Limit the interaction of the ingredient with other components (e.g., iron and vitamin C)
  • Enhance the bioavailability for poorly absorbed ingredients
  • Create a slow release of an active in the body for rapidly absorbed ingredients (e.g., caffeine)
  • Mask unpleasant taste such as iron metallic taste or bitterness of the caffeine

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Consumer-Centric Approach

Guiding Supplement Makers Through the Consumer's Mind

Consumers seek products that contain science-backed, clinically substantiated ingredients with proven benefits and sensory appeal to satisfy the more intangible, emotional side of the consumer's mind. This research reflects Lubrizol's consumer-led mission to guide supplement makers through the consumer's mind to help them unlock the future of nutraceuticals.