Vitamin D3 for drinksThis article was originally published in Foodnews
LYCORED, an Israeli supplier of natural carotenoids and nutritional and colouring ingredients, has introduced a new line of clear, soluble vitamin D3 for the beverage industry, especially for use in flavoured or functional waters. The company claims that its new product, CapsuDar D3 CWD, has extreme clarity and can be used in a wide range of beverages and liquid preparations, powdered beverages, and tablet or ready to drink (RTD) formulas. It is claimed to dissolve instantly and stay stable across a wide range of pH levels. It is a microencapsulated, water-dispersible preparation that protects the normally fat-soluble vitamin against light, oxidation and acids which normally inactivate vitamin D3 when added to beverage applications. LycoRed global marketing and sales vice-president, Udi Alroy, said in the past couple of years there has been a significant increase in consumer awareness and scientific research showing an array of benefits of vitamin D.