Mineral fortification in dietary supplements appeal to consumers adding them to health and wellness regimes. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a survey conducted to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States, tracking changes over time. Survey data shows that multivitamins and minerals are the most commonly used dietary supplements, with approximately half the American population reporting their use. There are some gender differences as more women than men take these types of dietary supplements and this usage increases with age. For example, a look at calcium alone shows that women aged 60+ increased calcium supplementation comparing results from the most recent NHANES survey to one earlier.
Minerals are critical for the proper functioning of the body. Minerals can be used to fortify an energy drink, a child or adult gummy product, bone health product or fortified nutrition bar. Among their many nutritional benefits, minerals are known to aid in body metabolism and water balance. With mineral forms, key considerations include solubility, bioavailability and efficacy in formulation development. Formulators also need to consider the impact of minerals on product texture and shelf life.
In supplements, mineral choices and amounts could be affected simply by the amount of space available in a capsule or soft gel as in such a small space, mineral interactions sometimes occur. Soft chews sometimes serve as a better carrier to avoid oxidative reactions.
Customers can rely on Batory Nutra to supply efficacious minerals and mineral forms from trusted sources to achieve your formulation needs.
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