14 Aug 2019
Lonza Highlights Cutting-Edge Clean-Label Solutions to Welcome a Healthy Future at Natural Products Expo East 2019

• Lonza showcases expanding portfolio of clean-label solutions at Natural Products Expo East 2019, booth 3238, Baltimore, MD (USA), 12-14 September 2019

• Vcaps® Plus Natural Colors capsule and other vegetarian dosage forms to be highlighted

• Innovative clean-label ingredients, including Lonza's proprietary Oceanix™ and ResistAid® will also be on display

Basel, Switzerland, 14 August 2019 – Lonza will highlight its innovative range of clean-label ingredients, dosage forms and delivery systems at Natural Products Expo East 2019 in Baltimore, MD (USA). Designed to help manufacturers meet the growing demand for naturally-derived supplement products, Lonza's expanding portfolio — which will be on showcase at booth 3238 — offers clean-label solutions for a range of health applications, including sports performance and immune support.

Clean-Label Innovations

The demand for natural, plant-based and vegetarian and vegan products continues to grow in the dietary supplements space. Lonza's range of high-quality vegetarian capsules has proven successful in supporting customers to overcome both labeling requirements and formulation challenges as the clean-label trend evolves.

As a pioneer in high performance capsules, Lonza continues to bring new clean-label innovations to the US market. At the show, the team will showcase Lonza's vegetarian Vcaps® Plus capsules, made from hypromellose (HPMC) and water only. Thanks to the latest advances in coloring foods, the Vcaps® Plus capsules can now also be tinted to create bright, vibrant supplement products, without compromising on a clean-label positioning. The next-generation Vcaps® Plus Purple Carrot capsules open up new possibilities for Lonza's customers in the supplements space, while also maintaining a natural appearance and delivering improved supply chain transparency.

Solutions in Lonza's plant-based range also include its innovative dosage forms, such as its vegetarian Plantcaps® capsules. Made from pullulan obtained from tapioca via a natural fermentation process, Lonza's Plantcaps® capsules offer a superior oxygen barrier to help protect sensitive ingredients. Its DRcaps™ capsules, enabling the timed release of ingredients, will also be showcased.

Meeting Market Demand

With the sports nutrition market projected to reach $14 billion by 2023, natural, plant-based sports nutrition products are becoming more popular as the clean-label trend gains traction in this category.

Highlighting its expertise in the performance nutrition space, Lonza will showcase its Oceanix™ marine phytoplankton brand. The clean-label Oceanix™ supports peak physical performance and faciliates an increased physiological response against oxidative stress to aid recovery. Supplying high levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), Oceanix™ harnesses all the natural goodness of marine phytoplankton (Tetraselmis chuii) in a small, concentrated dose of 25 mg/day.

Visitors to Lonza's booth can also discover its scientifically backed ResistAid® for immune support. Extracted from North American Larch Trees using a steam-only process, the proprietary ResistAid® (larch arabinogalactan) offers year-round immune benefits.

Visitors can find out more about Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition by booking an appointment to meet its expert team at booth 3238 at Natural Products Expo East here, or by visiting www.lonza.com.