Consumers are looking for new ways to make their lifestyles healthier. That means seeking out foods, beverages and supplements that provide health-enhancing properties. ADM develops and markets several products to fit into this category.
Our ingredient offerings include:
Ultralec® deoiled lecithin and Capsulec® capsule grade lecithin can be used in a variety of nutritional supplements such as lecithin granules, capsules, and tablets. Ultralec deoiled lecithin is also used in a variety of other applications such as nutrition bars, beverages, spreads and dressings. Use it to disperse powders into liquids, emulsify fats and oils, and keep baked goods moist and tender.
Natural-Source Vitamin E
ADM is the largest producer of Natural Source Vitamin E and Mixed Tocopherols. The natural form of vitamin E, d-alpha-tocopherol, is better retained by the body compared to the synthetic form (dl-alpha-tocopherol). The bioavailability (availability for use by the body) is 2:1 for natural-source Vitamin E over synthetic Vitamin E
CardioAid® Plant Sterols
ADM produces the CardioAid® brand of plant sterols, a class of plant-derived compounds that have proven effective in blocking the absorption of cholesterol.
Novasoy® Soy Isoflavones
The Novasoy® brand’s familiar “green leaf” can be found on over 125 supplement brands all over the world. Clinical studies consistently show that soy isoflavones like Novasoy lower the incidence of hot flashes.
In fact, researchers say soy isoflavones like Novasoy are a natural alternative for reducing menopausal symptoms.
Onavita® Flaxseed Oil
ALA is part of the family of short chain polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids. ALA is an essential Omega-3 acid from which long chain DHA and EPA fatty acids are made in the body. Long chained Omega-3s may help maintain a healthy heart. There is some evidence that foods rich in ALA have been shown to maintain cholesterol levels that are already in the normal range. ALA can be successfully incorporated into many applications, providing differentiation and added value for products in multiple market segments – dietary supplements, oil blends, and food fortification.