New palm-free, water-dispersible phytosterols

Lipofoods SLU launches a palm-free formulation of its Lipophytol phytosterol system. This highly concentrated, water-dispersible source of plant sterols in an easy-to-use format is designed to support cardiovascular health and is suitable for use in a range of food, beverage and supplement products.

Phytosterols have been shown to help lower total and LDL cholesterol but, due to insolubility in water, incorporating them into food and beverage formulations has been challenging. Lipophytol provides an innovative delivery system, that has a demonstrated ability to increase phytosterol solubility in food and beverage matrices.

Studies in vivo have shown that Lipophytol is more effective than raw phytosterols in decreasing CVD-associated risk factors of a high fat diet. This new Lipophytol formulation was developed without the use of palm-oil derivatives, based on growing consumer concerns over refined palm oil and awareness of the ecological impact of standard palm oil cultivation.

Lipofoods, a Lubrizol Company, specializes in the development and production of microencapsulated functional ingredients, providing nutritional and technical solutions for the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries.

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