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New Meta-analysis Backs Iron Supplementation for Improved Intelligence Scores


The Effect Increases with Higher Doses of Iron Supplementation.

New research shows that iron supplementation has a beneficial effect on the intelligence scores in children and adolescents from low- and middle-income countries. Moreover, the effect on intelligence was shown to increase with higher doses of Iron supplementation.

The study – a systematic review and meta-analysis – was conducted by analysing a range of profound studies, examining an impact of iron supplementation on cognition. From the nine studies including 1196 children and adolescents, it was found that Iron not only had a positive impact on scores of intelligence, iron supplementation also was found to improve this intelligence score in both anaemic and non-anaemic persons.

 

We need Iron for a healthy cognitive development.

The noted findings of this study are consistent with previous studies demonstrating the effects of iron supplementation on intelligence. Once again it was shown that a sufficient Iron intake – especially throughout childhood and adolescence, as the bodies are not able to increase iron reserves and increased demands – is vital to prevent deficiencies.

Iron supplements can help increase the levels of iron in the body, which promotes the production of healthy red blood cells and the delivery of oxygen to body tissues. In turn, this can improve cognitive function and relieve symptoms such as fatigue and difficulty concentrating. Iron supplementation is widely recommended for the treatment of anaemia.

 

Iron supplementation with Dr. Paul Lohmann® high value Iron Salts

With an extensive product portfolio of more than 50 Iron Salts – from Ascorbate to Tartrate – Dr. Paul Lohmann® is the worldwide leading manufacturer in the production of commercial and speciality Iron Salts.

Product variation in solubility, bioavailability, pH-value, Iron assay and purity can be realized. In addition, physical modifications such as particle size distribution, micronization, microencapsulation and granulation are part of our technological capabilities. With our strong expertise we are the ideal partner for the food, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical industry.

 

We are here to support you with your new product development.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at sales@lohmann4minerals.com or via your respective contact person for more information or sample requests.

 

Reference:
Nutrients 2022, 14(24), 5332; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14245332 - Z. Chen, et al. “Effect of Oral Iron Supplementation on Cognitive Function among Children and Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

www.lohmann4minerals.com

Craving for a good Night´s Sleep?


Magnesium supports sleep quality, helps to easier fall asleep and reduces symptoms of restless leg syndrome.

Our body is equipped with all the tools we need for a good night´s rest. However, more and more people have problems falling (or staying) asleep. Apart from daily routines, cognitive methods and other remedies to promote sleep, there is another healthy way getting more restful sleep - in fact, your body might even be deficient in it already: Magnesium.

Magnesium is a multitasker. As an essential mineral in our bodies, Magnesium plays a role in myriad of health benefits - bone health, metabolism, blood sugar regulation, and nerve and muscle function, among other things. And, no surprise, it plays a crucial role in sleep, too.

When deficient in Magnesium, serotonin levels decrease. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in mood stabilization, meaning deficiencies may lead to fatigue, irritability and lack of concentration.

Because of the scientific evidence of the importance of Magnesium for the human body, the EFSA has approved several Health Claims for Magnesium Salts.

Magnesium contributes to:

  • A reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Normal psychological function Protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Normal muscle function
  • Electrolyte balance

Various studies show that incorporating the recommended dose of Magnesium in our daily diet helps the body to relax and calm the nervous system down. Magnesium improves total sleep time and quality and shortens the time it takes to fall asleep.

To get the best Magnesium in an adequately high dosage we developed two Magnesium blends. By providing optimal combinations of high value organic and inorganic Magnesium Salts they are designed for the use in food supplements, e.g. capsules or in powder form. Due to the varying solubility and pH-value of the different Magnesium compounds, these premixes have a good effectiveness and are well tolerated.

Our Latest Developments Designed to lift your Mood and Relax for a good Night’s Sleep

SiX MiX – Magnesium Premix

  • Premium selection of six organic and inorganic Magnesium Salts
  • Premix includes fully reacted Magnesium Bisglycinate, highly soluble Magnesium Citrate, organic Magnesium Malate and vitamin C source Magnesium Ascorbate as well as Magnesium Carbonate and Oxide for high dosage applications
  • Best option to define and differentiate your products

 

5-Salt – Magnesium Premix

  • Cost effective Premix of five different organic and inorganic Magnesium compounds
  • Designed for the use in capsules

 

Our premixes are

  • Manufactured in Germany on sophisticated production lines
  • Made of high value Mineral Salts
  • Easy in handling – easy dosage
  • Optimized in regards of stability, homogeneity and sensory profile 

Would you like to receive more information or do you have further questions? Please contact us at sales@lohmann4minerals.com or your respective contact person.

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703169/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29093983/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33865376/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31850132/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32676936/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31292178/

www.lohmann4minerals.com

EcoVadis Gold Medal for Dr. Paul Lohmann®


Once more, our company has been awarded with the EcoVadis Gold Medal, in recognition of our sustainability efforts. With a score above the average in all assessment areas, we have been rated in the top 3 % of the companies assessed in our industry. With new projects starting up and new goals to achieve, we will continue working on improving our sustainability performance.

With its evidence-based assessment, EcoVadis became the world´s most trusted provider of sustainability ratings. EcoVadis’ assessment provide detailed score into four Topics: ‘Environment’, ‘Labor & human rights’, ‘Ethics’ and ‘sustainable procurement’. The Platform has a global network of more than 75 thousand companies and covers 200 industries and 175 countries.

Dr. Paul Lohmann® - We care.

 

EcoVadis Gold Certificate 2022

www.lohmann4minerals.com

Dr. Paul Lohmann® Encourages Consumers to Focus on Calcium to Benefit Bone Health

In respect of the World Osteoporosis Day, Dr. Paul Lohmann® is reminding consumers to #StepUpForBoneHealth by adding bone-supporting Calcium in their diet and weight-bearing exercise to their everyday routine. Dr. Paul Lohmann® is the globally recognized manufacturer of vital Mineral Salts including a wide range of Calcium Salts.

Calcium is the healthy bone mineral

First and foremost, we need Calcium to build and maintain strong bones. About 99 % of the Calcium in our body is stored in the bones and teeth. It is the mineral that makes them hard and strong. For other vital functions the remaining 1 % is used to keep our heart beating, muscles moving or nerve cells carrying messages between the brain and the body. There is no life without Calcium.

Calcium can be of benefit added to foods and nutritional supplements

The most important mineral for our bones, Calcium, is contained mostly in dairy products. People avoiding, being allergic or intolerant to dairy products and not taking any Calcium supplements or foods enriched with high value Calcium Salts, can be calcium-deficient and are at higher risk of osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis again are at high risk of bone fractures, especially in the wrist, hip and spine.

Children need Calcium to build strong bones. Adults need Calcium to maintain strong bones.

The amount of Calcium that we need, changes at different stages of life. As bones are constantly being remodeled every day a sufficient supply is vital. In children, the body builds new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, leading to an increase of total bone mass. As we age, bones are broken down at a faster rate than it is built and the body's ability to absorb Calcium decreases, which is one of the reasons older people need higher amounts of Calcium in their diet. Over time, inadequate Calcium intake can cause osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease.

Our Spotlight on the immense global burden, caused by osteoporosis

Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture.1 Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability, entailing a decreased quality of life and the loss of independence.

The World Osteoporosis Day gives us the opportunity to unite, to put the spotlight on the immense global burden, caused by Osteoporosis. The treatment and research results of the last years show how osteoporosis can be prevented and treated. Key factors are a healthy diet with adequate nutrients such as Calcium or vitamin D3, a healthy lifestyle with abstinence from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and regular physical activity with weight bearing. Let us spread the word about the importance of building strong bones! It is never too early or too late to improve bone health.

Calcium has been considered crucial in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Dr. Paul Lohmann® offers a wide range of Calcium Salts suitable for food fortification, food supplements and especially as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) against calcium deficiency.

Interested? Contact us!

 

1 IOF International Osteoporosis Foundation

www.lohmann4minerals.com

Organic and Fully Reacted Mineral Salts – Indeed?

It is been happening for millennia; the sale of food that is not quite what it should be. We call it food fraud, and it is a serious problem. There are many types of food fraud: mislabelling, adulteration and dilution to name just a few.

In the world of food fraud, Mineral Salt adulteration is one act of defrauding buyers, product developers and in the end consumers for economic gain. Mineral Salts used in food and dietary supplements to have genuine health benefits are replaced by unreacted, blended compounds. This leads to uncontrolled impurity profiles, formulation stability problems, misbranded and finally adulterated products or even to problems in regards of bioavailability or digestibility.

Mainly organic Mineral Salts such as Citrates and Bisglycinates are adulterated and in focus to be replaced by using all kinds of substances. Due to globalisation and fragmentation of the flow of goods as well as creative forms of falsification and new methods of analytical proof, Mineral Salt adulteration remains an industry challenge, even as industry and consumer increasingly demand more transparency in sourcing and labelling.

By using cutting-edge analytical methods like the highly reliable IR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysing methods, we at Dr. Paul Lohmann® can guarantee the supply of fully reacted Mineral Salts, making us the ideal partner in mineral nutrition.

The complex “fingerprint” analysis – also including established and modern standard analysis and calculations, such as thermogravimetric analysis, pH analysis, and molar ratio calculation – proves fully reacted Mineral Salts.

As a highly specialized manufacturer with established food and pharmaceutical standards and sophisticated manufacturing processes, we reliably offer you exactly the Mineral Salts you are looking for. Find out more on analysing methods and frequently affected products in our latest roundup on “Fake Mineral Salts – Great find or great fraud”!

Please do not hesitate to contact us via sales@lohmann4minerals.com or directly via your contact person in the company.

Read more in our article.

www.lohmann4minerals.com

FUNctional Gummies with Mineral Salts – Sweet and Healthy

A recent consumer survey reports that 75 % of adults take dietary supplements on a daily basis. Especially dietary supplements containing vitamins and Minerals are widely used. However, consumers increasingly want more convenient dosage forms. The fortification of gummy supplements fills a gap of a market traditionally dominated by tablets and capsules.

The leading trend for convenient supplements like nutritional gummies offers brands to bring innovation into their product range. With health claim approved Mineral Salts, nutritional gummies can offer concepts customized for a broad audience including all age groups (teens, adults, seniors). Within those groups gummy supplements with Minerals will enable concepts for a day-to-day health (to maintain or improve overall health, or to replace lost nutrients due to diet, age or a health condition) as well as for specific purposes (e.g. sports nutrition, brain health, beauty from within).

As Minerals play an important role in the maintenance of health, they are one of the core ingredients for nutritional gummies. To deliver effectively on taste and nutrition, advanced ingredient technologies, e.g. micronization to reduce the particle size as well as the right choice of the Mineral Salt (organic/inorganic depending on the gummy matrix), are mandatory to overcome sensory challenges in gummy supplements.

When formulating gummies, to ensure a product is effective and appealing, it is important to choose the right ingredients. Dr. Paul Lohmann® is in a prime position to fully support the food supplement industry as manufacturer of the broadest available portfolio of high value Minerals. For more than 135 years we have been passionate for quality, product design and are dedicated to develop novel solutions for major unmet customer needs. Over the years, the search for better ways for producing and improving Mineral Salts has resulted in a steady stream of pioneered Mineral products.

Formulation innovation – Newly developed Minerals for dietary gummies

Our Zinc L-Ascorbate is a great source of Zinc and vitamin C and can be incorporated in dietary gummies without compromising taste. In addition, Calcium and Magnesium Malate are also excellent for enriching gummy supplements. They have a well-rounded fruity-sour flavor profile and actually enhance the flavor profile of Calcium/Magnesium gummies while maintaining the same texture. A highly advanced micronizing process makes our Ferric Pyrophosphate Ultrafine easy to incorporate Iron in the gummy matrix without a sandy mouthfeel or sedimentation.

Read more in our article.

www.lohmann4minerals.com

For real – FT-IR Spectroscopy Confirms Chelate Structure of our Bisglycinates


Dr. Paul Lohmann® Bisglycinates are fully reacted amino acid chelates. With a very revealing method – namely FT-IR spectroscopy – one can identify and characterize this precisely. The infrared spectrum of Bisglycinates have a molecular “fingerprint” that are directly detected by the spectrometer. Only fully reacted Bisglycinates have the correct molecular structure.


Mineral Bisglycinates are ideal to counteract Mineral deficiencies. Produced in Germany in highest quality our Bisglycinates offer significant advantages:


Improved solubility

  • The essential organic Bisglycinates show higher solubility compared to inorganic compounds.

Greater stability

  • The amino acid chelated structure protects the Mineral from redox reactions and other side reactions in the intestine.
  • In delivery applications like fruit juices Bisglycinates show a good stability.

Best tolerance

  • Bisglycinates show lowest rates of side effects in the GI tract.

Highest absorption rates

  • Bisglycinates can be easily adsorbed in the intestinal tract.

 

We are a highly specialized manufacturer with established food and pharmaceutical standards and sophisticated manufacturing processes. Due to their above-mentioned advantages, our fully reacted Bisglycinates are used in a wide range of applications, including

  • Nutritional supplements like tablets, capsules, gels or gummies
  • Various foods and beverages
  • Nutricosmetics

 

We are the first manufacturer in the world to offer Ferrous Bisglycinate with pharmaceutical documentation. Due to its high bioavailability, Ferrous Bisglycinate is ideal as an API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) to counteract Iron deficiency anemia.


Our Product Range

We offer a wide range of fully reacted Mineral Bisglycinates:

  • Calcium Bisglycinate
  • Copper(II) Bisglycinate
  • Ferrous Bisglycinate
  • Magnesium Bisglycinate
  • Manganese(II) Bisglycinate
  • Zinc Bisglycinate

With our expertise in the chemical and physical modification of Mineral Salts and our customer-oriented corporate philosophy, we are the ideal partner to turn your ideas into reality.


Interested in more information? Contact us!

www.lohmann4minerals.com

New Meta-analysis Backs Iron Supplementation for Improved Intelligence Scores


The Effect Increases with Higher Doses of Iron Supplementation.

New research shows that iron supplementation has a beneficial effect on the intelligence scores in children and adolescents from low- and middle-income countries. Moreover, the effect on intelligence was shown to increase with higher doses of Iron supplementation.

The study – a systematic review and meta-analysis – was conducted by analysing a range of profound studies, examining an impact of iron supplementation on cognition. From the nine studies including 1196 children and adolescents, it was found that Iron not only had a positive impact on scores of intelligence, iron supplementation also was found to improve this intelligence score in both anaemic and non-anaemic persons.

 

We need Iron for a healthy cognitive development.

The noted findings of this study are consistent with previous studies demonstrating the effects of iron supplementation on intelligence. Once again it was shown that a sufficient Iron intake – especially throughout childhood and adolescence, as the bodies are not able to increase iron reserves and increased demands – is vital to prevent deficiencies.

Iron supplements can help increase the levels of iron in the body, which promotes the production of healthy red blood cells and the delivery of oxygen to body tissues. In turn, this can improve cognitive function and relieve symptoms such as fatigue and difficulty concentrating. Iron supplementation is widely recommended for the treatment of anaemia.

 

Iron supplementation with Dr. Paul Lohmann® high value Iron Salts

With an extensive product portfolio of more than 50 Iron Salts – from Ascorbate to Tartrate – Dr. Paul Lohmann® is the worldwide leading manufacturer in the production of commercial and speciality Iron Salts.

Product variation in solubility, bioavailability, pH-value, Iron assay and purity can be realized. In addition, physical modifications such as particle size distribution, micronization, microencapsulation and granulation are part of our technological capabilities. With our strong expertise we are the ideal partner for the food, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical industry.

 

We are here to support you with your new product development.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at sales@lohmann4minerals.com or via your respective contact person for more information or sample requests.

 

Reference:
Nutrients 2022, 14(24), 5332; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14245332 - Z. Chen, et al. “Effect of Oral Iron Supplementation on Cognitive Function among Children and Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

www.lohmann4minerals.com

Craving for a good Night´s Sleep?


Magnesium supports sleep quality, helps to easier fall asleep and reduces symptoms of restless leg syndrome.

Our body is equipped with all the tools we need for a good night´s rest. However, more and more people have problems falling (or staying) asleep. Apart from daily routines, cognitive methods and other remedies to promote sleep, there is another healthy way getting more restful sleep - in fact, your body might even be deficient in it already: Magnesium.

Magnesium is a multitasker. As an essential mineral in our bodies, Magnesium plays a role in myriad of health benefits - bone health, metabolism, blood sugar regulation, and nerve and muscle function, among other things. And, no surprise, it plays a crucial role in sleep, too.

When deficient in Magnesium, serotonin levels decrease. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in mood stabilization, meaning deficiencies may lead to fatigue, irritability and lack of concentration.

Because of the scientific evidence of the importance of Magnesium for the human body, the EFSA has approved several Health Claims for Magnesium Salts.

Magnesium contributes to:

  • A reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Normal psychological function Protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Normal muscle function
  • Electrolyte balance

Various studies show that incorporating the recommended dose of Magnesium in our daily diet helps the body to relax and calm the nervous system down. Magnesium improves total sleep time and quality and shortens the time it takes to fall asleep.

To get the best Magnesium in an adequately high dosage we developed two Magnesium blends. By providing optimal combinations of high value organic and inorganic Magnesium Salts they are designed for the use in food supplements, e.g. capsules or in powder form. Due to the varying solubility and pH-value of the different Magnesium compounds, these premixes have a good effectiveness and are well tolerated.

Our Latest Developments Designed to lift your Mood and Relax for a good Night’s Sleep

SiX MiX – Magnesium Premix

  • Premium selection of six organic and inorganic Magnesium Salts
  • Premix includes fully reacted Magnesium Bisglycinate, highly soluble Magnesium Citrate, organic Magnesium Malate and vitamin C source Magnesium Ascorbate as well as Magnesium Carbonate and Oxide for high dosage applications
  • Best option to define and differentiate your products

 

5-Salt – Magnesium Premix

  • Cost effective Premix of five different organic and inorganic Magnesium compounds
  • Designed for the use in capsules

 

Our premixes are

  • Manufactured in Germany on sophisticated production lines
  • Made of high value Mineral Salts
  • Easy in handling – easy dosage
  • Optimized in regards of stability, homogeneity and sensory profile 

Would you like to receive more information or do you have further questions? Please contact us at sales@lohmann4minerals.com or your respective contact person.

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703169/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29093983/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33865376/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31850132/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32676936/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31292178/

www.lohmann4minerals.com

EcoVadis Gold Medal for Dr. Paul Lohmann®


Once more, our company has been awarded with the EcoVadis Gold Medal, in recognition of our sustainability efforts. With a score above the average in all assessment areas, we have been rated in the top 3 % of the companies assessed in our industry. With new projects starting up and new goals to achieve, we will continue working on improving our sustainability performance.

With its evidence-based assessment, EcoVadis became the world´s most trusted provider of sustainability ratings. EcoVadis’ assessment provide detailed score into four Topics: ‘Environment’, ‘Labor & human rights’, ‘Ethics’ and ‘sustainable procurement’. The Platform has a global network of more than 75 thousand companies and covers 200 industries and 175 countries.

Dr. Paul Lohmann® - We care.

 

EcoVadis Gold Certificate 2022

www.lohmann4minerals.com

Dr. Paul Lohmann® Encourages Consumers to Focus on Calcium to Benefit Bone Health

In respect of the World Osteoporosis Day, Dr. Paul Lohmann® is reminding consumers to #StepUpForBoneHealth by adding bone-supporting Calcium in their diet and weight-bearing exercise to their everyday routine. Dr. Paul Lohmann® is the globally recognized manufacturer of vital Mineral Salts including a wide range of Calcium Salts.

Calcium is the healthy bone mineral

First and foremost, we need Calcium to build and maintain strong bones. About 99 % of the Calcium in our body is stored in the bones and teeth. It is the mineral that makes them hard and strong. For other vital functions the remaining 1 % is used to keep our heart beating, muscles moving or nerve cells carrying messages between the brain and the body. There is no life without Calcium.

Calcium can be of benefit added to foods and nutritional supplements

The most important mineral for our bones, Calcium, is contained mostly in dairy products. People avoiding, being allergic or intolerant to dairy products and not taking any Calcium supplements or foods enriched with high value Calcium Salts, can be calcium-deficient and are at higher risk of osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis again are at high risk of bone fractures, especially in the wrist, hip and spine.

Children need Calcium to build strong bones. Adults need Calcium to maintain strong bones.

The amount of Calcium that we need, changes at different stages of life. As bones are constantly being remodeled every day a sufficient supply is vital. In children, the body builds new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, leading to an increase of total bone mass. As we age, bones are broken down at a faster rate than it is built and the body's ability to absorb Calcium decreases, which is one of the reasons older people need higher amounts of Calcium in their diet. Over time, inadequate Calcium intake can cause osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease.

Our Spotlight on the immense global burden, caused by osteoporosis

Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture.1 Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability, entailing a decreased quality of life and the loss of independence.

The World Osteoporosis Day gives us the opportunity to unite, to put the spotlight on the immense global burden, caused by Osteoporosis. The treatment and research results of the last years show how osteoporosis can be prevented and treated. Key factors are a healthy diet with adequate nutrients such as Calcium or vitamin D3, a healthy lifestyle with abstinence from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and regular physical activity with weight bearing. Let us spread the word about the importance of building strong bones! It is never too early or too late to improve bone health.

Calcium has been considered crucial in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Dr. Paul Lohmann® offers a wide range of Calcium Salts suitable for food fortification, food supplements and especially as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) against calcium deficiency.

Interested? Contact us!

 

1 IOF International Osteoporosis Foundation

www.lohmann4minerals.com

Organic and Fully Reacted Mineral Salts – Indeed?

It is been happening for millennia; the sale of food that is not quite what it should be. We call it food fraud, and it is a serious problem. There are many types of food fraud: mislabelling, adulteration and dilution to name just a few.

In the world of food fraud, Mineral Salt adulteration is one act of defrauding buyers, product developers and in the end consumers for economic gain. Mineral Salts used in food and dietary supplements to have genuine health benefits are replaced by unreacted, blended compounds. This leads to uncontrolled impurity profiles, formulation stability problems, misbranded and finally adulterated products or even to problems in regards of bioavailability or digestibility.

Mainly organic Mineral Salts such as Citrates and Bisglycinates are adulterated and in focus to be replaced by using all kinds of substances. Due to globalisation and fragmentation of the flow of goods as well as creative forms of falsification and new methods of analytical proof, Mineral Salt adulteration remains an industry challenge, even as industry and consumer increasingly demand more transparency in sourcing and labelling.

By using cutting-edge analytical methods like the highly reliable IR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysing methods, we at Dr. Paul Lohmann® can guarantee the supply of fully reacted Mineral Salts, making us the ideal partner in mineral nutrition.

The complex “fingerprint” analysis – also including established and modern standard analysis and calculations, such as thermogravimetric analysis, pH analysis, and molar ratio calculation – proves fully reacted Mineral Salts.

As a highly specialized manufacturer with established food and pharmaceutical standards and sophisticated manufacturing processes, we reliably offer you exactly the Mineral Salts you are looking for. Find out more on analysing methods and frequently affected products in our latest roundup on “Fake Mineral Salts – Great find or great fraud”!

Please do not hesitate to contact us via sales@lohmann4minerals.com or directly via your contact person in the company.

Read more in our article.

www.lohmann4minerals.com

FUNctional Gummies with Mineral Salts – Sweet and Healthy

A recent consumer survey reports that 75 % of adults take dietary supplements on a daily basis. Especially dietary supplements containing vitamins and Minerals are widely used. However, consumers increasingly want more convenient dosage forms. The fortification of gummy supplements fills a gap of a market traditionally dominated by tablets and capsules.

The leading trend for convenient supplements like nutritional gummies offers brands to bring innovation into their product range. With health claim approved Mineral Salts, nutritional gummies can offer concepts customized for a broad audience including all age groups (teens, adults, seniors). Within those groups gummy supplements with Minerals will enable concepts for a day-to-day health (to maintain or improve overall health, or to replace lost nutrients due to diet, age or a health condition) as well as for specific purposes (e.g. sports nutrition, brain health, beauty from within).

As Minerals play an important role in the maintenance of health, they are one of the core ingredients for nutritional gummies. To deliver effectively on taste and nutrition, advanced ingredient technologies, e.g. micronization to reduce the particle size as well as the right choice of the Mineral Salt (organic/inorganic depending on the gummy matrix), are mandatory to overcome sensory challenges in gummy supplements.

When formulating gummies, to ensure a product is effective and appealing, it is important to choose the right ingredients. Dr. Paul Lohmann® is in a prime position to fully support the food supplement industry as manufacturer of the broadest available portfolio of high value Minerals. For more than 135 years we have been passionate for quality, product design and are dedicated to develop novel solutions for major unmet customer needs. Over the years, the search for better ways for producing and improving Mineral Salts has resulted in a steady stream of pioneered Mineral products.

Formulation innovation – Newly developed Minerals for dietary gummies

Our Zinc L-Ascorbate is a great source of Zinc and vitamin C and can be incorporated in dietary gummies without compromising taste. In addition, Calcium and Magnesium Malate are also excellent for enriching gummy supplements. They have a well-rounded fruity-sour flavor profile and actually enhance the flavor profile of Calcium/Magnesium gummies while maintaining the same texture. A highly advanced micronizing process makes our Ferric Pyrophosphate Ultrafine easy to incorporate Iron in the gummy matrix without a sandy mouthfeel or sedimentation.

Read more in our article.

www.lohmann4minerals.com

For real – FT-IR Spectroscopy Confirms Chelate Structure of our Bisglycinates


Dr. Paul Lohmann® Bisglycinates are fully reacted amino acid chelates. With a very revealing method – namely FT-IR spectroscopy – one can identify and characterize this precisely. The infrared spectrum of Bisglycinates have a molecular “fingerprint” that are directly detected by the spectrometer. Only fully reacted Bisglycinates have the correct molecular structure.


Mineral Bisglycinates are ideal to counteract Mineral deficiencies. Produced in Germany in highest quality our Bisglycinates offer significant advantages:


Improved solubility

  • The essential organic Bisglycinates show higher solubility compared to inorganic compounds.

Greater stability

  • The amino acid chelated structure protects the Mineral from redox reactions and other side reactions in the intestine.
  • In delivery applications like fruit juices Bisglycinates show a good stability.

Best tolerance

  • Bisglycinates show lowest rates of side effects in the GI tract.

Highest absorption rates

  • Bisglycinates can be easily adsorbed in the intestinal tract.

 

We are a highly specialized manufacturer with established food and pharmaceutical standards and sophisticated manufacturing processes. Due to their above-mentioned advantages, our fully reacted Bisglycinates are used in a wide range of applications, including

  • Nutritional supplements like tablets, capsules, gels or gummies
  • Various foods and beverages
  • Nutricosmetics

 

We are the first manufacturer in the world to offer Ferrous Bisglycinate with pharmaceutical documentation. Due to its high bioavailability, Ferrous Bisglycinate is ideal as an API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) to counteract Iron deficiency anemia.


Our Product Range

We offer a wide range of fully reacted Mineral Bisglycinates:

  • Calcium Bisglycinate
  • Copper(II) Bisglycinate
  • Ferrous Bisglycinate
  • Magnesium Bisglycinate
  • Manganese(II) Bisglycinate
  • Zinc Bisglycinate

With our expertise in the chemical and physical modification of Mineral Salts and our customer-oriented corporate philosophy, we are the ideal partner to turn your ideas into reality.


Interested in more information? Contact us!

www.lohmann4minerals.com

New Meta-analysis Backs Iron Supplementation for Improved Intelligence Scores


The Effect Increases with Higher Doses of Iron Supplementation.

New research shows that iron supplementation has a beneficial effect on the intelligence scores in children and adolescents from low- and middle-income countries. Moreover, the effect on intelligence was shown to increase with higher doses of Iron supplementation.

The study – a systematic review and meta-analysis – was conducted by analysing a range of profound studies, examining an impact of iron supplementation on cognition. From the nine studies including 1196 children and adolescents, it was found that Iron not only had a positive impact on scores of intelligence, iron supplementation also was found to improve this intelligence score in both anaemic and non-anaemic persons.

 

We need Iron for a healthy cognitive development.

The noted findings of this study are consistent with previous studies demonstrating the effects of iron supplementation on intelligence. Once again it was shown that a sufficient Iron intake – especially throughout childhood and adolescence, as the bodies are not able to increase iron reserves and increased demands – is vital to prevent deficiencies.

Iron supplements can help increase the levels of iron in the body, which promotes the production of healthy red blood cells and the delivery of oxygen to body tissues. In turn, this can improve cognitive function and relieve symptoms such as fatigue and difficulty concentrating. Iron supplementation is widely recommended for the treatment of anaemia.

 

Iron supplementation with Dr. Paul Lohmann® high value Iron Salts

With an extensive product portfolio of more than 50 Iron Salts – from Ascorbate to Tartrate – Dr. Paul Lohmann® is the worldwide leading manufacturer in the production of commercial and speciality Iron Salts.

Product variation in solubility, bioavailability, pH-value, Iron assay and purity can be realized. In addition, physical modifications such as particle size distribution, micronization, microencapsulation and granulation are part of our technological capabilities. With our strong expertise we are the ideal partner for the food, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical industry.

 

We are here to support you with your new product development.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at sales@lohmann4minerals.com or via your respective contact person for more information or sample requests.

 

Reference:
Nutrients 2022, 14(24), 5332; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14245332 - Z. Chen, et al. “Effect of Oral Iron Supplementation on Cognitive Function among Children and Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

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Craving for a good Night´s Sleep?


Magnesium supports sleep quality, helps to easier fall asleep and reduces symptoms of restless leg syndrome.

Our body is equipped with all the tools we need for a good night´s rest. However, more and more people have problems falling (or staying) asleep. Apart from daily routines, cognitive methods and other remedies to promote sleep, there is another healthy way getting more restful sleep - in fact, your body might even be deficient in it already: Magnesium.

Magnesium is a multitasker. As an essential mineral in our bodies, Magnesium plays a role in myriad of health benefits - bone health, metabolism, blood sugar regulation, and nerve and muscle function, among other things. And, no surprise, it plays a crucial role in sleep, too.

When deficient in Magnesium, serotonin levels decrease. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in mood stabilization, meaning deficiencies may lead to fatigue, irritability and lack of concentration.

Because of the scientific evidence of the importance of Magnesium for the human body, the EFSA has approved several Health Claims for Magnesium Salts.

Magnesium contributes to:

  • A reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Normal psychological function Protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Normal muscle function
  • Electrolyte balance

Various studies show that incorporating the recommended dose of Magnesium in our daily diet helps the body to relax and calm the nervous system down. Magnesium improves total sleep time and quality and shortens the time it takes to fall asleep.

To get the best Magnesium in an adequately high dosage we developed two Magnesium blends. By providing optimal combinations of high value organic and inorganic Magnesium Salts they are designed for the use in food supplements, e.g. capsules or in powder form. Due to the varying solubility and pH-value of the different Magnesium compounds, these premixes have a good effectiveness and are well tolerated.

Our Latest Developments Designed to lift your Mood and Relax for a good Night’s Sleep

SiX MiX – Magnesium Premix

  • Premium selection of six organic and inorganic Magnesium Salts
  • Premix includes fully reacted Magnesium Bisglycinate, highly soluble Magnesium Citrate, organic Magnesium Malate and vitamin C source Magnesium Ascorbate as well as Magnesium Carbonate and Oxide for high dosage applications
  • Best option to define and differentiate your products

 

5-Salt – Magnesium Premix

  • Cost effective Premix of five different organic and inorganic Magnesium compounds
  • Designed for the use in capsules

 

Our premixes are

  • Manufactured in Germany on sophisticated production lines
  • Made of high value Mineral Salts
  • Easy in handling – easy dosage
  • Optimized in regards of stability, homogeneity and sensory profile 

Would you like to receive more information or do you have further questions? Please contact us at sales@lohmann4minerals.com or your respective contact person.

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703169/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29093983/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33865376/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31850132/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32676936/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31292178/

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EcoVadis Gold Medal for Dr. Paul Lohmann®


Once more, our company has been awarded with the EcoVadis Gold Medal, in recognition of our sustainability efforts. With a score above the average in all assessment areas, we have been rated in the top 3 % of the companies assessed in our industry. With new projects starting up and new goals to achieve, we will continue working on improving our sustainability performance.

With its evidence-based assessment, EcoVadis became the world´s most trusted provider of sustainability ratings. EcoVadis’ assessment provide detailed score into four Topics: ‘Environment’, ‘Labor & human rights’, ‘Ethics’ and ‘sustainable procurement’. The Platform has a global network of more than 75 thousand companies and covers 200 industries and 175 countries.

Dr. Paul Lohmann® - We care.

 

EcoVadis Gold Certificate 2022

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Dr. Paul Lohmann® Encourages Consumers to Focus on Calcium to Benefit Bone Health

In respect of the World Osteoporosis Day, Dr. Paul Lohmann® is reminding consumers to #StepUpForBoneHealth by adding bone-supporting Calcium in their diet and weight-bearing exercise to their everyday routine. Dr. Paul Lohmann® is the globally recognized manufacturer of vital Mineral Salts including a wide range of Calcium Salts.

Calcium is the healthy bone mineral

First and foremost, we need Calcium to build and maintain strong bones. About 99 % of the Calcium in our body is stored in the bones and teeth. It is the mineral that makes them hard and strong. For other vital functions the remaining 1 % is used to keep our heart beating, muscles moving or nerve cells carrying messages between the brain and the body. There is no life without Calcium.

Calcium can be of benefit added to foods and nutritional supplements

The most important mineral for our bones, Calcium, is contained mostly in dairy products. People avoiding, being allergic or intolerant to dairy products and not taking any Calcium supplements or foods enriched with high value Calcium Salts, can be calcium-deficient and are at higher risk of osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis again are at high risk of bone fractures, especially in the wrist, hip and spine.

Children need Calcium to build strong bones. Adults need Calcium to maintain strong bones.

The amount of Calcium that we need, changes at different stages of life. As bones are constantly being remodeled every day a sufficient supply is vital. In children, the body builds new bone faster than it breaks down old bone, leading to an increase of total bone mass. As we age, bones are broken down at a faster rate than it is built and the body's ability to absorb Calcium decreases, which is one of the reasons older people need higher amounts of Calcium in their diet. Over time, inadequate Calcium intake can cause osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease.

Our Spotlight on the immense global burden, caused by osteoporosis

Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture.1 Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability, entailing a decreased quality of life and the loss of independence.

The World Osteoporosis Day gives us the opportunity to unite, to put the spotlight on the immense global burden, caused by Osteoporosis. The treatment and research results of the last years show how osteoporosis can be prevented and treated. Key factors are a healthy diet with adequate nutrients such as Calcium or vitamin D3, a healthy lifestyle with abstinence from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and regular physical activity with weight bearing. Let us spread the word about the importance of building strong bones! It is never too early or too late to improve bone health.

Calcium has been considered crucial in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

Dr. Paul Lohmann® offers a wide range of Calcium Salts suitable for food fortification, food supplements and especially as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) against calcium deficiency.

Interested? Contact us!

 

1 IOF International Osteoporosis Foundation

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Organic and Fully Reacted Mineral Salts – Indeed?

It is been happening for millennia; the sale of food that is not quite what it should be. We call it food fraud, and it is a serious problem. There are many types of food fraud: mislabelling, adulteration and dilution to name just a few.

In the world of food fraud, Mineral Salt adulteration is one act of defrauding buyers, product developers and in the end consumers for economic gain. Mineral Salts used in food and dietary supplements to have genuine health benefits are replaced by unreacted, blended compounds. This leads to uncontrolled impurity profiles, formulation stability problems, misbranded and finally adulterated products or even to problems in regards of bioavailability or digestibility.

Mainly organic Mineral Salts such as Citrates and Bisglycinates are adulterated and in focus to be replaced by using all kinds of substances. Due to globalisation and fragmentation of the flow of goods as well as creative forms of falsification and new methods of analytical proof, Mineral Salt adulteration remains an industry challenge, even as industry and consumer increasingly demand more transparency in sourcing and labelling.

By using cutting-edge analytical methods like the highly reliable IR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysing methods, we at Dr. Paul Lohmann® can guarantee the supply of fully reacted Mineral Salts, making us the ideal partner in mineral nutrition.

The complex “fingerprint” analysis – also including established and modern standard analysis and calculations, such as thermogravimetric analysis, pH analysis, and molar ratio calculation – proves fully reacted Mineral Salts.

As a highly specialized manufacturer with established food and pharmaceutical standards and sophisticated manufacturing processes, we reliably offer you exactly the Mineral Salts you are looking for. Find out more on analysing methods and frequently affected products in our latest roundup on “Fake Mineral Salts – Great find or great fraud”!

Please do not hesitate to contact us via sales@lohmann4minerals.com or directly via your contact person in the company.

Read more in our article.

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FUNctional Gummies with Mineral Salts – Sweet and Healthy

A recent consumer survey reports that 75 % of adults take dietary supplements on a daily basis. Especially dietary supplements containing vitamins and Minerals are widely used. However, consumers increasingly want more convenient dosage forms. The fortification of gummy supplements fills a gap of a market traditionally dominated by tablets and capsules.

The leading trend for convenient supplements like nutritional gummies offers brands to bring innovation into their product range. With health claim approved Mineral Salts, nutritional gummies can offer concepts customized for a broad audience including all age groups (teens, adults, seniors). Within those groups gummy supplements with Minerals will enable concepts for a day-to-day health (to maintain or improve overall health, or to replace lost nutrients due to diet, age or a health condition) as well as for specific purposes (e.g. sports nutrition, brain health, beauty from within).

As Minerals play an important role in the maintenance of health, they are one of the core ingredients for nutritional gummies. To deliver effectively on taste and nutrition, advanced ingredient technologies, e.g. micronization to reduce the particle size as well as the right choice of the Mineral Salt (organic/inorganic depending on the gummy matrix), are mandatory to overcome sensory challenges in gummy supplements.

When formulating gummies, to ensure a product is effective and appealing, it is important to choose the right ingredients. Dr. Paul Lohmann® is in a prime position to fully support the food supplement industry as manufacturer of the broadest available portfolio of high value Minerals. For more than 135 years we have been passionate for quality, product design and are dedicated to develop novel solutions for major unmet customer needs. Over the years, the search for better ways for producing and improving Mineral Salts has resulted in a steady stream of pioneered Mineral products.

Formulation innovation – Newly developed Minerals for dietary gummies

Our Zinc L-Ascorbate is a great source of Zinc and vitamin C and can be incorporated in dietary gummies without compromising taste. In addition, Calcium and Magnesium Malate are also excellent for enriching gummy supplements. They have a well-rounded fruity-sour flavor profile and actually enhance the flavor profile of Calcium/Magnesium gummies while maintaining the same texture. A highly advanced micronizing process makes our Ferric Pyrophosphate Ultrafine easy to incorporate Iron in the gummy matrix without a sandy mouthfeel or sedimentation.

Read more in our article.

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For real – FT-IR Spectroscopy Confirms Chelate Structure of our Bisglycinates


Dr. Paul Lohmann® Bisglycinates are fully reacted amino acid chelates. With a very revealing method – namely FT-IR spectroscopy – one can identify and characterize this precisely. The infrared spectrum of Bisglycinates have a molecular “fingerprint” that are directly detected by the spectrometer. Only fully reacted Bisglycinates have the correct molecular structure.


Mineral Bisglycinates are ideal to counteract Mineral deficiencies. Produced in Germany in highest quality our Bisglycinates offer significant advantages:


Improved solubility

  • The essential organic Bisglycinates show higher solubility compared to inorganic compounds.

Greater stability

  • The amino acid chelated structure protects the Mineral from redox reactions and other side reactions in the intestine.
  • In delivery applications like fruit juices Bisglycinates show a good stability.

Best tolerance

  • Bisglycinates show lowest rates of side effects in the GI tract.

Highest absorption rates

  • Bisglycinates can be easily adsorbed in the intestinal tract.

 

We are a highly specialized manufacturer with established food and pharmaceutical standards and sophisticated manufacturing processes. Due to their above-mentioned advantages, our fully reacted Bisglycinates are used in a wide range of applications, including

  • Nutritional supplements like tablets, capsules, gels or gummies
  • Various foods and beverages
  • Nutricosmetics

 

We are the first manufacturer in the world to offer Ferrous Bisglycinate with pharmaceutical documentation. Due to its high bioavailability, Ferrous Bisglycinate is ideal as an API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) to counteract Iron deficiency anemia.


Our Product Range

We offer a wide range of fully reacted Mineral Bisglycinates:

  • Calcium Bisglycinate
  • Copper(II) Bisglycinate
  • Ferrous Bisglycinate
  • Magnesium Bisglycinate
  • Manganese(II) Bisglycinate
  • Zinc Bisglycinate

With our expertise in the chemical and physical modification of Mineral Salts and our customer-oriented corporate philosophy, we are the ideal partner to turn your ideas into reality.


Interested in more information? Contact us!

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Dr. Paul Lohmann® is a manufacturer and developer of high quality specialty Mineral Salts since 1886. Our tailor-made products are used in food, food supplements, pharma, biopharma, cosmetics and industrial applications.

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