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Food Supplements for Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition

The vegetarian and vegan lifestyle has become more and more important in recent years.
But this form of nutrition is not without risk. Enriching vegetarian and vegan foods with Minerals can help to minimize the risk of mineral deficiency.

Animal products often have higher contents of various Minerals. These amounts are difficult to achieve with a purely vegetable diet. Calcium, for example, is found in many plant-based foods only in low concentrations. The daily requirement of Calcium (1000 mg/day for adults) is therefore difficult to cover. Iron is present in plant foods as Fe3+, which is difficult to absorb. In contrast, iron is more easily absorbed by the body as Fe2+ from meat. The same applies to Zinc, which can be better absorbed from animal products such as meat or fish.

In addition, besides the low mineral content, the absorption of Minerals such as Calcium, Iron and Zinc is also inhibited by various components of plant foods, for example by dietary fibres, oxalic acid or phytic acid.

Vegetarian or vegan meat and milk substitute products enriched with Minerals offer a good possibility of a balanced mineral supply. Meat substitutes based on soya or other vegetable proteins are highly processed products that are ideally suited for enrichment with Minerals during the manufacturing process. They represent a diverse matrix which can be refined as needed.

According to the Health Claims Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006, highly enriched foods can be labelled with a health claim for the corresponding Mineral. This makes it easier for the consumer to identify foods with added health value.

The regular intake of food supplements as part of the normal diet can also ensure a sufficient supply of Minerals even if animal products are completely avoided.

 

Our Fortification Recommendation:

Fortification Recommendation

New Iron API

Dr. Paul Lohmann® has recently developed Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex and Iron(II) Bisglycinate as active pharmaceutical ingredients. These products are available including API documentation (DMF/ASMF) for the registration of a medicinal drug at the health authorities.

 

Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex and Iron(II) Bisglycinate are mainly used to treat iron deficiency anemia.1, 2 Both Iron APIs are known for their high bioavailability and have the advantage of high patient compliance due to less side effects related to the upper gastro intestinal tract.1,3 Moreover, there are studies indicating the application of Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex as a phosphate binder to treat hyperphosphatemia.4

 

References
1 Tobli and Brignoli, 2007
2 Name et al., 2018
3 Ferrari et al., 2012
4 Schouten et al., 2009

Successful Sedex Re-Audit

 

The successful Sedex Re-Audit took place from 20-22 November 2019.

 

We as family-owned internationally active company, with over 130 years manufacturing know-how, act consciously according to ethical principles and the principles of a sustainable supply chain.

Our ethical standards and environmental aspects of our activities are regularly assessed by an external auditor in a Social Compliance Audit, a SMETA 4-Pillar-Audit according to Sedex requirements.

For further information click here!

Food Supplements for Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition

The vegetarian and vegan lifestyle has become more and more important in recent years.
But this form of nutrition is not without risk. Enriching vegetarian and vegan foods with Minerals can help to minimize the risk of mineral deficiency.

Animal products often have higher contents of various Minerals. These amounts are difficult to achieve with a purely vegetable diet. Calcium, for example, is found in many plant-based foods only in low concentrations. The daily requirement of Calcium (1000 mg/day for adults) is therefore difficult to cover. Iron is present in plant foods as Fe3+, which is difficult to absorb. In contrast, iron is more easily absorbed by the body as Fe2+ from meat. The same applies to Zinc, which can be better absorbed from animal products such as meat or fish.

In addition, besides the low mineral content, the absorption of Minerals such as Calcium, Iron and Zinc is also inhibited by various components of plant foods, for example by dietary fibres, oxalic acid or phytic acid.

Vegetarian or vegan meat and milk substitute products enriched with Minerals offer a good possibility of a balanced mineral supply. Meat substitutes based on soya or other vegetable proteins are highly processed products that are ideally suited for enrichment with Minerals during the manufacturing process. They represent a diverse matrix which can be refined as needed.

According to the Health Claims Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006, highly enriched foods can be labelled with a health claim for the corresponding Mineral. This makes it easier for the consumer to identify foods with added health value.

The regular intake of food supplements as part of the normal diet can also ensure a sufficient supply of Minerals even if animal products are completely avoided.

 

Our Fortification Recommendation:

Fortification Recommendation

New Iron API

Dr. Paul Lohmann® has recently developed Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex and Iron(II) Bisglycinate as active pharmaceutical ingredients. These products are available including API documentation (DMF/ASMF) for the registration of a medicinal drug at the health authorities.

 

Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex and Iron(II) Bisglycinate are mainly used to treat iron deficiency anemia.1, 2 Both Iron APIs are known for their high bioavailability and have the advantage of high patient compliance due to less side effects related to the upper gastro intestinal tract.1,3 Moreover, there are studies indicating the application of Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex as a phosphate binder to treat hyperphosphatemia.4

 

References
1 Tobli and Brignoli, 2007
2 Name et al., 2018
3 Ferrari et al., 2012
4 Schouten et al., 2009

Successful Sedex Re-Audit

 

The successful Sedex Re-Audit took place from 20-22 November 2019.

 

We as family-owned internationally active company, with over 130 years manufacturing know-how, act consciously according to ethical principles and the principles of a sustainable supply chain.

Our ethical standards and environmental aspects of our activities are regularly assessed by an external auditor in a Social Compliance Audit, a SMETA 4-Pillar-Audit according to Sedex requirements.

For further information click here!

Food Supplements for Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition

The vegetarian and vegan lifestyle has become more and more important in recent years.
But this form of nutrition is not without risk. Enriching vegetarian and vegan foods with Minerals can help to minimize the risk of mineral deficiency.

Animal products often have higher contents of various Minerals. These amounts are difficult to achieve with a purely vegetable diet. Calcium, for example, is found in many plant-based foods only in low concentrations. The daily requirement of Calcium (1000 mg/day for adults) is therefore difficult to cover. Iron is present in plant foods as Fe3+, which is difficult to absorb. In contrast, iron is more easily absorbed by the body as Fe2+ from meat. The same applies to Zinc, which can be better absorbed from animal products such as meat or fish.

In addition, besides the low mineral content, the absorption of Minerals such as Calcium, Iron and Zinc is also inhibited by various components of plant foods, for example by dietary fibres, oxalic acid or phytic acid.

Vegetarian or vegan meat and milk substitute products enriched with Minerals offer a good possibility of a balanced mineral supply. Meat substitutes based on soya or other vegetable proteins are highly processed products that are ideally suited for enrichment with Minerals during the manufacturing process. They represent a diverse matrix which can be refined as needed.

According to the Health Claims Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006, highly enriched foods can be labelled with a health claim for the corresponding Mineral. This makes it easier for the consumer to identify foods with added health value.

The regular intake of food supplements as part of the normal diet can also ensure a sufficient supply of Minerals even if animal products are completely avoided.

 

Our Fortification Recommendation:

Fortification Recommendation

New Iron API

Dr. Paul Lohmann® has recently developed Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex and Iron(II) Bisglycinate as active pharmaceutical ingredients. These products are available including API documentation (DMF/ASMF) for the registration of a medicinal drug at the health authorities.

 

Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex and Iron(II) Bisglycinate are mainly used to treat iron deficiency anemia.1, 2 Both Iron APIs are known for their high bioavailability and have the advantage of high patient compliance due to less side effects related to the upper gastro intestinal tract.1,3 Moreover, there are studies indicating the application of Iron(III) Polymaltose Complex as a phosphate binder to treat hyperphosphatemia.4

 

References
1 Tobli and Brignoli, 2007
2 Name et al., 2018
3 Ferrari et al., 2012
4 Schouten et al., 2009

Successful Sedex Re-Audit

 

The successful Sedex Re-Audit took place from 20-22 November 2019.

 

We as family-owned internationally active company, with over 130 years manufacturing know-how, act consciously according to ethical principles and the principles of a sustainable supply chain.

Our ethical standards and environmental aspects of our activities are regularly assessed by an external auditor in a Social Compliance Audit, a SMETA 4-Pillar-Audit according to Sedex requirements.

For further information click here!

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