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Univar Solutions

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Univar Solutions
3075 Highland Pkwy #200
Downers Grove
60515
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HEALTH CATEGORIES

aging; brain/mood health; cardiovascular health; children's nutrition; digestive health; energy and alertness; general health and wellness; herbal medicine; immune health; maternal and infant health; men’s health; mobility; nutraceuticals; nutricosmetics; plant-based; salt reduction; sports nutrition; stress and inflammation; sugar reduction; supplements; vegan; weight management; women’s health


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Univar Solutions is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world's leading producers. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and technical sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools, the Company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. The food and nutraceuticals businesses are some of the organization's fast-growing industries through product innovation, technical experience and capabilities of its solution centers. Learn more at univarsolutions.com

Products / Markets

A selection of ingredient categories in our nutraceutical portfolio include:
Antioxidants
Botanicals
Carotenoids
Dietary fibers
Excipients
Mineral salts and fortification
Natural preservatives
Nootropics
Nutritional lipids
Prebiotics
Protein fortification
Sweeteners and sugar alternatives

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Articles On Nutrition Insight
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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Sirio Pharma’s innovative health platform set to tackle North America’s women’s health needs

20 Jun 2024 --- Global nutraceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Sirio Pharma, launches its recently unveiled women’s health platform in the North American (NA)... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

“Golden Rice” that could address vitamin A deficiencies remains controversial

20 Jun 2024 --- The so-called “golden rice” is a genetically modified variety of the staple crop developed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology to address vitamin A deficiencies... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

HNC and Hi & Fi Asia-China live: Spotlight on booming Chinese probiotics market

20 Jun 2024 --- Probiotics are well established in China, with industry players expecting the market to expand even further. Many companies in Asia are featuring their probiotic innovations at the... Read More

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NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Beyond the gym: Booming post-workout recovery nutrition for active consumers

20 Jun 2024 --- Consumers increasingly seek out science-backed solutions that help the body recover from exercise quicker and that offer comprehensive results. Moreover, many are also looking for... Read More

Whey proteins from Taha

NUTRITION & HEALTH NEWS

Taha debuts whey protein and colostrum supplements in the US

19 Jun 2024 --- Functional dairy protein brand Taha enters the US market, debuting its whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, body and mind protein blend and colostrum. The company was... Read More




Videos
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Monell Chemical Senses Center: Sweet taste receptor stimulation affects glucose metabolism

13 Jun 2024 --- Paul Breslin, Ph.D. researcher at Monell Chemical Senses Center and professor of nutritional science at Rutgers University, US, discusses his recent findings concerning if and how the sweet taste receptor TAS1R2-TAS1R3 regulates glucose metabolism. Breslin further details the implications of the teams’ new insight into glucose and insulin regulation when the receptor is over- or under-stimulated. 

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Vitafoods Europe 2024: Aronpharma focuses on new delivery formats for gut health and diabetes

12 Jun 2024 --- Krzysztof Lemke, CEO of Polish-based Aronpharma, told us that consumers are looking for new product formats in supplements, such as gels. In response to this trend, the company showcased its latest innovations at the recent Vitafoods trade show, such as syrups and eye health gummies. The research-based company is developing new and efficient products in gut health, diabetes and oncology to support patients’ quality of life.

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Vitafoods Europe 2024: Clinical research is essential for innovative nutraceuticals in consolidating market

11 Jun 2024 --- At the recent Vitafoods trade show, we met with two recently merged clinical and contract research organizations. Dr. Volker Schehlmann, managing director of analyze & realize, explained how companies need high-quality clinical documentation of an ingredient’s benefits to develop differentiated value propositions. Benoît Fouchaq, the CEO of Biofortis, added that companies increasingly face budgetary and time restraints when bringing products to market, which is one of the drivers of consolidation in the nutraceutical market. 

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Vitafoods Europe 2024: PLT Health Solutions trailblazes restorative sleep solution for body comfort

11 Jun 2024 --- PLT Health Solutions showcased its latest innovation serezin for restorative sleep at Vitafoods Europe 2024. We spoke with the company’s vice president of marketing, Steve Fink about how the product tackles inflammation to enhance body comfort. It facilitates falling asleep faster and waking up refreshed. The company also spotlighted its Nutricog, AprèsFlex and Slendacor supplements for enhanced cognition, cartilage preservation in joints and calorie burning, respectively.

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Vitafoods Europe 2024: Gelita unlocks reduced-sugar and savory bars with OptiBar

07 Jun 2024 --- At the trade show, we talked with Oliver Wolf, Gelita’s regional marketing manager for EMEIA, to discuss the company’s latest innovation, OptiBar. Wolf detailed how the collagen ingredient for cereal and high protein bars can replace sugar and as a binding agent, allowing for reduced-sugar bars and opening up opportunities for savory nutrition bars. He also discussed the company’s collagen solution created for endurance athletes, PeptEndure.




Technical Papers
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The nutricosmetics report: Explore the latest insights and opportunities in nutribeauty

10 Jun 2024 --- Beauty-from-within products are capturing the curiosity of consumers worldwide. So, how can brands stay one step ahead in this competitive arena – and give their portfolios a glow-up? Our report reveals the trends shaping the future of the market, insights on today’s nutricosmetic consumer, unexplored growth opportunities and expert innovation tips.This Technical Paper is brought to you by Bioiberica. 

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Magtein®: Better Magnesium, BETTER BRAIN

05 Feb 2024 --- Together with our partner AIDP, Disproquima presents Magtein®, an innovative Magnesium threonate salt that improves memory, alleviate anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline. Magtein® is the only magnesium compound that has been shown by two double blind placebo-controlled studies to effectively raise the brain’s magnesium levels, which leads to enhanced learning abilities, working memory, and short-and long-term memory.This Technical Paper is from Disproquima. 

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Mobility Market Report: Meeting Consumer Needs and New Opportunities.

29 Jan 2024 --- Holistic health starts with good mobility. Laying the foundation for key aspects of wellbeing; fostering strength and flexibility, while supporting mental health. Download the paper to discover FruiteX-B®, the new patented, novel food approved ingredient igniting new opportunities with a mobility health movement.This Technical Paper is from vaneeghen. 

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Omega-3: Nutrition and Application Insight

18 Dec 2023 --- This technical paper cites research and market data to highlight the crucial role of Omega-3 in cardiovascular health, Alzheimer’s disease, and its anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating functions. Additionally, this paper explores the application of CABIO’s Omega-3 in prenatal nutrition, dietary supplementation, and in food and beverage solutions.This Technical Paper is from Cabio Biotech.

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Targeted Delivery with Genuine Liposomes

25 Sep 2023 --- Pharmako Biotechnologies, Gencor’s partner company, developed PlexoZome®, a genuine liposomal delivery technology that increases bioavailability and format versatility. With various ready-to-go formulations, PlexoZome® technology is a cutting-edge innovation that improves the efficacy and capability of hydrophilic ingredients in the core and lipophilic in the bilayer, or both.This Technical Paper is from Gencor. 




Podcasts
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The NutriPod (#12): Hispanic Food Communications CEO talks about nutrition and the Blue Zone diet

17 Jan 2024 --- In this episode, we speak to Sylvia Klinger, nutrition consultant and founder of Hispanic Food Communications about the relevance and rise of the Blue Zone diet. Having grown up in Loma Linda, the popularized zone in California, US she is uniquely positioned to describe nutritional principles in relation to the diet. Klinger provides her career insights and personal approach to nutrition, in the context of the region and food culture she grew up in.  

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The NutriPod (#10): Breakthroughs in gut-brain axis: ADM looks at supporting mental well-being with gut science

15 Nov 2023 --- In this episode, we speak with Dr. Viktoriya Nikolova, a medical science liaison for ADM. Dr. Nikolova explains recent findings in the field as well as how ADM’s ingredients may be used to support mood and other aspects of mental well-being. Lastly, Dr. Nikolova discusses what the future holds regarding research and innovation in the gut-brain space.

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The NutriPod (#9): Gencor highlights potential and developments in women’s health and nutrition market 

18 Oct 2023 --- In this episode, we speak with Mariko Hill, global innovation manager at Gencor, to discuss the women’s health and active nutrition market, developments in ingredients and products on the market and which functional ingredients are missing for female health. She also highlights several ingredients that Gencor offers for women’s nutrition and their benefits, detailing the role of scientific and consumer research in the company’s product development.

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NutriPod (#7): Lonza highlights viability of UC-II undenatured type-II collagen

16 Aug 2023 --- In this episode, we speak with Emily Navarro, Lonza’s global product marketing manager for nutrition products and services, and Amy Sunderman, the company’s director of R&D for ingredients regarding the potential for Lonza’s UC-II ingredient in the functional food and beverage sector in light of a new benchtop study, which demonstrated its retention under different processing and manufacturing conditions. 

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NutriPod (#5): Businesses should see sustainability as a “necessary strategy to safeguard future supply of ingredients” 

12 Jun 2023 --- Monique van de Vijver, innovation manager health at the Solidaridad Network, discusses the organization’s recent move to introduce high-value botanicals to smallholder farmers to give them a higher income and drive the transition to more ecological production practices. Van De Vijver goes over sustainability issues in the medicinal plant industry and how the organization aims to overcome these in a project in India.




Webinars
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The Editor Presents: Satisfying Soups & Sauces

14 Jun 2024 --- Join The World of Food Ingredients’ editor, Missy Green, in a 15-minute roundup of highlights from the soups and sauces edition.Inspiration from global cuisines is becoming more nuanced with African flavors coming into the spotlight. Authentic spice blends true to regional tastes are elevating foods, while limited editions allow consumers to dip into novel experiences.This edition also explores today’s bakery trends and Brazil’s booming ingredients sector. In health and wellness, we examine the latest biotic ingredients and healthy aging ingredients for active seniors.

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Meet the compliance challenges for Supplements in Europe and in the US thanks to R&D Insight

21 May 2024 --- There are so many regulatory sources to check if an ingredient is authorized for nutritional purpose in the European Union with national specificities. The regulatory frameworks governing ingredients for nutritional use in food and dietary supplements as well as Health Claims, differ between the European Union and the U.S.Our digital solution Supplements R&D Insight summarizes the European and American regulatory status of ingredients (authorized, restricted or forbidden). In addition to a great source for product ideation, the scientific part enables to determine whether sufficient data exist to support your pending Health Claims in Europe and structure/function claims in the U.S.

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The Editor Presents: Flavor Fusion Ready Meals

02 May 2024 --- Join The World of Food Ingredients’ editor, Missy Green, in a 15-minute roundup of themes from the ready meal edition. Discover how small ingredients like yeast are making a big impact on savory flavor, as well as modern fermentation techniques to perfect the taste and nutrition of plant-based foods. Cooking at home has gotten more exciting as consumers aim to reign in spending with chef-inspired and fusion flavors. We’ll also explore “an ocean of possibilities” with hydrocolloids from the sea and the FDA’s new Food Traceability Rule—FSMA 204. In other news, brands should beware of SARMs, unauthorized muscle-building supplement ingredients, which are appearing in online stores. 

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How can natural vanillin tackle your taste challenges?

25 Apr 2024 --- The food market is currently facing a shift in social dynamics, contributing to strong performance in the global nutrition market, which is moving from a sport and weight management focus to a wider health and wellness category. As a leading and historical producer of synthetic and natural vanillins, Syensqo will present the range of benefits natural vanillin can offer for nutrition products, backed by scientific evidence and case studies.

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Understanding Sustainable Nutrition

12 Mar 2024 --- Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute (KHNI) has determined that Sustainable Nutrition is a key Mega Trend shaping the industry in 2024. Food is at the heart of one of the biggest challenges of our time – how do we feed a growing population whilst managing the accelerated environmental degradation of our planet? We urgently need to find solutions.




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