In the previous parts we talked about the importance of studying the bioaccessibility of phytochemicals and how to maximize it to improve the bioavailability of our ingredients. The most common and effective method to enhance this parameter is to encapsulate the active molecules to protect them from the digestion process and therefore improve their bioaccessibility.

Different natural compounds can work as carrier capable of encapsulating active ingredients such as lipids, proteins and polysaccharides. As explained in Part 4, each carrier interacts differently with molecules in accordance to its own chemical-physical nature.

In FLANAT we decided to study an innovative formulation to increase bioaccessibility of our botanical products, paying attention on sustainability. We at FLANAT do believe that working applying the Life Cycle Thinking approach is the future of sustainability, we then decided to study and develop a new carrier from the Camelina sativa L. cake, the co-product of the cold press seed extraction of Camelina oil.

The result is a patented phytocomplex, which mainly contains polysaccharides, obtained with a simple aqueous extraction of the Camelina cake.

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PhytoClewยฎ, our innovative polysaccharide phytocomplex, acts as an incapsulating agent thanks to its gum-like composition that can trap molecules into its matrix and then release them by swelling and erosion of the matrix itself.

With PhytoClewยฎ its possible to formulate phytocomplexes with improved stability and bioaccessibility without any addition of further solvents or excipients. Phyt

The encapsulation of polyphenolic phytocomplexes has been widely investigated because of their low stability during the digestion process. Tests performed with PhytoClewยฎ, in a formulation with anthocyanin, underlined an improvement of anthocyanins bioaccessibility of about 40%. (Tests performed in collaboration with the chemical, toxicological and food analysis laboratory of University of Pavia).

PhytoClewยฎ is an innovative solution for the improvement of bioaccessibility of phytocomplexes, obtained from the best combination of technological enhancement and sustainability.

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