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AnaBio is a specialist micro-encapsulation company based in Ireland exporting micro-encapsulated ingredients to food, medical and animal feed companies worldwide.

Collaborating with clients AnaBio design, develop and produce ingredients that enable customers to deliver innovative, scientifically robust, health and performance benefits to the consumer.

Prinova are the European distributor for Anabio’s micro-encapsulated sports nutrition focused ingredients sold under the trademark ActiveTR®.

This unique microencapsulation technology delivers superior active ingredients, enabling precision claims for sports health and performance. This is how it works:

The ActiveTR® range from AnaBio Technologies Ltd. provides various benefits, including:

  • Protection/stabilisation of sensitive materials
  • Reduction of evaporation or transfer rate to allow easier handling
  • Sustained or controlled release of the core material
  • Flavour or taste masking
  • Separation of reactive materials

AnaBio have produced numerous scientific publications proving the benefits of their micro-encapsulated technology, talk to us for more details.

There are numerous applications where the ActiveTR® range can deliver value, including:

  • Sports Nutrition Powders
  • Bars
  • Gels
  • Gummies
  • RTDs
  • Sports Nutrition Powders
  • Bars
  • Gels
  • Gummies
  • RTDs

The ActiveTR® range includes:

ActiveTR® Caffeine & ActiveTR® Natural Caffeine

Known as a powerful stimulant, Caffeine is the most commonly used supplement for energy, concentration, fatigue reduction, wakefulness increase, among other benefits.

According to MarketWatch, the Global Caffeine market is expected to reach USD 610 million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2019 to 2025.

With Caffeine the microencapsulation masks its bitter taste, and also delivers other advantages such as:

  • The gradual release prolongs Caffeine’s benefits such as slowing down the onset of fatigue, improved alertness and stimulation for exercise.
  • Reduced risk of gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Endurance support
  • Improved dosing - avoiding overdosing due to its delayed pulsative release over several hours
  • Improved results for athletes, including better performance over four hours, faster recovery and enhanced muscle protein synthesis.

ActiveTR® Caffeine & ActiveTR® Natural Caffeine can be used in Sports Nutrition Powders, Bars, Gels, Gummies, RTD formulations as well as in all types of energy and nootropic drinks.

ActiveTR® Creatine Citrate

This product was developed to enable the inclusion of Creatine Citrate in liquid delivery formats such as gels, gummies and sports drinks.

Creatine Citrate has long-established benefits for sports performance as it has been shown to increase power, strength and muscular endurance. There is also growing evidence that it can offset the loss of lean tissue mass in elderly people and trauma patients.

However, it is highly unstable in water, reducing its effectiveness in ready-to-drink products. This problem has been solved with the unique microencapsulation technique that protects against breakdown in water. Active TR® Creatine Citrate is only released on ingestion, opening up the potential for use in snacks, gummies, gels, carbonated energy drinks and protein beverages.

Tony Gay, Head of New Product Development at Prinova, said: “The instability of Creatine in fluids has long been a challenge for the sports supplement and nutrition industries. We’re enormously excited to present a solution that opens up major possibilities for new products. The most obvious applications are sports nutrition drinks but we foresee opportunities for Creatine to feature in a wide range of dietary supplements, functional beverages and health products.”

For more information or to request a quote or sample contact us today!

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