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Creative functional beverage concepts and new products from Cognis Nutrition & Health, stand K014
Worldwide, functional drinks have been one of the most dynamic soft drink sectors, showing double-digit growth in recent times. "Cognis expects that functional drinks will continue to drive growth in the global soft drinks market over the coming years", said Kim Schöpflin, European Marketing Manager, Cognis Nutrition & Health. "Today's sophisticated beverage consumers expect more. As well as tasting great and being thirst quenching, they demand real beauty or health benefits from their functional beverages. When it comes to trends, functional beverages offering well-being and lifestyle solutions are just as hot as those focusing on improved health," she said.
Concepts being sampled at HiE are:
Stop the clock
Cognis Nutrition & Health will present a handy sachet containing Betatene® natural mixed carotenoids and Covitol® natural source vitamin E. Mix the premix powder in water to provide a beverage to that delivers antioxidant protection from the sun's harmful rays and helps to slow down the skin's aging process.
Good eyesight is of prime importance to most people and awareness of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) continues to grow. With AMD being the most frequent cause of visual impairment, there is no doubt that prevention is the key. Cognis offers a tangerine juice drink with Xangold® natural lutein esters, to help maintain macular and retinal health. The product is aimed at men and women over 40.
The pressures of every day life require that we all need to de-stress from time to time. With its blend of Omevital(TM) omega-3 fatty acids for mood improvement and calming lemon balm for relaxation, Cognis proposes a red berry-based yogurt drink which aims to restore inner balance by promoting both physical and mental well-being.
Radiance Refresher With dry skin being one of the most common skin concerns, a real innovation in the market is a healthy orange juice to refresh tired and dry skin. Containing Xangold® natural lutein esters and vitamin C, it aims to improve skin hydration and elasticity and to counteract the effects of a demanding lifestyle.
Our calorie reduced mango, passion fruit and orange shot with Tonalin® is targeted at the countless thousands who wish to lose fat healthily. Body conscious men and women will relate to the need for a healthy balance between body fat and lean body mass and appreciate the benefits of preventing the yo-yo effects of dieting. Tonalin® is the most clinically tested CLA on the market for body composition. It helps to shrink fat cells and reduce fat deposition.
New products also featured at the Cognis booth were:
Omevital(TM) 1812 MP Gold is a new micro-encapsulated omega-3 fatty acids powder ideally suited to dry food applications, especially bread and nutrition bars. The new product is based on - and will be companion to - Omevital(TM) 1812 TG, the high quality tasteless oil from Cognis Nutrition & Health.
"At Cognis, we're aiming to be the complete solution provider for products delivering the benefits of omega-3 to consumers," commented Kim Schöpflin. "Our newly extended range of Omevital(TM) Gold oil and powder products will give customers a much wider choice of applications enabling them to meet the demands of the dynamic functional foods and beverages market," she added.
Hi Europe also heralds the launch of Betatene® 10% WDP, which has the highest concentration of algae-sourced natural beta carotene available in a water-dispersible powder.
Betatene® 10% WDP responds to the growing consumer resistance to synthetic colorants and has been developed for customers looking for a natural alternative for their functional food and beverage products. Betatene® 10% WDP is a free-flowing powder, dispersible in both cold and warm water. In addition to its benefits as a natural food colorant, Betatene® 10% WDP is a source of natural carotenoids and provitamin A.
Scientific studies suggest a range of health benefits for Betatene® from eye health to immunity. A safe source of vitamin A, research also shows that beta carotene may offer a multi-faceted protective effect against the sun's harmful rays.
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