At this year’s Vitafoods, SternVitamin is presenting individual micronutrient premixes for various consumer demands and applications. These products enable customers to enter the functional food market faster. The focus is on concepts for immune health and mental performance and well-being as well as plant-based sollutions.
The discovery of tryptophane in chocolate confirmed that nutrition has a decisive influence on mood and the psyche. With the SternMind, SternDe-stress & relax, SternFocus and PureVITAlizer premixes, food and beverage manufacturers can support the mental performance and well-being of their customers. These ingredient combinations relieve stress and improve brain functions, while also reducing the negative consequences of stress. In addition to micronutrients further ingredients strengthen these beneficial effects.
Among the functional ingredients that positively affect mental well-being is L-theanine, which is involved in the synthesis of the happy hormone serotonin, and contributes to the protection of the nervous system. There are also botanicals that can reduce stress and boost stress resistance, among them ginseng and Rhodiola rosea. To support cognitive performance, alongside micronutrients SternVitamin also uses nootropics of natural origin, which improve brain functions, like Gingko biloba,yerba mate and Bacopa monnieri.
Since sufficient healthy sleep is elementary for overall well-being, SternVitamin has added to its premix line two products that focus on sleep onset and duration, SternSomnia Quality for a healthy sleep and SternSomnia Duration for sleep duration.
Plant-based nutrition is booming. However, a plant-based or a vegan diet can lead to a critical supply of certain micronutrients. To prevent deficiencies, many plant-based products are fortified with micronutrients. SternVitamin is taking it a step further with premixes that not only prevent deficiencies, but also meet target-group-specific needs, such as mental power, heart health, gut health, bone or immune health.
Said Dr. Christina Mesch, Product Manager, SternVitamin: “Customer interest in micronutrient premixes for plant-based products is growing, so together with our sister company Planteneers we’ve developed further concepts for dairy alternative drinks that address the current health trend.” For more visit stand # K110 at Vitafoods or sternvitamin.de/en