Sweetening excipients are important for making dietary supplements and functional foods more palatable. Alsiano offers a wide range of sweeteners not only providing sweetness and taste masking, but also contributing other functionalities. They can also for instance act as fillers and binders.
We supply isomalt, maltitol, erythritol and xylitol for nutraceutical preparations such as tablets, capsules, sachets, effervescent tablets, lozenges, chewables and liquid formulations.
Isomalt is a naturally sourced sugar replacer and bulk sweetener derived exclusively from sugar beet. It has an organoleptic profile very similar to sugar with approx. half the sweetness of sucrose and almost no cooling effect. Combined with high-intensity sweeteners, isomalt can generate a synergistic sweetness profile without producing any bad taste or aftertaste. Furthermore, isomalt is very low-hydroscopic making it well-suited for lozenges formulations.
Besides bringing sweetness and taste masking, isomalt is excellent for use as a filler-binder in direct compression and powder mixes and can also function as a glidant, improving flow of powders in the production process.
Erythritol is a sugar-free, zero calorie bulk sweetener with taste and functionality close to sucrose. It is derived from plant sugar that is fermented, and has the highest digestive tolerance compared to other polyols. This means that it is less likely to cause digestive problems such as bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea, even at a high dose. What is more, erythritol does not raise blood glucose or insulin levels.
Erythritol adds smoothness and body to formulations, it provides a cool mouthfeel and masks off-flavours. It is excellent as a tablet filler and offers high processing stability in terms of acid and heat and low hygroscopicity. We supply erythritol in different grades including for direct compression.
Erythritol is excellent for solid dosage formulations such as chewable and swallowable tablets, granulated powders and lozenges, and liquid dosage formulations such as syrups.
Xylitol polyol is a sugar–free bulk sweetener with high natural sweetness. With 2.4 kcal per gram, xylitol is a low-calorie sweetener. Xylitol is a fine flavour enhancer providing a pleasant taste, smooth mouthfeel, and texture in addition to intense cooling effect which is excellent for masking off-taste.
Direct compression (DC) production methodology requires excipients of high quality and functionality. Alsiano offers direct compression (DC) of xylitol for filling or binding applications. Xylitol can contribute where simple tableting applications are required and is an excellent excipient for high-quality chewable lozenges or tablets, with a pleasant taste and texture
Maltitol sugar-free bulk sweetener is a sugar alcohol which can replace sucrose 1:1. Low calorie of just 2.4 kcal per gram, Maltitol provides a pleasant taste, smooth mouthfeel, and nice texture.
Maltitol powder is a good filler/binder bringing high stability to formulations thanks to a high chemical stability and low hygroscopicity. Other benefits include good humidity, moisture control, film forming properties, and Maltitol can also be used for coating.
We supply Maltitol in different grades/particle sizes well-suited for applications including swallowable tablets, effervescent tablets, chewable tablets, and medicated confectionery.
Lene Aarøe Nissen
Head of Nordic Sales
+45 22 70 10 02