Mineral fortification is a key method in manufacturing sports and energy drinks. Juices, RTD tea beverages or mineral waters are also frequently fortified with minerals. There are numerous possible benefits for the customers health.
Forum supply a wide range of mineral salts in a variety of forms including Standard, micronized, granulated, encapsulated, or chelated minerals.
We can also supply a range of mineral premixes based on the recommended RDA, great taste and optimal solubility taking the customer from first formulation to final application.
Our Calcium lactate plus offers a clean tasting highly soluble calcium source that providing a premium amount of calcium.
Forum supply Fructose, Litesse polydextrose, Aspartame and Ace K to facilitate the reduction of sugar in beverage applications. These products are useful in a range of products from Sports drinks and carbonates to juices, near waters and smoothies.
The addition of fibre in beverages often results in significant modifications to beverage viscosity. Litesse Polydextrose has very low impact on viscosity and is 90% fibre. It provides the ideal fibre choice for beverages resulting in a clear and transparent product.
Published data shows Litesse Polydextrose to have prebiotic function at a level of 4g/day. It’s neutral taste, pH stability and solubility make it a great choice for adding prebiotic function to a range of beverage applications.
Many studies have now been published to show the beneficial effects of BCAA's (Branch Chain Amino Acids) on improving stamina during exercise and fatigue and muscle recovery after exercise.
Glutamine provides a key energy source whilst Arginine can accelerate muscle synthesis. The two major categories with growth still predicted in 2009 are Sports drinks and energy drinks are predicted to be major growth categories for beverages during 2009.
Amino acids can provide an interesting new proposition in these sectors.
Malic acid is a widely used acidity regulator in the beverage sector working particularly well in cider and soft fruit flavour applications.
It has a mild long lasting, rounded flavour profile and is particularly effective in masking the notes that can be imparted by the use of intense sweeteners.
Manuka Honey is produced by bees that harvest the pollen of the Manuka bush which is native to New Zealand. It has antibacterial properties known as UMF (Unique Manuka Factors). It can provide an innovative addition to a healthy beverage.