Stern Vitamin Micronutrient Premixes: Fortification for a Healthy Life

There is a growing demand globally for convenient food products, with a balanced nutritional composition, which taste good and which offer health benefits. We address this demand with individually developed micronutrient premixes for fortifying baby food, cereals, beverages, milk and dairy products, food supplements and many other foods. Micronutrients for fortifying foods and beverages combine health aspects with convenience. The importance for a balanced diet is increasing endlessly.

About the company:

Established in 2006, Stern Vitamin offers full service in micronutrient premixes. We develop and blend premixes of vitamins, minerals and trace elements to customer order. Other functional ingredients like amino acids and plant extracts can be incorporated too.

Expertise:

Develop individual micronutrient premixes using vitamins, minerals including trace elements, functional plant extracts, amino acids and vitamin-like substances. Stern has a comprehensive knowledge of effective and carrier ingredients, food technology, nutritional science and food law. They maintain close partnerships with universities, research institutions and leading vitamin manufacturers.

Concepts from Stern Vitamins

Sternvitamins introduces premixes to help maintain balanced and healthy nutritional diet for those on weight loss or a calorie-restricted diet. This premix has been developed as food supplements for use under a weight loss or weight control regime and helps to maintain a balanced diet.

Examples of popular diets and their possible effects on vitamin and mineral intake*

Diet Characteristics Possible deficiencies

Atkins

· High protein intake through increased meat consumption · Very low intake of cereal products
· Restricted consumption of fruit as a source of carbohydrates

Thiamine, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin E, iron, magnesium

Ornish

· Very low-fat diet
· Largely vegetarian diet

Vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin E, magnesium, zinc

LEARN

· Holistic concept covering general lifestyle, exercise and nutrition

· A balanced diet is recommended (food pyramid)

Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium

Zone

· Division of energy intake into 40 % carbohydrate, 30 % fat and 30 % protein

vitamin E, magnesium

* Source: Gardner et al.: Shifts in risk of micronutrient inadequacy (below EAR) or lower intake (below Al) after 8 weeks of the study diets, Am J Clin Nutr 2010; 92; 304-12.

Today’s consumers attach more importance than ever to a healthy lifestyle, which is reflected clearly in their eating habits: trend diets and special nutrition plans to reduce the intake of fats, carbohydrates or protein – often supported by appropriate dietetic products.

Vitamins and minerals typically contained in nutrition balance premixes are vitamin A, thiamine, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and zinc.

These can be complemented, on request, with other active substances like caffeine, plant extracts (e. g. green tea extract) or amino acids, B12, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and zinc. These can be complemented on request with other active substances like caffeine, plant extracts (e. g. green tea extract) or amino acids.

Premix for concentration-promoting drinks with vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids.

Brain Power premix is an innovative product idea for the enrichment of beverages:

The finely balanced combination of vitamins, minerals and green tea extract aids concentration and memory; it can also help to reduce tiredness and fatigue. This makes the product attractive to a range of different types of consumer.

Functional ingredients:

  • Green tea extract
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Iodine
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Taurine
  • Glucoronolactone
  • Inositol

Functional Properties:

Zinc: Supports infants’ immune system and protects them from infection.

Iodine: This trace element is especially crucial for infants in order to ensure healthy development. Iodine deficiency can disrupt growth and damage the nervous system.

Inositol: Has antioxidant properties that fight the damaging effects of free radicals in the brain, circulatory system and other tissues of the human body.

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5): Helps to boost memory and regulate the autonomic nervous system through the production of neurotransmitters like acetylcholine.

Green Tea Extract: Can Improve Brain function.

Taurine: Stimulates new brain cell formation, providing a potential source for replacement of aging, damaged brain cells.