Chicago, IL—Glanbia Nutritionals has partnered with Ixoreal Biomed Inc. to optimize Ixoreal’s KSM-66 Ashwagandha root extract with NutraShield Technology, according to a press release.

KSM-66 is a branded root extract, produced using a proprietary extraction process that does not use alcohol or any other chemical solvent. NutraShield Technology microencapsulates nutrients, in order to stabilize the nutrient while masking overs and flavors and controlling color intensity. Combining the two, according to the press release, allows for a higher ashwagandha inclusion rate in products, while minimizing off-notes and stabilizing the product.

“The combination of such a well-established and superior ashwagandha extract, like KSM-66 Ashwagandha, with our decades of experience in nutrient optimization provides customers with a powerful ingredient solution for their ready-to-mix powders, ready-to-drink beverages, chewables, gummies and effervescents,” said Dr. Ram Nimmagudda, Senior Adviser for Bioactive Product Technology, Glanbia Nutritionals.

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