Encapsula NanoSciences announces the release of two new liposome based products; Curcusome® and Taurosome™. Curcusome® or liposomal curcumin is a nutraceutical supplement that comes innovatively packaged in a powder release cap for consumer ease. Taurosome™ or liposomal taurine is a human grade cat food additive meant to increase the health and wellness in cats of all ages. Both formulations were recently presented at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual meeting as part of the microencapsulation in food applications preparation course. Members of the IFT received the two new products with zeal and enthusiasm excited about the advanced use of liposome technology to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin in Curcusome® and to mask the taste of Taurine in Taurosome™.
"We are excited about the new possibilities that these two products will offer," explains Dr. Zahra Mirafzali, the chief executive officer at Encapsula NanoSciences, located in Nashville, Tenn. "We are happy with the time invested into these two new products and what they will provide to consumers." Curcumin is a fat soluble molecule that when taken on its own is poorly absorbed by the body. However, when taken in the liposomal formulation, as produced by Encapsula NanoSciences, the natural supplement is able to be better absorbed by the body allowing for a greater increase in health benefits. Piperine and Quercetin are also included in the formulation to further enhance metabolism of the encapsulated curcumin. The formulation and the manufacturing process of Curcusome® is a proprietary process exclusive to Encapsula NanoSciences. The Curcusome® has powerful anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Taurine is an essential amino acid that is important for the proper function of many cellular functions. Smaller animals such as cats have difficulty synthesizing taurine and therefore it is essential that it is included into their diet. With insufficient amounts of taurine cats can acquire health problems such as blindness or cardiomyopathy. Encapsula NanoSciences has developed a revolutionary product that all cats will be begging for. The Taurosome™ formulation is administered in a gravy either directly to the cat or over their food. The liposomes are used for taste masking which allows it to cover up the bitter taste of the amino acid while delivering a daily supply of the cats' essential nutrients. In addition, the phospholipids that make the liposomes have great health benefits for the cats. The formulation and the manufacturing process of Taurosome™ is a proprietary process exclusive to Encapsula NanoSciences.
Source: Encapsula NanoSciences