Protection and dispersibility for vitamins
Oil-based vitamins such as vitamin A or E have special requirements: they are poorly dispersible in water and are extremely light and oxygen sensitive. In these applications, gelatin can play a key role as a multitasking agent. First, finest vitamin drops are evenly distributed in an aqueous gelatin solution using the emulsifying properties of gelatin; then, a special spray drying process converts the solution into a free flowing powder. The perfect vehicle for oil-based vitamins, the powder is easily dispersible in hot or cold water and a variety of other solutions. In addition, the gelatin coating protects the vitamin from light or oxygen damage. The powder can be used in hard gelatin capsules, sachets or compressed into an effervescent tablet.