Esolv®

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About Esolv®

Esolv® is a clean-label, patented technology exclusively developed by Virun. It is an emulsifier which uses micelles to encapusulate non-polar compounds and allows those compounds to dissolve easily into clear liquids. The effect is that ingredients using Esolv® are more bio-available and allow better absorption by the body. Esolv® is available in liquid, dry powder or bulk custom blends for a broad range of food, beverage, and supplement applications.

Esolv® is produced using natural vitamin E, and has been shown not to significantly absorb into the blood plasma of healthy adults, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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The Science Behind Esolv®

Esolv® is a patented, natural, Vitamin E emulsifier. Esolv® is produced through polymerization, then naturally emulsified into water, which allows the Vitamin E to become water dispersible. Then, all free polymer is removed after processing, resulting in clean label Vitamin E as Alpha Tocopherol. Esolv® is amphiphilic, which means it dissolves in both water and oil, and this character allows for the easy production of micelles after processing. The human body is incapable of absorbing water-insoluble nutrients unless these compounds/nutrients are first micellized. Esolv® produces micelles that are as small as 10-20nm, which is the exact diameter of micelles your body requires for absorption of these nutrients.

Combining Esolv® with non-polar (water-insoluble) compounds such as Curcumin, CoQ10, Lutein, Lycopene, Beta Carotene and others, allows these compounds to absorb better and increase overall bioavailability, sometimes up to 10X more than without Esolv®. One way you can test the absorption of a nutrient is to test its’ solubility in water; the more water soluble the nutrient is, the better it absorbs into the body. When Esolv® products are dissolved into water, the liquid disperses evenly. This is exactly what happens when you supplement with Esolv® products. The better it disolves, the better it is absorbed.

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Some of the Products we make

Virun produces liquid and powder finished products and concentrates containing Esolv®. Omega EPA DHA, Curcumin, CoQ10, PQQ, Phosphatidylserine, Lutein, Lycopene, Astaxanthin, Beta Carotene, Vitamins A, D, E and K are just an example of the many non-polar compounds we work with.

Esolv® liquids do not require heat, mixing or processing. Simply add Esolv® liquid to any oil or water-insoluble ingredient and apply to your mixing process to create a functional food, beverage or supplement products.

Esolv® concentrates consist of stable, water soluble and clearer concentrates of ingredients such as Omega-3 EPA and DHA, CoQ10 or PQQ. Our clear, water soluble, shelf stable Esolv concentrates are used in functional waters, smoothies and other foods, beverages and supplement product.

Esolv® powder technologies combine Virun’s patented technology with clean label claims into a stable, water soluble, and high oil load powders that are easily added into products such as ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, shots, stick packs and dry mixes.