Clean-Label, Your Way
Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition creates innovative clean-label supplement solutions that address real consumer health needs while supporting wellness aspirations. Unique in our expertise, and exceptional thanks to our fully-integrated capabilities, we connect the dots by leveraging science-backed ingredients, advanced formulations, and innovative, plant-based dosage forms and delivery technologies.
Quality Products, Responsibly Made
Around the globe, increasingly health-conscious and values-driven consumers are looking for cleaner, more natural products across a range of markets. Plus, our research shows that over half of U.S. supplement users now seek products with sustainable origins. As part of our commitment to responsible business conduct, which encompasses planet, people and the environment, we have developed a new ‘Responsibly Made’ logo for our ingredients, capsules and finished products. This demonstrates the quality and sustainability credentials of our solutions, which enable manufacturers to meet consumer values, and to stand out in an increasingly competitive landscape.
To create truly clean-label solutions, brand owners need to consider their products holistically, making sure that not only the ingredients are clean-label, but also that the manufacturing processes and the delivery system meet clean-label expectations too—so that every element works together synergistically.
Lonza’s team of experts partner closely with brands from the outset, setting comprehensive product specifications that consider every aspect of the supplement project journey in a clear, transparent manner. This gives rise to a shared vision of trust, quality, safety, compliance and, ultimately, successful delivery.
The potential for clean-label delivery systems is only just beginning. For supplement manufacturers, delivery form innovations offer an exciting opportunity to align with the expectations of today’s consumers. While clean-label has become a priority for consumers, performance and convenience remain just as important, as Lonza’s dosage form portfolio reflects:
- Plantcaps® capsules—Made from tapioca fermented into pullulan, Plantcaps® capsules are a naturally unique yet versatile and robust delivery solution. Suitable for both liquid and powder fills, these immediate-release capsules provide oxygen defense for sensitive ingredients, while also helping to mask taste and odor.
- Vcaps® Plus capsules—Made with just one ingredient, FSC-certified Hypromellose (HPMC), Vcaps® Plus capsules are a premium vegetarian delivery solution. Ideal for moisture-sensitive ingredients, they are designed to offer excellent machinability, on any filling machine. Vcaps® Plus capsules are also available in a range of colors derived from plant-based foods, including Purple Carrot, as well as new Spicy Yellow and Red Radish. These colorful options offer enhanced visual appeal and brand differentiation without compromising on our all-important clean-label credentials.
- DRcaps® capsules—The vegetarian capsule that is designed to release when you need it, DRcaps® capsules offer protection for acid-sensitive ingredients, carrying them safely past the stomach for modified release and complete dissolution in the small intestine.
- Vcaps® capsules—Our first-generation vegetarian capsule for health-conscious consumers, Vcaps® capsules offer stable and robust performance for a wide range of food supplements and are particularly suitable for hygroscopic ingredients.
Cleaner Ingredients, Clearer Benefits
At Lonza, we never stand still in our search for sustainable, natural ingredients which offer clinically demonstrated health benefits. Our ingredient portfolio offers clean-label quality, and is curated to meet diverse consumer needs in customizable ways:
- UC-II® undenatured type II collagen—An ingredient manufactured using clean-label processes that has been clinically studied to support joint health, flexibility and mobility in healthy adults, all from a small, convenient daily dose of 40mg. With new organic options coming soon, and its compatibility with food & beverage applications, UC-II® brand also offers flexibility in use.
- MuscleGuard™ formula—A powerful, proprietary blend of four ingredients, including Lonza’s Carnipure® L-carnitine and a uniquely vegan source of leucine, MuscleGuard™ formula offers clinically studied benefits for sports performance and recovery. Available as a standalone supplement, it can also be blended into a favorite smoothie or sports drink.
- Oceanix™ brand—A sustainably-sourced marine phytoplankton ingredient, our vegan Oceanix™ brand contains highly active antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD), as well as essential fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids and minerals. It offers potential benefits for physical performance and an increased physiological response against oxidative stress to aid recovery.
- ResistAid® ingredient—an arabinogalactan ingredient for immunity support, sustainably derived from North American larch trees using a water-based extraction method. ResistAid® ingredient is conveniently food & beverage-friendly and can be used in a wide variety of applications.