The NLP delivery has been test marketed in Sports Drinks in the USA and has proven to successfully mask the taste of salts within the drink formula
TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWEB) January 29, 2008
An all-natural taste-masking system can assuage consumer-concerns over other taste-masking technologies. Current taste-masking technologies include using man-made resins that are insoluble, allowing the drug to bypass the mouth, be separated by gastrointestinal fluids and then these man-made insoluble resins pass through the GI tract. Coatings are also man-made and, while effective when used for pill-formulas, do not solve the taste-masking needs for liquids. Nanotechnology enables the delivery of unpleasant salts or other taste particles in an all-natural form that bypasses taste centers.
"The NLP delivery has been test marketed in Sports Drinks in the USA and has proven to successfully mask the taste of salts within the drink formula," quotes Dr. Michael Fountain. "This market research has led to our preliminary work in the pediatric oral medications arena where our taste-masking nanotechnology could prove very helpful in masking the bitterness associated with many oral medications."
75 volunteers sampled four types of nanotechnology preparations -- distilled water, NLP in distilled water, NLP containing sodium chloride in distilled water and sodium chloride in distilled water. Using a Likert taste preference scale, participants evaluated the statement "Sample masks the taste of salt (sodium chloride)" with a score from one (1) to five (5), where a score of one (1) equaled "strongly disagree" and five (5) equaling "strongly agree." The preparations using NLP containing sodium chloride had a mean Likert score of 4.05, with no statistical difference between the distilled water, distilled water with NLP and the distilled water with NLP containing sodium chloride. The conclusion is that an NLP delivery system is effective in masking the taste of sodium chloride.
dermaCM offers more than 17 years in research and development of cutting-edge all-natural nanotechnologies at a facility that is one of the most advanced analytical, microbiological research and development laboratories in the industry. dermaCM, offers formulating, private labeling, manufacturing, packaging and fulfillment services supported by stringent adherence to FDA regulations for OTC pharmaceuticals and respected industry standards for cosmeceuticals.
dermaCM is a division of Dermazone Solutions, Inc. Dermazone Solutions, Inc. is an acknowledged leader in the field of nanotechnology and holds patents on its proprietary nanosphere delivery system. The state-of-the art manufacturing facility is FDA-registered and can offer a wide range of product types to the pharmaceutical, beverage, nutricuetical, cosmeceutical, skincare and sun care industries. The facility offers additional laboratories for analytical, microbiology and research and development and is located in St. Petersburg, FL, U.S. For more information, visit http://www.dermacm.com.