Balancing Nutrition, Formulation in Fortified Products

by Heather Granato Providing essential vitamins and minerals in easyto- consume forms is driving the fortified and functional food and beverage market, and suppliers are coming up with innovative products and ways to overcome formulation challenges. Vitamins and minerals are essential to human health. Witness the impact of a deficiency in vitamin C causing scurvy, or an overload of sodium taxing blood pressure. Similarly, higher intakes of essential nutrients may prevent the development of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) or osteoporosis. However, in addition to their individual roles, vitamins and minerals also work together to support different health concerns and, as with many things in life, balance is the key to optimizing the benefits. Continues at:


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