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).
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.
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.