Carotenoids Of Enhanced Bioavailability

  • Published: Jul 3, 2008
  • Earliest Priority: Dec 21 2006
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Abstract

Carotenoid compositions of enhanced solubility and bioavailability are described that contain at least one carotenoid with at least one solubility-enhancing polymer. In one embodiment, the carotenoid is a provitamin A carotenoid such as ß-carotene. In another embodiment the carotenoid is a non-provitamin A carotenoid such as lycopene or lutein. Described methods to produce the bioenhanced products include dry blending and solvent spray drying. In accordance with certain embodiments of the invention, the method includes the steps of providing a mixture comprising the carotenoid, a solubility-enhancing polymer and a solvent and removing the solvent to produce an amorphous form of the carotenoid. Products made by the invention's compositions and methods include pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetic, and personal care products for man and animal.


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  • Publication: Jul 3, 2008
  • Application: Dec 21, 2007
    WO US 2007/0088501 W
  • Priority: Dec 21, 2006
    US US 87680506 P

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