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Alpha Nutrition

Alpha Nutrition is specialized in the development, production and supply of excipients such as Direct Compressible Pharmaceutical Lactose. Our wide range of excipients, products and services are being used by clients active in the pharmaceutical and nutritional industry. In addition to our Direct Compressible Pharmaceutical Lactose, we also have an extensive range of products with high protein content (check out our Brands page to see our ALPHA-HighPro range).

We offer a complete range of nutritious powders & pharmaceutical lactose:

Pharmaceutical Lactose

Direct Compressible Lactose (AlphaTab-DC 250) is a Refined Pharmaceutical Lactose that is in conformity with the monograph "lactose monohydrate" of the European Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur.). This monograph is harmonized between Ph.Eur, USP-NF and JP.

Lactose is a commonly used filler in solid dosage formulas and is well known for its high mechanical strength. By agglomerating the lactose, a unique value is added to make this excipient perfect for producing tablets  (the easiest and most cost-effective way).  Our AlphaTab-DC 250 can be used as a filler or diluent in pharmaceutical tablets & capsules and to a more limited extent in lyophilized products, infant formulas and as a diluent in dry-powder inhalations.

Benefits of direct compressible lactose:

  • High compactability
  • Great stability
  • High flowability
  • Superior blending characteristics
  • Low hygroscopicity
  • Fast disintegration times

Characteristics
AlphaTab-DC 250 is a white (or almost white) crystalline powder, odourless, freely but slowly soluble in water and practically insoluble in alcohol. The product has a very long shelf life of approx. 36 months from date of manufacture (depending on its packaging) and it should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place (preferably below 20˚C). Do not expose the product to direct sunlight or to strong odours.

Packaging 
Our AlphaTab DC-250 is available in 25 kg multi-ply paper bags with poly inner liner. Please check our Brands page to see the design.

HS code: 1702.11

Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) is a concentrate of fresh dairy whey, generally produced by ultra-filtration and spray drying. Whey Protein Concentrates are obtained by
the removal of non-protein elements of the whey, in order to obtain a powder which contains between 30% and 80% of proteins in dry matter. 

WPC 30 - 35%
This product can be used as a stabilizer and fat imitator in for example yoghurt, ice cream, bakery, diet foods, ready-meals, chocolate & confectionery, infant foods, soups, meat and pastries.  It can be used as a substitute for skimmed milk powder.

WPC 80%
WPC 80 is mainly used in sports nutrition, protein drinks and health/dietary products and is known for its high nutritional value. Our WPC 80% is available in INSTANT and Regular type. Besides the standard FOOD grade, we can also offer you this product in ORGANIC grade. Whey Proteins contain all essential amino acids, that is why it is called a “complete protein”. Essential amino acids affect muscle strenght, transport nutrients and help the muscles recover after exercise.

Main composition:

  • protein content of 30 – 80 %
  • moisture content of max. 5%
  • colour: white to creamy

The product has a long shelf life of approx. 18 months from date of manufacture (depending on its packaging) and it should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place (preferably below 20˚C). Do not expose the product to direct sunlight or to strong odours.

Packaging
Our WPC is available in 25 kg, 20 kg and 15 kg multi-ply paper bags with poly inner liner and in Big Bags of approx. 1000 kg net weight each.

HS code: 0404.10 (30 – 75% of proteins) or 3502.20 (> 80% of proteins)

Whey Protein Isolate

Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) is obtained by concentration and purification of whey protein concentrate. They are derived from whey. WPI contains approx. 90% of proteins and has a very low lactose content (< 1%). Our WPI is available in instant and regular type. 

WPI can be used in many applications, like: sports drinks, protein bars, enriched beverages, dietary products, baby food, dry nutritional mixes, reconstituted dairy products, whipped toppings.

Whey Protein Isolates are easily digestable and help the body recover after exercise (especially for the formation of muscles). They also contribute to the proper growth and optimal development of young children, due to their high amino acids content. WPI’s are used in foods for their unique functionality; high solubility, neutral taste, to provide texture & structure, or to give a different flavour or colour to a product. Especially when a lower lactose concentration and/or a higher protein concentration is needed.

Main composition:

  • protein content of min. 90%
  • moisture content of max. 6%
  • colour: white to yellowish

The product has a long shelf life of approx. 18 – 24 months from date of manufacture (depending on its packaging) and it should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place (preferably below 20˚C). Do not expose the product to direct sunlight or to strong odours.

Packaging
Our WPI is available in 20 kg and 15 kg multi-ply paper bags with poly inner liner.

HS code: 3502.20

Whey Protein Hydrolysate

Whey Protein Hydrolysate (WPH)is obtained from whey protein concentrate or isolate in the process of hydrolysis (in which some of the amino bonds have been broken by exposure of the proteins to heat, acids or enzymes). Because of the pre-digested state of WPH, the protein is absorbed into the body rapidly, delivering a fast and effective nutritional boost.

Applications
Clinical, sports and infant nutrition products.

Main composition:

  • protein content of approx. 90%
  • moisture content of max. 6%
  • colour: white to yellowish

Due to the fact that WPH-based supplements are produced using an advanced and costly technology, they are usually a bit more expensive than those based on WPC or WPI. They are most popular among professional athletes. Owing to their short absorption time, they will perfectly work after intense an physical exercise, when it is necessary to supply the muscle cells with the necessary nutrients as quickly as possible. 

Whey Protein Hydrolysates may improve nutritional status and gut and liver functions in specific patient groups and can help prevent loss of body mass during hospitalisation. WPH’s may also improve blood glucose control in people with metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes.

The product has a long shelf life of approx. 24 months from date of manufacture and it should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place (preferably below 20˚C). Do not expose the product to direct sunlight or to strong odours.

Packaging
Our WPH is available in 15/20 kg multi-ply paper bags with poly inner liner.

HS code: 3504.00

Milk Protein Concentrate

Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) is a spray dried product, manufactured by ultra-filtration of fresh skimmed cow’s milk. The protein content of our MPC varies from 50% up to 95%. These protein concentrates are mostly used to standardize the milk in cheese manufacturing, for their functional properties in the food industry and for their nutritional properties in dietary products.

Milk Protein Concentrates are widely used for their numerous properties, like: gelation, browning, emulsifying, foaming, high-fat and water binding capacity, improvement of cheese performance, increasing protein content, good heat stability, high-protein/low lactose ratio, taste preserving & coagulation properties etc.

MPC’s are used in protein bars, processed & analogue cheese, meat, ice cream, creamy desserts, sauces & soups, dairy based & nutritional beverages, bakery, toppings, low-fat spreads, dairy-based dry mixes, texture improvement of yoghurt, health food supplements etc.

Main composition:

  • butterfat content of approx. 1.5 - 5%
  • moisture content of max. 6%
  • protein content of approx. 50 - 95%
  • colour: white, creamy

The product has a long shelf life of approx. 24 months from date of manufacture (depending on its packaging) and it should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place (preferably below 20˚C). Do not expose the product to direct sunlight or to strong odours.

Packaging
Our MPC is available in 20 kg and 25 kg multi-ply paper bags with poly inner liner and in Big Bags of approx. 1000 kg net weight each.

HS code: 0404.90

Milk Protein Isolate

Milk Protein Isolate (MPI) is manufactured by ultrafiltration of fresh pasteurized skim milk. MPI has a high protein content of min. 85%. The excellent nutritional value and clean, milky flavour make it an ideal ingredient for nutritional products. It is a good source of native micellar casein and whey proteins in the same ratio as found naturally in milk.

Milk Protein Isolates are widely used for their numerous properties, like: excellent flavor profile, high level of bound calcium, excellent heat stability, very good solubility, high nutritional value, high opacity in water, low lactose content etc.

Applications
MPI’s can be used for nutritional drinks, protein-enriched milk drinks, yoghurts and other fermented milk products, health food supplements, coffee/beverage whiteners and for all types of cheeses (fresh cheeses, soft/hard cheeses, processed cheeses).

Main composition:

  • butterfat content of approx. 1.5 %
  • moisture content of max. 6%
  • protein content of min. 85%
  • colour: white, creamy

The product has a long shelf life of approx. 24 months from date of manufacture (depending on its packaging) and it should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place (preferably below 20˚C). Do not expose the product to direct sunlight or to strong odours.

Packaging 
Our MPI is available in 15 kg and 20 kg multi-ply paper bags with poly inner liner.

HS code: 3504.00

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