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DolCas Biotech commits to sourcing clean-label nutraceuticals from upcycled raw materials

22 July 2020 | News

DolCas will further ally this endeavor with its ongoing clean-label initiatives to maintain full transparency and traceability of its product line.

US based DolCas Biotech, LLC, shares its zero-waste goal for the company’s entire portfolio of potent branded nutraceutical ingredients. The company declared its commitment to accelerate a full-sustainability strategy centered on the upcycling of typically discarded  yet highly valuable  raw materials. DolCas will further ally this endeavor with its ongoing clean-label initiatives to maintain full transparency and traceability of its product line.

While the market for clean-label products has grown substantially in recent years, DolCas offers a fresh perspective, one that focuses on clinically-studied, sustainably-sourced, “drum-to-hopper” ingredients that are clean-label by design. As early adopters, DolCas understands all the nuances of formulating for this demand, and continually seeks to collaborate with partners that source their ingredients locally, and with commitment to the same environmental vision.

DolCas’s TruOliv™ polyphenol extract is one example of such next-gen sustainability in action. The formulation is composed of Moroccan-grown olive leaves and whole fruit, including the skin and flesh. The olive pomace, or remaining mass of pits, branches, and unused fruits, has been ingeniously upcycled into smoke-free, natural charcoal briquettes for a completely zero-waste process. The solvent-free, USDA, EU and China-certified organic extract and its charcoal byproduct are parts of a vertically integrated operation that is regenerative, not just sustainable.

DolCas’ proprietary extraction method delivers more than 3% of hydroxytyrosol and 7% oleuropein, without the use of solvents or heat. It provides the polyphenol synergism of traditionally consumed olive oils, yielding a high concentration of clinical bioactives equal to 20 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, all in a 1g dose.

“As with many trends that develop from shared agendas, the uncompromising interest in sustainability and health-awareness is expected to energize the growth trajectory for clean- label products,” says K. G. Rao, President of DolCas. “The nutraceuticals industry faces the unique challenge of delivering clinically efficacious end products that merge nutrition with pharmaceutical precision, without concessions for environmentally unfriendly processes or
synthetic ingredients.”

The company’s Bergacyn® liver support complex is made with adherence to the same values. It is a patented, clean-label nutraceutical powerhouse composition of bergamot (Citrus bergamia) fruit polyphenols, fiber, and wild-crafted artichoke thistle leaf (Cynara cardunculus sylvestris). Bergamot juice and pulp serve as upcycled source materials to provide the polyphenols and fiber in Bergacyn.

“During our 13 years in business, we recognized that when we honor the values of quality, purity, and sustainability, positioning our products becomes easier because we know with assurance that we aren’t shortchanging the most important person in this chain – the consumer,” concludes Jackson- Michel. The majority of DolCas marketed ingredients carry ISO and HAACP seals of quality and are certified kosher and halal.


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