Protein, plant extract, pharmaceuticals, chemical
Taste masking helps in increasing the palatability of bitter actives such as pharmaceuticals and polyphenols. The Progel technology has been proven in animal models. Bitter drug A is usually administered in the animal feed. However, uptake can vary between species due to the bitter taste. Bitter drug A was encapsulated in alginate microgels. Farm trials were conducted across 2 continents with different animal species. Encapsulated Bitter drug A was preferred by both species of farm animals. Sera analysis showed that encapsulated Bitter drug A was released upon ingestion as evidenced by the presence of active detected in the animal tissue.