CAVAMAX® I WACKER Cyclodextrins
Cyclodextrins are oligosaccharides obtained by enzymatic conversion of starch. WACKER is the only company in the world to manufacture all three naturally occuring cyclodextrins – α, β and γ, marketed under CAVAMAX®.The characteristic feature of cyclodextrins is their ring-shaped, three-dimensional structure. The hydrophilic outer surface ensures compatibility with aqueous systems, while the hydrophobic cavity can complex specific "guest" molecules. This three dimensional structure is the key to a wide range of opportunities. WACKER's CAVACURMIN® and CAVAQ10® contain curcumin and CoQ10 with significantly increased bioavailability.
CAVAMAX® W6 (alpha-cyclodextrin) serves as a non-digestable, yet fully fermentable, water-soluble dietary fiber. Dietary fibers are an important component of a healthy diet.
Benefits of CAVAMAX® W6 for dietary supplements:
- Colorless (plus no Maillard reactions)
- Neutral taste and odor
- Low viscosity in solution
- Highly stable in acidic formulations
- Positive effect on glycemic index (GI) proven in a clinical trial