Dietary supplements

The Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 defines a dietary supplement as

Any product (except tobacco)—in pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid form—containing a vitamin, mineral, herb or other plant product, amino acid, or other known dietary substance that is intended as a supplement to the normal diet

Dietary supplements are the most commonly used complementary and alternative therapies in the world. They are widely available, relatively inexpensive and can be purchased without the need to visit a healthcare practitioner. Everywhere in the world dietary supplements are regulated differently than drugs. In general, there are quality control and manufacturing regulations, but not regulations ensuring the standardization of active ingredients or their efficacy.

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Food Preservation with Natural Antioxidants

Consumers are spending less time and more money on meals that are quick and convenient to prepare and require less planning. Conversely, producers are looking to preserve the freshness and extend the shelf-life of their products. Color and appearance of food products are major factors in consumer purchasing decisions as they are assumed to be indicators of quality and freshness, and these characteristics have a significant impact on consumers’ expectations of satisfaction.

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Physical and Chemical Properties of Dihydroquerctin (Taxifolin)


Crystalline powder light color, low odor, slightly bitter flavor.

Dihydroquercetin has a good solubility in acetone, methyl and ethyl alcohol, 1,2-propylene glycol, acetic ether, and hydrocarbons, but is insoluble in chloroform, sulphuric ether, and hydrocarbons. The solubility in water increases when more pure dihydroquercetin is used.

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Functional Foods and Beverages

Certain foods and beverages or their components provide health and wellness benefits which go beyond the average modern diet. Such foods and beverages are known as functional foods or functional beverages. While all foods and beverages are functional, the term functional foods or functional beverages are defined as "natural or processed foods that contain known or unknown biologically-active compounds; the foods, in defined, effective, and non-toxic amounts, provided a clinically proven and documented health benefits for the prevention, management, or treatment of chronic diseases" 

Functional foods and beverages are advertised as having health benefits which include claims that they improve cardiovascular health, digestion, immunity, and joint health, amongst others.

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11236 119 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 2X3

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