DolCas Biotech Commits to Sourcing Clean-label Nutraceuticals From Upcycled Raw Materials
Zero-Waste Future for Nutraceuticals
LANDING, N.J., July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
According to Euromonitor International's 'Sustainability Survey 2019', 66% of nutraceutical industry professionals believe that sustainability initiatives are critical to success. Innova Market Insights' consumer research indicates that consumer expectations around sustainability are higher than ever, pushing companies to prioritize eco-efficiency, especially when it comes to reducing food and plastic waste.
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.
Upcycling creates potent new products
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.
"The polyphenol profile is a perfect example of this," explains Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs for DolCas. "The sun scorched, hostile desert environment is an incubator for the accelerated production of polyphenols, which is key in generating TruOliv's concentrated actives profile."