Colloidal systems: an excellent carrier for nutrient delivery

Tarun Garg, Gazal Sharma, Goutam Rath, Amit K. Goyal

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Food components and neutraceuticals are more prone towards chemical, physical or biological degradation. A comprehensive range of colloidal delivery systems are accessible for consumption in the food industry to capture, protect, and deliver food ingredients as well as nutraceutical components. The present paper aims to overview an extensive range of colloidal systems with special focus on vesicular (liposomes, niosomes, organogels, microemulsions, and multiple-emulsions) and particulates (nanoparticles, microparticles, self-emulsifying drug delivery system, and micelles) systems that are being used in research, or might be potentially useful as carrier systems for nutraceutical delivery in the therapeutic field. The exceptional physical and functional properties of colloidal carriers have trapped the eye of the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. These carriers improve bioavailability, mask off-flavors, protect against chemical degradation, improve product texture, and reduce bitterness, as well as control the release profile of nutraceutical and therapeutic molecules. The main aim of this chapter is to provide an excellent knowledge about the importance of colloidal systems in the field of food as well as the pharmaceutical industry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrient Delivery
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9780128043042
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


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