NADES GOODNESS food supplements


Country: Croatia


Petroleum-based solvents are currently used in all areas of industry, and these solvents are toxic, flammable, and volatile. Also, these solvents are the cause of 60% of all industrial emissions and 30% of emissions of volatile organic compounds. Despite all of the above, the fact is that in the 21st century according to the directive 2009/32/EC (Food) it is still allowed to consume 2.9 mg/kg of hexane or 6 mg/kg of dichloromethane per day. The goal of the green deal is to replace such solvents in an ecological way with acceptable alternatives. NADES solvents are mixtures of at least two metabolites from nature and are liquids at room temperature. These solvents are non-toxic, biodegradable, and non-volatile, which ensures safety for workers in industries and is favorable for the environment.

Our products are plant extracts in 100% green bio-solvents named natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) – that can fully replace used toxic solvents in industry. NADES can be found throughout nature, even in the human body. Using those solvents, 3 novel food supplements were developed – plant-based extracts for application in the food industry. First, food supplements were designed using COSMOtherm software in agreement with regulatory aspects and market research studies. Secondly, lab-scale studies were performed. Solubility of active molecules – polyphenols from plants were enhanced 100 x compared to the conventional extraction solvent. The NADES-based extracts are 100% non-toxic and biodegradable. The shelf life at room temperature is prolonged for 3 months.