Vitafoods Europe: Omya makes its debut


Omya will present new calcium-focused holistic solutions at the nutraceutical trade show in Geneva

Mineral ingredients manufacturer Omya is preparing to showcase its products for the first time at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva. The Swiss company will bring a range of its proprietary calcium products and speciality ingredients from its distribution portfolio.

With prototypes for energy management and bone health, Omya will present holistic solutions for various nutraceutical concepts that meet current market demands.


From flavours, natural colours and antioxidants to water- and fat-soluble vitamins, Omya offers a variety of versatile ingredients that stretch beyond calcium carbonate. For instance, the company has developed the instant drink Omyafit — a prototype designed to support mental and physical health. The food supplement contains 240 mg of calcium per 10 g portion. This equates to 600 mg of natural calcium carbonate, offering 30% of the daily recommended intake and enabling a “high in calcium” claim.

Fortified with several vitamins, such as C, D, B1, B2, B 3, B6, B12, folic acid and the minerals zinc, iron, selenium and chromium, Omyafit provides the perfect blend of essential micronutrients. For added energy, it also contains taurine, L-tyrosine, guarana seed extract and caffeine.


Another new prototype is Omyasprint, based on the excipient Omyapharm and vitamin B12 from the distribution portfolio. With vitamin B12 helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue, this concept is aimed at cognitive and immune health. As an orally dispersible tablet, Omyasprint is designed to dissolve in the mouth within seconds without the need for water. The multifunctional mineral excipient Omyapharm ensures high mechanical stability and fast disintegration.


The calcium enrichment of foods and beverages is an ongoing trend, strengthened by the world’s ageing population and consumers who are looking to avoid health problems associated with calcium deficiency. As a high-purity natural calcium source with 40% bioavailable calcium, Calcipur is the perfect choice for calcium supplementation and osteoporosis treatment.

To make this accessible, Omya has developed the bone health complex Omyabone – a chewable tablet containing Calcipur as the active ingredient and vitamins K2 and D3 from the company’s distribution portfolio. Together with a balanced diet, supplements based on this formulation contribute to the recommended daily allowance for calcium, according to EU specifications.

Calcipur range can be used in various applications, including bakery products, cereals, extruded snacks, vegan drinks and other foods and beverages.

Stefan Lander, VP of Consumer Goods, Group Sales and Marketing at Omya, explains: “Today’s consumers are looking for nutritional all-in-one solutions. As such, it makes perfect sense to offer functional combinations that meet their needs. Our dual role as a supplier of calcium carbonate and global distributor of speciality ingredients delivers real customer advantages.”


Vitafoods will take place on 7-9 May 2019 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.

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At the event, Omya can be found at booth D184.