Lipid Nutrition fire sale does not include infant formula offering

By Shane Starling

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Loders croklaan, Fatty acid

Betapol, available in Asian brands like Super 3, moves into Loders Croklaan's suite
Betapol, available in Asian brands like Super 3, moves into Loders Croklaan's suite
Dutch fats and oils specialist IOI-Loders Croklaan will integrate breast milk alternative Betapol into its product range to complete the break-up of its subsidiary Lipid Nutrition announced yesterday.

Loders Croklaan said it anticipated “significant growth” ​in infant formula sales by taking the enzyme gestated, vegetable fat ingredient launched in 1994 directly under its moniker.

“With the integration of Betapol in our product range of specialty fats, IOI-Loders Croklaan is planning for significant growth in the infant nutrition segment”,​ said Loek Favre, chief operating officer at Loders Croklaan Europe.

Fire sale

The move comes as Lipid Nutrition brands Clarinol conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), Korean pine nut sourced PinnoThin and marine-sourced, omega-3 offering Marinol were sold yesterday to New Jersey firm Stepan Company which has formed Stepan Lipid Nutrition to house the brands and centralise its nutrition activity.

Stepan has said it will open a Dutch sales office for the ingredients with the weight management-body toning offerings Clarinol and PinnoThin notably recording only modest European sales in the face of long struggles with European novel foods and health claims regulations.

Lipid Nutrition nor Loders Croklaan were available for comment at the time of publication but market analysts observed the EU regulatory roadblocks had at least partly motivated Loders Croklaan’s decision to sell Lipid Nutrition’s core brands.


Betapol, sold mostly in the EU and Asia, is marketed as having a, special triglyceride structure that matches the one found in mother’s milk very closely.”

“Betapol has been developed in order to overcome the problems associated with poor fatty acid absorption from infant formula and the negative consequences of this on energy supply, stool consistency and bone development,”​ Loders Croklaan said.

Lipid Nutrition has carried out studies in animals and newborn babies that have shown all the fatty acids in Betapol - including palmitic acid - are well absorbed into the bloodstream, and only tiny quantities are lost in the faeces.

This therefore improves the absorption of dietary calcium and reduces the amount of calcium lost in the stools, leading to greater bone mineral density.

Read more about the Lipid Nutrition break-up on today.

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

A bioavailable and soluble anti-aging curcumin

A bioavailable and soluble anti-aging curcumin

Lipofoods, a Lubrizol Company | 02-Mar-2020 | Technical / White Paper

Curcushine™ microcapules is a bioavailable microencapsulated curcumin source with proven anti-aging benefits. Its innovative delivery system provides a...

Taking the healthy way, follow The Life Guardian™.

Taking the healthy way, follow The Life Guardian™.

Indena: botanical ingredients for the Health Food industry | 11-Feb-2020 | Technical / White Paper

Meriva® – curcumin Phytosome offers the complete power of all 3 major curcuminoids and its optimized bioabsorpion thanks to Phytosome Indena’s delivery...



SABINSA | 27-Jan-2020 | Data Sheet

Sabinsa’s patented, colorless, Curcumin C3 Reduct® is 250 times more effective than curcumin in activating AMP Kinase (Intracellular Fuel Gauge). This...

Vitamins & Minerals as Nature intended

Vitamins & Minerals as Nature intended

LEHVOSS Nutrition | 12-Dec-2019 | Data Sheet

LEHVOSS Nutrition offer a range of natural, organic certified, vegan and active vitamins and minerals. These are offered as “whole-food complexes” in their...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Featured Events

View more


View more