Iranian researchers have succeeded in the production of hesperetin nanocarriers by using ultrasound waves and a mechanical method.
In addition to being edible, nanocarriers enjoy high potential for production at the industrial scale,
The nanocarriers increase the stability of hesperetin and improved its undesirable properties.
Hesperetin is a nutritive compound with high antioxidant properties, which has anticancer effects and lowers blood pressure.
In this research, lipid nanocarriers containing hesperetin were produced through a mechanical method by using biocompatible compounds, and some of their properties, including the size, surface charge, thermal, crystalline and chemical characteristics were investigated through various experiments.
The release of hesperetin was also investigated in stomach and intestinal conditions to determine how far the produced carriers would protect hesperetin against the undesirable acidic environmental media.
"The second one is the possibility of producing it at an industrial scale. The project was carried out in a way that nutritive nanomaterials were completely edible."
Results of the research have been published in Food and Bioprocess Technology, vol. 6, issue 6, 2013, pp. 1,464-1,475.
The article shows the application of the product in food industry. It can also be used for the protection and controlled release of sensitive drugs.
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