Mannitol, DC

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LFA’s Mannitol (DC - Directly Compressible) is specifically designed to assist tablet manufacturers in making high quality chewable, mints, gums or sublingual tablets. Due to it’s low sweetness profile, great binding and flowing properties it is also often used as a filler in regular dietary supplements and pharmaceutical tablets.

LFA’s Mannitol DC has been specifically formulated and granulated in such a way that the particles are directly compressible. This means that they will form a hard and professional tablet without the need for extra flowing agents and binders. While the Mannitol DC forms a hard tablet it is also considered a disintegrant. This means that unlike some of the other sugars in LFA’s range it will assist the tablet in breaking down.

LFA’s Mannitol product was specifically developed to help our customers that are looking to create confectionery products similar to Sweet Tarts, breath mints (Polos/Life Savers), Pez or Tic Tacs. While the sweetness profile is very short and low with Mannitol, it has a cooling effect that our current customers use to enhance the taste of mints in particular.

Simply add your flavoring, active ingredient and coloring, and the Mannitol DC grade will act as the binder and flowing agent. It is important to note that depending on the active ingredient you might be required to add an anti-caking agent or dry lubricant to the mix. If you have formulation questions then please do reach out to our team.

LFA’s Mannitol DC has a glycemic index of 2 which compared to 65 of regular sugars is considered very low. Because of this LFA’s Mannitol DC is good for diabetic diets and products that are sold into health conscious markets.

LFA’s Mannitol DC, is considered a sugar alcohol, which means that it has under ½ the net carbs traditionally associated with sugars. It also does not get broken down in the mouth which means that it does not contribute to tooth decay.

Unlike normal Mannitol that can not be used for tableting. The DC grade of Mannitol from LFA will not only flow extremely well through your tablet press, but into small die cavities as well. This allows you to run your tablet press at higher speeds saving you time and money.

Feedback from our customers indicates that LFA’s Mannitol dissolves in the mouth in a smooth consistent manner. This results in a creamy feel to chewable and sublingual tablets.

LFA’s tabletable DC grade Mannitol leaves little to no after taste in the mouth. Our customers report that the users of there products are able to pick out the flavors of their active ingredients over the taste of the sugar.

Calories per Gram 1.6
Sweeness Index (Compared to Sucrose, which is 1 on the scale) 0.50
Glycemic Index 2
Description Free-flowing White Powder
Mean Particle Size 270 micron
Bulk Density 0.48 g/ml
Moisture 0.5%
Tapped Bulk Density 0.59 g/ml
Carr's Index 18.6
Hausner Ratio 1.23
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