Omni Wellness & Nutrition (OWN) is a subsidiary of OmniActive Health Technologies (OAHT) and a part of the Sanjaya Mariwala (SJM) group of companies. The group has more than 100 years business experience in the area of natural products/ingredients. SJM Group specializes in sourcing, extraction, purification and manufacturing of natural ingredients which are used in health care, food & beverages .flavour and fragrances. The group has presence in North America, Europe & other emerging markets through business activities as well as R & D. The group has strong systems and processes, especially in the area of R & D, people development, financial management and business development, which is ably supported by seasoned professionals.
India - Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Bangalore, Hosur
Omni Wellness and Nutrition Limited
T-5A, Wing A, Phoenix house,
462, Senapati Bapat Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
Omni Wellness & Nutrition (OWN) is a subsidiary of OmniActive Health Technologies Limited (OAHT) and part of the Sanjaya Mariwala group (SJM) of companies. OmniActive originated from Kancor Ingredients, an ingredient supplier in the food and flavoring industry, who have been extracting pure ingredients from their natural sources since 1969. OmniActive is backed by the technologies and processes required to provide specialized ingredients to the supplements space, as well as food and beverage companies.
Back in the 19th Century, when all the spice routes led to India, Vallabhadas Kanji Moorarji was invited to Cochin , by the Maharaja to set-up trade in spices. The Maharaja called the family the ‘MARIWALAS’-the pepper people.
OmniActive was founded by the Mariwala family, with a long heritage in the spice industry. Patriarch Kanji Moorarji began trading in spices in 1857, an interest that continues to the present day. Omni Wellness takes pride in expanding on this long tradition of innovation and success in the food and flavouring industry, by taking our natural product expertise to the end consumer, in the form of cutting-edge, scientifically backed nutraceutical products.
Products of OWN are developed under technical guidance from OmniActive Health Technologies. Using unique technologies such as Ultrasol or OmniBead, our products are helpful in the below mentioned ways:
Reducing dosage by increasing bioavailability
Helping deliver ingredients to the targeted site
Example: Blood-Brain Barrier penetration to deliver the right dose at the targeted site or delivering ‘actives’ at the duodenum/jejunum on a sustained basis.
Such benefits accrued are validated through in vitro and in vivo studies.
The group’s dedicated clinical and regulatory team carries out studies and the findings are published in reputed clinical and research journals. Over the years, the team has published over 60 studies in Indian as well as international journals.
OmniActive develops IP-protected, science-backed ingredients from natural sources using innovative technologies. Clinical research is the foundation of their ingredients to display efficacy and support claim substantiation. OmniActive is leading in branded ingredients due to its robust global R&D infrastructure, development of innovative delivery systems and close collaboration with education institutions.
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Comparative absorption of curcumin formulations Ralf Jäger; Nutrition Journal 2014, 13:11 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-13-11
The potential role of capsacinoids in weight management Bloomer RJ; AgroFOOD industry hi-tech 20; 33-35
Effect of oral intake of capsaicinoid beadlets on catecholamine secretion and blood markers of lipolysis....
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Efficacy of Capsimax TM: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-finding, adaptive-design study Udani J;The Jr of Alternative and Complementary medicine; Jan-Feb, 2013
Technologies that have revolutionized the industry are those that allow manufacturers the ability to add beneficial amounts of an ingredient without compromising its integrity and potency. Our OmniBead Beadlet Technology and UltraSOL Nutrient Delivery System help solve some of the greatest challenges that supplement manufacturers face.
Ultrasol converts lipophilic nutrients into a water-soluble
Increases bioavailability of poorly absorbed ingredients
It is a robust and scalable platform. Efficacy of many popular nutraceutical ingredients is enhanced using the Ultrasol platform.
Example of how Ultasol reduces the particle size
Nutraceuticals sensitive to acid, oxygen, heat, light, moisture or having poor bioavailability, or those requiring sustained and targeted release can be enhanced through OmniBead.
Time release delivery
Capsimax (Active ingredient in Capsinerate) Beadlet design
Example of how Ultasol reduces the particle size
What makes Omni Wellness and Nutrition (OWN)’s formulations clinically appealing is that we have full control of the formulation development process i.e. right from sourcing till we finish the formulation.
OWN has a fully integrated set up and makes novel formulations with the help of its parent company OmniActive. Scientists from diversified fields-Agriculture, Extraction, Discovery, Formulation development and Clinical studies work in tandem to produce the finest formulations.
From a distance, all nutraceutical formulations may look similar, but they aren’t. The efficacy and safety of a formulation depend on factors such as the type of ‘actives’, the quantity of ‘actives’, purity, residual toxins & microbial content and whether it is in a bioavailable form or not. An expert can identify the difference between an effective nutraceutical from an ineffective one. The above aspect can be well described through the following examples:
It is well known that Curcumin is extracted from turmeric; however, a formulation made with curcumin is totally different from that of turmeric, because roughly curcumin is only 2% of Turmeric so, for instance, every 25 grams of turmeric, the active (curcumin) amounts to only 0.5 gram.
Secondly, when curcumin is formulated by OWN, it not only provides the high quantity of the ‘actives’ (curcumin), but also devoid of unwanted impurities like residual pesticide, microbial contamination etc.
Consumption of high concentration of red chilli extract through OmniBead technology is another example. Red chilly to be clinically effective requires high concentration and at that dose, it is impossible to consume through the oral route due to its high pungency. Using OmniBead delivery technology a high dose of red chilly extract is delivered, over 8-hours in a sustained manner to provide the best bioavailability without side effects.
From the above, it is evident that bioavailability is a key factor that set apart an effective nutraceutical from an ineffective one. At OWN, we take pride to inform that we could make a difference in improving bioavailability of common nutraceuticals, like Coq10, Ginger, Curcumin through innovative delivery technologies to make them clinically relevant. Our Farm to Formulation capabilities give us an edge here as we directly source the raw materials and extract them thereby improving the quality of our formulations which makes it one of our greatest strengths.
Our group has a strong presence in the Global market; especially in North America and Europe, where it has made a significant impact, historically in the flavour industry, but more recently in the world of wellness and nutrition. We have been an ideation and innovation partner to global supplement powerhouses as we collaborate extensively with global universities in identifying and improving nutritional bioactives. We have been recognized for our innovation and have been honoured with several awards internationally.
At OWN, we give utmost importance to quality by making sure that the quality standard is maintained in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Our team ensures stringent quality processes are followed, right from the screening of raw materials to assure their quality, purity and potency. Extensive testing is combined with state-of-the-art manufacturing and strict inspections at critical points throughout the production process ensure that every product meets the claim and purity specifications on the labels. In addition to the above measures, independent testing is carried out in Nationally Accredited Laboratories to meet purity and potency specifications for best performance.