A&B Ingredients’ CytoGuard® antioxidants are natural tea-based antioxidants that are formulated to be highly effective in reducing oxidation in animal and vegetable fats and oils, processed meats and seafood, processed foods and beverages, food colorants, cosmetics and nutraceutical products.  These powerful antioxidants are natural, clean label products that ensure the quality of your products throughout their shelf life.

CytoGuard natural antioxidants are produced through a natural extraction of the phenolic compounds naturally present in the tea leaves.  No chemicals and/or solvents are used in the extraction process.  CytoGuard natural antioxidants have a very clean flavor profile and at typical usage levels have very little organoleptic impact on the food products.

CytoGuard antioxidants are available in water soluble and oil soluble versions.  Our team can help you choose the right one for your application.

These antioxidants provide a clean label solution that addresses the problems of oxidation in food manufacturing. For instance, we know that rancidity in certain foods is the result of lipid material (fat) undergoing oxidation reactions which produce aldehydes, ketones, keta acids and other compounds that are responsible for odor and off-flavors. Not only does this cause flavor and quality loss, but it also affects the nutritional quality of your food product, not to mention the health risks associated.  Our water soluble antioxidants can help reduce oxidation at the lipid/water interface.  Our oil soluble antioxidants can help oils last longer and help the foods fried in them stay fresher longer as well.

The food industry continues its rapid shift away from the chemical based preservatives such as  BHA, BHT and TBHQ.   CytoGuard antioxidants, which are based primarily on natural tea extracts show some of the highest antioxidant activity content of any of the natural antioxidants.

A&B Ingredients provides full technical support and service for CytoGuard products.  This includes extensive technical expertise in oxidation management; technical troubleshooting and optimization in food applications; and creative approaches to novel processes not feasible using other antioxidants.

Among the benefits of CytoGuard natural antioxidants are:

  • All-natural
  • Non-GMO
  • Solvent-free extraction process
  • Clean label
  • Clean taste profile
  • High antioxidant activity
  • Oil and water soluble

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CytoGuard® OX-OST is a powerful antioxidant that is specially designed for use in fats, oils and food products with lower water content to reduce oxidation and rancidity while ensuring food quality and extending shelf life.  It is well suited for food applications that include frying oils, as well as other fats and oils.

When used in nutraceutical and cosmetic applications, CytoGuard OX-OST is highly effective in cosmetic and fish oil applications.

Benefits of CytoGuard OX-OST:CytoGuard Antioxidants - CytoGuard OX-OST

  • Neutral taste
  • Heat stable (180o C/365o F)
  • Highly efficient for all food applications
  • Oil soluble
  • Nutraceutical benefits
  • Naturally blended tea extracts
  • Clean label

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A powerful antioxidant designed specifically for emulsion and water contained systems, CytoGuard® OX-WST can ensure quality and extend the shelf life of your food product.  It is especially well suited for delicate flavors and light colored applications.  A natural clean label antioxidant, CytoGuard OX-WST is suitable for all food applications including fresh and frozen, cooked and cured meats and fish; dressings, spreads and sauces; baked goods and extruded snacks; and powdered creamers and cereals.

CytoGuard OX-WST can also be used in nutraceutical and cosmetic applications including high ORAC and anti-allergenic supplemental capsules for total body defense.  It is also highly effective in anti-inflammatory body lotions and creams.

Benefits of CytoGuard OX-WSTCytoGuard Antioxidants - CytoGuard OX-WST

  • Neutral taste
  • Heat stable (180o C/365o F)
  • Highly efficient for all food applications
  • Cold water soluble
  • Nutraceutical benefits
  • Naturally blended tea extracts
  • Clean label