A&B Ingredients’ CytoGuard® antioxidants are natural tea-based antioxidants. They  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 our customers’  products throughout their shelf-life.

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

CytoGuard antioxidants are available in water soluble and oil soluble versions.  Our customer service 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, 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 health risks.  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.

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 specifically manufactured for use in fats, oils and food products with lower water content. CytoGuard OX-OST reduces oxidation and rancidity while ensuring food quality and extension of shelf-life. CytoGuard OX-OST 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:

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A powerful antioxidant specifically manufactured for use in fats, oils and food products with lower water content

  • 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 ensures quality and extends the shelf-life of your food product. CytoGuard OX-WST is especially well suited for delicate flavors and light colored applications.  A natural clean label antioxidant, CytoGuard OX-WST can be used for 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 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-WST

CytoGuard Antioxidants - CytoGuard OX-WST

A powerful antioxidant designed specifically for emulsion and water contained systems

  • 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