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Looking to create a functional beverage? Some ideas….

Functional beverage ingredients are very on-trend, driving massive innovation in drinks. Ingredients available can be used to improve or offer sleep, internal radiance, gut health and much more….

Here are some concepts to consider from a leading beverage ingredients supplier in SA, SK Chemtrade, a supplier that offers value-added product development and commercialisation support.

These innovative drinks are designed to cater to specific needs, from unwinding after a long day to boosting energy and supporting overall health. With a wide array of carefully crafted ingredients, SK Chemtrade can help transform your beverage creation.


Whether you prefer liquid or powder botanical extracts like rooibos, passionflower, ashwagandha, hops, valerian or lemon balm — known for their calming properties — or L-theanine, clinically proven to reduce stress and anxiety, we have you covered. Enhance your beverage with our selection of natural colours and flavour technology that adds juiciness, fizz, sweetness and mouthfeel to the mix.


Ingredients such as rooibos and hops, are known for their sleep aid properties. For a powdered option, you can choose from passionflower, valerian, lemon balm or marine magnesium — all proven to promote relaxation and better sleep. As with all our products, natural colours, a variety of flavours, and flavour-enhancing technology are available to cater to your preferences.


If you’re looking to boost natural radiance from within, SK Chemtrade has just the right preparations for you. The ingredients containing bovine collagen peptides contribute to the vitality and health of hair, skin, nails, tendons, joints and bones. In addition, our beauty premix, featuring essential nutrients like Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C and Biotin, supports normal skin, hair and nail health, collagen formation and wound healing. With a dash of cellulose gum for suspension and a range of natural or artificial flavours, you can create delicious and beneficial drinks.


Revitalise senses with SK Chemtrade’s refreshing beverages designed to revive and rejuvenate. With liquid or powdered botanical extracts like echinacea, guarana, yerba mate, ginseng, green tea, lemongrass, or lemon, you can create the beverage with the boost needed. A variety of flavours and colours to satisfy taste buds, along with flavour technology to enhance the drinking experience.


A burst of energy without the jitters, SK Chemtrade’s functional beverages come to the rescue. Our raw coffee powder, featuring slow-release caffeine, offers a smooth and sustained energy boost without the usual side effects. Alternatively, you can opt for liquid or powdered botanical extracts like echinacea, guarana, yerba mate and ginseng, which are known for their natural energy-enhancing properties. With the added benefit of natural colours, a range of flavours, and flavour-enhancing technology, one can create the perfect functional beverage that promotes energy.


SK Chemtrade has developed beverages infused with ingredients like liquid spice extracts (turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom) to aid digestion. Our prebiotic fibre, certified FODMAP friendly, promotes digestive comfort. To keep the functional elements and juices in suspension, we use cellulose gum. As always, a selection of natural colours, flavours and flavour-enhancing technology ensures a pleasurable and beneficial drinking experience.


Boosting the immune system has never been tastier with SK Chemtrade’s immunity-focused beverages. Featuring an immunity premix with essential nutrients like Zinc, Vitamin C, Selenium, Vitamin D, B12, B6 and Folic Acid, these drinks aid in supporting a healthy immune system and reducing tiredness and fatigue. Liquid and powdered botanical extracts like ginger, echinacea, elderberry and turmeric, along with functional beta-glucan yeast extract, provide additional immune support. With 100% water-dispersible curcumin for better bioavailability, you can count on these beverages to bolster a body’s defences.


SK Chemtrade offers beverages that can support the slimming journey. Prickly pear cactus powder is known for its water elimination properties, which may positively impact circumference reduction. White tea extract and instant green tea extract are featured for their fat-burning polyphenols and increased metabolism properties. Of course, a variety of natural or artificial flavours, along with flavour-enhancing technology, ensures that these slimming beverages taste as good as they are beneficial.


Hydration is vital for overall well-being, and SK Chemtrade recognises the significance. Beverages containing marine magnesium and NaK premix help maintain electrolyte balance and support normal water balance. With a selection of natural or artificial flavours and flavour-enhancing technology, you can enjoy delicious and hydrating beverages that quench thirst and nourish the body.

See more at SK Chemtrade – CLICK HERE!

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