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Benefits of a Premix

Benefits of a PremixPremix – a customized blended of two or more ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals, and sweeteners.

One of the top pitfalls when starting a beverage lies within the formulation process. Having a complex formula can impact your beverage and your finances on many levels. Even simple formulas can prove to be challenging. Having a formulation that is easy to work with can yield consistent production results when manufactured in a commercial environment. Additionally, it can lower costs and reduce overall loss.

Many of today’s beverages utilize dedicated ingredients for specific functional benefits, or complex combinations to attain a desired result from consumption. Some choose to use unique ingredients to set their beverage apart from the rest of the pack.

Implementing a premix into the production equation can provide the following benefits:

  • Increases efficiencies in material loss
    • Allow for the ability to order smaller quantities of ingredients/manage minimum order quantities
    • Reduce financial waste on materials that expire before they can be depleted based on MOQ’s
  • Manages lead-times on raw materials effectively
  • Increases consistency during the batching process
  • Gives consistent production results from a flavor, aesthetic, and functionality perspective
  • Provides potential cost reductions at the contract manufacturing facility, or increase efficiencies within a production facility
  • Mitigates measurement errors during batching process
  • Can be implemented as a wet or dry solution
  • Provides an additional layer of privacy & protection to the formulation
  • Adds additional quality checks on ingredient potency & quality at the premix vendor
  • Eases the management of usage rates, ensuring label claims are being delivered
  • Can be produced in a variety of quantities to fit production budgets which promotes routine ingredient turnover to maximize freshness

The next time you plan to develop a beverage, look to a premix for a competitive edge.

Original article was published in BevSource website.

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