galenIQ™ is non-animal origin and GMO free
galenIQ™ qualities are derived from sucrose in a two-stage production process. First, sucrose is converted to the disaccharide 6-0--D-glucopyranosyl fructose (isomaltulose), a significantly more stable reducing compound, in an enzymatic transglucosidation process. In the second step, the hydrogenation of isomaltulose leads to the stereoisomer disaccharide alcohol 1-O--D-glucopyranosyl-D-mannitol dihydrate (1,1-GPM dihydrate) and 6-O--D-glucopyranosyl- D-sorbitol (1,6-GPS) in an approximate equimolecular mixture.
The ratio between the main components can be varied with an additional special crystallization process. As a result, specific galenIQ™ qualities are obtained, e.g. enriched in 6-O--Dglucopyranosyl- D-sorbitol (1,6-GPS) providing higher solubility. Depending on the quality, the mixture contains approximately 3-5% crystal water, which is strongly bound to the GPM crystal. In its final state, galenIQ™ is a white, odorless, water soluble, crystalline substance that complies with the isomalt monographs of the current Ph Eur, BP and USP29-NF24.
Production Step 1: Enzymatic Transglucosidation
Production Step 2: Catalytic Hydrogenation