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Molecules 2018, 23(8), 1886;

Preparation and Characterization of Resveratrol Loaded Pectin/Alginate Blend Gastro-Resistant Microparticles

NanoBioCel Group, Laboratory of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz 01006, Spain
Biomedical Research Networking Centre in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Vitoria-Gasteiz 01006, Spain
Nutrition and Obesity Group, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Pharmacy and Lucio Lascaray Research Institute, University of País Vasco (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz 01006, Spain
CIBEROBN Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Vitoria-Gasteiz 01006, Spain
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Academic Editors: Muhammad Ilias and Charles L. Cantrell
Received: 5 July 2018 / Revised: 24 July 2018 / Accepted: 27 July 2018 / Published: 28 July 2018
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Background: The use of resveratrol as a dietary supplement is limited because it is easily oxidized and, after oral ingestion, it is metabolized into enterocytes and hepatocytes. Thus, new formulations are needed in order to improve its oral bioavailability. Objective: The objective of this study was to develop and characterize a gastro-resistant formulation of resveratrol for oral administration as a dietary supplement. Method: Resveratrol was encapsulated in Eudragit-coated pectin-alginate microparticles. Results: The microparticle size was about 1450 µm, with an encapsulation efficiency of 41.72% ± 1.92%. The dissolution assay conducted, as specified in the European Pharmacopoeia for delayed-release dosage forms, revealed that our microparticles were gastro-resistant, because the resveratrol percentage released from microparticles in acid medium was less than 10%. In addition, the high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method developed for resveratrol content quantification in the microparticles was validated according to International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) Q2 (R1) guidelines. Finally, the biological activity of resveratrol was investigated in 3T3-L1 mature adipocytes, concluding that the encapsulation process does not affect the activity of resveratrol. Conclusion: In summary, the gastro-resistant microparticles developed could represent a suitable method of including resveratrol in dietary supplements and in functional foods used in obesity therapy. View Full-Text
Keywords: resveratrol; dietary supplement; gastro-resistant; microparticles; obesity; HPLC resveratrol; dietary supplement; gastro-resistant; microparticles; obesity; HPLC

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Gartziandia, O.; Lasa, A.; Pedraz, J.L.; Miranda, J.; Portillo, M.P.; Igartua, M.; Hernández, R.M. Preparation and Characterization of Resveratrol Loaded Pectin/Alginate Blend Gastro-Resistant Microparticles. Molecules 2018, 23, 1886.

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