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Double emulsions (W/O/W emulsions): Encapsulation of Plant Biactives

By
Jelena Mudrić ,
Jelena Mudrić
Contact Jelena Mudrić

Institute for Medicinal Plants Research “Dr. Josif Pančić”, Belgrade, Serbia

Katarina Šavikin ,
Katarina Šavikin

Institute for Medicinal Plants Research “Dr. Josif Pančić”, Belgrade, Serbia

Svetlana Ibrić ,
Svetlana Ibrić

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Jelena Đuriš
Jelena Đuriš

Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract

This article describes the preparation, characterization, and application of W/O/W emulsions, with emphasis on the encapsulation of plant bioactives. The main limitations preventing commercialization of double emulsions with plant bioactive substances, used for the preparation of food, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals for oral administration, are low thermodynamic stability and the limited range of the available lipophilic emulsifiers. In that regard, strategies for stability improvement of W/O/W emulsions with bioactive substances are highlighted.


 

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