Santinov food supplements: effective and innovative

In order to offer you food supplements that are at the leading edge of knowledge, the SANTINOV Laboratories work with specialists in designing innovative health products.

This working partnership allows us to offer you products that are adapted to your needs and products whose formulas have been subject to real research.

Our health monitoring, scientific and regulatory processes mean we are always aware of new developments so we can always offer you the safest and most innovative products.


Making an effective product is not just about mixing a little bit of everything in terms of vitamins, minerals or other oligo-elements, nor is it about increasing the amount of any ingredient source.

At SANTINOV, we prefer ingredient sources that provide the best possible absorption and tolerance.

Absorption optimisation

We work to ensure that the ingredients react with each other in a way that favours their absorption by your body, therefore increasing the effectiveness of our products.

There’s therefore no need to overdo the doses of certain ingredients that the body holds (such as minerals) which could be the cause of an intolerance.

In addition, there are several possible sources for one ingredient. Some are better supported by your body and better absorbed than others.

In principle, they do cost more, but they are the ones we prefer to use.

Replacing magnesium stearate

Our products do not contain magnesium stearate (E572).

This ingredient, which is authorised and widely used, acts as a sort of lubricant which prevents powders from sticking, thus optimising production.

The problem with it is that it forms a thin film in the digestive tract that hinders the absorption of nutrients.

It could also promote the development of certain bacteria which could cause intolerances.

At SANTINOV, we’ve replaced this ingredient with an ingredient derived from rice.


There has been controversy surrounding titanium dioxide since 2018 (TIO2 or E171).

Titanium dioxide is a very common opacifier in the pharmaceutical and agri-food industry.

It is used for coating tablets and increasing the opacity of capsules.

It is still widely used as it is inexpensive and technically mastered by all manufacturers.

However, several scientific organisations suspect it to be carcinogenic.

  • In 2006, the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) classed titanium dioxide Ti02 within the category of substances that are “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (group 2B).
  • In 2017, the INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) published a study* on the effects of oral exposure to titanium dioxide.

SANTINOV stopped using titanium dioxide long before this controversy emerged.

Food supplements should be taken as part of a varied and balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and kept out of reach of children. Those who are under medical supervision, pregnant or breastfeeding should ask their doctor’s advice before taking a food supplement. Users are advised to keep to the recommended daily dosage. Stay physically active for your health and wellbeing.