Techna 20 SF is sugar-free, naturally sweetened with our TruClear Stevia Plus (Item# TCS010), PEG formulated base that has a soft mouth-feel and includes natural suspending agents as well as other natural flavor enhancers. Techna 20 SF also contains a natural bitterness blocking technology that is clinically proven to block off-notes from many APIs at oral receptor sites. Techna 20 SF Troche Base is in an easy to use granular form ready for the addition of actives, flavors, and colors.
Other products on the market simply mask flavor defects, Bitter-Bloc™ actually blocks flavor defects from reaching taste receptors on the tongue to prevent the bitter molecules from binding with the receptor sites. In effect, it gives the product a cleaner taste. This allows formulators to use ingredients that meet consumer demand without compromising on taste. Works to eliminate bitter, salty, metallic, astringent, and general off-notes in a variety of oral formulations.
Is Bitter-Bloc™ a sweetness modulator? Bitter-Bloc™ is not a sweetness modulator as it does not affect sweetness. However, in some cases tasters will notice an enhanced flavor profile. Since bitterness is a strong flavor, it often will overpower the other flavors present. Bitter-Bloc™ will bring down the bitterness perception to the point that other flavors are now able to be perceived.