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CMAM Training

Posted on Mar 4, 2017

CMAM Training

From Feb 22nd to Feb 23rd, Hexagon organized a training program called Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) at Global Hospital in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

The basic objective of the program was to help Global Hospital set up a malnutrition clinic and treat SAM (Severe Accused Malnourished) and MAM (Moderate Acute Malnourished) children from neighboring villages.

We invited Dr. Sagar Panchal and Dr. Deepak Mishra from Ahmedabad Municipal Hospital to undertake the training. There were 23 local health workers who participated in the training meeting. The session presentations were done in Hindi, the local language in this area. (more…)

Emerging SMEs

Posted on Feb 17, 2017

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are happy to share a recent feature on ETNow discussing Hexagon Nutrition, Pvt. Ltd and how it has grown.

The Scope of Fortifying Dairy Products

Posted on Oct 8, 2016

The Scope of Fortifying Dairy Products

We recently published an article in Natural Products Insider regarding the state of dairy fortification. You can see an excerpt here:

“Though milk and other dairy products serve as excellent sources of essential nutrients, some people do not receive their daily dose of such nutrients from them due to several factors. Most dairy products, including milk, undergo several processing methods such as heating, pasteurization, spray drying and ultra-heat treatment (UHT) that may lead to the loss of certain natural nutrients present in the original source. Therefore, there exists a dire need to replenish the lost nutrients back to the source.” (more…)

Myths of Oil Fortification to Combat Malnutrition in India

Posted on Sep 6, 2016

Myths of Oil Fortification to Combat Malnutrition in India

In the Oils and Fats International Magazine, we published a paper in the July/August issue about what oil fortification can mean to the millions of children who live with malnutrition. Our business development manager, Ashwin Raj, goes into detail about how oil fortification is done and how it can improve the lives of these children.

Unfortunately, many are still resistant to the idea of fortification. Here are some myths that Ashwin debunks:

 

Fortification adds significant cost. The process of fortifying oil with vitamins A, D and E costs US$.001-.002 per kg of oil. The process is neither complex nor requires any special equipment. (more…)

The Emergence of Nutraceuticals

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

The Emergence of Nutraceuticals

Our Business Development Manager, Ashwin Raj, recently published an article in Ingredients South Asia on The Emergence of Nutraceuticals in their late August 2016 edition.

The article is on the emergence of nutraceutical in the Indian market and how they are expected to grow. From the article:

“Increasing incidence of lifestyle disorders has caused a serious threat to people around the world. These include cardiovascular disorders and obesity, which lead to a series of life-threatening diseases, bone and joint-related problems and also some psychological and cognitive complications. The fact that unhealthy food in addition to other extrinsic factors plays a major role in causing such disorders is a topic worth debating about. People have thus become extremely cautious and therefore have started to resort to preventative actions than reactionary ones.” (more…)

Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Posted on Aug 25, 2016

Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Hexagon Nutrition was recently featured in the Economic Times during a focus on quality and progressive healthcare measures. The article features the growth Hexagon Nutrition has experienced over the last two decades and how they have been able to keep R&D at the heart of what they do.

From the article:

“Hexagon Nutrition at its core is a research organization with a strong mix of capabilities and a large portfolio of tested products. By providing reliable and unmatched service to both domestic and international markets, they strive to find new solutions to the growing demand for holistic nutrition.”

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Big Market in Functional Beverages

Posted on Aug 2, 2016

Big Market in Functional Beverages

Beverages are one of the most desirable mediums for carrying micronutrients. There are an array of beverage categories that are fortified, with dairy, vitamin water and energy drinks seeing an upsurge in demand in their beverage sections.

Hexagon Nutrition supplies many manufacturers with the micronutrient premixes needed to offer high-quality, high-functional beverages to consumers.

Our Business Development Manager, Ashwin Raj, recently published an article in Asia Food Beverage on what the market needs to know about functional beverages and fortification. (more…)

Hexagon Nutrition Awarded as the Best Healthcare Brand

Posted on Jun 30, 2016

Hexagon Nutrition Awarded as the Best Healthcare Brand

The Economic Times “Best Brands” is an initiative to bring together and recognize brands that symbolize quality, status, and trust. It highlights brands that consumers see as a reliable and consistent. They conducted an extensive survey throughout all the major cities in India across different segments. (more…)

Micronutrient Powder and Reduced Infant Stunting in Bangladesh

Posted on Jun 13, 2016

Micronutrient Powder and Reduced Infant Stunting in Bangladesh

Dr. Stanley Zlotkin and Hexagon Nutrition have had a long association. Dr. Zlotkin invented Sprinkles, a product used by governments and organisations all over the world to combat malnutrition and anemia. Hexagon has been a licensed manufacturer of Sprinkles for many years and has been a part of the Sprinkles Global Health Initiative. Recently, Dr. Zlotkin contributed to a study about the effects of micronutrient powder on infant stunting in Bangladesh. We participated in this study by providing foaming hand sanitizers for the project.

More than 25% of babies born in economically-challenged countries have low birth weight (LBW), placing them at a high risk of stunted growth. In fact, in Bangladesh alone, over one million LBW infants were born in 2010. Fortunately, steps are being taken in order to solve this problem, and this paper documents some of the big moves. The study found that the use of mineral- and vitamin-enhanced micronutrient powders significantly reduced stunting in LBW infants in a high-risk setting. (more…)

Using Solar Panels to Keep the Lights on in Chennai

Posted on Jun 4, 2016

Using Solar Panels to Keep the Lights on in Chennai

Along with a passion for nutrition around the world, we also have a strong belief in caring for the environment. Over a year ago, we began to make plans to convert our Chennai factory to solar power.

We are using a 50 kW rooftop photovoltaic solar plant to achieve our vision on producing our own electricity. The solar plant is capable of generating 210 units per day and all of our lighting requires 192 units. So, all of our lighting in the entire office and factory will be run on solar energy. (more…)