ClearIQ™
Formerly ClearTaste®
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ClearIQ™
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When you have to get the Flavor Right, Think ClearIQ™

ClearIQ™ natural flavor modulation tools, help decrease the perception of metallic, bitter, sour, astringent, and other general off-notes found in many food and drink products.
How We Can Help
Fix General Off-Notes
Reduce Astringency
Improve Flavor
Brighten Flavor Profile
Block Bitterness
How ClearIQ™ Flavor can help
Fix General Off-Notes
Reduce Astringency
Improve Flavor
Brighten Flavor Profile
Block Bitterness
APPLICATIONS
Popular ClearIQ™
Applications
ClearIQ™ flavor has broad spectrum taste modulation capabilities allowing it to work in a wide variety of different food and beverage applications. While not exhaustive, the list below shows some of the more popular application where ClearIQ™ is being utilized in food and beverage formulations.
Alcohol
Alternative Sweeteners
Amino Acids
Baked Goods
CBD
Caffeine Fortification
Cereal
Chocolate
Coffee
Confections
Dairy Alternatives
Energy Drinks
Extruded Snacks
Functional Beverages
Juices
Meat Alternatives
Mouthwash
Nutraceuticals
Other
Plant-Based Protein
Protein Beverages
Sprouted & Ancient Grains
Tea
Vitamins & Minerals
Taste Is The Most Important Factor
Consumers want their products to be healthy, nutritious, provide functional benefits, low in sugar, salt and fat but most importantly it has to taste great.
† Food Insight, 2018
Consider Taste The Most Important Consideration
88% of consumers rank taste as the most important purchasing decision factor, outranking price, healthfulness, convenience, and environmental impact.
†† IFI Food and Health Survey 2020
Consumers Seeking Functional Foods & Beverages
Consumers are starting to demand more from their food and are actively seeking functional foods and beverages that provide more than just empty calories but deliver a health benefit. However, functional foods and beverages come with inherent flavor issues.
† Food Insight, 2018
Bitter
Astringent
Sourness
Metallic
Linger
Irregular
Weight Loss / Weight Management
62%
Energy
58%
Digestive Health
46%
Heart Health
43%
Strength
40%
Immunity
40%
A New Way to Drive Preference
Product developers are looking for new ways to drive preference as consumers call for products that have functional ingredients but none of the sugar, salt or fat used to mask associated flavor issues. Introducing ClearIQ™, the simple, clean label mushroom extract, that modulates negative flavors, allowing you to create world class products that do not compromise on taste.
Masking
The Old Way To Deal With Flavors
The old way to fix a flavor issues was to add sugar, salt, and fat (white spheres) to the point where you would not be able to taste the negative flavors (Red Spheres). By over-satiating the receptors with stronger flavors helps to sweep the problems under the rug. However, the old approach comes with excessive ingredients that consumers are looking to avoid.
Blocking
The New Approach To A Cleaner Flavor Profile
Instead of adding ingredients to overpower flavors, flavor modulation works by temporarily occupying the taste receptor sites on the tongue (Blue Spheres) so that the negative flavors (Red Spheres) are unable to bind with the taste receptors. Without the binding, the negative flavors are not perceived. This new approach allows you to drive preference without the filler.
OVERVIEW
The Outdated Way To Deal With Unwanted Flavors
The old way to fix a flavor issues was to add sugar, salt, and fat to the point where you would not be able to taste the negative flavors. However, the old approach comes with excessive ingredients that consumers are looking to avoid.
OVERVIEW
The new approach to a Cleaner Flavor Profile
Instead of adding ingredients to overpower off notes, flavor modulation works by temporarily occupying the taste receptor sites on the tongue, so that negative flavors are unable to bind with them. Without this binding, the negative flavors are not perceived. This new approach using ClearIQ™ allows you to block bitterness and clarify flavors.

Unlock Optimized Taste with Flavor Modulation

Metallic, bitter, sour, astringent, and general off-notes are strong flavors that are common to the flavor profile of functional ingredients. These overpowering flavors often hide the more subtle, delicate, and complex tastes within a food matrix. By decreasing these off-notes with ClearIQ flavor modulation, you can experience brighter, cleaner, and clarified taste performance.

TEchnical
What ClearIQ™ Can Do
For Your Product Formulations
ClearIQ™ works by blocking the bitter receptors on the tongue, inhibiting the bitter tastant from binding, so bitterness is not perceived. It interacts with a majority of the bitter taste receptors on the tongue (proven via a third-party taste receptor study).
Technical Overview
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Flavor Challenges With Functional Ingredients

Flavor Challenges With Functional Ingredients

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Weight loss & Weight Management

Pea Protein

Bitter

Slight Astringency

Beany

Rice Protein

Business, Technology

Business, Technology, Creative, Blog, News

Access to all 10+ categories

Soy Protein

1 User

3 Users

Unlimited

Caffeine

3 months

3 months

3 months

Green Drink

3 months

3 months

3 months

Super Foods (Generic)

3 months

3 months

3 months

Apple Cider Vinegar

3 months

Web & mobile

Web, mobile, and third-party sources

Energy

Caffeine

3 months

3 months

3 months

Taurine

Up to 1,000 clones per month

Up to 1,000 clones per month

Up to 1,000 clones per month

Ginseng

Astringent

Bitter

Up to 1,000 clones per month

Vitamin  B12

Business, Technology

Business, Technology

Business, Technology

Guarana

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Digestive  Health

Probiotics

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Fiber

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Kombucha

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Collagen

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Heart & Cardiovascular health

Ancient Grains

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Dark Chocolate

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Muscle  Health & Strength

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Plant-Based Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Creatine

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Immune Function

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Improved Sleep

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Bone Health

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Brain Function  
(Memory, focus, cognitive)

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Emotional/Mental Health

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Lowering inflammation

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Cancer protection & prevention

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Diabetes management &
Blood Sugar control

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

Athletic & Sprots Performance

Whey Protein

3 Users

3 Users

3 Users

ACCOUNTS

Clones

Up to 20 clones per month

Categories

Business, Technology

User Limit

1 User

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Lottie Animation

3 months

Design Interactions

3 months

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Clones

Categories

-

ACCOUNTS

Clones

Up to 20 clones per month

Categories

Business, Technology

User Limit

1 User

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Lottie Animation

3 months

Design Interactions

3 months

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Clones

Categories

-

ACCOUNTS

Clones

Up to 20 clones per month

Categories

Business, Technology

User Limit

1 User

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Lottie Animation

3 months

Design Interactions

3 months

DESIGN INTERACTIONS

Clones

Categories

-

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