Tate & Lyle offers PromOat Beta Glucan, which delivers up to 35% beta glucan. The ingredient can support healthy cholesterol levels and is free of the taste, color and graininess of other oat-based ingredients. Oat beta glucan qualifies for the EFSA/EU health claims for lowering blood cholesterol and reducing post-prandial glycemic response.

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources now offers NKOBeat, a krill oil ingredient with coenzyme Q10 and other ingredients to support heart health and healthy circulation. States the company, “Combined with NKO, Neptune’s study showed CoQ10 had a 25 times better absorption rate when compared to a generic CoQ10.”

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New Orleans, LA—More than 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals attended the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 21–24, to learn about the latest food ingredient and technology developments. This year, IFT celebrated its 75th anniversary by featuring brand new exhibits and events such as Diamonds & Donations, an Interactive Timeline, the Innovation Center and the FutureFood 2050 program.

Women have plenty of choices when it comes to feminine hygiene, but do they understand how much this decision can affect their health and the environment?

EO Products created the EveryOne Bath line of bath soaks with blends of Epsom salts, organic olive oil and essential oils. Formulations include: Yoga (balancing, soothing and uplifting), Cycle (balancing, cooling and refreshing), Surfer (soothing, warming and relaxing) and Sinner (soothing, warming and relaxing).

The Spry Bamboo Toothbrush from Xlear, for adults and kids, is an eco-friendly alternative to a plastic toothbrush. The handle is made from sustainable, organically grown and biodegradable bamboo, and the bristles and packaging are recyclable. The bamboo, harvested without any pesticides or chemicals, is also naturally anti-microbial.

Bluebonnet Nutrition now offers CellularActive Methylcobalamin, an active coenzyme form of B12, in 1,000 mcg and 5,000 mcg potencies. This fast-acting and highly bioavailable form of vitamin B12 is offered in liquid form with a natural raspberry flavor.

North American Herb & Spice Co. now offers Quick Alert, a caffeine-free proprietary blend of energy-supporting herbs featuring chaga. Without causing jitters, this natural energy product offers “the strength you need to get things done,” states the company.