Sports NutritionTrace Minerals Research is entering the sports nutrition market with the cleanfit line, adding on to its electrolyte offerings. This line will include both pre- and post-workout options , targeted toward elite athletes looking to help support their training. All products in this line contain no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors, and are non-GMO.

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The New York Attorney General is now taking his supplement investigation to the manufacturers.

Dreaming of warm sun in the midst of this frigid winter? Turn your dream into reality at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA! From March 4–8, the Anaheim Convention Center is hosting over 60,000 industry professionals and enthusiasts in a newly expanded format. Among these attendees will be over 2,600 exhibitors, including 200 new booths at the nearby Hilton hotel. The event will again be co-located with Engredea.

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The New York Attorney General is now taking his supplement investigation to the manufacturers.

I was driving to the office one Tuesday morning when I heard a news report that ended up occupying my attention for the week to come. Results from DNA testing of herbal supplements—requested by New York’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman—painted a dark picture of the supplement industry. Several store brand products had reportedly failed identity tests by including ingredients in the formulas that weren’t supposed to be there and by leaving out important active herbal ingredients. The commentator implied in a mocking tone that companies had tried to circumvent those “pesky DNA tests.”

Liquid ExtractsFrutarom BU Health launched EFLAsense, a line of all-natural liquid extracts, “with sensory properties to boost flavor and health benefits” for beverages, confectionary, dairy, bakery and liquid supplements. The line contains natural botanic extracts from flowers (e.g., chamomile, elderflower and orange blossom); leaves (e.g., peppermint, lemon balm and sage); fruits and seeds (e.g., fennel and rose hips) and several herbal blends.

Fish Oil BlendNutegrity now offers OmegaActiv + PL Blend, a combination of Nutegrity’s OmegaActiv omega-3 fish oil (150+ mg), astaxanthin (50 mcg) and phospholipids (180 mg) in one ingredient (500 mg dose). According to the company’s president, Terry Olson, “OmegaActiv + PL Blend fulfills a growing market need for fish oilbased omega-3 phospholipid offerings.”

AstaxanthinNew from Cactus Botanics is astaxanthin raw material. The company says this colorful, lipidsoluble pigment may be the most potent of all antioxidants and supports healthy oxidative balance. Extracted from algae, this astaxanthin is offered in powder and oil forms.

Tasa, one of the largest processers of fish oils in the world, now offers TASA Omega. The product range will include high-quality refined omega-3 fish oils and EE/TG concentrates such as 18/12 fully refined fish oil and 30/20s, 40/20s, 50/20s, 50/10s, 10/50s and other types of concentrates. “We’re building a onestop shop, able to offer a wide range of products from refined to concentrated fish oils,” says the company.