Visitors to the AIDP booth at Expo West were privy to new data about magnesium's role in supporting cognitive function. A recent randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that supplementation with magnesium threonate (as Magtein from AIDP) was effective at improving certain aspects of cognitive function relative to a person’s age, in subjects with cognitive impairment.

At Expo West, Host Defense highlighted its new Give Bees a Chance campaign (part of its BeeFriendly Research Initiative), an effort to raise awareness for colony collapse disorder (CCD) and new research about the potential for mushroom extracts to help bee populations. CCD increased by 6% in 2015, affecting 41% of the managed bee colonies nationwide.

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Big Sandy, MT—Kamut International celebrated its 30th anniversary at Expo West with a booth birthday party, a new product launch and the release of new research.

Algae LifeAlgae Life Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, now offers AstaZine organic astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis). The ingredient is certified organic by Ecocert. Said Joe Huff, CEO of AlgaeLife’s North American operation, “AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin will be very exciting for cutting edge companies that target the organic market.”

PurTeaApplied Food Sciences, Inc. offers PurTea, a new organic green tea extract standardized for caffeine and catechins and designed as a novel natural source of energy for beverages. The company says it is water soluble and less bitter/astringent for easy formulation within beverages.

OmniActiveOmniActive Health Technologies now offers OmniLean, a scientifically validated “metabolic synergizer” that targets multiple facets of weight management and metabolic markers. This Salacia extract supports multiple facets of metabolic health like healthy weight, glucose and lipid management.

Supplier Briefs

Bradenton, FL-based HP Ingredients Corp. announced that its NeuroActin Andrographis ingredient received a patent for its use in brain health supplements. The patent is entitled, “Treatment of Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Impairment with Andrographolides,” and describes how the ingredient “was found to prevent and reverse neuropathology and stimulates neurogenesis.” The ingredient was found to activate Wnt signaling and inhibit GSK-3b, an enzyme that regulates the Wnt signaling pathway.

Babo BotanicalsBabo Botanicals has launched Sheer Zinc SPF 30 Continuous Spray Sunscreen that is fragrance free for extra-sensitive skin. The formula includes non-nano zinc oxide as the only active ingredient, offering SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection. The sunscreen rubs in clear and is fortified with a Nutri-Soothe Complex packed with antioxidants and vitamins.

SIBUSibu Sea Berry Therapy (replacing Sibu Beauty) is a product line for problematic skin. Sea Berry Therapy helps nourish skin while washing away toxins and moisturizing skin. The line includes supplements, serums, creams and a face and body bar.

1098 E. South Union Ave., Midvale, UT 84047, www.sibubeauty.com