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Find the ingredients list on a box of tampons or pads. If one is not displayed or if the list contains synthetic ingredients, tell shoppers to take caution. Some of these ingredients may do more harm than good to a woman’s body and the environment.

Consumer Bulletin

Bad moods can come and go throughout our daily grind. It might be a spilled coffee followed by a stubbed toe that sets you off. But sometimes, prolonged high-pressure situations can lead to blues that just aren’t lifting.

cardiaslimInterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. has launched a new heart health ingredient called CardiaSlim. CardiaSlim is a patented blend of Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana, which the firm says has been found in three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies to improve cardiovascular health by supporting healthy blood lipid levels and body weight.

TIC GumTIC Gums now offers TICAmulsion 3020 for high oil load emulsions (up to 20% without excess viscosity). The company says this technology improves upon the emulsifying capabilities of traditionally processed gum acacia. TICAmulsion provides a “robust stabilizer less affected by processing and ingredient variances.” TICAmulsion is a non-GMO product.

Nielsen-MasseyNielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. has launched Alcohol Free Madagascar Pure Vanilla for retail, food service and industrial customers. This alcohol-free vanilla joins a growing line of specialty products including organic and fairtrade Madagascar bourbon vanilla and an alcohol- and sugar-free vanilla powder.

NexiraEnostim from Nexira is a blend of apple and grape polyphenols, enriched with saffron, that the company says supports those with erectile dysfunction. Nexira says the new ingredient has vasodilation properties and stimulates nitric oxide production which are attributed to its antioxidant content.

GlanbiaGlanbia Nutritionals now offers HarvestPro Pea Protein 83EF with no bitter or green notes. Says the company, “A panel of trained sensory experts found HarvestPro Pea Protein 83EF offered ‘significantly lower’ bitter green pea notes than other samples, giving a neutral flavor that opens up new formulation possibilities in a wide range of applications.”

Florida Food ProductsFiberGel LC from Florida Food Products is an option for replacing dried/pasteurized egg up to 75% in bakery applications and 100% in some tailored formulas. This single-ingredient solution is made from FiberColloid, developed with a technology that “activates” plant fibers to enable texture creation.

MycoTechnologyMycoTechnology, Inc. launched MycoZyme, which uses a mushroom-based enzymatic method to yield a stevia that has 250–300 times the sweetness of sugar with no metallic aftertaste. The MycoZyme process is all natural, non-GMO and chemical free by using gourmet mushrooms to break down the bitter compounds found in the stevia plant.