AppleActiv, the functional food division of Leahy Orchards, Inc., launched AppleActiv GHX, an extract with standardized polyphenol content that supports gastrointestinal health. A recent study suggests the liquid extract blends easily in both wet and dry formulations.

Glanbia Nutritionals now offers IGNITOR amino-release matrix, a blend of proteolytic enzymes (endopeptidases and exopeptidases) designed to release BCAAs and glutamine from whey protein sources while “promoting heightened mTOR activation for enhanced protein synthesis and skeletal muscle growth.”

Maypro Industries now offers Purple Tea with GHG. This ingredient is derived from Camellia sinesis and is intended to support healthy weight, cholesterol, blood glucose levels and skin. The extract contains 50% polyphenols, almost 10% EGCG, 1.5% anthocyanins and 7.4% GHG. It has only 4–5% caffeine.

Jost Chemical Co. launched a line of microencapsulated products. Raw materials made with various mineral salts (like Copper Gluconate 20%, Ferrous Fumarate 60%, Manganese Sulfate 50% and Zinc Oxide 50%) and other products (Ferrous Sulfate 60%, Magnesium Oxide 40% and Reduced Iron 70%) are available.

Deerland Enzymes now offers the DE111 probiotic strain. This Bacillus subtilis strain supports the normal proliferation of beneficial bacteria and crowds out other bacteria in the gut, according to the company. DE111 has the ability to form spores that protect the microbes from harsh conditions.

Aenova brought two new plant-based softgels to market. VeganGel is free of animal-derived ingredients, carrageenan, BSE and gluten. EnteriGel survive-one hour of submersion in gastric fluid and opens within five minutes of immersion in intestinal fluid to avoid gastric issues. Both animal-free odorless softgels are made with renewable sources.

Pharmachem Laboratories now offers 100% all-natural astaxanthin derived from algae. Made in the United States, this powerful antioxidant supports joint, skin, eye and skeletal health.

The Xtend Release beverages delivery system uses time-release microbeads to deliver active ingredients over time such as caffeine, vitamins and electrolytes. The microbeads are released in reaction to changes in pH levels between the stomach and upper GI tract for optimal nutrient absorption.

Redd Remedies has launched Joint Health soft chews featuring Membrell Original Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM). This ingredient contains key building blocks for joints, including chondroitin, glucosamine, collagen and hyaluronic acid. The black cherry-flavored soft chews also contain naturally occurring calcium from NEM.