Naturex now offers Glucevia, a natural extract of Fraxinus excelsior derived from seeds/fruits. Demonstrated to be effective and safe for blood sugar control, the patented extract is standardized to 10% Nuzhenide and GI3. Naturex says Glucevia works on all types of sugars, both complex and simple.

Spectra 10/5% Red Palm Oil Concentrate is a new alternative to regular red palm oil from Carotech, Inc. Spectra is a non-GMO softgel capsule that contains the equivalent of two tablespoons of red palm oil, which has been shown to reverse the aging process due to its high concentration of carotenoids and tocotrienols.  Spectra is GMP-, Kosher- and Halal-certified.

New from HerbaKraft is GCBFit, a green coffee bean extract. Chlorogenic acid, green coffee bean’s active ingredient, may inhibit blood glucose spikes after meals and, through prolonged use, promote weight loss. GCBFit is made from safe and unique extraction solvents and is 50% chlorogenic acid and caffeine, without chloroform.   

Xsto Solutions will now be distributing K2VITAL Delta (from Kappa Bioscience AS). This ingredient is a double-coated, microencapsulated vitamin K2 as MK 7, said to give companies expanded use of vitamin K2 MK 7 in calcium/mineral combination products while ensuring label claims and lowering overages. 

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Everyone wants healthy, beautiful hair, but traditional hair care products contain strange chemicals (what is “methylisothiazolinone”?) that don’t take care of hair at all! Your customers are looking instead for natural ingredients to cleanse their scalps and nourish their hair. Let’s discuss some oils and herbs that can replace harsh chemicals in shampoos and conditioners to nurture your clients’ hair and even help it thrive!

Diseases of the heart are still the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the latest preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cancer in all its forms remains a close second) (1). Due to this ongoing reality, cardiovascular health is of special concern to health-conscious individuals, especially those battling known risk factors.

Five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most prevalent form of dementia (1). Millions of others are dealing with other types of dementia and countless others do not yet know their “forgetfulness” is something much worse.

Spirulina was originally envisioned as an incredibly nutritious, sustainable food source that could be grown locally to feed malnourished villages in developing countries. The superfood has all the right qualities: it grows in sunlight and water, flourishes in warm climates, provides a high-quality source of digestible protein (with all the essential amino acids) and is packed with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, antioxidants and other phytonutrients that help support an amazing array of health benefits.