Bioscience company Chr. Hansen completed new research on a branded probiotic strain (L. casei 431, Lactobacillus paracase) and whether it benefits immunity against influenza following vaccination.

New York, NY—A bioavailable form of vitamin B5 (Pantesin, a form of pantethine, developed by Kyowa Hakko USA) may help reduce cholesterol levels within the body and help prevent cardiovascular diseases according to research. Published in Nutrition Research Journal, the experiment yielded positive results for those who included pantethine in their diets.

Las Vegas, NV—Three raw materials suppliers were named the winners of the SupplySide West 2011 Scientific Excellence Awards. The tradeshow was held October 10–14, here. The recipients were selected based on their ingredients’ “science/research methods, scientific breakthrough, innovation and appeal for the manufacturing community.”

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Now in a squeeze tube, derma e’s Tea Tree and E Face and Body Wash allows for quicker, cleaner application when cleansing the entire face and body. Combining tea tree oil and vitamin E, this formula provides natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties while delivering moisture to help combat a range of problem skin conditions such as blemishes, rashes, irritation, flaking and itching without drying out skin.

Xlear Inc. has developed a new teeth whitening gel called Spry White. This new formula uses xylitol and Viocin to remove yellow stains from teeth and decrease sensitivity. The whitening includes four 1.5-ml PeroGel applicators, four 1.5-ml Viocin applicators, two moldable trays and one tray case.

Bioforce USA offers DadoSens dermacosmetics, that target skin conditions. ExtroDerm (for severely dry skin), PurDerm (for blemished mild-to-oily skin), ProBalance (for sensitive allergy-prone skin), RegenerationE (anti-aging skin care) and Special Care are all designed to address damaged skin with natural ingredients.

Hand soaps, lotions and body wash from Saint Francis Organics come with a variety of different scents, including lavender, grapefruit, citrus lime, vanilla peppermint and unscented. The USDA certified organic line is free of any artificial dyes, fragrances and preservatives.

Three new supplement products containing omega-3 formulas with targeted health benefits are now available from Rainbow Light. The products are Omega Cardio Performance, Omega Brain Performance and Omega Skin & Mood. Each contains varying dosages of EPA, DHA and other nutrients with researched benefits in the specific health category of each product. Only small, wild caught fish from the sustainable fisheries of Peru are used.