Danisco has launched PinVita, a new brand of sterols extracted from a sustainable pine source. Says the company, “PinVita phytosterols are a pure and effective way to keep the heart and arteries in shape by lowering the level of unfavourable LDL cholesterol in your blood by reducing cholesterol absorption.”

Frutarom USA has launched uniK2, vitamin K2 MK-7 for food supplements and functional foods. Studies suggest that the product supports bone and heart health. The ingredient helps activate osteocalcin and produces the optimal binding of calcium in bones. And, heart health may be promoted because the product is said to prevent calcium from being deposited on arterial walls. Says the firm, “UniK2 is a remarkable form of vitamin K2.”

Contract manufacturer Paragon Laboratories is celebrating a milestone this year: its 40th anniversary.

Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a new tool where adverse events from dietary supplements can be reported.

A branded cranberry extract (PACran from Decas Botanical Synergies) was showed in a clinical trial to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Results from the study were presented at the most recent PhytoPharm conference in Nuremberg.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Tea Tree Therapy, Inc. has introduced Refreshed Lemon Myrtle Body Care products, which are made with Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora). This ingredient offers a refreshing, revitalizing lemon scent as well as antiseptic properties. Included in the line are soaps (liquid and bar), body butter, body lotion, massage oil and air freshener.

derma e Natural Bodycare has released Intensive Therapy Foot Crème for pain relief and circulatory support. Made from Pycnogenol, gingko, yarrow, peach seed, menthol, arnica and peppermint, the product helps with tired, swollen, or achy feet. It also is excellent for those who have poor circulation of the feet, says derma e.

New from Reviva Labs is Stem Cell Booster Serum with Swiss apple stem cells, which helps support healthy skin aging. The serum can be applied before day or night cream to boost their effects, says the company, while adding anti-wrinkle and texturizing benefits.