Algae LifeAlgae Life Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, now offers AstaZine organic astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis). The ingredient is certified organic by Ecocert. Said Joe Huff, CEO of AlgaeLife’s North American operation, “AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin will be very exciting for cutting edge companies that target the organic market.”

PurTeaApplied Food Sciences, Inc. offers PurTea, a new organic green tea extract standardized for caffeine and catechins and designed as a novel natural source of energy for beverages. The company says it is water soluble and less bitter/astringent for easy formulation within beverages.

OmniActiveOmniActive Health Technologies now offers OmniLean, a scientifically validated “metabolic synergizer” that targets multiple facets of weight management and metabolic markers. This Salacia extract supports multiple facets of metabolic health like healthy weight, glucose and lipid management.

Supplier Briefs

Bradenton, FL-based HP Ingredients Corp. announced that its NeuroActin Andrographis ingredient received a patent for its use in brain health supplements. The patent is entitled, “Treatment of Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Impairment with Andrographolides,” and describes how the ingredient “was found to prevent and reverse neuropathology and stimulates neurogenesis.” The ingredient was found to activate Wnt signaling and inhibit GSK-3b, an enzyme that regulates the Wnt signaling pathway.

Babo BotanicalsBabo Botanicals has launched Sheer Zinc SPF 30 Continuous Spray Sunscreen that is fragrance free for extra-sensitive skin. The formula includes non-nano zinc oxide as the only active ingredient, offering SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection. The sunscreen rubs in clear and is fortified with a Nutri-Soothe Complex packed with antioxidants and vitamins.

SIBUSibu Sea Berry Therapy (replacing Sibu Beauty) is a product line for problematic skin. Sea Berry Therapy helps nourish skin while washing away toxins and moisturizing skin. The line includes supplements, serums, creams and a face and body bar.

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White EgretWhite Egret Personal Care added a Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Crème to its line. Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid is formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamins C, A and E, and aloe to soothe and strengthen skin while protecting against environmental exposure and free radical damage.

SoapboxSoapbox Soaps has revamped the look of its Elements soap line. For every soap product purchased, the company gives a bar of soap to someone in need around the world. The line includes all-natural bar and hand soaps as well as body wash. Scents include lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, hibiscus and more.

Bluebonnet Nutrition CorpBluebonnet Nutrition Corp. has launched whole food-based Targeted Choice Sleep Support Vegetable Capsules that are non-GMO, vegan and kosher certified.