PLT Health Solutions, Inc. now offers OXySTORM Standardized Nitrate, a nitrate concentrate powder derived from red spinach. The non-GMO powder is 100% water-soluble, sugar-free and has a neutral pH, so it can be easily added to nutrition products such as bars, powders, chewables, energy drinks and supplements. Nitrate is said to help with vascular and muscle function through nitrate oxide production during athletic activity.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

New Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask by derma e comes in single-use sachets within an 18-piece display unit. Place on the shelf, on the counter or at checkout so customers can benefit from this doctor-developed, clinically tested, dual-action mask that deeply detoxifies skin so it glows with pure health.

Goddess Glo Bronzing Crème from Larenim is a body butter with a coconut-vanilla aroma that nourishes and softens the skin while providing a bronze glow. This body crème combines hyaluronic acid, shea butter, argan and jojoba oils into a creamy butter plus antioxidants acai berry, vitamin C and vitamin E.

Alapure carries skin care products made from Marula oil, which is extracted from the Marula fruit found in southern Africa. Marula oil contains a high concentration of oleic (omega-9) acid and smaller amounts of linoleic (omega-6) acid, palmitic (omega-3) acid and stearic (omega-3) acid. It is said to improve skin hydration.

Key West Aloe added a triple-action cleanser to its facial care line. The Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser cleanses, tones and removes makeup without drying the skin or burning the eyes. The cleanser also preserves elasticity, rebalances moisture levels and has a refreshing citrus scent. It is intended for all skin types.

Some 25,000 industry members came together in Baltimore, MD, for the 30th annual Natural Products Expo East tradeshow and conference. This year’s event boasted 1,363 exhibiting companies, including 400 new brands that launched at the show. Here are four observations from the tradeshow from WholeFoods editors.

MiraBurst is expanding its line to include MiraBurst easy-melt tablets.These tablets are sourced from MiraBurst berries, which have a taste-modifying effect, caused by the glycoprotein miraculin, making sour and acidic foods taste sweet. According to MiraBurst, the tablets can help mask the metallic taste associated with chemotherapy.

New from Nordic Naturals is a highly concentrated EPA+ DHA fish oil in a 90% triglyceride form. The omega-3 oil will be available in four products: Ultimate Omega 2X, which contains 2,000 mg of EPA+DHA per serving; Omega ONE, a once-daily soft gel; Postnatal Omega-3, an EPA+DHA blend with vitamin D3; and Ultimate Omega Mini, which contains 75% more omega-3s.