editorial Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner

Choosing this year’s Person of the Year was no easy task. Readers put several good names on our radar, but in the end, we went with the person whose name was on the tip of everyone’s tongue throughout 2015: New York Attorney General (NYAG) Eric Schneiderman.

sweetener, natural zero-calorie sweetener HerbaKraft has launched >98% pure Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate (MAG), a natural zero-calorie sweetener for use in food, supplement and oral care applications. This pure derivative of glycyrrhetinic acid extracted from the roots of Glyccyrrhiza glabra (licorice) is standardized for 98–102% of glycyrrhetinic acid.

vitamin E supplierNutralliance now offers Sunvitol E450-SdN, an organic-compliant, non-GMO, clean-label vitamin E (450 IU d-alpha tocopherol) extracted from sunflowers. According to the company, “No other sunflower powder or soy-based Vitamin E available in the U.S. market can offer the same organic-compliant, certified non-GMO and allergen-free clean label.”

vegan eggs, egg replacerEarth Island has launched Follow Your Heart VeganEgg, a 100% plant-based egg replacer derived from algae. The company says this ingredient is allergen free, freeze/thaw capable, microwavable and offers a similar flavor/texture to real eggs. Sizes include those for retail packaging, food service and bulk.

 

cardiovascular performance, VO2MyoMax from NuScience Trading supports cardiovascular performance in healthy adults, as measured by a change in VO2 and cardiac output. NuScience Trading focuses on science-based, specialty ingredients and takes an active role in developing clinical substantiation for our products.

juice powder, cranberry juice powder, cranberry powderFruit d’Or Nutraceuticals has introduced organic cranberry juice powders to the beverage and dietary supplement markets. These water-soluble organic cranberry powders from cranberry juice concentrate are dried with an infrared process to avoid degradation, improve the taste and color, and be flowable.

DRcaps capsulesCapsugel announced that its vegetarian, acid-resistant DRcaps hard capsules are now suitable for liquid-fill applications. First launched for powder-fill applications, Capsugel says its new technology “can now bring the benefits of DRcaps capsules - including resistance to stomach acid and taste/odor-masking - to liquid-based dietary supplements.”

News and notes from industry suppliers.

botanical lotionsHealing Tree offers gentle healing lotions formulated with botanicals like arnica, calendula, comfrey and more. The conditionspecific formulas help gently and rapidly relieve the symptoms of common first-aid problems, eczema, psoriasis, sore muscles/joints and more. The tea tree and jojoba oil-based formulas are wax, alcohol and paraben free.