Supplier Briefs

Supplier Briefs: August 2016

Probi USA Inc. has acquired Nutraceutix of Redmond, WA, for $105 million. Tim Gamble, CEO of Nutraceutix, said in a press statement, “With highly...
Terminalia bellerica

T. bellerica Reduces Uric Acid in Study

New Brunswick, NJ–When the body breaks down purines, it creates uric acid in the process. In most healthy people, this chemical is excreted in...
brown rice protein

Industry First: Rice Protein Achieves FDA GRAS Status

Los Angeles, CA—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter of non-objection to Axiom Foods regarding the GRAS status of its Oryzatein...
cranberries probiotics

Cranberry Proanthocyanidins–Probiotics Inhibit Bacterial Growth

Madison, WI—As functional foods grow in popularity, a group of investigators have published new data suggesting a combination of probiotics and cranberry proanthocyanidins (c-PAC)...
blood sugar health

Guar Gum Supports Blood Sugar Levels

Yokkaichi, Japan—Taiyo Kagaku Co. researchers put a partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG as Sunfiber from Taiyo) to the test to see whether it supports...

Horphag Research Launches Robuvit

Hoboken, NJ—Horphag Research, supplier of Pycnogenol, announced that it has a new ingredient available to U.S. manufacturers. The standardized French oak wood extract called Robuvit...
resveratol piperine

Resveratrol–Piperine Combo Improves Mitochondrial Capacity in Study

East Windsor, NJ—Could resveratrol positively affect exercise training? Yes, says new research from Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, especially if it is fortified with...

K2 Affects Inflammatory Markers

Oslo, Norway—Vitamin K2 is a rising star in the bone and heart health categories, and new research offers even more insight into why the...
Supplier Briefs

Supplier Briefs: July 2016

Algae Life Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, of Irvine, CA, now has 239 structure­–function claims allowable by FDA for its AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin....
immune cells

Tongkat Ali Affects Immune System in Study

Bradenton, FL—A standardized tongkat ali (TA) supplement supports healthy immunomodulation, according to new research lead by a team from Biotropics Malaysia. The month-long study involved...