Valensa International and Parry Nutraceuticals introduced a premium coated spirulina called Pur-Blue. “The ingredient uses an all-natural phycocyanin extract coating to mask the flavor of the native spirulina—offering companies interested in marketing spirulina to a broader range of consumers an attractive, neutral- tasting product that can appeal to the pickiest of eaters,” says the company.

Frutarom, USA launches BLIS M18, which is made from S. salivarius. This probiotic bacteria promotes oral health. Says the company, “A daily intake of BLIS M18 can aid in protecting teeth from bacteria known to cause tooth decay, while protecting teeth from erosion caused by high-acid foods and helping break up dental plaque.” BLIS M18 can be formulated into lozenges, chewable tablets, chewing gums, stick packs, fast-melt tablets and powdered drinks.

Satiereal is a satiety-promoting ingredient that also is said to decrease sugar cravings and hunger between meals and decrease compulsive snacking (thereby supporting steady weight loss), according to its distributor P.L. Thomas. Also benefiting emotional well-being, Satiereal is a “clinically proven formula that improves levels of neurotransmitter serotonin,” says the firm.

Naturex now offers new standardized extracts in its NAT activ line; more natural colors in its NAT color category; more botanical extracts in its NAT healthy line; Xtrablend RP, a blend of rosemary and pomegranate; references like rose and hibiscus in its NAT arom category; and EZ-Caps, references that protect aromatic compounds.

ViTeenamins and PreTeenamins are designed to support teen and preteen health. According to the manufacturer, the blends of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts offer an increased bioavailability of nutrients (like B-vitamins, amino acids, and antioxidants which support skin, liver, brain and hormonal health) as a foundation for teen health. Three formulas are available: boys, girls and preteens. All are kosher, vegetarian and gluten free.

Bluebonnet Nutrition now offers its 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate in single-serve powder packets. Packets come in five all-natural flavors: Natural Original, French Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry and Mixed Berry. The company says all of its protein powders are microfiltered, fat free and low in carbohydrates, cholesterol and sodium.

New from Mushroom Wisdom is the Super Chaga supplement, which provides the research-demonstrated antioxidant protection and immune support of Chaga in a concentrated extract. A proprietary hot-water extraction of wild-crafted Birch tree-grown Chaga sclerotium is used, plus Maitake D-Fraction for added immune support.

Continental Vitamin Company’s Triple B- 12/B-6/Folic is available in instant-dissolve tablets, which are ideal for those who have trouble swallowing. The formula offers a combined 9,000 mcg of important B-vitamins, which studies say support healthy memory function.

 

Barlean’s has added a new flavor to its line of Omega Swirl supplements: Blackberry. The sugar-free flax oil offers 2,620 mg of omega 3s per serving. Other supplements in this line include flax oil and combination flax/fish oil blends in various flavors.