Columbia Phytotechnology developed the PowderPure line, which uses RZD technology to keep powders fresh and nutritious. The drying process divides fruits/vegetables into “zones” to ensure the highest quality of powders. Core powders come in flavors such as raspberry, pineapple and açai. Beverage blends of PowderPure come in flavors like raspberry-açai.

Frutarom USA has launched Beneolea (EFLA943), an olive-leaf extract that promotes cardiovascular health. The extract is made with the patented Hyperpure technology and has been tested to support blood pressure and manage blood-sugar levels with positive results. Frutarom also claims that the ingredient acts as an antioxidant and helps support healthy cholesterol levels.

Danisco says that its new BioVia YM 10 will “meet market demand for natural, clean-label products without compromising their shelf life and food safety standards.” The natural antifungal blend helps increase shelf life through its unique mixture of dextrose and plant extracts that fights against molds and yeasts. BioVia YM 10 prevents fungi over a pH range of 2–7.

A new system for encapsulating omega-3 comes from Robinson Pharma Inc. called ARTcaps. This enteric system provides better bioavailability in capsules, offered in three capsule weights and potencies of omega-3 fatty acids. Their use of FFA fish oil is targeted specially for consumers who have higher cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The ARTcaps use GRAS ingredients and require less energy to produce than other enteric softgels.

Nebraska Cultures Inc.’s Digestion-Plus Probiotic Blend helps support a healthy colon by replenishing healthy bacteria, improving digestion and acidifying the colon, says the company. It is made with 40% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 30% Lactobacillus salivarius and 30% Bifidobacterium bifidum.

The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions ($18.99, 272 pp), by Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman, offers info about substituting vegan options into any recipe. The book is broken down into sections so that readers can easily find appropriate substitutions such as those for dairy, cheese, eggs, meat, gluten and soy. Recipes include vegan chile con carne, sweet potato bars, and peanut butter and jelly pie.

Belly Fat Breakthrough ($9.99, 92 pp), by Karlene Karst, is a guide to maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. A checklist included in the book can determine whether you are eating properly, and if you are not, this book gives plenty of suggestions on how to modify your diet. Karst details the importance of fiber, vegetables, whole grains and protein in the diet, as well as of incorporating exercise into your life. Exercise plans are detailed.

Secret Nerve Cures ($19.95, 198 pp), by Bob Martin, is a collection of remedies for nerve-related health challenges. Ailments range from nerve pain to numbness to bells palsy to cramps to carpel tunnel and more. The book details each different type of nerve and why it is important, along with a description of the impact of each vitamin and mineral on nerve health. Martin discusses products that are harmful to the nerves, such as artificial sweeteners and pesticides, as well as giving information about medicinal and dietary cures for nerve problems.

A new movie, Microwarriors: the Power of Probiotics ($19.95), discusses the benefits of probiotics. This documentary details everything from the discovery and history of probiotics to the health benefits and different types of probiotics available to us. After watching this documentary, the viewer will have a clear knowledge of probiotics and will be able to apply this knowledge to their lives to improve their digestive and overall health.