New from J.R. Watkins is a line of natural gourmet spice grinders. Options include Course Sea Salt, Whole Black Peppercorns, Four Peppercorn Blend, Garlic Peppercorn Blend, Steak & Chops Seasoning, Chicken Seasoning, Pizza & Pasta Seasoning and Seafood Seasoning. According to the company, the products are all housed in sustainable and recyclable packaging.

P.L. Thomas joined forces with grower/processor Just the Berries to offer black currant ingredients for supplements, grocery and personal care applications. Says P.L. Thomas, this black currant is different “because of the large volumes of condition-specific and pharmokinetic research that has been carried out using their unique black currant products.”

Capsugel has released a new plant-based capsule made from pullulan, fermented from tapioca. Plantcaps capsules are an “important option for customers distributing organic supplements in the United States, which restricts organic labeling language on organic ingredients encapsulated in other non-pullulan polymers,” says the company. Capsules are clear.

Lonza now offers DHAid, a vegetarian algae DHA product with enhanced stability and taste. The line includes DHAid FNO-350, an oil with 350 mg of DHA/gram for food applications. DHAid CL-400 is a clear oil delivering 400 mg of DHA/gram for dietary supplements. Last, DHAid Dry is a dry powder blend for special nutrition beverages.

Jarrow Formulas now has a 180-capsule bottle of its Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS probiotic. This beneficial yeast survives the stomach acid as it helps to support gastrointestinal health. While it promotes the overall health of the intestinal tract and enhances immune function, it’s most important function may be to protect intestinal flora when they are under attack, such as during antibiotic use or during travel, the company says.

New from Life Extension is Olive Leaf Vascular Support with Benolea (from Frutarom). This ingredient is said to help naturally modulate blood pressure levels already within normal range and is standardized to 16% oleuropein. Researchers using 1,000 mg per day of this formulation in a trial documented an average 11.5-point (mmHg) decline in systolic readings and 4.8-point drop in diastolic readings in eight weeks. 

Solgar No. 7 is a seven-ingredient supplement intended to show improvement in joint comfort within seven days. This once-daily alternative to glucosamine brings together bio-active nutrients that increase joint mobility, flexibility and range of motion. Says the company, “Solgar No. 7 helps get active consumers back on track…fast.”

Omega Swirl To-Go from Barlean’s includes the same multi-award–winning Omega Swirls in convenient, shelf-stable 30-single-serving pouch boxes. Each ultra-pure fish and flaxseed oil pouch contains an optimal daily dose of omega-3. The six dessert-like flavors are gluten-free and sugar-free. “Finally, a perfect Omega-3 anytime, anywhere!” says the company.

Bluebonnet Nutrition’s Extreme Edge line is composed of three products for hardcore bodybuilders, strength/resistance-trained athletes and endurance athletes to take before, during and after training. Certified for Sport by NSF, the line offers the nutrients athletes need for optimal muscle recharging, refueling and recovery.