Loose Tea Scoop and Mesh Tea Ball are two new creations from The Artful Penguin. The Loose Tea Scoop, Mesh Tea Ball and all other products are handcrafted. Products are made from tarnish-free and rust-free materials, which includes stainless steel and lead-free wire. There also are more than 25 colors of natural stones and glass beads from which to choose.

Biorginal Food & Science Corp. has developed BioPure Krill, a source of phospholipids, astaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids. The firm says the phospholipid EPA/DHA structure will help make krill oil a leader in the omega-3 market in the next five years. BioPure Krill oil’s makeup is said to be better absorbed within the body and provides more antioxidants than other leading omega-3 ingredients.

Cactus Botanics now offers several grades of brown seaweed (Laminaria japonica) for the dietary supplement industry. Laminaria japonica contains high levels of fucoidan, which supports hypothyroidism, fatigue and menstruation.

ACG North America LLC has developed an Automatic Capsule Filler (ACG AF-90[T]). The machine is designed to fill a large variety of powder formulations into hard gelatin capsules. It also uses a tamping process that forms a slug and is inserted into the capsule. A few benefits of the machine are being GMP-compliant, having an easy-to-operate touch screen and an output of 90,000 capsules per hour.

From O.Berk Company comes Amber Glass Dropper Bottles, for delivering doses and drops. The dropper bottles are excellent for food oils, liquid vitamins and essential oils to name a few, because they help prevent spills and product wasting. According to the firm, “These bottles are an excellent choice for liquid products where single dosage is essential.”

Valensa International has introduced Go Easy, a formulation combining plant-based waxy policosanols with chia-derived omega-3 fatty acids and cranberry extract. The combination is said to promote regularity and is suitable for delivery in a soft gel. According to the firm, the formulation has been proven to increase the number of bowel movements of test participants daily by 50% in a pre-clinical study.

Cyvex Nutrition, Inc. has released SolaThin, a branded weight management ingredient and potato protein extract containing various low-molecular weight proteins. SolaThin is sourced from vegetables, contains over 90% protein, has PI-2 (enables release of cholecystokinin) and contains no added compounds.

The Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits are made of 100% organic fruit and are gluten free, Non-GMO Project verified and certified kosher. Appropriate for kids, the snacks contain no added sugar or preservatives and are a healthy alternative to other snack options. They are available in Apple Banana, Strawberry Mango and Blueberry Apple.
SRP: $3.99

The Flavrz Beverage Corp. offers all-natural Flavrz enhanced beverages that “give your body what it needs without sacrificing great taste.” These lightly sweetened drink mixes are filled with herbal extracts, minerals and antioxidants and can be added to water. Available are Fruit Punch Energy, Citrus Hibiscus Immunity and Superfruit Sports.