New from Fruit d’Or is Cran Bella, a cranberry seed oil ingredient for skin support and anti-aging supplements. The oil is said to add moisture, reduce inflammation, offer antioxidant support and more.

Glanbia Nutritionals now offers HarvestPro, a line of gluten-free vegan plant proteins derived from ancient grains, flax and chia. The company says the line ranges from 50 to 60% protein and includes protein crisps and protein powders. It is suitable for use in beverages, bars, baked goods and gluten-free foods.

Blue Diamond Growers launched its first almond flour line. Available in Extra Fine Natural, Extra Fine Blanched and Fine Blanched varieties, these almond flours contain 6 g of protein, 3.5 g of fiber and 75 mg of calcium per serving. They are also low on the glycemic index and are naturally gluten-free. These almond flours can be included in and improve the nutrition of chicken and fish coatings, baked goods and sauce and soup thickeners without sacrificing taste.

Nexira Health added Simag to its line of branded health ingredients. Simag is an extract of purified marine minerals, and serves as a source of magnesium, according to the company. Nexira believes that this is a product well-suited for children’s developing bones and teeth, pregnant women and sports nutrition.

Data published in the February issue of International Angiology show a positive link between a branded herbal extract and heart health and inflammation support.

Morris Plains, NJ—Researchers from the Kinesiology University of Calgary in Canada published the results of a new clinical trial in The FASEB Journal suggesting that prebiotics support healthy weight management.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Sabinsa Corporation released a new form of curcumin: uC3 CLEAR. This ingredient is said to offer an improved, more convenient delivery system for curcumin while overcoming the limitations of solid dosage delivery systems such as poor disintegration, slow dissolution or difficulty swallowing. The water-soluble uC3 CLEAR has GRAS status and is made without nanoparticles.

InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. now offers ZMA-3000 for powdered beverages. According to the company, “ZMA aids in replenishing zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6 levels in the body,” potentially supporting exercise and recovery. The powder is lightly sweetened with acesulfame potassium, sucralose and vanilla flavor. It is suitable for protein powders, powdered energy beverages and more.