Supplier Briefs

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Algae LifeAlgae Life Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, now offers AstaZine organic astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis). The ingredient is certified organic by Ecocert. Said Joe Huff, CEO of AlgaeLife’s North American operation, “AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin will be very exciting for cutting edge companies that target the organic market.”

PurTeaApplied Food Sciences, Inc. offers PurTea, a new organic green tea extract standardized for caffeine and catechins and designed as a novel natural source of energy for beverages. The company says it is water soluble and less bitter/astringent for easy formulation within beverages.

OmniActiveOmniActive Health Technologies now offers OmniLean, a scientifically validated “metabolic synergizer” that targets multiple facets of weight management and metabolic markers. This Salacia extract supports multiple facets of metabolic health like healthy weight, glucose and lipid management.

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Bradenton, FL-based HP Ingredients Corp. announced that its NeuroActin Andrographis ingredient received a patent for its use in brain health supplements. The patent is entitled, “Treatment of Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Impairment with Andrographolides,” and describes how the ingredient “was found to prevent and reverse neuropathology and stimulates neurogenesis.” The ingredient was found to activate Wnt signaling and inhibit GSK-3b, an enzyme that regulates the Wnt signaling pathway.

transparency

Through actions both pre-emptive and reactive, dietary supplement makers have answered the consumer cry for transparency in many ways, from verification symbols to GPS traceability and labeling redesigns. Further up the supply chain, dietary ingredient suppliers fill a role typically less visible to consumers, but just as vital to industry’s transparency aims, as they manage how raw materials are sourced and transformed into powders, oils and extracts fit for use in supplements.

cardiaslimInterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. has launched a new heart health ingredient called CardiaSlim. CardiaSlim is a patented blend of Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana, which the firm says has been found in three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies to improve cardiovascular health by supporting healthy blood lipid levels and body weight.

TIC GumTIC Gums now offers TICAmulsion 3020 for high oil load emulsions (up to 20% without excess viscosity). The company says this technology improves upon the emulsifying capabilities of traditionally processed gum acacia. TICAmulsion provides a “robust stabilizer less affected by processing and ingredient variances.” TICAmulsion is a non-GMO product.

Nielsen-MasseyNielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. has launched Alcohol Free Madagascar Pure Vanilla for retail, food service and industrial customers. This alcohol-free vanilla joins a growing line of specialty products including organic and fairtrade Madagascar bourbon vanilla and an alcohol- and sugar-free vanilla powder.

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At Whole Foods Magazine we are dedicated to informing and education the population about natural products. We are constantly updating information about vitamin companies and organic food brands. We understand how important it is to fuel your bodies with nothing but good and wholesome products and we want to share that knowledge with you.

The organic food brands and suppliers that work with are just as dedicated to spreading this message as we are. These companies use top of the line ingredients throughout all of their products. Our suppliers are constantly updating their formulas and looking for new and better ingredients to keep their food healthy and delicious. The vitamin companies that we partner with are enhancing their ingredients as well, testing new ways to bring good supplements into your body while riding it of the bad. Read more about our suppliers and their products below!