New from Neptune Technologies & Bioressources is NKOFlex, which combines vitamin D, NKO branded krill oil and other ingredients to support bone and joint health. “Combining high-potency vitamin D with NKO results in up to two times increased digestion of vitamin D2,” says Neptune.

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Glanbia Nutritionals now offers OptiSol 1016, a Greek yogurt powder that manufacturers can use to introduce Greek yogurt into various food products like beverages, bars, dairy foods, dips and sauces. It is Grade A and rBST free.

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Xsto Solutions now distributes Almega PL, a vegetarian omega-3 sourced from microalgae that is extracted using a hexane-free wet process. Almega PL contains only EPA (~25%) and is made by Qualitas Health.

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Neptune Technologies & Bioressources now offers NKOBeat, a krill oil ingredient with coenzyme Q10 and other ingredients to support heart health and healthy circulation. States the company, “Combined with NKO, Neptune’s study showed CoQ10 had a 25 times better absorption rate when compared to a generic CoQ10.”

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Tate & Lyle offers PromOat Beta Glucan, which delivers up to 35% beta glucan. The ingredient can support healthy cholesterol levels and is free of the taste, color and graininess of other oat-based ingredients. Oat beta glucan qualifies for the EFSA/EU health claims for lowering blood cholesterol and reducing post-prandial glycemic response.

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PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Horizon Science now offer Benecarb Glycemic Balance Complex. The ingredient, based on molasses phytonutrients, is said to reduce the glycemic impact of foods and drinks by up to 20% “with particular advantages in carbohydrate-rich formulations.” It is high in antioxidants, minerals and polyphenols.

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Venetron (Apocynum venetum L) from Maypro Industries supports those with occasional mood challenges. Says the company, “fast-acting Venetron offers a better safety and efficacy profile than St. John’s wort and has mood-supportive, calmness restoring and anxiolytic effects.”

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PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Oakshire Naturals, LP launched Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D. The non-GMO natural mushroom powder ingredient delivers 40,000 IUs of Vitamin D per gram and is suitable for food, drinks and supplements. “Good,” “Excellent” and “High Potency” label claims are possible with 10 mg of the ingredient.

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Valensa International will offer ZanthinNEX Astaxanthin in late 2014. ZanthinNEX is produced through a proprietary process using natural enzymatic conversions that delivers a safe finished product that is “nature equivalent” to conventional Astaxanthin produced via extraction from Haematococcus pluvialis.

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To help overcome soreness and fatigue, Kemin now offers AssuriTEA Sport, a water-extracted proprietary formula of polyphenols that works as a recovery ingredient for athletes and other active individuals. The ingredient is backed by human clinical trial results, according to the company.

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