Vegetarian Joint HealthNatreon has launched AyuFlex, a vegetarian and organic joint health ingredient. Derived from Terminalia chebula, this ingredient has been shown to support healthy joint movement and fluidity.

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SweetenerSteviva Ingredients’s Nectevia is a natural low-calorie replacement for high fructose corn syrup. This stevia enhanced agave syrup has a pH of 4.3–4.8 and is suitable for beverages, baked goods, jams, sauces and more. It has 2.86 calories per gram.

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Tasa, one of the largest processers of fish oils in the world, now offers TASA Omega. The product range will include high-quality refined omega-3 fish oils and EE/TG concentrates such as 18/12 fully refined fish oil and 30/20s, 40/20s, 50/20s, 50/10s, 10/50s and other types of concentrates. “We’re building a onestop shop, able to offer a wide range of products from refined to concentrated fish oils,” says the company.

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AstaxanthinNew from Cactus Botanics is astaxanthin raw material. The company says this colorful, lipidsoluble pigment may be the most potent of all antioxidants and supports healthy oxidative balance. Extracted from algae, this astaxanthin is offered in powder and oil forms.

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Fish Oil BlendNutegrity now offers OmegaActiv + PL Blend, a combination of Nutegrity’s OmegaActiv omega-3 fish oil (150+ mg), astaxanthin (50 mcg) and phospholipids (180 mg) in one ingredient (500 mg dose). According to the company’s president, Terry Olson, “OmegaActiv + PL Blend fulfills a growing market need for fish oilbased omega-3 phospholipid offerings.”

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Liquid ExtractsFrutarom BU Health launched EFLAsense, a line of all-natural liquid extracts, “with sensory properties to boost flavor and health benefits” for beverages, confectionary, dairy, bakery and liquid supplements. The line contains natural botanic extracts from flowers (e.g., chamomile, elderflower and orange blossom); leaves (e.g., peppermint, lemon balm and sage); fruits and seeds (e.g., fennel and rose hips) and several herbal blends.

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TIC Gums has launched Ticaloid GF 313. Ticaloid GF 313 is a hydrocolloid system developed for sweet baked goods. It helps manufacturers achieve the softness, cohesiveness and batter viscosity lost when switching to gluten-free formulations, allowing them to suspend additions like blueberries.

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Naturex unveiled a new maca ingredient for natural sexual performance products called Macador. “Gently extracted with water, the ingredient is the first maca extract to be standardized to amino acids,” according to Naturex. This helps ensure quality from batch to batch. The maca is sustainably sourced. Results are seen after two weeks.

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Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals offers LactoCran, a combo of Sabinsa’s shelf-stable LactoSpore probiotic (Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856) and Cran Naturelle cranberry seed powder from Fruit d’Or. It can be used in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. LactoCran supports digestive and heart health.

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Fuji Health Science is now marketing F-Melt, a proprietary co-spray dried formulation for fast oral dissolve systems. F-Melt contains five pharmaceutical excipients, including carbohydrates and disintegrants. Fuji Health Science states that the composition dissolves in the mouth within 30 seconds, and is directly compressible for in-house production, with no license needed.

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