PLT Health Solutions, Inc. has introduced a water-soluble version of 5-LOXIN (Boswellia serrata). AquaLOX has a similar pharmacokinetic profile to 5-LOXIN, which is clinically demonstrated to improve joint comfort and protect against cartilage degradation. AquaLOX has a pleasant taste profile, which is useful for chews, gummies, stick-packs, shots and more.
XSTO Solutions now offers Cuvitus, a whole fruit extract from cucumbers (Cucumis sativus) intended to support muscle and joint soreness after exercise. Says the firm, “Working metabolically to reduce TNF-alpha and other cytokines, Cuvitus can be used in pre and post work out supplements as well as joint health products to support active, healthy lifestyles.”
Aker BioMarine Antarctic US, Inc. now offers Superba 2, developed with Flexitech technology. The patented technology allows Aker BioMarine to up-concentrate krill oil’s beneficial components (such as phospholipids and omega-3s) while removing the salts that can lead to unpleasant odors and taste. Like all Superba products, Superba 2 is certified 100% sustainable and traceable.
OmniActive 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.
Applied 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.
Algae 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.”
Parabel offers LENTEIN, a free-flowing powder with 65–75% concentrated plant-based protein. The firm extracts plant protein from aqua-farmed water lentils for use in nutritional and functional foods like chips, bars, sports drinks and more. LENTEIN is also a source of amino acids and BCAAs.
MycoTechnology, Inc. launched MycoZyme, which uses a mushroom-based enzymatic method to yield a stevia that has 250–300 times the sweetness of sugar with no metallic aftertaste. The MycoZyme process is all natural, non-GMO and chemical free by using gourmet mushrooms to break down the bitter compounds found in the stevia plant.
FiberGel LC from Florida Food Products is an option for replacing dried/pasteurized egg up to 75% in bakery applications and 100% in some tailored formulas. This single-ingredient solution is made from FiberColloid, developed with a technology that “activates” plant fibers to enable texture creation.
Glanbia Nutritionals now offers HarvestPro Pea Protein 83EF with no bitter or green notes. Says the company, “A panel of trained sensory experts found HarvestPro Pea Protein 83EF offered ‘significantly lower’ bitter green pea notes than other samples, giving a neutral flavor that opens up new formulation possibilities in a wide range of applications.”