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.
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.
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.
New from NutraGenesis, LLC is AllerGuard Express, a fast-acting seasonal sinus and respiratory wellness product. AllerGuard Express addresses respiratory challenges such as pollen, dust mites, mold and animal hair and dander. It can be taken in response to acute respiratory episodes and is available to marketers as a chewable tablet
Gencor has launched ActivAMP, which is extracted from Gynostemma pentaphyllum. This adaptogenic herb is said to activate AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPk), which has benefits for weight management. It is available as a free-flowing powder and is suitable for use in powders, tablets and capsules.
LycoRed offers a micro-encapsulated beadlet line of natural carotenoids and vitamins. The starch beadlet formulations are free-flowing and suitable for tableting (won’t leak after direct compression), and the coating is water-soluble. The starch beadlets are available with lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, vitamin D and A-acetate.
Enzymotec Ltd. offers the Omega PC line of omega-3 products. Omega PC is a wild fish cold extract containing omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids and triglycerides. According to Enzymotec, Omega PC better preserves the natural nutrient profile that is found in fish. This form may also offer better omega-3 absorption.
OmniActive Health Technologies has brought CurcuWIN Turmeric Extract (20% curcuminoids) to market. CurcuWIN “provides highly bioavailable curcuminoids in the ratio in which they are naturally found in turmeric.” The ingredient was made with a molecular dispersion process for enhanced solubility and bioavailability.
New from Synutra Ingredients are two chondroitin ingredients: ChondroGold (choice of bovine/porcine/avian source material) and ChondroCal. The ingredients are said to be extremely clean, meet USP standards and are guaranteed to be free of aliginic acid. ChondroCal is low-sodium/sodium-free, and ChondroGold has an ultra-low heavy metal breakdown guarantee.
ChromaDex Corp. now offers Niagen nicotinamide riboside (NR), which is similar to vitamin B3. According to ChromaDex, benefits of NR include increased fatty acid oxidation, increased mitochondrial activity, blockage of muscle degeneration and prevention of peripheral neuropathy. NR is also a precursor to NAD+, which improves mitochondrial performance and energy metabolism.