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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NKOFocus from Neptune Technologies & Bioressources blends NKO krill oil with thiamine, lutein and more for brain health. Says Neptune, “When combined with NKO, Neptune’s studies show lutein’s absorption is improved by as much as eight times.”

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neumentix spearmintKemin Industries, Inc. now offers Neumentix Phenolic Complex K110-42, sourced from spearmint. This ingredient is said to support healthy memory and cognitive function in adults and normal sleep patterns.

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The Xtend Release beverages delivery system uses time-release microbeads to deliver active ingredients over time such as caffeine, vitamins and electrolytes. The microbeads are released in reaction to changes in pH levels between the stomach and upper GI tract for optimal nutrient absorption.

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Pharmachem Laboratories now offers 100% all-natural astaxanthin derived from algae. Made in the United States, this powerful antioxidant supports joint, skin, eye and skeletal health.

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Aenova brought two new plant-based softgels to market. VeganGel is free of animal-derived ingredients, carrageenan, BSE and gluten. EnteriGel survive-one hour of submersion in gastric fluid and opens within five minutes of immersion in intestinal fluid to avoid gastric issues. Both animal-free odorless softgels are made with renewable sources.

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Deerland Enzymes now offers the DE111 probiotic strain. This Bacillus subtilis strain supports the normal proliferation of beneficial bacteria and crowds out other bacteria in the gut, according to the company. DE111 has the ability to form spores that protect the microbes from harsh conditions.

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Jost Chemical Co. launched a line of microencapsulated products. Raw materials made with various mineral salts (like Copper Gluconate 20%, Ferrous Fumarate 60%, Manganese Sulfate 50% and Zinc Oxide 50%) and other products (Ferrous Sulfate 60%, Magnesium Oxide 40% and Reduced Iron 70%) are available.

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