MicroGARD natural fermentates and Nova- GARD natural antimicrobial blends have been released by Danisco. The ingredient lines are part of Dansico’s Care4U range of product solut ions and are gluten- free. MicroGARD and NovaGARD are now manufactured using Sensient’s 5001 Yeast Extract, according to the firm.
NutraGenesis’ Wellberry ingredient was reformulated and now Indian Gooseberry and Transport-C Plus vitamin C. The benefits of Wellberry include antioxidant, anti-aging, cellular protection and immune support. This new and improved version of Wellberry now contains twice the amount of ascorbic acid and other vitamin C ingredients.
O.Berk’s Bettix bottles have “twin necks” that contain two cavities for easy measuring and pouring. The larger side is the main repository and by squeezing the bottle, one can transfer an exact amount of liquid to the smaller chamber. Both sides contain gradient measurements and plugs to prevent dual pours. This bottle is intended for products that need to be measured and poured out with no mess.
Ixoreal Biomed offers KSM-66 Advanced Ashwagandha , which is extracted using a proprietary process that results in a form of the herb with the highest yield in its active constituents, withanolides. Ixoreal Biomed also announced its long-term plan to support scientific studies on ashwagandha’s benefits for stress management.
Cyvex Nutrition, Inc. has released SolaThin, a branded weight management ingredient and potato protein extract containing various low-molecular weight proteins. SolaThin is sourced from vegetables, contains over 90% protein, has PI-2 (enables release of cholecystokinin) and contains no added compounds.
Valensa International has introduced Go Easy, a formulation combining plant-based waxy policosanols with chia-derived omega-3 fatty acids and cranberry extract. The combination is said to promote regularity and is suitable for delivery in a soft gel. According to the firm, the formulation has been proven to increase the number of bowel movements of test participants daily by 50% in a pre-clinical study.
From O.Berk Company comes Amber Glass Dropper Bottles, for delivering doses and drops. The dropper bottles are excellent for food oils, liquid vitamins and essential oils to name a few, because they help prevent spills and product wasting. According to the firm, “These bottles are an excellent choice for liquid products where single dosage is essential.”
ACG North America LLC has developed an Automatic Capsule Filler (ACG AF-90[T]). The machine is designed to fill a large variety of powder formulations into hard gelatin capsules. It also uses a tamping process that forms a slug and is inserted into the capsule. A few benefits of the machine are being GMP-compliant, having an easy-to-operate touch screen and an output of 90,000 capsules per hour.
Cactus Botanics now offers several grades of brown seaweed (Laminaria japonica) for the dietary supplement industry. Laminaria japonica contains high levels of fucoidan, which supports hypothyroidism, fatigue and menstruation.
Biorginal Food & Science Corp. has developed BioPure Krill, a source of phospholipids, astaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids. The firm says the phospholipid EPA/DHA structure will help make krill oil a leader in the omega-3 market in the next five years. BioPure Krill oil’s makeup is said to be better absorbed within the body and provides more antioxidants than other leading omega-3 ingredients.