Nutraceuticals International Group now offers SlimPro (a fish peptide enriched with BCAAs), which helps increase CCK and GLP-1 production. These molecules send messages to the brain to control hunger, eating and nibbling, and therefore may help control calorie intake. Applications include tablets, capsules, soft gels, stick packs, protein shakes, soft beverages and baked goods.
Deerland Enzymes just launched PrefixPro, a prebiotic that promotes digestive health by stimulating probiotic growth. Unlike fiber- or starch-based prebiotics, PrefixPro requires a much smaller dosage and shorter time period to be effective. It works in both intestines, is not sensitive to specific environmental conditions of the gut and doesn’t cause flatulence.
A natural mango fruit extract from FutureCeuticals comes directly from the fruit itself, not the leaves or bark of the mango tree. Mango fruits have several health-promoting properties such as promoting heart health and supporting blood sugar. It features a minimum of 17% mangiferin and a typical ORAC of 4,500 units/gram.
Nebraska Cultures Inc. has launched ProDURA, a highly durable strain of Bacillus coagulans. This spore-forming bacterium has a naturally protective coating that stays dormant until it reaches the large intestine. The probiotic survives at temperatures up to 100°C with almost no loss in potency. It remains stable at both very high and low pHs.
P.L. Thomas & Co, Inc. now offers Zembrin Sceletium tortuosum extract. This patented, standardized and clinically studied extract of Sceletium tortuosum (known by the San people of South Africa as “Kanna”) offers stress-relieving, mood-enhancing effects and anxiety/cognitive support. The ingredient can be used by nutraceutical and functional food and beverage producers.
New from LycoRed is Sante, a tomato-derived ingredient intended to boost flavor in powdered and canned soups without adding extra sodium. The firm believes up to 30% of a soup’s salt content can be reduced using Sante,without adding tomato flavor notes.
Nexira introduced a new range of high-quality botanical extracts and the flagship brand Exocyan, a unique product line of cranberry extracts with numerous health benefits. The Exocyan line offers cranberry extracts standardized on proanthocyanidines (PACs) content. PACs are condensed tannins, a type of flavonoid, with antioxidant and other health activities. The Nexira Group is a family-owned company that operates on five continents; it recently acquired Tournay Biotechnologies.
New from Ingredion is Novation Indulge 3340. This clean-label texture system is designed for foods and beverages such as yogurt and dairy desserts and is resistant to high temperature, high shear and low pH. The system may help manufacturers reduce a product’s calories and fat.
Ilhwa North America Inc. now offers GinST 15, a high-absorption ginseng extract that incorporates a high-yield enzyme fermented process. This technology delivers “higher efficacy, consistent absorption, improved taste profile, plus a lower cost per use,” says the company. This ginseng extract is said to be 15 times more absorbable in the bloodstream than other similar ingredients. It takes just three to four hours to reach maximum absorption. This ingredient won the Best Botanical 2012 award at the 2012 Engredea tradeshow.