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.
Nebraska Cultures Inc.’s Digestion-Plus Probiotic Blend helps support a healthy colon by replenishing healthy bacteria, improving digestion and acidifying the colon, says the company. It is made with 40% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 30% Lactobacillus salivarius and 30% Bifidobacterium bifidum.
A new system for encapsulating omega-3 comes from Robinson Pharma Inc. called ARTcaps. This enteric system provides better bioavailability in capsules, offered in three capsule weights and potencies of omega-3 fatty acids. Their use of FFA fish oil is targeted specially for consumers who have higher cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The ARTcaps use GRAS ingredients and require less energy to produce than other enteric softgels.
Danisco says that its new BioVia YM 10 will “meet market demand for natural, clean-label products without compromising their shelf life and food safety standards.” The natural antifungal blend helps increase shelf life through its unique mixture of dextrose and plant extracts that fights against molds and yeasts. BioVia YM 10 prevents fungi over a pH range of 2–7.
Frutarom USA has launched Beneolea (EFLA943), an olive-leaf extract that promotes cardiovascular health. The extract is made with the patented Hyperpure technology and has been tested to support blood pressure and manage blood-sugar levels with positive results. Frutarom also claims that the ingredient acts as an antioxidant and helps support healthy cholesterol levels.
Columbia Phytotechnology developed the PowderPure line, which uses RZD technology to keep powders fresh and nutritious. The drying process divides fruits/vegetables into “zones” to ensure the highest quality of powders. Core powders come in flavors such as raspberry, pineapple and açai. Beverage blends of PowderPure come in flavors like raspberry-açai.