Agora Food Sciences now offers Chaveka Salvia Hispanica L seeds. This heart-healthy ingredient supports healthy cholesterol and is an excellent source of fiber and omega-3, says the company. The highly bioavailable, water-dispersible ingredient is suitable for baked goods, liquids, chicken breading and more. Several versions of the Chaveka formula are available, including those that allow for a high-fiber claim, for an omega-3 claim, for both claims and more. Custom blends are available. Chaveka is made with a “reduced pathogen process,” yielding a final product that is 99% free of microbiological activity.

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Naturex now offers new standardized extracts in its NAT activ line; more natural colors in its NAT color category; more botanical extracts in its NAT healthy line; Xtrablend RP, a blend of rosemary and pomegranate; references like rose and hibiscus in its NAT arom category; and EZ-Caps, references that protect aromatic compounds.

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Satiereal is a satiety-promoting ingredient that also is said to decrease sugar cravings and hunger between meals and decrease compulsive snacking (thereby supporting steady weight loss), according to its distributor P.L. Thomas. Also benefiting emotional well-being, Satiereal is a “clinically proven formula that improves levels of neurotransmitter serotonin,” says the firm.

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Frutarom, USA launches BLIS M18, which is made from S. salivarius. This probiotic bacteria promotes oral health. Says the company, “A daily intake of BLIS M18 can aid in protecting teeth from bacteria known to cause tooth decay, while protecting teeth from erosion caused by high-acid foods and helping break up dental plaque.” BLIS M18 can be formulated into lozenges, chewable tablets, chewing gums, stick packs, fast-melt tablets and powdered drinks.

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Valensa International and Parry Nutraceuticals introduced a premium coated spirulina called Pur-Blue. “The ingredient uses an all-natural phycocyanin extract coating to mask the flavor of the native spirulina—offering companies interested in marketing spirulina to a broader range of consumers an attractive, neutral- tasting product that can appeal to the pickiest of eaters,” says the company.

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Stiebs now offers a new ingredient for the health, wellness, cosmeceutical and functional food markets. TRUE Pomegranate is a mix of pomegranate extract and pomegranate oil from 100% California pomegranate fruit. Stiebs manufactures a full line of pomegranate products and other plant-based ingredients in Central California.

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From Cyvex Nutrition comes Alfapro Agglomerate. This form of its branded Alfapro protein concentrate is intended for beverage manufacturers since it can be combined with other ingredients without lumping. The product also is said to “deliver superior dispersibility.”

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Enzymotec USA has launched Krill Oil+, a high-potency, pure krill oil. This oil has an increased omega content of 19%.

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LOWAT from InterHealth is a patent-pending, fat-targeting, weight-management ingredient derived from Piper betle and Dolichos biflorus. A recent 50-person, eight-week trial found that LOWAT “significantly reduced body weight more than twice as effectively as placebo,” said a researcher.

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Maypro Industries will distribute Sustained Release MicroActive Curcumin. This bioavailable curcumin formulation solubilizes curcuminoids, “thereby greatly reducing particle size,” says the company. The encapsulated micronized particles are released in the stomach and small intestine.

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