Zychrome from InterHealth Nutraceuticals is a new chromium ingredient intended to help maintain healthy insulin and blood sugar levels. Zychrome is a unique form of chromium, niacin and L-cysteine called chromium dinicocysteinate. In clinical trials, the company says the ingredient decreased insulin resistance and fasting levels by 30% each in diabetics.
Enzymotec USA’s new Sharp-PS GREEN is a soy-free phosphatidylserine (PS) that is non-GMO and was produced in an environmentally conscious way. Says Elzaphan Hotam, CEO, “We see an ever-increasing interest in that product’s source and the promise it holds, as there is a significant population which is cautious about soy and soy-derivatives.”
Creatrate (a creatine nitrate) is a patented ingredient available through Premium Ingredients International. Three clinical trials, according to the firm, prove Creatrate offers more physiochemical properties than creatine monohydrate and buffered creatine. The nitrate compounds are said to offer increased bioavailability of all co-ingested ingredients, along with having higher levels of stability, dissolution and solubility.
Verdure Sciences has launched Longvida Optimized Curcumin. This ingredient supports age-related brain health and was shown to absorb into human plasma 65 times greater than non-optimized curcumin, says the company. Longvida is manufactured under GMP standards in an NSF International- and ISO-certified facility.
Nebraska Cultures now offers four new probiotic blends. Pro-Traveler Probiotic Blend combines Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Bifidobacterium bifidum. Healthy-Defense Probiotic Blend is formulated to help fight yeast, fungal and viral infections. Kid-Kare Probiotic Blend is designed to help replenish the strains present in healthy children and infants. And, Digestion-PlusProbiotic is formulated to support a healthy colon by replenishing healthy bacteria and acidifying the colon.
FutureCeuticals has launched elemin, plant-derived minerals that are said to be highly digestible and bioavailable. Elemin is cold-water extracted from senonian vegetate and is Non-GMO, comes in a powdered form, which pairs well with a bevy of beverage, functional food and supplement applications. Elemin also has been certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.
Vegetarian DRcaps capsules from Capsugel. DRcaps are made from hydroxypropl methylcellulose (HPMC), and dissolve slower than traditional HPMC capsules. Capsules safeguard ingredients from dissolving immediately in stomach acid; contents are protected for at least 30 minutes in a gastric pH of 1.2 and release in a pH of 6.8. The product is said to decrease the aftertaste of ingredients.
NutriScience Innovations, LLC now offers Phosphatidyl Choline 40% Powder, derived from soy lecithin. This nutrient supports brain function, heart health, liver health and more. Says the company, “It is oil soluble and dispersible in water, making it suitable for a variety of dietary supplement and functional food applications.”
Cognis now offers Texapon K 12 P PH, a pharmaceutical-grade sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) tableting agent. This GRAS-approved agent is “particularly efficient in tableting processes due to its small and consistent particle size,” says the company. Texapon K 12 P PH can be used as a wetting agent, lubricant or solubilizer.