Institut Rosell-Lallemand released two new probiotic strains. Lactobacillus farciminis CIP 103136 has been documented for its “unique anti-inflammatory properties and its potential in inflammatory and functional gut disorders.” Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 supports heart health, decreasing oxidative stress levels and healthy blood lipids.
Helios Corp. is launching a newly developed calamari oil called Omega Clear. According to the company, the source of the oil originates from the coastal waters of Argentina. The end product has high levels of DHA and EPA and low levels of dioxin, furan and heavy metals. 700 N. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47404, www.OmegaClear.net
Cargill is introducing Clear Valley Omega-3 Oil, a new oil made from canola and flax seed. According to the company, it received it GRAS, contains up to 30% of ALA and provides at least 160 mg of ALA. It also is neutral in taste and is shelf-stable for nine months. Clear Valley Omega-3 Oil can be used in baked goods, crackers, snacks and spreads.
CreAgri Inc. launched a new hydroxytyrosol formulation, HIDROX 12%, as an addition to its line of organic olive polyphenolic ingredients. HIDROX 12% is made from juice recovered during the milling of olive oil and, according to the company, it has strong antioxidant properties. It can be used in cosmetics, foods and beverages.
Ethical Naturals, Inc.’s AlphaWave is a blend of claming ingredients built around the company’s purified l-theanine. Other extracts include chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, hops and valerian. According to the company, the blend is suitable for beverages and tableted or encapsulated formulations.
A&B Ingredients’ Swelite is a multifunctional, non-genetically modified pea ingredient that offers dietary fiber and starch. The all-natural ingredient is suitable for meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian products, as well as sauces and dressings, says the company. Swelite offers water- and fat-binding properties and may be used as a buffer ingredient in supplements.
Glucan Corporation and Anderson Global Group, LLC have brought to market Polycan. According to the companies, Polycan is a “water-soluble active compound fermented from a novel strain of black yeast clinically proven to support bone health and a healthy immune system.” Studies indicate Polycan activates a bone formation biomarker osteoblast and suppresses a bone resorption biomarker osteoclast.
AstaREAL Clear 75 from Fuji Health Science is a water-soluble natural astaxanthin intended for manufacturers of ready-to-drink functional beverages. According to the company, “It mixes with any aqueous system instantly and remains completely clear with no separation or residual film.” 3 Terri Ln., Unit 12, Burlington, NJ 08016, www.fujihealthscience.com
New from National Enzyme Company is ZIP EX2, an energy-enhancing product. All-natural ZIP EX2 combines enzymes, B-complex vitamins and non-stimulant herbs for sustained energy. ZIP EX2 is available in several customizable packaging options such as convenience packs, bottles or jars.
Cyvex Nutrition offers Cognisetin, “a fisetin-based ingredient that has been shown to stimulate the signaling pathways that enhance long-term memory,” says the company. The firm notes that Cognisetin has much research support for its role in neuroprotection. Fisetin is a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables such as strawberries.