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.
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.
O.Berk Company now offers airless pumps that provide “precise, controlled dispensing, which works well with viscous products.” The pumps are airtight, dripless, leakproof and allow up to 99% product evacuation. Suitable for creams, gels, lot ions and serums, dispensers can be custom decorated and are available in various sizes.
Kappa BioScience AS launched a new form of vitamin K2 MK7 called K2VITAL. The ingredient is soy-free and highly purified for use in foods and dietary supplements. Powder and oil forms will be available.
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 tabletting 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.
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.