Smartcool Systems delivers ECO3, a wall-mounted unit that reduces energy usage, helps save money and is environmentally friendly. The unit works with traditional air-conditioning and refrigeration systems to reduce usage by up to 15% and uses the heating cycle for compressor-driven heat pumps. 1280–333 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC V6B 5A6, Canada, www.smartcool.net
BENEO-Orafti has launched a liquid, organic fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) called L58 Organic. This prebiotic fiber, made from organic sugar, is intended for organic food manufacturing. The ingredient is said to promote good digestive health and can be used to replace sugar in yogurt, ice cream, baked goods, breakfast cereals and cereal bars, says the company.
PL Thomas and Co. introduces two new satiety and slimming ingredients. The first works at neurotransmitter levels to increase satiety, reduce sugar cravings, and reduce the desire to snack between meals. The second is a blend of three traditional ayurvedic herbs that act directly on adipose tissues, inhibiting the accumulation of stored fat and promoting the use of stored fat for energy.
Lipid Nutrition introduces the Marinol omega-3 emulsion, a highly concentrated fish oil emulsion with superior stability without the smell or taste of fish. This EPA/DHA emsulsion is intended to offer better opportunities for food companies to fortify foods with omega-3s.
Bioriginal Food and Science Corp. introduces Sonova 400, a high-GLA ingredient. Sonova 400 recently passed FDA’s new dietary ingredient review process. The ingredient, derived from safflower seeds, has as much as 40% GLA per gram, making it more efficient and cost effective than other sources of GLA, says Bioriginal.
Naturex now offers Cereboost, a trademarked ingredient derived from American ginseng. The firm states, “In a recent clinical study, Cereboost demonstrated a significant positive impact on mental function.” The branded American ginseng extract is suitable for foods, beverages and dietary supplements.
New to the joint/bone/heart health market is the OptiMSM K-Blend from Bergstrom Nutrition. This product combines two forms of vitamin K (vitamins K1 and K2) with MSM. Two capsules twice daily deliver an effective dose of K1, K2-7 and MSM, says the company.
1000 W. 8th St., Vancouver, WA 98660, www.bergstromnutrition.com
Nudremyl from P.L.Thomas is an anti-aging, cosmetic ingredient that is intended to smooth imperfections and promote cellular renewal after skin abrasion treatments. Intended for topical use, the ingredient replenishes collagen fibers and elastin, “supporting skin muscle cells for a younger, healthier skin,” the firm stays.
SymLife Mask from Symrise Flavors is a new line of flavor-masking solutions that are effective in overcoming bitter, burning, astringent, chalky, salty and metallic tastes. The taste-masking ingredients can be used for caffeine, green tea, calcium, proteins, soy, sweeteners, cacao and other problem ingredients.
DSM Nutritional Products has launched CaroCare Natural‚b-Carotene 10% CWS Star for the coloration and fortification of food and beverages. The CaroCare range is easy to use (free-flowing, non-dusting powder), has an intense color, is stable and offers the health benefits of beta-carotene. The ingredient disperses immediately in water.