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.
Mt. Capra Products now offers an instant, all-natural goats’ milk yogurt called Yo-Quick. Available in strawberry, blueberry and vanilla, this shelf-stable powdered product requires water and a vigorous shake to make the yogurt. 279 SW 9th St., Chehalis, WA 98532, www.mtcapra.com
Bergamonte is a new patented extract from Novelle International and HP Ingredients. According to the firm, this clinically tested extract of Citras bergamot promotes heart health, healthy cholesterol production and healthy blood sugar levels. The powerful antioxidant works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that is used by the liver to make LDL cholesterol. HP Ingedients supplies several other branded ingredients including Maqui superberry, Citricoma, Gevuina oil, Paractin and more.
Vermont Soapworks introduces the first certified organic shampoo base for the private label industry. Ingredients include organic olive, jojoba and coconut oils with organic vegetable gums, glycerin, organic aloe and rosemary extract. The two formulas available are for thicker hair and for finer hair.
Chrysantis, Inc.’s EZEyes zeaxanthin is now available in a 5% beadlet form. This all-natural, free 3R 3’R zeaxanthin beadlet made from marigolds is offered in ingredient forms for capsules, tablets and softgels and has a guaranteed shelflife of two years. The company spent more than two years developing the beadlet to ensure its stability when in contact with other ingredients.
BI Nutraceuticals has segmented the 200 GRAS offerings in its ingredient reference database into 12 condition-specific, functional categories. The new platforms include: energy, immunity, digestive, cognitive, heart health, anti-aging, eye health, bone health, weight management, sleep, calming and joint/inflammation.
AirLiner by Coldpack is an inflatable, recyclable insulating liner that converts corrugated boxes into coolers. Designed to replace foam packing, AirLiner helps protect perishable products from degradation due to high temperatures and ships/stores flat while reducing the shipment’s carbon footprint.
Comax Flavors now offers a stevia-masking flavor as part of its line of special effects flavors. Other enhancing/masking agents in the line include bitter blocker, acid reduction, caffeine masking and sweetness enhancers. “Special effects flavors, a Comax offering for the past several years, provide the taste and aroma sensations that consumers want,” adds the firm.