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.
Valensa International now offers Eye Pro MD, which combines astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin D3 and a proprietary omega-3/phospholipid delivery system. The natural astaxanthin in this eye health ingredient is the Zanthin brand. According to the company, the formula was developed based on the results from the CARMIS clinical trial, which suggests lutein and zeaxanthin support eye health. 2751 Nutra Ln., Eustis, FL 32726, www.valensa.com
BioPQQ from Maypro Industries is said to be the “first newly discovered vitamin since 1948.” This ingredient (pyrroloquinoline quinone) helps improve cognitive performance and offers numerous anti-aging benefits. 2975 Westchester Ave., Purchase, NY 10577, www.maypro.com
The SURVIVOR SST3 Printer from Rice Lake Weighing Systems was built for destructive washdown environments such as food manufacturing. The unit has a stainless-steel enclosure to seal it from dust, oil, high-pressure steam and water. The printer can run at speeds of up to 10 inches per second and can handle bar codes, products IDs, price/lb, sell-by dates or other applications.