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.
Next Pharmaceuticals announced that it now offers Relora Liquid, an unflavored raw material for anti-stress supplements. Made from the bark of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense, Relora liquid is fast acting and can work with other active ingredients and flavorings. It also will not cause drowsiness. The original Relora is suitable for tablets and soft gels.
Dow Wolff Cellulosics Food & Nutrition has introduced Methocel for gluten-free products. This plant-based gluten replacer “puts an end to flat and stodgy or dry and tasteless gluten-free food options,” says the company. The product adds moistness, prevents collapsing during baking and avoids bloating typically associated with fiber.
BioVittoria’s Fruit-Sweetness monk fruit (luo han go) concentrate is now GRAS. According to the company, it is the first all-natural zero-calorie fruit concentrate sweetener to be GRAS notified by FDA. BioVittoria says the sweetener is 300 times sweeter than sugar and has a “clean taste profile without the off notes found in some natural sweeteners.”