Frutarom, USA launches BLIS M18, which is made from S. salivarius. This probiotic bacteria promotes oral health. Says the company, “A daily intake of BLIS M18 can aid in protecting teeth from bacteria known to cause tooth decay, while protecting teeth from erosion caused by high-acid foods and helping break up dental plaque.” BLIS M18 can be formulated into lozenges, chewable tablets, chewing gums, stick packs, fast-melt tablets and powdered drinks.
Valensa International and Parry Nutraceuticals introduced a premium coated spirulina called Pur-Blue. “The ingredient uses an all-natural phycocyanin extract coating to mask the flavor of the native spirulina—offering companies interested in marketing spirulina to a broader range of consumers an attractive, neutral- tasting product that can appeal to the pickiest of eaters,” says the company.
Stiebs now offers a new ingredient for the health, wellness, cosmeceutical and functional food markets. TRUE Pomegranate is a mix of pomegranate extract and pomegranate oil from 100% California pomegranate fruit. Stiebs manufactures a full line of pomegranate products and other plant-based ingredients in Central California.
From Cyvex Nutrition comes Alfapro Agglomerate. This form of its branded Alfapro protein concentrate is intended for beverage manufacturers since it can be combined with other ingredients without lumping. The product also is said to “deliver superior dispersibility.”
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.