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
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.
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.