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.
Capsugel now offers a new line of natural colorants for capsules. A palette of 16 colors is available in hues such as Plum Punch, Ocean Blue, Candy Apple and Kiwi Pearl. Natural ingredients such as caramel, riboflavin, carmine and spirulina were used to create the colors. Colors can be made opaque using titanium dioxide.
PromilinPro, new from TSI Health Sciences, Inc., is a highly concentrated fenugreek extract standardized 60% 4-Hydroxyisoleucine (4-HI). This extract is a matrix of amino acids that work in synergy with 4-HI to deliver an efficacious dose of the extract. The product is said to “improve endurance during aerobic training by sustaining glycogen stores,” according to the company.
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.
BioActives LLC now offers Cardio HB, a standardized extract of Hibiscus that promotes heart health. The product is a full-
spectrum water-soluble extract that contains anthocyanins, various bioactive flavonoids and phenolic acids. It is also pesticide and fertilizer free. 1 Dix St., Worcester, MA 01609, www.bioactives.com
Cyvex Nutrition launches a flavonoid line of nutraceuticals that includes Nobiletin, Tangeritin, Diosmin, Apigenin and Luteolin. According to the firm, the line answers food manufacturers’ need for flavonoids “showing anti-proliferative activity, supporting vein elasticity and immunity and cognition [support].”
Best Formulations now offers 100 mg SerinAid PS (phosphatidylserine, from Chemi Nutra) bulk softgels by the case. According to the company, “Having PS as a stock item allows more customers to add this to their product line at a much lower inventory holding cost.
Bi-Pac Nutraceutical Inc. now offers bovine and shark chondroitin sulfate. The bovine is sourced from BSE-free Australian cattle and the shark chondroitin comes from sharks native to Australia that have already been harvested for food. The purification process of the chondroitin is solvent free.
Now available to food manufacturers is Capra Mineral Whey from Mt. Capra Products. The company says this electrolyte replacement (with 20 naturally occurring minerals) contains goat-milk whey that has been processed to retain nutritional integrity. Instead of incorporating table salt, the firm formulated the product with potassium citrate.