Creatrate (a creatine nitrate) is a patented ingredient available through Premium Ingredients International. Three clinical trials, according to the firm, prove Creatrate offers more physiochemical properties than creatine monohydrate and buffered creatine. The nitrate compounds are said to offer increased bioavailability of all co-ingested ingredients, along with having higher levels of stability, dissolution and solubility.
Verdure Sciences has launched Longvida Optimized Curcumin. This ingredient supports age-related brain health and was shown to absorb into human plasma 65 times greater than non-optimized curcumin, says the company. Longvida is manufactured under GMP standards in an NSF International- and ISO-certified facility.
Nebraska Cultures now offers four new probiotic blends. Pro-Traveler Probiotic Blend combines Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Bifidobacterium bifidum. Healthy-Defense Probiotic Blend is formulated to help fight yeast, fungal and viral infections. Kid-Kare Probiotic Blend is designed to help replenish the strains present in healthy children and infants. And, Digestion-PlusProbiotic is formulated to support a healthy colon by replenishing healthy bacteria and acidifying the colon.
FutureCeuticals has launched elemin, plant-derived minerals that are said to be highly digestible and bioavailable. Elemin is cold-water extracted from senonian vegetate and is Non-GMO, comes in a powdered form, which pairs well with a bevy of beverage, functional food and supplement applications. Elemin also has been certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.
Vegetarian DRcaps capsules from Capsugel. DRcaps are made from hydroxypropl methylcellulose (HPMC), and dissolve slower than traditional HPMC capsules. Capsules safeguard ingredients from dissolving immediately in stomach acid; contents are protected for at least 30 minutes in a gastric pH of 1.2 and release in a pH of 6.8. The product is said to decrease the aftertaste of ingredients.
NutriScience Innovations, LLC now offers Phosphatidyl Choline 40% Powder, derived from soy lecithin. This nutrient supports brain function, heart health, liver health and more. Says the company, “It is oil soluble and dispersible in water, making it suitable for a variety of dietary supplement and functional food applications.”
Cognis now offers Texapon K 12 P PH, a pharmaceutical-grade sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) tableting agent. This GRAS-approved agent is “particularly efficient in tableting processes due to its small and consistent particle size,” says the company. Texapon K 12 P PH can be used as a wetting agent, lubricant or solubilizer.
Earthcycle Packaging Ltd. now offers compostable trays for the agriculture industry. The trays come in either black or a natural earth color and are intended for holding produce like tomatoes, avocados and apples during shipping and packing. The trays are 100% compostable and recyclable.
Icon Group, LLC (a NutraGenesis affiliate company) introduces TrimElite for weight management and metabolic wellness. According to the company, TrimElite has substantiated structure–function claims for weight management, satiety, appetite control, thermogenesis, heart health, blood sugar balance, stress reduction and mood enhancement. TrimElite is made of two proprietary weight management ingredients that are each supported by human trials.