Tate & Lyle offers PromOat Beta Glucan, which delivers up to 35% beta glucan. The ingredient can support healthy cholesterol levels and is free of the taste, color and graininess of other oat-based ingredients. Oat beta glucan qualifies for the EFSA/EU health claims for lowering blood cholesterol and reducing post-prandial glycemic response.
PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Horizon Science now offer Benecarb Glycemic Balance Complex. The ingredient, based on molasses phytonutrients, is said to reduce the glycemic impact of foods and drinks by up to 20% “with particular advantages in carbohydrate-rich formulations.” It is high in antioxidants, minerals and polyphenols.
Venetron (Apocynum venetum L) from Maypro Industries supports those with occasional mood challenges. Says the company, “fast-acting Venetron offers a better safety and efficacy profile than St. John’s wort and has mood-supportive, calmness restoring and anxiolytic effects.”
PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Oakshire Naturals, LP launched Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D. The non-GMO natural mushroom powder ingredient delivers 40,000 IUs of Vitamin D per gram and is suitable for food, drinks and supplements. “Good,” “Excellent” and “High Potency” label claims are possible with 10 mg of the ingredient.
Valensa International will offer ZanthinNEX Astaxanthin in late 2014. ZanthinNEX is produced through a proprietary process using natural enzymatic conversions that delivers a safe finished product that is “nature equivalent” to conventional Astaxanthin produced via extraction from Haematococcus pluvialis.
To help overcome soreness and fatigue, Kemin now offers AssuriTEA Sport, a water-extracted proprietary formula of polyphenols that works as a recovery ingredient for athletes and other active individuals. The ingredient is backed by human clinical trial results, according to the company.
New from NutraGenesis, LLC is AllerGuard Express, a fast-acting seasonal sinus and respiratory wellness product. AllerGuard Express addresses respiratory challenges such as pollen, dust mites, mold and animal hair and dander. It can be taken in response to acute respiratory episodes and is available to marketers as a chewable tablet
Gencor has launched ActivAMP, which is extracted from Gynostemma pentaphyllum. This adaptogenic herb is said to activate AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPk), which has benefits for weight management. It is available as a free-flowing powder and is suitable for use in powders, tablets and capsules.
LycoRed offers a micro-encapsulated beadlet line of natural carotenoids and vitamins. The starch beadlet formulations are free-flowing and suitable for tableting (won’t leak after direct compression), and the coating is water-soluble. The starch beadlets are available with lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, vitamin D and A-acetate.
Enzymotec Ltd. offers the Omega PC line of omega-3 products. Omega PC is a wild fish cold extract containing omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids and triglycerides. According to Enzymotec, Omega PC better preserves the natural nutrient profile that is found in fish. This form may also offer better omega-3 absorption.