New from Cactus Botanics is astaxanthin raw material. The company says this colorful, lipidsoluble pigment may be the most potent of all antioxidants and supports healthy oxidative balance. Extracted from algae, this astaxanthin is offered in powder and oil forms.
Nutegrity now offers OmegaActiv + PL Blend, a combination of Nutegrity’s OmegaActiv omega-3 fish oil (150+ mg), astaxanthin (50 mcg) and phospholipids (180 mg) in one ingredient (500 mg dose). According to the company’s president, Terry Olson, “OmegaActiv + PL Blend fulfills a growing market need for fish oilbased omega-3 phospholipid offerings.”
Frutarom BU Health launched EFLAsense, a line of all-natural liquid extracts, “with sensory properties to boost flavor and health benefits” for beverages, confectionary, dairy, bakery and liquid supplements. The line contains natural botanic extracts from flowers (e.g., chamomile, elderflower and orange blossom); leaves (e.g., peppermint, lemon balm and sage); fruits and seeds (e.g., fennel and rose hips) and several herbal blends.
TIC Gums has launched Ticaloid GF 313. Ticaloid GF 313 is a hydrocolloid system developed for sweet baked goods. It helps manufacturers achieve the softness, cohesiveness and batter viscosity lost when switching to gluten-free formulations, allowing them to suspend additions like blueberries.
Naturex unveiled a new maca ingredient for natural sexual performance products called Macador. “Gently extracted with water, the ingredient is the first maca extract to be standardized to amino acids,” according to Naturex. This helps ensure quality from batch to batch. The maca is sustainably sourced. Results are seen after two weeks.
Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals offers LactoCran, a combo of Sabinsa’s shelf-stable LactoSpore probiotic (Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856) and Cran Naturelle cranberry seed powder from Fruit d’Or. It can be used in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. LactoCran supports digestive and heart health.
Fuji Health Science is now marketing F-Melt, a proprietary co-spray dried formulation for fast oral dissolve systems. F-Melt contains five pharmaceutical excipients, including carbohydrates and disintegrants. Fuji Health Science states that the composition dissolves in the mouth within 30 seconds, and is directly compressible for in-house production, with no license needed.
NKOFocus from Neptune Technologies & Bioressources blends NKO krill oil with thiamine, lutein and more for brain health. Says Neptune, “When combined with NKO, Neptune’s studies show lutein’s absorption is improved by as much as eight times.”
Kemin Industries, Inc. now offers Neumentix Phenolic Complex K110-42, sourced from spearmint. This ingredient is said to support healthy memory and cognitive function in adults and normal sleep patterns.
The Xtend Release beverages delivery system uses time-release microbeads to deliver active ingredients over time such as caffeine, vitamins and electrolytes. The microbeads are released in reaction to changes in pH levels between the stomach and upper GI tract for optimal nutrient absorption.