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.
OmniActive Health Technologies has brought CurcuWIN Turmeric Extract (20% curcuminoids) to market. CurcuWIN “provides highly bioavailable curcuminoids in the ratio in which they are naturally found in turmeric.” The ingredient was made with a molecular dispersion process for enhanced solubility and bioavailability.
New from Synutra Ingredients are two chondroitin ingredients: ChondroGold (choice of bovine/porcine/avian source material) and ChondroCal. The ingredients are said to be extremely clean, meet USP standards and are guaranteed to be free of aliginic acid. ChondroCal is low-sodium/sodium-free, and ChondroGold has an ultra-low heavy metal breakdown guarantee.
ChromaDex Corp. now offers Niagen nicotinamide riboside (NR), which is similar to vitamin B3. According to ChromaDex, benefits of NR include increased fatty acid oxidation, increased mitochondrial activity, blockage of muscle degeneration and prevention of peripheral neuropathy. NR is also a precursor to NAD+, which improves mitochondrial performance and energy metabolism.
Naturex now offers Pacran Organic, an organic-certified cranberry powder. The company says the ingredient is the “cranberry ingredient of choice” for many urinary tract health supplements. The company says it uses a blend of the whole fruit to deliver full-spectrum results. It is clinically supported and health claim substantiated.
Ingredion Inc. added AQUAMIN marine magnesium to its line. Sourced from the cold, mineral-rich seawaters off the coasts of Iceland and Ireland, the ingredient offers 35% magnesium to support bone and cardiovascular health.
Maypro Industries’ Bluenesse lemon balm extract is said to reduce anxiety and improve alertness. A high-quality, sustainable natural ingredient, Bluenesse is obtained by water extraction from Melissa officinalis L. leaves. Supported by human clinical research, the recommended dosage is 300 mg/day.
Xsto Solutions will now be distributing K2VITAL Delta (from Kappa Bioscience AS). This ingredient is a double-coated, microencapsulated vitamin K2 as MK 7, said to give companies expanded use of vitamin K2 MK 7 in calcium/mineral combination products while ensuring label claims and lowering overages.