Valensa International launched a portfolio of ingredients based on perilla seed extract that are produced using a supercritical CO2 extraction process. The extracts contain 50–60% alpha linolenic acid (ALA), and have an omega-3 to -6 ratio of 6:1. The new lineup is based on Verilla Perilla Seed Extract and VerillaMax Perilla Seed Flour. The ingredients Kerilla Perilla Seed Extract + Krill Oil, Zanthin XP-3 and Z-Omega 3-6-9 are also available.
LycoRed’s new Lyc-O-Fem is a slow-release formulation that contains genistein (from sophora japonica) in a new proprietary composition for bone health. The combination also includes menopause-support ingredients and is the first in LycoRed’s new line of ingredients with slow-release technology. The product also includes tomato lycopene and an effective dose of vitamin D3.
Deerland Enzymes launched Dairylytic, a dual-functioning enzyme blend that offers lactase and a protease enzyme blend “developed solely for superior protein degradation.” The product is intended for those who experience digestive discomfort after eating dairy, but don’t respond to just lactase. Its combination of enzymes helps break down lactose and makes milk proteins that could cause an immune response easier to digest and absorb.
P.L. Thomas & Co., Inc. offers Vivid Harvest Whole Food Powders, made with a new technology that gently evaporates water without disturbing the active enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals or other phytonutrients. This process preserves the flavor, aroma, color and nutritional quality of the original materials. Twenty-five fruit- and 16 vegetable-based products are available.
Nutraceuticals International Group’s SelectSIEVE Olive is isolated from 100% Mediterranean Olive matrix through an eco-sustainable process. SelectSIEVE Olive offers highly concentrated flavonoids from the Olive, “universally recognized to decrease the risk of coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, improve the LDL-HDL ratio and hepatic function to activate endogenous antioxidant enzymes.”
New from Sabinsa Corp. is MoringIn, a completely water-soluble standardized extract from the dried leaves of Moringa oleifera. The extract contains a minimum of 5% Rutin (a flavonoid glycoside). Moringa leaves are known to have a high content of protein, minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids and phytochemicals.
New from Fruit d’Or is Cran Naturelle Organic, from whole organic cranberry. It comes in organic cranberry protein powder, whole cranberry fruit powder, high-potency tea powder, organic cranberry juice extract powder and organic cranberry seed oil.
OptiPure now offers Sacha Inchi, a superfood that contains omegas–3, –6 and–9. Three forms are available: a vitamin E-rich oil with “an outstanding shelf life;” a high-protein, fiber-rich powder that is ready to mix with water; and seeds that can be coated and used in confectionary products. All are gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO.
Sabinsa Corp. now distributes Polybos, a water-soluble polysaccharide fraction of Boswellia serrata. Polybos is said to offer joint support in adjuvant-induced arthritic animal models. States the firm, “The water-soluble property makes aqueous formulations practical, especially for sports nutritional applications.”
Nu Science Trading, LLC introduced a water-soluble version of MenaquinGold, a branded vitamin K2-7. This ingredient opens up new possibilities for finished product makers, says the company, and is all natural and stable. MenaquinGold is manufactued by Synergia Life Sciences using proprietary fermentation technology in a dedicated GMP facilty.