Valensa International launched a new joint health gummy based on its existing Flex Pro ES joint health product, which was only offered in capsules. The product combines Zanthin Natural Astaxanthin, BiovaFlex Water-Soluble Egg Shell Membrane, boswellia and a proprietary form of hyaluronic acid.
Iron Taste-Free is now available from Albion Human Nutrition. This ingredient (ferric glycinate) decreases the pH of the upper duodenum, allowing it to be absorbed longer. The company says the ingredient is generally recognized as safe and well tolerated.
Axiom Foods offers Avenolait, an allergen-friendly whole-grain oat milk powder. This ingredient contains many of the same nutrients as uncooked oats as well as insoluble and soluble fibers. It can be used in baked goods, beverages, cereals and more.
New from Neptune Technologies & Bioressources is NKOFlex, which combines vitamin D, NKO branded krill oil and other ingredients to support bone and joint health. “Combining high-potency vitamin D with NKO results in up to two times increased digestion of vitamin D2,” says Neptune.
Glanbia Nutritionals now offers OptiSol 1061, a Greek yogurt powder that manufacturers can use to introduce Greek yogurt into various food products like beverages, bars, dairy foods, dips and sauces. It is Grade A and rBST free.
Xsto Solutions now distributes Almega PL, a vegetarian omega-3 sourced from microalgae that is extracted using a hexane-free wet process. Almega PL contains only EPA (~25%) and is made by Qualitas Health.
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources now offers NKOBeat, a krill oil ingredient with coenzyme Q10 and other ingredients to support heart health and healthy circulation. States the company, “Combined with NKO, Neptune’s study showed CoQ10 had a 25 times better absorption rate when compared to a generic CoQ10.”
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.”