New to the men’s health category is Lyc-O-Pro from LycoRed Ltd. Lyc-O-Pro combines curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and a proprietary tomato extract optimized for men’s health. The combination is said to provide daily support for normal prostate and bladder function.
Kemin’s new zeaxanthin product ZeaONE promotes eye health. Naturally sourced from marigolds, ZeaONE contains zeaxanthin, which may reduce the risk of certain eye conditions, according to Kemin. Kemin suggests ZeaONE be used alongside FloraGLO Lutein for maximum benefit.
Frutarom USA now markets NovaSOL Curcumin, a solubilized, highly bioavailable form of curcumin for the supplement and food industries. The proprietary NovaSOL curcumin technology creates a liquid, crystal-clear, yellow solution for use across a wide variety of applications.
ETAS (enzyme-treated asparagus extract) from Maypro Industries supports relaxation and healthy sleep. ETAS is said to induce Heat Shock Protein and protect cells from various stresses. The ingredient is backed by four human clinical studies at the recommended dosage of 200 mg/day.
Flowens from Naturex is a full-spectrum cranberry-based ingredient for men’s health. This formula is said to help those with lower urinary tract symptoms typically associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. A double-blind placebo-controlled study found that taking 250 or 500 mg of Flowens improved BPH symptoms in men.
Gencor has a new, patented technology for helping probiotics maintain stability under extreme conditions. Intelicaps embeds probiotics in a microsphere matrix and protects them with a layer-by-layer coating for stabilization. The microcapsules resist low pH levels and deliver viable probiotics to the intestine.
New from HerbaKraft is Mi-Selein, an odorless selenium. Mi-Selein provides the benefits of L-selenomethionine, a highly-absorbable and bioavailable form of selenium, without an unpleasant odor. Mi-Selein is also made with an eco-friendly process that doesn’t create polluting waste, unlike standard selenium production methods.
New to SunOpta Inc.’s line of valued-added ingredients are Whole Grain Corn Meals and Flours. These non-GMO, gluten-free and allergy-friendly products are organic and stabilized for a longer shelf life. They are available in 50-lb bags, super sacks or bulk.
DSM launched a high-potency vegetarian alternative to fish oil called life’sOMEGA60. Life’sOMEGA60 is a DHA and EPA omega-3 oil developed from a sustainable algae. The oil can be added to a variety of supplements and foods, including dairy products and beverages.
Steviva Ingredients has developed Nectevia, an organic blend of blue agave nectar and stevia extract. The company says it is a good substitute for sugar, honey or corn syrup and can be used in applications such as baked goods, beverages, condiments and more.