Kemin has launched AssuriTEA Men’s Health, a proprietary formula of catechins and theaflavins that supports urological health. The formula contains a blend of water-extracted green and black tea varieties from fully traceable plant sources. The formula does not cause gastrointestinal distress.
Alchem USA Inc. launched ReQollect Solution, a concentrated liquid vinpocetine suitable for use in beverages (including dairy, juices, functional waters and shots) to enhance memory and alertness by supporting blood circulation in the brain. The company says the ingredient would also be beneficial in pre-workout formulations to improve focus and coordination.
WILD Flavors, Inc. now distributes Immunel. Fast-acting Immunel helps “instruct” the immune system, thus providing a targeted immune response. It helps increase the number and vigor of immune cells that respond to microbial/bacterial invaders, supporting phagocytosis and activating NK cells. Immunel is clinically tested.
Nutraceuticals International Group now offers SlimPro (a fish peptide enriched with BCAAs), which helps increase CCK and GLP-1 production. These molecules send messages to the brain to control hunger, eating and nibbling, and therefore may help control calorie intake. Applications include tablets, capsules, soft gels, stick packs, protein shakes, soft beverages and baked goods.
Deerland Enzymes just launched PrefixPro, a prebiotic that promotes digestive health by stimulating probiotic growth. Unlike fiber- or starch-based prebiotics, PrefixPro requires a much smaller dosage and shorter time period to be effective. It works in both intestines, is not sensitive to specific environmental conditions of the gut and doesn’t cause flatulence.
A natural mango fruit extract from FutureCeuticals comes directly from the fruit itself, not the leaves or bark of the mango tree. Mango fruits have several health-promoting properties such as promoting heart health and supporting blood sugar. It features a minimum of 17% mangiferin and a typical ORAC of 4,500 units/gram.
Nebraska Cultures Inc. has launched ProDURA, a highly durable strain of Bacillus coagulans. This spore-forming bacterium has a naturally protective coating that stays dormant until it reaches the large intestine. The probiotic survives at temperatures up to 100°C with almost no loss in potency. It remains stable at both very high and low pHs.
P.L. Thomas & Co, Inc. now offers Zembrin Sceletium tortuosum extract. This patented, standardized and clinically studied extract of Sceletium tortuosum (known by the San people of South Africa as “Kanna”) offers stress-relieving, mood-enhancing effects and anxiety/cognitive support. The ingredient can be used by nutraceutical and functional food and beverage producers.