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.
Now available from P.L. Thomas is eatFresh FC (manufactured by Grow Green Industries). This natural antimicrobial preserves the color, texture and freshness of produce; inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeast and mold; removes contaminants; and naturally extends shelf life.
Trace Minerals Research added ConcenTrace AC Granulated to its line of bulk ingredient offerings for food, supplement and beverage manufacturers. ConcenTrace AC Granulated is the same product as TMR’s ConcenTrace AC powder, but has been granulated to improve flow during the manufacturing process.
Nutrition 21, LLC has launched Nitrosigine, a patented source of inositol-stabilized arginine silicate accepted by FDA as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI). The company says the ingredient is superior to arginine in blood flow markers and has been shown to positively affect silicon absorption, providing evidence of health benefits for sports nutrition, heart health and men’s health.
Nutraceuticals International Group added a-LACYS RESET to its line of ingredients. This patented synergistic combination of alpha-lipoic acid and cysteine was created to “help regenerate and restart cells based on mitochondrial activation,” says the company, and to reduce tiredness and help the recovery process. Applications include tablets, capsules, soft gels, stick packs and protein shakes.
Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals launched all-natural Cran d’Or Conventional Cranberry 100%, made with cold-pressed cranberry seed oil, whole cranberry skin natural juice and protein powder from cranberry seeds. It is available in a cranberry protein powder, whole cranberry fruit powder, high-potency tea powder, cranberry juice extract powder and cranberry seed oil. Low-temperature drying preserves antioxidant capabilities.
New from innoVactiv are two versions of its dual-action carb blocker InSea2, which supports healthy blood sugar levels and proper weight management. With over 10% polyphenol and a standardized potency level, InSea2-10 offers carb control, especially for lowering post-meal blood sugar and insulin levels. A premium InSea2-20 is now available with over 20% polyphenol and guaranteed superior potency for α-amylase inhibition.
Robinson Pharma Inc. now offers the Unique IS-2 Probiotic Softgel. The Unique IS-2 Bacillus coagulans strain has been studied in several human clinical trials and is now available in an easy-to-swallow, shelf-stable soft gel. It has demonstrated high resistance to extreme temperature and humidity, is resistant to gastric acids and can survive transit through the gastrointestinal tract.