Capsugel has released a new plant-based capsule made from pullulan, fermented from tapioca. Plantcaps capsules are an “important option for customers distributing organic supplements in the United States, which restricts organic labeling language on organic ingredients encapsulated in other non-pullulan polymers,” says the company. Capsules are clear.
P.L. Thomas joined forces with grower/processor Just the Berries to offer black currant ingredients for supplements, grocery and personal care applications. Says P.L. Thomas, this black currant is different “because of the large volumes of condition-specific and pharmokinetic research that has been carried out using their unique black currant products.”
FutureCeuticals, Inc. presents Elemin, now available as a pure, cold-water extracted liquid concentrate. It is an all-natural complex of over 70 plant-based trace minerals. It is also available as a 100% soluble powder. It hails from an exclusive, protected source of Ancient Peat in Utah and is manufactured in 21 CFR, cGMP and HACCP compliant facilities. It is certified Kosher and naturally hydrophilic for better bioavailability.
New from Deerland Enzymes, Inc. and Thione International, Inc. is the ThioZyme Formula, which combines cellular antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes. The company says the formula offers “twice the antioxidant capacity of glutathione (the most studied and important protective molecule in the human body).” The antioxidant enzymes help maintain the body’s natural defense system against free radical damage. Deerland makes and distributes enzymes for hundreds of different applications. Thione specializes in antioxidant combinations.
Algatechnologies developed AstaPure, a 2% natural astaxanthin in a liquid-emulsion form. States the company, “Its unique technology is based on food-grade, 100%-water-soluble micelles, allowing the production of a highly stable product form with respect to pH and temperature. The micelles have a diameter of approximately 30 nm.”
MicroGARD natural fermentates and Nova- GARD natural antimicrobial blends have been released by Danisco. The ingredient lines are part of Dansico’s Care4U range of product solut ions and are gluten- free. MicroGARD and NovaGARD are now manufactured using Sensient’s 5001 Yeast Extract, according to the firm.
NutraGenesis’ Wellberry ingredient was reformulated and now Indian Gooseberry and Transport-C Plus vitamin C. The benefits of Wellberry include antioxidant, anti-aging, cellular protection and immune support. This new and improved version of Wellberry now contains twice the amount of ascorbic acid and other vitamin C ingredients.
O.Berk’s Bettix bottles have “twin necks” that contain two cavities for easy measuring and pouring. The larger side is the main repository and by squeezing the bottle, one can transfer an exact amount of liquid to the smaller chamber. Both sides contain gradient measurements and plugs to prevent dual pours. This bottle is intended for products that need to be measured and poured out with no mess.
Ixoreal Biomed offers KSM-66 Advanced Ashwagandha , which is extracted using a proprietary process that results in a form of the herb with the highest yield in its active constituents, withanolides. Ixoreal Biomed also announced its long-term plan to support scientific studies on ashwagandha’s benefits for stress management.
Cyvex Nutrition, Inc. has released SolaThin, a branded weight management ingredient and potato protein extract containing various low-molecular weight proteins. SolaThin is sourced from vegetables, contains over 90% protein, has PI-2 (enables release of cholecystokinin) and contains no added compounds.