WILD Flavors, Inc. expanded its taste-modification ingredient offerings with WILD Sweetness Enhancer. This natural flavor adds sweetness perception and reduces sugar/calorie content, “all while lowering finished product costs,” says the company. The Sweetness Enhancer is available in liquid and dry forms, and is designed to be used in many product applications.

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New from Jost Chemical Company is a proprietary process to produce a unique calcium magnesium citrate co-salt. The co-salt offers calcium and magnesium in a 2:1 ratio. This ingredient is a unique compound, not a simple dry blend of calcium citrate and magnesium citrate. The co-salt maintains fluidity and resists thickening.

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Amax NutraSource, Inc. now offers Perfecta, a zero-calorie natural sweetener that combines erythritol and luo han guo (monk fruit) in an integrated crystallization process. The resulting white particles are of a uniform size and are free flowing. Perfecta is non-GMO, made from GRAS ingredients, kosher and ideal for food and beverage applications.

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Certified Nutraceuticals re-launched its line. Available are kollaGen II-xs (100% Avian sternum collagen type II), kollaGen I.V.X. (100% avian eggshell membrane), TendoGuard (Collagen Types I, II, V, X and mucopolysaccharides), H.A.95 (hyaluronic acid sodium), Pure Marin Collagen (peptide powder), Olea25 (organic olive leaf extract), Reverse-vine (grapevine extract) and PomEllagic 40 and 70 (pomegranate seed extract).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jost Chemical Company now offers microencapsulated materials including Jost Copper Gluconate USP, Jost Ferrous Fumarate USP, Jost Manganese Sulfate USP/EP, Ferrous Sulfate USP, Magnesium Oxide USP and Zinc Oxide USP. Potential applications include chewable tablets and capsules, premixes and nutritional bars.

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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.

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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.

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