Hoboken, NJ—New research published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture indicates there may be a new application for a well-known branded extract of the French maritime pine tree bark (Pycnogenol from Natural Health Sciences, based here).

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Las Vegas, NV—More than 1,200 exhibit booths (with 779 total companies) and a packed educational session drew 8,500 industry members to this year’s SupplySide West tradeshow and convention, held here from October 19 to 23.

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News and notes from industry suppliers.

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Kaiseraugst, SwitzerlandNutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases printed what is being called the first published human study that shows resveratrol supplementation offers the heart health benefits of the French Paradox.

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Oslo, Norway—Krill oil has received a lot of attention lately as another way to boost one’s DHA/EPA intake. Now, industry has additional data to draw on about the benefits of krill oil for joint health.

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Kailua-Kona, HI—The September issue of Nutra Foods published a lengthy article about the various health benefits of spirulina microalgae.

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In February of this year, the Natural Products Association launched the Natural Home Care Standard and Certification program with the intent of giving its stamp of approval to natural cleaning products that adhered to certain strict standards.

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Cyvex Nutrition added Alfalfa 95% to its line of “green” antioxidant offerings. Alfalfa 95% is made from sodium copper chlorophyllin which is derived from nutritionally rich alfalfa plants and can be used for neutralizing body odors, regulating the digestive tract, eliminating toxins from the body and healing wounds. The product is suitable for food, beverage and supplement formulations.

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News and notes from industry suppliers.

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Ankeny, IA—A recent study on a branded ingredient (EpiCor from Embria Health Services) found that the immune health ingredient may also be beneficial for gut health.

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