Newport Beach, CA—A new pilot study sponsored by BioCell Technology suggested its branded type II collagen (BioCell Collagen) may support recovery after exercise.

Oslo, Norway—Researchers from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, have published data in Cardiovascular Biology and Cell Signalling suggesting that vitamin K2 supports cardiovascular health.

PreticX PrebioticAIDP, Inc. has come to market with a new prebiotic ingredient: PreticX. This GRAS- confirmed and Non-GMO Project Verified prebiotic “has been shown in clinical studies to significantly increase the proliferation of bifidobacterium in both low and high doses.” PreticX is a corn-derived form of xylooligosaccharide (XOS).

OmniActive Health Technologies introduced non-GMO and allergen-free Gingever High Potency Ginger. Gingever is a high-potency super-critical fluid extract with 30% bioactives (minimum 20% gingerols) made from an FDA-acknowledged GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) source. It is produced without harsh solvents.

HP Ingredients NeuroActin Brain HealthHP Ingredients has launched NeuroActin, a patent-pending and proprietary extract of Andrographis paniculata. NeuroActin is standardized to andrographolide, 14-deoxyandrographolide, and neoandrographolide. Andrographis is said to support brain integrity and benefit memory and learning.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Momence, IL—Calcium fructoborate (CFB), a plant-derived nature-identical ingredient composed of calcium bound to boron, may support various aspects of heart health, according to new research published in Biological Trace Element Research.

SweetenerSteviva Ingredients’s Nectevia is a natural low-calorie replacement for high fructose corn syrup. This stevia enhanced agave syrup has a pH of 4.3–4.8 and is suitable for beverages, baked goods, jams, sauces and more. It has 2.86 calories per gram.

Vegetarian Joint HealthNatreon has launched AyuFlex, a vegetarian and organic joint health ingredient. Derived from Terminalia chebula, this ingredient has been shown to support healthy joint movement and fluidity.