LycoRed Ltd. now has beta-carotene colorant formulations made with Lyc-O-Beta Intense and BetaCote Intense. These components allow for increased color, but less colorant usage.

Xsto Solutions has introduced a Fish Oil Mini Soft Gel product line. The product is a result of a partnership with a global Norwegian fish oil supplier. The 500-mg softgels are made with high-quality, high-concentrate fish oil in the smallest sized softgels possible. The company says this helps end users to avoid swallowability issues.

Steviva Ingredients has developed Nectevia, an organic blend of blue agave nectar and stevia extract. The company says it is a good substitute for sugar, honey or corn syrup and can be used in applications such as baked goods, beverages, condiments and more.

DSM launched a high-potency vegetarian alternative to fish oil called life’sOMEGA60. Life’sOMEGA60 is a DHA and EPA omega-3 oil developed from a sustainable algae. The oil can be added to a variety of supplements and foods, including dairy products and beverages.

New to SunOpta Inc.’s line of valued-added ingredients are Whole Grain Corn Meals and Flours. These non-GMO, gluten-free and allergy-friendly products are organic and stabilized for a longer shelf life. They are available in 50-lb bags, super sacks or bulk.

New from HerbaKraft is Mi-Selein, an odorless selenium. Mi-Selein provides the benefits of L-selenomethionine, a highly-absorbable and bioavailable form of selenium, without an unpleasant odor. Mi-Selein is also made with an eco-friendly process that doesn’t create polluting waste, unlike standard selenium production methods.

Gencor has a new, patented technology for helping probiotics maintain stability under extreme conditions. Intelicaps embeds probiotics in a microsphere matrix and protects them with a layer-by-layer coating for stabilization. The microcapsules resist low pH levels and deliver viable probiotics to the intestine.

Flowens from Naturex is a full-spectrum cranberry-based ingredient for men’s health. This formula is said to help those with lower urinary tract symptoms typically associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. A double-blind placebo-controlled study found that taking 250 or 500 mg of Flowens improved BPH symptoms in men.

ETAS (enzyme-treated asparagus extract) from Maypro Industries supports relaxation and healthy sleep. ETAS is said to induce Heat Shock Protein and protect cells from various stresses. The ingredient is backed by four human clinical studies at the recommended dosage of 200 mg/day.