collagen joints

Murrieta, CA—A new study has found that a patented collagen ingredient improved mobility and pain in those with tendon and joint problems.

pycnogenol

Hoboken, NJ—Nearly anyone who has experienced the miserable sore throat, stuffy nose and congestion from a cold wants the symptoms to subside as quickly as possible. Now, new research from Otorrinolaringología suggests a branded extract from the French maritime pine bark (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research, with U.S. headquarters here) may help.

epicor

Ankeny, IA—Last winter (November 2012–March 2013), Swanson Health Products employees took part in the Swanson Wellness Awareness Program (SWAP) in which 120 people agreed to take EpiCor (from Embria Health Sciences, based here) to support their immune system. Of those, 72 completed a survey about their experience, and the results have just become available.

aker neptune krill

Oslo, Norway—A discrepancy over patents is continuing in the krill market segment. On October 2, Aker BioMarine asked the U.S. Trademarks and Patents Office (USTPO) to consider some additional evidence regarding the legitimacy of patent (U.S. Pat. No 8,278,351, i.e., the “’351 Patent”) assigned to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. of Laval, Quebec, Canada.

WILD Flavors’ new RPM Factors (which stands for Repair, Performance, Mass) is a bioactive whey protein concentrate that can easily be added to foods and beverages without impacting taste. According to WILD, the concentrate allows athletes to train harder, recover faster and increase lean muscle mass.

7-Keto, a weight-loss ingredient from Humanetics Corporation, is being launched in beadlet form, allowing it to be mixed into beverages. 7-Keto, according to Humanetics, has been proven to raise metabolic levels by 5.4% safely and effectively. A one-gram dose of the powder yields 100 mg of 7-Keto. The beadlet form will be available by Summer 2014.

SelectSIEVE Bergamot from Nutraceuticals International Group is isolated from 100% Bergamot juice through an eco-sustainable process. This extract is said to support healthy cholesterol and blood lipid levels. Says the company, “Our extract is standardized with polyphenols that have been recognized to be responsible for ‘statin-like’ action without the typical side effects of statins.”

Deerland Enzymes’ new Glutalytic is said to go “beyond the traditional DPPIV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV) enzyme” by offering a formula that degrades the gluten proteins that cause immune responses. This proteolytic enzyme blend targets the internal and external peptide bonds that make up the gluten protein.

Now available from Valensa International are Organic Spirulina Minis. The milder tasting, easy-to-swallow, smaller 200-mg dosage size of its Parry Orgainic Spirulina can help broaden consumer acceptance of spirulina, says the company, and is appropriate for children and seniors.