New to the men’s health category is Lyc-O-Pro from LycoRed Ltd. Lyc-O-Pro combines curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and a proprietary tomato extract optimized for men’s health. The combination is said to provide daily support for normal prostate and bladder function.

Sabinsa Corporation has launched D’Cosmix. It is a range of dermaceutical composites that allows for unique formulations for anti-aging, anti-acne, calming, hydration, skin brightening, hair nourishment and support and more. D’Cosmix is designed for use in various formats including creams, lotions, serums, gels, cleansers and toners.

Naturex now offers Glucevia, a natural extract of Fraxinus excelsior derived from seeds/fruits. Demonstrated to be effective and safe for blood sugar control, the patented extract is standardized to 10% Nuzhenide and GI3. Naturex says Glucevia works on all types of sugars, both complex and simple.

Spectra 10/5% Red Palm Oil Concentrate is a new alternative to regular red palm oil from Carotech, Inc. Spectra is a non-GMO softgel capsule that contains the equivalent of two tablespoons of red palm oil, which has been shown to reverse the aging process due to its high concentration of carotenoids and tocotrienols.  Spectra is GMP-, Kosher- and Halal-certified.

New from HerbaKraft is GCBFit, a green coffee bean extract. Chlorogenic acid, green coffee bean’s active ingredient, may inhibit blood glucose spikes after meals and, through prolonged use, promote weight loss. GCBFit is made from safe and unique extraction solvents and is 50% chlorogenic acid and caffeine, without chloroform.   

Xsto Solutions will now be distributing K2VITAL Delta (from Kappa Bioscience AS). This ingredient is a double-coated, microencapsulated vitamin K2 as MK 7, said to give companies expanded use of vitamin K2 MK 7 in calcium/mineral combination products while ensuring label claims and lowering overages. 

News and notes from industry suppliers.

NDIs, GMPs, 483s, oh my! Getting your acronyms and shorthand terms down is just the start of navigating life as a raw materials supplier. A maze of regulations must be worked through before they can begin to comfortably sell their products, and lately it seems like the walls of the maze are shifting. Though a precise map of these issues may be impossible to draw, here, along with our insiders, we’ll attempt to at least provide a compass. Read on for the latest insight on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), product adulteration, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters, health claims and related topics.

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