blue natural

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its color additives regulations to allow spirulina to be safely used as a blue color additive.

depression curcumin

Chester, NJ—A recent clinical trial published in Phytotherapy Research indicated that a high-absorption curcumin (BCM-95 from Dolcas Biotech, based here) had similar effects as a generic form of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, sans the adverse effects.

Trace Minerals Research added ConcenTrace AC Granulated to its line of bulk ingredient offerings for food, supplement and beverage manufacturers. ConcenTrace AC Granulated is the same product as TMR’s ConcenTrace AC powder, but has been granulated to improve flow during the manufacturing process. 
Now available from P.L. Thomas is eatFresh FC (manufactured by Grow Green Industries). This natural antimicrobial preserves the color, texture and freshness of produce; inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeast and mold; removes contaminants; and naturally extends shelf life.
Nu Science Trading, LLC introduced a water-soluble version of MenaquinGold, a branded vitamin K2-7. This ingredient opens up new possibilities for finished product makers, says the company, and is all natural and stable. MenaquinGold is manufactued by Synergia Life Sciences using proprietary fermentation technology in a dedicated GMP facilty.
 
Sabinsa Corp. now distributes Polybos, a water-soluble polysaccharide fraction of Boswellia serrata. Polybos is said to offer joint support in adjuvant-induced arthritic animal models. States the firm, “The water-soluble property makes aqueous formulations practical, especially for sports nutritional applications.”
 
OptiPure now offers Sacha Inchi, a superfood that contains omegas–3, –6 and–9. Three forms are available: a vitamin E-rich oil with “an outstanding shelf life;” a high-protein, fiber-rich powder that is ready to mix with water; and seeds that can be coated and used in confectionary products. All are gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO.
 
New from Fruit d’Or is Cran Naturelle Organic, from whole organic cranberry. It comes in organic cranberry protein powder, whole cranberry fruit powder, high-potency tea powder, organic cranberry juice extract powder and organic cranberry seed oil. 

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