Nutrition 21, LLC has launched Nitrosigine, a patented source of inositol-stabilized arginine silicate accepted by FDA as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI). The company says the ingredient is superior to arginine in blood flow markers and has been shown to positively affect silicon absorption, providing evidence of health benefits for sports nutrition, heart health and men’s health.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Aker Superba

Aker BioMarine, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has new data from a pilot study on krill published in Lipids in Health and Disease by Momentum Pharma Services GmbH in Germany and two Italian research groups. The team used a powdered krill (Superba from Aker) that may be suitable for use in in tablets.

Neptune Krill

Laval, QC, Canada—Rebounding from the November 8, 2012 explosion that destroyed its plant and killed three workers, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. announced in May its plans to resume operations.

IFT Meeting

Chicago, IL—The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is slated to have its Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago this year, July 13–16.

red palm oil

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—In mid-May, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) organized a two-day conference, held here, all about red palm oil-derived tocotrienols and carotenoids. 

New from InterHealth Nutraceuticals is Meratrim, a proprietary blend of two plant extracts: Sphaeranthus indicus flower heads and Garcinia mangostana fruit rind. Meratrim was shown in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies to be safe and effective for weight management as well as waist size management, says the company.

Robinson Pharma Inc. now offers the Unique IS-2 Probiotic Softgel. The Unique IS-2 Bacillus coagulans strain has been studied in several human clinical trials and is now available in an easy-to-swallow, shelf-stable soft gel. It has demonstrated high resistance to extreme temperature and humidity, is resistant to gastric acids and can survive transit through the gastrointestinal tract.

New from innoVactiv are two versions of its dual-action carb blocker InSea2, which supports healthy blood sugar levels and proper weight management. With over 10% polyphenol and a standardized potency level, InSea2-10 offers carb control, especially for lowering post-meal blood sugar and insulin levels. A premium InSea2-20 is now available with over 20% polyphenol and guaranteed superior potency for α-amylase inhibition.