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.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

glaucome nutrition

New York, NY—Citicoline may be what it takes to slow the progression of glaucoma in some individuals, according to Italian researchers who published their data in Ophthalmologica.

metabolic syndrome nutrition

Hoboken, NJ—A six-month study of those with metabolic syndrome indicates a branded French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research USA, based here) may help reduce symptoms.

omegas depression

Oslo, Norway—Krill oil (KO) and its benefits are at the center of a new small-animal study published by Lipids in Heath and Disease.