Berlin, Germany—A branded larch arabinogalactan (ResistAid, from Lonza, Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Allendale, NJ) may prevent colds thanks to its “immune-stimulatory properties.” Such were the findings in a study published by German researchers in Current Medical Research and Opinion.

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Los Angeles, CA—Researchers from the Palm Beach Research Center in Florida have compiled compelling data on the effects of a proprietary squid-derived chondroitin E ingredient (IncaCartilago from OptiPure/Kenko International, based here) on bone health.

A complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has the potential to turn the krill industry on its head. Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, based in Laval, QC, Canada, believes several of its competitors in the krill oil category are infringing on at least one claim from its U.S. patent (#8,278,351), and the company wants it to stop.

Certified Nutraceuticals re-launched its line. Available are kollaGen II-xs (100% Avian sternum collagen type II), kollaGen I.V.X. (100% avian eggshell membrane), TendoGuard (Collagen Types I, II, V, X and mucopolysaccharides), H.A.95 (hyaluronic acid sodium), Pure Marin Collagen (peptide powder), Olea25 (organic olive leaf extract), Reverse-vine (grapevine extract) and PomEllagic 40 and 70 (pomegranate seed extract).

Amax NutraSource, Inc. now offers Perfecta, a zero-calorie natural sweetener that combines erythritol and luo han guo (monk fruit) in an integrated crystallization process. The resulting white particles are of a uniform size and are free flowing. Perfecta is non-GMO, made from GRAS ingredients, kosher and ideal for food and beverage applications.

New from Jost Chemical Company is a proprietary process to produce a unique calcium magnesium citrate co-salt. The co-salt offers calcium and magnesium in a 2:1 ratio. This ingredient is a unique compound, not a simple dry blend of calcium citrate and magnesium citrate. The co-salt maintains fluidity and resists thickening.

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