PreticX PrebioticAIDP, Inc. has come to market with a new prebiotic ingredient: PreticX. This GRAS- confirmed and Non-GMO Project Verified prebiotic “has been shown in clinical studies to significantly increase the proliferation of bifidobacterium in both low and high doses.” PreticX is a corn-derived form of xylooligosaccharide (XOS).

OmniActive Health Technologies introduced non-GMO and allergen-free Gingever High Potency Ginger. Gingever is a high-potency super-critical fluid extract with 30% bioactives (minimum 20% gingerols) made from an FDA-acknowledged GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) source. It is produced without harsh solvents.

HP Ingredients NeuroActin Brain HealthHP Ingredients has launched NeuroActin, a patent-pending and proprietary extract of Andrographis paniculata. NeuroActin is standardized to andrographolide, 14-deoxyandrographolide, and neoandrographolide. Andrographis is said to support brain integrity and benefit memory and learning.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Momence, IL—Calcium fructoborate (CFB), a plant-derived nature-identical ingredient composed of calcium bound to boron, may support various aspects of heart health, according to new research published in Biological Trace Element Research.

SweetenerSteviva Ingredients’s Nectevia is a natural low-calorie replacement for high fructose corn syrup. This stevia enhanced agave syrup has a pH of 4.3–4.8 and is suitable for beverages, baked goods, jams, sauces and more. It has 2.86 calories per gram.

Vegetarian Joint HealthNatreon has launched AyuFlex, a vegetarian and organic joint health ingredient. Derived from Terminalia chebula, this ingredient has been shown to support healthy joint movement and fluidity.

Liquid ExtractsFrutarom BU Health launched EFLAsense, a line of all-natural liquid extracts, “with sensory properties to boost flavor and health benefits” for beverages, confectionary, dairy, bakery and liquid supplements. The line contains natural botanic extracts from flowers (e.g., chamomile, elderflower and orange blossom); leaves (e.g., peppermint, lemon balm and sage); fruits and seeds (e.g., fennel and rose hips) and several herbal blends.

Fish Oil BlendNutegrity now offers OmegaActiv + PL Blend, a combination of Nutegrity’s OmegaActiv omega-3 fish oil (150+ mg), astaxanthin (50 mcg) and phospholipids (180 mg) in one ingredient (500 mg dose). According to the company’s president, Terry Olson, “OmegaActiv + PL Blend fulfills a growing market need for fish oilbased omega-3 phospholipid offerings.”