Naturex unveiled a new maca ingredient for natural sexual performance products called Macador. “Gently extracted with water, the ingredient is the first maca extract to be standardized to amino acids,” according to Naturex. This helps ensure quality from batch to batch. The maca is sustainably sourced. Results are seen after two weeks.

TIC Gums has launched Ticaloid GF 313. Ticaloid GF 313 is a hydrocolloid system developed for sweet baked goods. It helps manufacturers achieve the softness, cohesiveness and batter viscosity lost when switching to gluten-free formulations, allowing them to suspend additions like blueberries.

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A pilot study suggests a branded extract that combines soy-derived phosphatidylserine (PS) and phosphatidic acid (PA) may help those with dementia.

Hadley, MA—A new study published in the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research suggests annatto-derived vitamin E tocotrienols may support various aspects of heart health, including healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels and levels of inflammatory cytokines.

Pycnogenol has reduced symptoms, severity, and duration of the common cold in a recent study.

Hoboken, NJ—A recent study published in Panminerva Medica suggests that a pine bark extract supplement may be able to reduce the symptoms, severity, and duration of the common cold.

neumentix spearmintKemin Industries, Inc. now offers Neumentix Phenolic Complex K110-42, sourced from spearmint. This ingredient is said to support healthy memory and cognitive function in adults and normal sleep patterns.

NKOFocus from Neptune Technologies & Bioressources blends NKO krill oil with thiamine, lutein and more for brain health. Says Neptune, “When combined with NKO, Neptune’s studies show lutein’s absorption is improved by as much as eight times.”

Fuji Health Science is now marketing F-Melt, a proprietary co-spray dried formulation for fast oral dissolve systems. F-Melt contains five pharmaceutical excipients, including carbohydrates and disintegrants. Fuji Health Science states that the composition dissolves in the mouth within 30 seconds, and is directly compressible for in-house production, with no license needed.