American Ingredients, Inc. (a division of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc.) is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for Pomanox natural pomegranate extract (developed by Probeltebio of Spain). The organic-certified pomegranate extract is manufactured with a patented ultrapure water-based extraction process and produced without any organic solvents.

Frutarom has launched an immune health portfolio that includes highly bioavailable forms of minerals such as copper and zinc as well as Echinacea EFLA 894 (a dry-pressed herb juice) and Pelargonium EFLA 956 (a root extract from Pelargonium sidoides DC). Both are produced in Frutarom’s Swiss facility, under strict PIC-GMP certification guidelines and in line with ecological principles.

Newport Beach, CA—Research published in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging indicates that an oral collagen combination ingredient may reduce signs of aging.

New York, NY—A study has found citicoline (as Cognizin by Kyowa Hakko USA, based here) improves cognitive function.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Westchester, IL—A new independent clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism details the positive effects of resistant starch (Hi-Maize from Ingredion Inc., based here) on metabolism.

SunOpta Ingredients Group expanded its value-added ingredients portfolio. SunOpta Rice Fiber 310 is a gluten-free ingredient that delivers dietary fiber (90%+) with a smooth texture and mild flavor. OptaGrade 350 provides stabilization of dairy foods like yogurt for a thick, creamy texture.

Naturex has launched VegeBrite, pure fruits and vegetables concentrates that complement its existing E-Color line. VegeBrite concentrates are made without formulation additives or preservatives thanks to aseptic packaging, says the firm.

LycoRed launched new formulations for hair and nail nutrition, based on vitamin B complex and amino acids. An advanced microencapsulation technology helps mask negative odors and tastes.