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They understand more than ever what their nutrition needs are, yet they can’t always easily find the time, or spend the money, to bridge the gap from knowing what’s healthy to practicing it in their diet. Because of these factors, consumers keep turning to food products with healthy ingredients added in as bonus nutrition. Certain functional ingredients are especially popular already, while others are climbing the ladder of consumer awareness.

Algatechnologies developed AstaPure, a 2% natural astaxanthin in a liquid-emulsion form. States the company, “Its unique technology is based on food-grade, 100%-water-soluble micelles, allowing the production of a highly stable product form with respect to pH and temperature. The micelles have a diameter of approximately 30 nm.”

New from Deerland Enzymes, Inc. and Thione International, Inc. is the ThioZyme Formula, which combines cellular antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes. The company says the formula offers “twice the antioxidant capacity of glutathione (the most studied and important protective molecule in the human body).” The antioxidant enzymes help maintain the body’s natural defense system against free radical damage. Deerland makes and distributes enzymes for hundreds of different applications. Thione specializes in antioxidant combinations.

FutureCeuticals, Inc. presents Elemin, now available as a pure, cold-water extracted liquid concentrate. It is an all-natural complex of over 70 plant-based trace minerals. It is also available as a 100% soluble powder.  It hails from an exclusive, protected source of Ancient Peat in Utah and is manufactured in 21 CFR, cGMP and HACCP compliant facilities. It is certified Kosher and naturally hydrophilic for better bioavailability.

Those suffering from osteoarthritis may want to consider using supplements containing a branded mineral complex.

Santa Fe Springs, NM—Two new studies are of interest to menopause-support supplement makers and skincare companies. The pair of trials was completed using a branded ingredient (EstroG-100, from Helios Corp.).

Edison, NJ—With the environment as a high priority, Reliance Private Label Supplements has a new green facility. At 90,000+ ft2, the site is home to its entire private label, contract manufacturing and branded products production.

News and notes from industry suppliers