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.

Halifax, NS, Canada—Some have shied away from omega 3-rich krill oil with the belief that krill fishing endangers the ecosystem. A new study published in Environmental Science and Technology, however, found otherwise through an assessment of krill harvesting and processing.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

French maritime pine bark extract has been shown to support healthy blood pressure, and a new study published in European Heart Journal provides more data to back this application. The extract increased artery dilation by 32% and significantly reduced plasma-8-isoprostaries. Overall, the antioxidant increased blood flow throughout the body.

Pasadena, TX—In a recent study from Iran, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) increased the conception rate in males who were previously considered infertile.