News and notes from industry suppliers.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is standing by its 2007 proposed rule that denies certain nutrient content claims for foods and supplements that contain DHA, EPA and ALA. This final rule inks the agency’s thinking on the matter without any substantive changes from the 2007 publication.

New York, NY—Ingredient Marketplace (formerly SupplySide MarketPlace) is coming to New York City’s Jacob Javits Center early this month, June 2–3.

Edison, NJ—White matter lesions (WMLs) of the brain that partially obstruct blood flow are associated with problems like stroke and cognitive decline and could be linked to future stroke risk. A new study, published in Stroke, suggests that a full-spectrum palm-derived mixed tocotrienol complex (Tocomin SupraBio, from Carotech, based here) may help.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

OmniActive Health Technologies has brought CurcuWIN Turmeric Extract (20% curcuminoids) to market. CurcuWIN “provides highly bioavailable curcuminoids in the ratio in which they are naturally found in turmeric.” The ingredient was made with a molecular dispersion process for enhanced solubility and bioavailability.

Enzymotec Ltd. offers the Omega PC line of omega-3 products. Omega PC is a wild fish cold extract containing omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids and triglycerides. According to Enzymotec, Omega PC better preserves the natural nutrient profile that is found in fish. This form may also offer better omega-3 absorption.

LycoRed offers a micro-encapsulated beadlet line of natural carotenoids and vitamins. The starch beadlet formulations are free-flowing and suitable for tableting (won’t leak after direct compression), and the coating is water-soluble. The starch beadlets are available with lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, vitamin D and A-acetate.

News and notes from industry suppliers.