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.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Everyone is buying in on natural flavors and colors. It’s now only a matter of how far these sibling industries can push the boundaries, as the role they play in the food market is unquestioned. The use of botanical extracts in lieu of synthetic molecules is now mainstream, according to Amandine De Santi, business manager at NATUREX, Avignon, France. “The use of natural flavors, for example, is no longer a way to differentiate from the competition, but it has become a key requirement for consumers, especially in products for kids or with a healthy positioning,” she says.

To be a competitive contract manufacturer in today’s dietary supplement market, quality is a must. The demands of product marketers and their customers, along with the demands of regulators like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have combined to create a strong movement toward improved standards.