AstaxanthinNew from Cactus Botanics is astaxanthin raw material. The company says this colorful, lipidsoluble pigment may be the most potent of all antioxidants and supports healthy oxidative balance. Extracted from algae, this astaxanthin is offered in powder and oil forms.

Tasa, one of the largest processers of fish oils in the world, now offers TASA Omega. The product range will include high-quality refined omega-3 fish oils and EE/TG concentrates such as 18/12 fully refined fish oil and 30/20s, 40/20s, 50/20s, 50/10s, 10/50s and other types of concentrates. “We’re building a onestop shop, able to offer a wide range of products from refined to concentrated fish oils,” says the company.

MSM may help deal with allergy symptoms.

A new study from Medicus Research says that MSM may be able to help alleviate allergy symptoms.

Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals offers LactoCran, a combo of Sabinsa’s shelf-stable LactoSpore probiotic (Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856) and Cran Naturelle cranberry seed powder from Fruit d’Or. It can be used in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. LactoCran supports digestive and heart health.

Naturex unveiled a new maca ingredient for natural sexual performance products called Macador. “Gently extracted with water, the ingredient is the first maca extract to be standardized to amino acids,” according to Naturex. This helps ensure quality from batch to batch. The maca is sustainably sourced. Results are seen after two weeks.

TIC Gums has launched Ticaloid GF 313. Ticaloid GF 313 is a hydrocolloid system developed for sweet baked goods. It helps manufacturers achieve the softness, cohesiveness and batter viscosity lost when switching to gluten-free formulations, allowing them to suspend additions like blueberries.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

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.