Raw Materials powder

Finished products makers looking to buy from a new raw materials supplier—or make sure their current partners are still up to snuff—have a lot of important questions that need answers. Three areas of special concern are ingredient quality traceability, research backing and supply/costs. Several ingredient providers offer key information on these important matters in this report.

Klamath Falls, OR—Dried apple peel powder (DAPP) may be able to support joint function and range of motion, according to a recent study published in Journal of Medicinal Food.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

East Windsor, NJ—A recent study published in Studies In Contemporary Medicine has shown that curcuminoids may have a positive effect on overall lipid profile, including total cholesterol.

Geneva, Switzerland— A new peer-reviewed study published in the International Journal of Angiology shows that a branded pine bark extract supplement may improve the appearance, swelling and discomfort of pregnancy-induced varicose veins and spider vein clusters.

Compound Solutions launched TeaCrine, which is registered with Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice to be free of banned substances. TeaCrine is a nature-identical theacrine compound “designed to increase energy and enhance focus and concentration without fatigued crash or tolerance buildup.”

IgY Nutrition has launched Hyperimmune Egg PL-100. This ingredient delivers targeted immunoglobulins (chicken IGY) against 26 human-related pathogens. The ingredient is said to help promote cytokine balance in the immune system and support gastrointestinal, oral and heart health.

Kemin and DSM have partnered up to offer Optisharp natural zeaxanthin. The ingredient is made with Kemin’s ZeaONE marigold-derived zeaxanthin for eye health, cognition and skin health.

AppleActiv, the functional food division of Leahy Orchards, Inc., launched AppleActiv GHX, an extract with standardized polyphenol content that supports gastrointestinal health. A recent study suggests the liquid extract blends easily in both wet and dry formulations.