Neptune Technologies & Bioressources now offers NKOBeat, a krill oil ingredient with coenzyme Q10 and other ingredients to support heart health and healthy circulation. States the company, “Combined with NKO, Neptune’s study showed CoQ10 had a 25 times better absorption rate when compared to a generic CoQ10.”

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New Orleans, LA—More than 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals attended the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 21–24, to learn about the latest food ingredient and technology developments. This year, IFT celebrated its 75th anniversary by featuring brand new exhibits and events such as Diamonds & Donations, an Interactive Timeline, the Innovation Center and the FutureFood 2050 program.

Valensa International will offer ZanthinNEX Astaxanthin in late 2014. ZanthinNEX is produced through a proprietary process using natural enzymatic conversions that delivers a safe finished product that is “nature equivalent” to conventional Astaxanthin produced via extraction from Haematococcus pluvialis.

PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Oakshire Naturals, LP launched Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D. The non-GMO natural mushroom powder ingredient delivers 40,000 IUs of Vitamin D per gram and is suitable for food, drinks and supplements. “Good,” “Excellent” and “High Potency” label claims are possible with 10 mg of the ingredient.

Venetron (Apocynum venetum L) from Maypro Industries supports those with occasional mood challenges. Says the company, “fast-acting Venetron offers a better safety and efficacy profile than St. John’s wort and has mood-supportive, calmness restoring and anxiolytic effects.”

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Laval, QC, Canada—Neptune Technologies and Bioressources announced the opening of their reconstructed krill oil plant in Sherbrooke, QC, which can produce 150 metric tons of krill oil annually.

Hoboken, NJ—New research may help improve psoriasis symptoms including redness, skin hardening and flaking without side effects and improve the effectiveness of standard psoriasis treatments, according to a peer-reviewed study published in Panminerva Medica.