Glucan Corporation and Anderson Global Group, LLC have brought to market Polycan. According to the companies, Polycan is a “water-soluble active compound fermented from a novel strain of black yeast clinically proven to support bone health and a healthy immune system.” Studies indicate Polycan activates a bone formation biomarker osteoblast and suppresses a bone resorption biomarker osteoclast.

A&B Ingredients’ Swelite is a multifunctional, non-genetically modified pea ingredient that offers dietary fiber and starch. The all-natural ingredient is suitable for meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian products, as well as sauces and dressings, says the company. Swelite offers water- and fat-binding properties and may be used as a buffer ingredient in supplements.

Ethical Naturals, Inc.’s AlphaWave is a blend of claming ingredients built around the company’s purified l-theanine. Other extracts include chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, hops and valerian. According to the company, the blend is suitable for beverages and tableted or encapsulated formulations.

SIDI supplements

Supplement makers are required under good manufacturing practices regulations to qualify their ingredient suppliers, but official guidelines for how have not been released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An industry group, however, has taken the important step of doing so.

Philadelphia, PA—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration seized 64 drums of honey from a Philadelphia distribution center from Sweet Works Inc. of Monterey Park, CA. The honey was imported from Cheng Du Wai Yuan Bee Products Company Limited of Chengdu, China. The drums of honey were later sold and placed in storage by food ingredient supplier Alfred L. Wolff Inc. of Chicago, IL.

biopqqBioPQQ from Maypro Industries is said to be the “first newly discovered vitamin since 1948.”  This ingredient (pyrroloquinoline quinone) helps improve cognitive performance and offers numerous anti-aging benefits.
2975 Westchester Ave., Purchase, NY 10577, www.maypro.com
 

Valensa International now offers Eye Pro MD, which combines astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin D3 and a proprietary omega-3/phospholipid delivery system. The natural astaxanthin in this eye health ingredient is the Zanthin brand. According to the company, the formula was developed based on the results from the CARMIS clinical trial, which suggests lutein and zeaxanthin support  eye health.
2751 Nutra Ln., Eustis, FL 32726, www.valensa.com
 

sabinsa

Sabinsa has added the carotenoid Chilitenoids to its list of ingredient offerings. Chilitenoids is available in a soft extract and will soon be available in a dust-free beadlet version.

vitafoods

Geneva, Switzerland—Vitafoods Europe and Finished Products Expo 2010 drew 2,100 visitors to the Geneva Palexpo center from May 18 to 20. The show featured some 500 international exhibitors from several industries, including nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and functional foods/drinks.