News and notes from industry suppliers.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

For years, WholeFoods Magazine has shined a light on natural products companies that market some of the country’s best top-selling products and has honored them with a Natural Choice Award. This year is no different. Once again, we are proud to honor some of the many excellent products that the natural products industry calls its own.

Many regulatory changes are percolating in the natural products industry. Leaders from several industry associations and nonprofits offer some insight about what could be in store for companies in the near future.

OptiPure Technologies has launched IncaCartilago, a high-quality chondroitin that offers targeted benefits for bone and joint health. According to studies, this Humboldt squid-derived chondroitin enhances the production of collagen; enhances osteoblastic and osteocalcin formation, replication and expression; and selectively binds to midkines (which are responsible for pain sensation).

Ingredia Nutritional has launched a new series of hydrolysates and proteins. The Nutritional Solutions proteins come from fresh milk through a non-naturing process. The proteins have low bitterness and are suitable for several applications.

Icon Group, LLC (a NutraGenesis affiliate company) introduces TrimElite for weight management and metabolic wellness. According to the company, TrimElite has substantiated structure–function claims for weight management, satiety, appetite control, thermogenesis, heart health, blood sugar balance, stress reduction and mood enhancement. TrimElite is made of two proprietary weight management ingredients that are each supported by human trials.

Earthcycle Packaging Ltd. now offers compostable trays for the agriculture industry. The trays come in either black or a natural earth color and are intended for holding produce like tomatoes, avocados and apples during shipping and packing. The trays are 100% compostable and recyclable.

Cognis now offers Texapon K 12 P PH, a pharmaceutical-grade sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) tableting agent. This GRAS-approved agent is “particularly efficient in tableting processes due to its small and consistent particle size,” says the company. Texapon K 12 P PH can be used as a wetting agent, lubricant or solubilizer.

Suppliers

At Whole Foods Magazine we are dedicated to informing and education the population about natural products. We are constantly updating information about vitamin companies and organic food brands. We understand how important it is to fuel your bodies with nothing but good and wholesome products and we want to share that knowledge with you.

The organic food brands and suppliers that work with are just as dedicated to spreading this message as we are. These companies use top of the line ingredients throughout all of their products. Our suppliers are constantly updating their formulas and looking for new and better ingredients to keep their food healthy and delicious. The vitamin companies that we partner with are enhancing their ingredients as well, testing new ways to bring good supplements into your body while riding it of the bad. Read more about our suppliers and their products below!