New York, NY—A bioavailable form of vitamin B5 (Pantesin, a form of pantethine, developed by Kyowa Hakko USA) may help reduce cholesterol levels within the body and help prevent cardiovascular diseases according to research. Published in Nutrition Research Journal, the experiment yielded positive results for those who included pantethine in their diets.

Las Vegas, NV—Three raw materials suppliers were named the winners of the SupplySide West 2011 Scientific Excellence Awards. The tradeshow was held October 10–14, here. The recipients were selected based on their ingredients’ “science/research methods, scientific breakthrough, innovation and appeal for the manufacturing community.”

News and notes from industry suppliers.

As with all types of high-profile public misfortune, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation is something many natural products companies may think can only happen to other firms. Indeed, it is often the so-called “bad players” or obvious cases of false advertising that gain notoriety when enforcement actions are taken. But even well-intentioned companies may run afoul of FTC if they aren’t careful about the content of their advertising. While much remains the same in this arena, there are several new enforcement patterns to be aware of, as well as several forces to keep tabs on that may well shape the agency’s actions in the near future.

A 23-person clinical trial conducted at Laval University in Quebec, Canada, has confirmed that brown seaweed (InSea2, innoVactiv, Inc., based in Quebec, Canada) positively affects glucose and insulin levels after eating. 

Santa Fe, MN­–New data published in Phytotherapy Research indicates that an herbal combination ingredient benefits women in all phases of menopause.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

New from Sabinsa are Integrated Nutritional Composites (INC). Bi-layered, multi-release tablets include Blood Sugar Support INC Actives (Silbinol, cinnamon, zinc and BioPerine), Weight Management INC Actives (ForsLean, GarCitrin and BioPerine), Heart Health INC Actives (Policosanol, Niacin), Health Health+ INC Actives (L-carnitine, beetroot extract, policosanol and niacin) and NiLitis SR INC Actives (Boswellin, Curcumin C3 Complex and ginger).

Nebraska Cultures Inc. now offers The Healthy-Defense Probiotic Blend, which is intented to help fight yeast, fungal and viral infections. This blend is made with 50% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 25% Bifidobacterium bifidum and 25% Enterococcus faecium.

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