LycoRed offers a micro-encapsulated beadlet line of natural carotenoids and vitamins. The starch beadlet formulations are free-flowing and suitable for tableting (won’t leak after direct compression), and the coating is water-soluble. The starch beadlets are available with lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, vitamin D and A-acetate.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Nutrition Research has published one of the largest studies on the benefits of krill oil to date. The research was conducted on a branded krill ingredient (Superba, from Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, based in Oslo, Norway).

Ankeny, IA—Industry supplier Embria (maker of immune health ingredient EpiCor) has released new data showing that cold and flu symptoms get in the way of intimacy in the bedroom.

Landing, NJ—New data published in PLoS One suggest that a branded curcumin (BCM-95 from Dolcas Biotech, based here) may have some positive effects on cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Researchers hypothesize the nutrient sensitizes cells to chemotherapeutics so the treatment is more effective and may also have some direct effects on cancer cells.

Curcumin is well known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Because it is not soluble, its uses have been limited, but HerbaKraft has recently developed Curcusol, a concentrated and more soluble extract of curcumin. Curcusol can be included in a variety of functional foods such as health beverages, as well as capsules.

Maypro Industries’ Bluenesse lemon balm extract is said to reduce anxiety and improve alertness. A high-quality, sustainable natural ingredient, Bluenesse is obtained by water extraction from Melissa officinalis L. leaves. Supported by human clinical research, the recommended dosage is 300 mg/day.

Ingredion Inc. added AQUAMIN marine magnesium to its line. Sourced from the cold, mineral-rich seawaters off the coasts of Iceland and Ireland, the ingredient offers 35% magnesium to support bone and cardiovascular health.

Naturex now offers Pacran Organic, an organic-certified cranberry powder. The company says the ingredient is the “cranberry ingredient of choice” for many urinary tract health supplements. The company says it uses a blend of the whole fruit to deliver full-spectrum results. It is clinically supported and health claim substantiated.