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Milan, Italy—A new study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition is linking curcumin to reducing oxidative stress after exercise, potentially providing relief to sore muscles.

East Windsor, NJ—A recent study published in Clinical Dermatology shows that Boswellia cream could potentially aid psoriasis patients, and the results could be far-reaching.

PLT Health Solutions, Inc. and Horizon Science now offer Benecarb Glycemic Balance Complex. The ingredient, based on molasses phytonutrients, is said to reduce the glycemic impact of foods and drinks by up to 20% “with particular advantages in carbohydrate-rich formulations.” It is high in antioxidants, minerals and polyphenols.

Tate & Lyle offers PromOat Beta Glucan, which delivers up to 35% beta glucan. The ingredient can support healthy cholesterol levels and is free of the taste, color and graininess of other oat-based ingredients. Oat beta glucan qualifies for the EFSA/EU health claims for lowering blood cholesterol and reducing post-prandial glycemic response.

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.