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Los Angeles, CA—Optipure, based here, has released data on a new ingredient intended to target visceral fat. Visceral fat is stored near the body’s organs and when too much exists, one is at increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.

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Rimouski, QC, Canada; Ankeny, IA—Industry now has additional data on branded ingredients for immune health.
First, a double-blind, human study conducted by Laval University found that a marine-based ingredient (PeptiBal from innoVactiv) helps increase IgA levels. IgA is an immunoglobulin that is transported to mucosal surfaces to protect them from infection; those with IgA deficiencies are prone to allergies and infections.

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Gainesville, FL—Researchers from the University of Florida believe they have created a better way to analyze carotenoid content in vegetables with a new analytical technique. This method could one day replace the expensive and time-consuming high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis that is currently the mainstay approach for such investigations.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

VermonVermontt Soapworks introduces the first certified organic shampoo base for the private label industry. Ingredients include organic olive, jojoba and coconut oils with organic vegetable gums, glycerin, organic aloe and rosemary extract. The two formulas available are for thicker hair and for finer hair.

ChrysanthisChrysantis, Inc.’s EZEyes zeaxanthin is now available in a 5% beadlet form. This all-natural, free 3R 3’R zeaxanthin beadlet made from marigolds is offered in ingredient forms for capsules, tablets and softgels and has a guaranteed shelflife of two years. The company spent more than two years developing the beadlet to ensure its stability when in contact with other ingredients.

BI Nutraceuticals has segmented the 200 GRAS offerings in its ingredient reference database into 12 condition-specific, functional categories. The new platforms include: energy, immunity, digestive, cognitive, heart health, anti-aging, eye health, bone health, weight management, sleep, calming and joint/inflammation.

International Sales from Inside the Market

As world leaders in innovation, science, technology and certainly in the application of these advancements to nutrition and health, we could certainly do much better when it comes to selling our great products in export markets.

ColdpackAirLiner by Coldpack is an inflatable, recyclable insulating liner that converts corrugated boxes into coolers. Designed to replace foam packing, AirLiner helps protect perishable products from degradation due to high temperatures and ships/stores flat while reducing the shipment’s carbon footprint.