Milan, Italy—New research offers further support for why grape seed extract may support heart health.

Eagan, MN—Serious athletes who partake in long vigorous exercise (like marathoners) often experience impaired immune function after strenuous physical activity. Researchers now believe that a branded baker’s yeast beta-glucan (BG, Wellmune WGP from Biothera, based here) may help.

sabinsa

Sabinsa Corporation wrapped up its 2013 Sabinsa on Wheels series at the beginning of October, with a Weehawken, NJ event. This day-long educational event for its East Coast customers featured several speakers from the Sabinsa team, who spoke about the company and the science behind its proprietary dietary supplement ingredients.

collagen joints

Murrieta, CA—A new study has found that a patented collagen ingredient improved mobility and pain in those with tendon and joint problems.

pycnogenol

Hoboken, NJ—Nearly anyone who has experienced the miserable sore throat, stuffy nose and congestion from a cold wants the symptoms to subside as quickly as possible. Now, new research from Otorrinolaringología suggests a branded extract from the French maritime pine bark (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research, with U.S. headquarters here) may help.

epicor

Ankeny, IA—Last winter (November 2012–March 2013), Swanson Health Products employees took part in the Swanson Wellness Awareness Program (SWAP) in which 120 people agreed to take EpiCor (from Embria Health Sciences, based here) to support their immune system. Of those, 72 completed a survey about their experience, and the results have just become available.

aker neptune krill

Oslo, Norway—A discrepancy over patents is continuing in the krill market segment. On October 2, Aker BioMarine asked the U.S. Trademarks and Patents Office (USTPO) to consider some additional evidence regarding the legitimacy of patent (U.S. Pat. No 8,278,351, i.e., the “’351 Patent”) assigned to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. of Laval, Quebec, Canada.

WILD Flavors’ new RPM Factors (which stands for Repair, Performance, Mass) is a bioactive whey protein concentrate that can easily be added to foods and beverages without impacting taste. According to WILD, the concentrate allows athletes to train harder, recover faster and increase lean muscle mass.

7-Keto, a weight-loss ingredient from Humanetics Corporation, is being launched in beadlet form, allowing it to be mixed into beverages. 7-Keto, according to Humanetics, has been proven to raise metabolic levels by 5.4% safely and effectively. A one-gram dose of the powder yields 100 mg of 7-Keto. The beadlet form will be available by Summer 2014.