In Washington D.C., you will always find that there is an elephant (or donkey) in the room that no one wants to talk about. One that has been hanging around the dietary supplements industry is the New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) draft guidance. While this topic is brought up every so often, the conversation often gets pushed to the side for one reason or another—until it is brought up yet again.

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Back in 1994, who could have predicted how the Internet would impact the way we receive information? Whether it’s getting the latest sports scores, finding a restaurant in a new city or searching out customer feedback on a washing machine, we turn to the Internet for just about everything. That includes getting information about our dietary supplements.

New York, NY—Those looking for supplements that support attention and focus have even more reason to consider citicoline with the results of a new study.

Las Vegas, NV—SupplySide West (organized by Informa Exhibitions) returns to Las Vegas, October 5–9.

FutureCeuticals now offers Whole Food Organic Grasses that are non-GMO, clean label and gluten free. The company says its field-grown whole food grasses are slowly nurtured and are only harvested twice yearly, to produce a nutrient dense grass. Varieties include N1148 Organic Wheatgrass Powder, N1149 Organic Barley Grass Powder and N1150 Organic Oat Grass Powder.

DSM has launched a new digestive enzyme: Tolerase G (alanyl aminopeptidase), which is said to help break down residual gluten in the stomach. The company states, “The results of a new in-vitro study published in the peer-reviewed journal, PlosONE, show that the AN-PEP digestive enzyme degrades gluten molecules in the stomach more effectively than other commercially available supplements.”

Anderson Global Group now offers AllSweet Low-Calorie Sugar. The firm says the sweetener used in this product, allulose, is naturally occurring in fruits and other foods, and browns like sugar during baking. “At only 0.3 kcal/g, AllSweet Allulose Low-Calorie Sugar provides a clean, satisfying sweetness to beverage, bakery, frozen, confectionary and dairy applications,” says the company.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Hadley, MA—According to data published in a recent issue of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology, an annatto-based tocotrienol ingredient may be able to reduce some markers of inflammation.

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