Aenova brought two new plant-based softgels to market. VeganGel is free of animal-derived ingredients, carrageenan, BSE and gluten. EnteriGel survive-one hour of submersion in gastric fluid and opens within five minutes of immersion in intestinal fluid to avoid gastric issues. Both animal-free odorless softgels are made with renewable sources.

Pharmachem Laboratories now offers 100% all-natural astaxanthin derived from algae. Made in the United States, this powerful antioxidant supports joint, skin, eye and skeletal health.

The Xtend Release beverages delivery system uses time-release microbeads to deliver active ingredients over time such as caffeine, vitamins and electrolytes. The microbeads are released in reaction to changes in pH levels between the stomach and upper GI tract for optimal nutrient absorption.

Retailers looking to raise profit margins, strengthen their brand and increase customer loyalty need look no further than private labeling. It’s easier said than done, of course. And yet, lots of retailers are doing it successfully. U.S. retail sales of private label foods and beverages reached $102 billion in 2013, outpacing the growth of the overall food and beverage market from the previous year, according to Packaged Facts (1).

Laval, Québec, Canada—Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. has appointed Jim Hamilton as its new president and CEO, effective February 2, 2015.

A SupplySide West panel discussion offered insight about “Current Issues Regarding New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notifications.”

John P. Richie, Jr., Ph.D. professor of Public Health Sciences and Pharmacology at Penn State University School of Medicine, was on hand at the Kyowa Hakko SupplySide West booth to discuss new research published in the European Journal of Nutrition.

In a SupplySide West talk entitled, “Regs and Legs,” Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), provided an update of regulatory and legislative matters of interest to this industry.

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