Nutriscience Innovations, LLC introduced InnovaTea Natural Caffeine 95% as an alternative to synthesized caffeine. Naturally derived from pesticide-free tea leaves, InnovaTea Natural Caffeine 95% can support energy levels and help consumers stay alert. It is highly soluble, and can easily be added to beverages and dietary supplements.

New from PLT Health Solutions (formerly P.L. Thomas) is Synapsa Natural Memory Support, which was shown in clinical studies to improve visual processing, learning rate, working memory, information retention and mental performance. Synapsa is a patented, standardized form of Bacopa monnieri.

Dan Fabricant SupplySide

SupplySide West drew  12,000 industry members November 12–16 in Las Vegas, NV. According to show organizers, this marks a 11% increase in attendance. A main attraction of the event was featured speaker Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fabricant spoke about several regulatory issues like good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and warning letters.

Benicia, CA—The use of undenatured type II collagen is well known to benefit those with long-term joint discomfort. Now, new research from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition says it might be helpful to healthy individuals after exercise.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Acceptance and compliance are basic concerns in designing better supplements. If consumers don’t take products as intended, the rest won’t matter. Beyond “large pill phobia” and “pill fatigue,” other factors driving supplement delivery innovation include enhanced assimilation, decreased transit time, improved taste and convenience, according to Trisha Sugarek MacDonald, B.S., M.S., director of R&D and national educator for Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation, Sugar Land, TX. These issues will pop up throughout this feature as we examine various options.

Food for thought: this year, 83% of shoppers bought more Brand ABC products than they did a year ago (1). And, 60% of shoppers feel Brand ABC is a better value than the top brands while being of the same quality (1). Wouldn’t you love to carry Brand ABC on your shelves?

Well, next time you head into your store, take note of the name above the door. Brand ABC can be you.

When consumers say they’re fed up with the artificial additives in foods, chances are, they’re talking about dyes that are linked to behavioral problems and fake flavors that have a tinny not-quite-authentic taste.

Cancer patients undergoing certain types of radiation treatment are prone to developing radiation-induced heart disease, especially when the heart is in the radiation area. A group led by researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently examined whether taking both vitamin E a-tocopherol (as Tocomin SupraBio, from Carotech, with U.S. headquarters in Edison, NJ) and a drug called pentoxifylline (PTX) could help.