TriNutra Gets Canadian Health Claim Approval

Following TriNutra's U.S. patent for black seed oil composition, the Health Canada authority has recognized ThymoQuin black seed oil for several structure-function health claims. As an oral supplement, ThymoQuin can be used to:

  • Help support healthy liver function
  • Help support cardiovascular health
  • Help support healthy glucose levels
  • Help support stress relief
  • Help moderate general feeling of stress
  • Help support healthy gut microbiota

In conjunction with HuTri Corporation, Trinutra has launched ThymoQuin-OCare, a plant-based option for oral health care. The cold-pressed, full-spectrum black seed oil is standardized to 3% thymoquinone with at least 1.2% p-Cymene and less than 1.25% free fatty acids to improve halitosis and sensitive teeth. HuTri has led the research behind the products oral health capacity and its applications which include mouthwash, toothpaste, and dietary supplements. 

Levagen+ Provides Relief as Topical Cream

Gencor has published its latest double-blind, randomized, comparator-controlled human clinical trial showing its palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) ingredient, Levagen+, provides relief for dry, red, scaling, and itchy skin when used as a topical cream. The study, conducted on 72 participants experiencing dry skin, scaling, redness, and itchiness on their hands or arms, received treatment twice daily for four weeks. Researchers used the Self-Assessed Eczema Area Severity Index (SA-EASI) scoring and Patient-Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM) to evaluate the effectiveness of Levagen+ as a topical application versus standard moisturizers used to reduce eczema. At the conclusion of the experiment, Levagen+ was found to have reduced redness and dryness with a total POEM score comparable to a comparator cream. 

“We are thrilled to share the results of this study demonstrating Levagen+’s ability to support skin health as a topical ingredient,” said R.V. Venkatesh, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Gencor. “Supplementation with Levagen+ continues to prove just how important palmitoylethanolamide is to the body for topical and ingestible applications.”

PhytoGaia Joins MPOC at SupplySide East

PhytoGaia and Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) will be collaborating on a joint exhibit at this year's SupplySide East tradeshow on April 16-17 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. PhytoGaia and MPOC will be at booth 406 for the two-day event showcasing their latest scientific findings and providing insights into palm phytonutrients for innovation and sustainable product creation.

Attendees can join Bryan See, VP of PhytoGaia, at Breakfast Brief: Sustainable Beauty Ingredients by MPOC for a talk on Tocotrienols: The Key to Ageless Beauty and Wellness on April 17 at 8am EST at the Education Theater. The talk will cover the success story of palm-based ingredients, the potential of palm-based ingredients in oral beauty formulations, and the unique benefits of tocotrienols in enhancing skin health, vitality, and overall hair health. 

Women In Nutraceuticals Launches Webinar Series

Women In Nutraceuticals (WIN) is kicking off a three-part web seminar series with a discussion on Considerations for recruitment of female participants in clinical studies on Thursday, April 4 at 10am EST. Guest speakers will include Dr. Cynthia Suarez-Rizzo, Finzelberg; Dr. Belinda Tan, M.D., Ph.D. Co-CEO, People Science; and Dr. Amanda Rao, Founder, Director, Principal Investigator at RDC Clinical. The series is designed to explore strategies for effectively recruiting and retaining women in clinical trials for the growing supplement industry. WIN noted, "Given the significant female demographic among supplement users and the rising interest in women's health products, this webinar seeks to explore strategies for effectively recruiting and retaining women in clinical trials, addressing benefits, obstacles, and supportive tools." Register for the seminar here.

Natural Grocers Celebrates New Location

Family-operated organic and natural grocery retailer, Natural Grocers, is celebrating the relocation of its Oklahoma City - North May location to Warr Acres, OK. To commemorate the occasion, guests can stop by on May 2, for a special $2,500 donation presentation event to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma followed by a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony with local community leaders and have first access to special sales, giveaways, free samples, and sweepstakes. 

Triplebar Bio Teams Up with FrieslandCampina

Triplebar Bio Inc. will join forces with FrieslandCampina Ingredients to develop a solution for the increasing global demand of lactoferrin production. The market for lactoferrin, a protein used for premium infant formulas for gut maturation and immunity, could double to more than $1.2 billion by 2030. By utilizing innovative precision fermentation technology, the California based startup, Triplebar, will look to produce vital proteins in quantities previously unattainable with traditional methods. Through the partnership, FrieslandCampina and Triplebar hope to provide access of the vital protein to a greater number of consumers.

ADM Increases Safe Water Awareness 

ADM continues its commitment to bringing safe water and sanitation to the world by contributing $1 million dollars to Through its corporate social investment program, ADM Cares, the company has made the donation in order to support the nonprofit's effort to transform access to safe water and sanitation. "With ADM's support, can help empower even more people in need with access to safe water and sanitation solutions that last." said Lina Bonova, Chief Revenue Officer for the organization.

SkinnyDipped Partners with Forest Whitaker

SkinnyDipped is partnering with actor and social activist Forest Whitaker and his Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI). The multi-year, $400,000 dollar social impact collaboration will look to launch more than 40 small businesses through the WPDI mentorship program and increase economic and educational opportunities for women entrepreneurs living in South Sudan. "SkinnyDipped immediately recognized the need for and the value in our Women's Livelihood Program, and their support will help many more women's dreams of starting a business in South Sudan come to life," said  Whitaker.

Gadot Preps Formula for Next Hydration Products

Research conducted by food and nutraceutical ingredients manufacturer Gadot Biochemical Industries has led to the identification of the most effective mineral citrates pairings for the next-gen of hydration products, the company reports. Sodium citrate, potassium citrate, magnesium citrate, and calcium citrate have been deemed the key minerals for electrolyte replenishment. The findings come as SPINS reports that hydration and electrolyte supplements in ready-to-drink, powders, tablets, gummies, and stick packs continue to excel in the active nutrition market. Youval Saly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Gadot, commented,  "The excitement for hydration and electrolyte beverages is generated by increased participation in sports and fitness trends, along with wellness awareness, and the understanding of the consequences of acute and chronic dehydration.”  

Tru Niagen Gets Third-Party Verification

Alkemist Labs, known for its rigorous herbal and dietary supplement analysis, has verified the entire ChromaDex Corp Tru Niagen product portfolio. Already Star-K and IFANCA certified, the Alkemist verification process, which involves testing for potency, identity, and purity, has provided stakeholders and consumers with an additional level of trust for the brand's product line being free of contaminants. Committed to safety, quality, and transparency, participation in the Alkemist Assured program further cements the company's commitment to consumer trust.

Uncle Matt's Organic Opens Manufacturing Facility

A new 75,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing center located just west of the Fort Worth/Dallas, TX area will be home to Uncle Matt's Organic juice production. Co-located within Eventide Water, a national water bottler, the facility totals five acres and will be able to manage 100% of the company's juice production. With strong ties to organic citrus growers in the surrounding area (including Mexico), Uncle Matt's Organic will look to centralize its production and address the supply chain challenges caused by citrus greening disease in Florida. By housing all of its production under one roof, the company will be able to streamline its operations and accelerate innovation and new product launches.

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