A probiotic ingredient (LactoSpore) from Sabinsa Corporation of East Windsor, NJ was selected by Wellspring Industry, Inc. for its Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt. In other news, Sabinsa Corporation received a U.S. patent for its SABERRY+COCOCIN synergistic formulation.

Helios Corp./Sunbio, with offices in Santa Fe Springs, NM, supported the release of a report entitled, Is Gritting Your Teeth The Only Safe Way To Get Through Menopause? A Frank Discussion of The Risks And Efficacy Of Alternative Nutritional Treatments For Menopause. The report discusses data from studies on black cohosh, Genistein, Siberian rhubarb extract and Amberen. According to Helios Corp./Sunbio, “It also introduces a new natural menopause ingredient, EstroG-100. EstroG-100 has a proven track record of safety, efficacy, and including an NDI from the FDA plus a Health Canada Reg# and approval.” To download a copy of the free report, visit www.safemenopause.com.

AIDP, Inc. of City of Industry, CA (distributor of Magtein magnesium L-threonate) has two new U.S. patents for magnesium compositions with uses for cognitive function (Patent 8,178,118) and neurological disorders (Patent 8,142,803).

Nutraceuticals International Group of Paramus, NJ entered into a joint venture with Compagnie des Pêche Saint-Malo of France to distribute its natural marine ingredients.

Noblesville, IN-based Verdure Sciences received self-affirmed GRAS confirmation for Longvida Optimized Curcumin.

Carotech Inc. of Edison, NJ sponsored the “Palm Oil and Tocotrienol Symposium,” held in Salt Lake City, UT, in September. The symposium provided updates on the sustainability and applications of palm oil, especially the latest science about palm tocotrienol complex (Tocomin SupraBio) for neuroprotection and oral beauty. The event was jointly organized by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, the American Palm Oil Council and Carotech Inc.

A bitter orange extract (Advantra Z) from Nutratech Inc. of West Caldwell, NJ was chosen as a thermogenic component for two new supplements from Labrada Nutrition called Lean Body and Lean Body for Her Hi-Energy Fat Burners.

Under a new agreement between Qufu, China-based Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. and Wild Flavors GmbH of Zug, Switzerland, Wild Flavors now has the worldwide right to market and resell all stevia products manufactured by Sunwin and use of all trademarks.

Aker BioMarine of Oslo, Norway announced that, during re-examination proceedings, IP Australia “confirmed the novelty and inventiveness of the broad krill oil composition claims in its Australian patent #2008231570.”

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2012