Algae Life Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, of Irvine, CA, now has 239 structure­–function claims allowable by FDA for its AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin. They include “Helps maintain beautiful, younger looking skin,” “The ultimate nutrient to support the eyes and brain,” Nutritional support in the battle against aging,” “Promotes improved performance levels in athletes,” “Promotes healthy joints, tendons and synovial fluids,” “Helps support cardiovascular function and a healthy circulatory system” and many others.

According to a consumer survey byEmbria Health Sciencesof Ankeny, IA, the EpiCor immune health ingredient provides “superior long-term health advantages.” With more than 150 EpiCor consumers in the survey pool, regular users were three times as likely to have healthy winters as on-and-off users.

NattoPharma, based in Oslo, Norway, announced that its entire MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7 line is now Non-GMO Project verified.

AstaReal, Inc.of Burlington, NJ, andAstaReal Technologies Inc., of Moses Lake, WA, have merged into AstaReal, Inc.

Carol Stream, IL- based Prinovais now the exclusive distributor of Lycored’slycopene- and beta carotene-based natural colors in the United States and Canada.

Natreonof New Brunswick, NJ, announced its Crominex3+ (Trivalent chromium polyphenolic complex) now has GRAS status.

MORRE-TEC Industriesof Union, NJ, acquiredVitacyclix. The pair will collaborate on marketing water-soluble nutritional ingredients.

At Ingredient Marketplace in Orlando, FL,Fruit d’Ordisplayed a new concept: organic chocolate peanut butter cups with 1.5 grams of cranberry protein powder and two billion CFUs of Lacto Cran probiotics.

Euromedhas introduced the PhytoProof emblem, which “signifies that the botanical extract inside comes from Euromed, and is therefore a guarantee that it’s the real deal, the one that can be 100% trusted to deliver what it promises.” Ingredients are backed by extensive testing (including 20+ laboratory tests for each batch), proof that each botanical extract is made correctly and in conformance with GMP requirements for identity, purity and potency.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2016