Ankeny, IA—A recent study on a branded ingredient (EpiCor from Embria Health Services) found that the immune health ingredient may also be beneficial for gut health.

supplier briefs

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Cyvex Nutrition added Alfalfa 95% to its line of “green” antioxidant offerings. Alfalfa 95% is made from sodium copper chlorophyllin which is derived from nutritionally rich alfalfa plants and can be used for neutralizing body odors, regulating the digestive tract, eliminating toxins from the body and healing wounds. The product is suitable for food, beverage and supplement formulations.

MicroLingual vitamin D tablet s from Continental Vitamin Company dissolve in 15 seconds or less, allowing for immediate absorption. Current research indicates an increased need for supplementing vitamin D for bone and immune health. According to the company, “MicroLingual tablets eliminate the need for hard-to-swallow pills, messy liquids or sprays.”

Solgar Vitamin and Herb is pleased to announce the release of its 90- count bottle of Tart Cherry Supplement Capsules, which is said to be a natural source of polyphenol antioxidants. Every capsule provides 1000 mg of tart cherry, which is taken from a premium-quality 4:1 extract. Notes the firm, “This new formula is kosher certified, vegetarian, and free of gluten, wheat, and dairy.”

Health Plus is now the maker of Super Colon Cleanse. The product contains rose hips, psyllium husk powder, senna powder, peppermint leaf, papaya leaf, fennel seed, buckthorn bark, celery and acidophilus. And, according to the firm, the product is “a great starting point for individuals who are beginning a cleansing program or for those who need a thorough cleanse.”

New from Jarrow Formulas is Organic Chlorella, which can break the chlorella cell wall offering improved absorpt ion and dige s t ion. Chlorella, which is used in many detoxi f icat ion programs, is carefully produced using organic ingredients and contains no excipients, according to the company. SRP: $19.95 for a 300-tablet bottle.

Bluebonnet Nutrition recently added Natural Omega-3 vegetarian DHA in 100 and 200 mg potencies to its line. The supplement is 100% vegetable-derived and created for maximum assimilation and absorption. The marine algae is in a natural triglyceride form, as opposed to the usual synthetic ethyl ester form.

Kyolic Vegetarian re-Formulated 102 Candida Cleanse & Digestion also has been made available through Wakunaga of America. It combines Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract with Ginger along wi th Glucanase, Protease and Lipase. Also, this blend can promote healthy digestion of carbohydrates, fats and protein. Kyolic Candida Cleanse & Digestion also is believed to support a healthy GI tract.