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Rimouski, QC, Canada; Ankeny, IA—Industry now has additional data on branded ingredients for immune health.
First, a double-blind, human study conducted by Laval University found that a marine-based ingredient (PeptiBal from innoVactiv) helps increase IgA levels. IgA is an immunoglobulin that is transported to mucosal surfaces to protect them from infection; those with IgA deficiencies are prone to allergies and infections.

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Gainesville, FL—Researchers from the University of Florida believe they have created a better way to analyze carotenoid content in vegetables with a new analytical technique. This method could one day replace the expensive and time-consuming high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis that is currently the mainstay approach for such investigations.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

Mineral Makeup

Over the past decade, there has been growing interest in mineral makeup. These cosmetics are not completely brand new to the industry as some may think; it has roots dating back to the mid-1970s. Suffice it to say that mineral makeup has garnered public acclaim because it is au naturale, while still offering variety. With that, there are several forms of mineral cosmetics on the market including bronzer, foundation, blush, concealer and eye shadow.

personal care products

It may not be long before we see shampoos, moisturizers and soaps made with organic ingredients bearing that familiar green and white USDA Organic seal.

Resveratrol

In November 2006, a research team lead by David Sinclair from Harvard Medical School made a head-turning announcement: a natural compound called resveratrol had increased the “lifespan and ‘healthspan’ of obese mice,” and was shown to offer “survival benefits in mammals” for the first time. According to the group, which published its data in Nature, obese mice that were fed a high-calorie diet plus resveratrol had increased insulin sensitivity, decreased glucose levels and healthier heart and liver tissues, all of which can be beneficial for preventing type-2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, the group stated.  

Fine USA TradingGrown in New Zealand, this complete Young Barley Leaf from Fine USA Trading provides pure nutrients and the necessary fiber for healthy intestinal regularity. Once the powder is added to water, this chlorophyll-, vitamin- and mineral-rich drink refreshes as it provides healing raw nutrition.

Rainbow LightRainbow Light Nutritional Systems has two new gummies. The Gummy Get Well Soothing Herbal Drops for children offers vitamin C and more than 1,000 mg of a potent, calming herbal relief per gummy drop. The
Fiber Garden Gummies provide over 3 g of fiber per serving.
125 McPherson St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, www.rainbowlight.com

Nutrex HawaiiNutrex Hawaii’s new CardioAstin is a preventative cardiovascular formula; DermaAstin is an internal sunscreen for skin health; JointAstin strengthens, supports and nourishes joints, tendons and synovial fluids; EyeAstin offers eye health ingredients; and OmegaAstin combines vegetarian sources of omegas-3, -6 and -9. All have BioAstin natural astaxanthin.