Frutarom USA has launched uniK2, vitamin K2 MK-7 for food supplements and functional foods. Studies suggest that the product supports bone and heart health. The ingredient helps activate osteocalcin and produces the optimal binding of calcium in bones. And, heart health may be promoted because the product is said to prevent calcium from being deposited on arterial walls. Says the firm, “UniK2 is a remarkable form of vitamin K2.”
Danisco has launched PinVita, a new brand of sterols extracted from a sustainable pine source. Says the company, “PinVita phytosterols are a pure and effective way to keep the heart and arteries in shape by lowering the level of unfavourable LDL cholesterol in your blood by reducing cholesterol absorption.”
New from BI Nutraceuticals is baobab fruit powder, which offers high levels of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Baobab is said to help support the immune system, promote healthy bones and teeth and maintain cardiovascular health including normal blood pressure levels.
Lallemand Health Ingredients now offers Lalmin Immune, a yeast-based immunity ingredient for food supplement applications. According to the company, the ingredient was “formulated to protect the body, thanks to the complementary immune and antioxidative properties of its components, while retaining yeast natural nutritive qualities.”
Nebraska Cultures Inc. now offers The Healthy-Defense Probiotic Blend, which is intented to help fight yeast, fungal and viral infections. This blend is made with 50% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, 25% Bifidobacterium bifidum and 25% Enterococcus faecium.
New from Sabinsa are Integrated Nutritional Composites (INC). Bi-layered, multi-release tablets include Blood Sugar Support INC Actives (Silbinol, cinnamon, zinc and BioPerine), Weight Management INC Actives (ForsLean, GarCitrin and BioPerine), Heart Health INC Actives (Policosanol, Niacin), Health Health+ INC Actives (L-carnitine, beetroot extract, policosanol and niacin) and NiLitis SR INC Actives (Boswellin, Curcumin C3 Complex and ginger).
New from LycoRed is a natural beta-carotene color called Lyc-O-Beta 1% CWS. Lyc-O-Beta is available in a powder that instantly dissolves when mixed with cold water. The heat-stable ingredient provides a natural and vibrant color and ensures the daily dietary requirement for vitamin A.
Soy-Free Phosphatidyl Serine 60% Powder has been launched by NutriScience Innovations, LLC. Derived from sunflower lecithin, the ingredient avoids the issue of soy as an allergen in supplement products, according to the company. Phosphatidyl Serine plays an important role in cognitive health, especially in aging individuals.
AHD International has created Unolex, a dry extract that is standardized at 10% containing actives and is scientifically shown in a double-blind placebo-controlled study to support joint health in athletes and senior citizens alike. During the trial, 22 participants were given 600 mg of Unolex daily. Positive results were seen after one week of use. Unolex is a dry extract of mangosteen manufactured in Europe and distributed exclusively in the United States through AHD International. AHD supplies high-quality nutritional products in raw material powders and oils.
Zychrome from InterHealth Nutraceuticals is a new chromium ingredient intended to help maintain healthy insulin and blood sugar levels. Zychrome is a unique form of chromium, niacin and L-cysteine called chromium dinicocysteinate. In clinical trials, the company says the ingredient decreased insulin resistance and fasting levels by 30% each in diabetics.