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.

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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.

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Enzymotec USA’s new Sharp-PS GREEN is a soy-free phosphatidylserine (PS) that is non-GMO and was produced in an environmentally conscious way. Says Elzaphan Hotam, CEO, “We see an ever-increasing interest in that product’s source and the promise it holds, as there is a significant population which is cautious about soy and soy-derivatives.”

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Creatrate (a creatine nitrate) is a patented ingredient available through Premium Ingredients International. Three clinical trials, according to the firm, prove Creatrate offers more physiochemical properties than creatine monohydrate and buffered creatine. The nitrate compounds are said to offer increased bioavailability of all co-ingested ingredients, along with having higher levels of stability, dissolution and solubility.

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Verdure Sciences has launched Longvida Optimized Curcumin. This ingredient supports age-related brain health and was shown to absorb into human plasma 65 times greater than non-optimized curcumin, says the company. Longvida is manufactured under GMP standards in an NSF International- and ISO-certified facility. 

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Nebraska Cultures now offers four new probiotic blends. Pro-Traveler Probiotic Blend combines Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Bifidobacterium bifidum. Healthy-Defense Probiotic Blend is formulated to help fight yeast, fungal and viral infections. Kid-Kare Probiotic Blend is designed to help replenish the strains present in healthy children and infants. And, Digestion-PlusProbiotic is formulated to support a healthy colon by replenishing healthy bacteria and acidifying the colon.

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FutureCeuticals has launched elemin, plant-derived minerals that are said to be highly digestible and bioavailable. Elemin is cold-water extracted from senonian vegetate and is Non-GMO, comes in a powdered form, which pairs well with a bevy of beverage, functional food and supplement applications. Elemin also has been certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union.

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Vegetarian DRcaps capsules from Capsugel. DRcaps are made from hydroxypropl methylcellulose (HPMC), and dissolve slower than traditional HPMC capsules. Capsules safeguard ingredients from dissolving immediately in stomach acid; contents are protected for at least 30 minutes in a gastric pH of 1.2 and release in a pH of 6.8. The product is said to decrease the aftertaste of ingredients.

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NutriScience Innovations, LLC now offers Phosphatidyl Choline 40% Powder, derived from soy lecithin. This nutrient supports brain function, heart health, liver health and more. Says the company, “It is oil soluble and dispersible in water, making it suitable for a variety of dietary supplement and functional food applications.” 

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Sensient Flavors LLC now has natural tomato flavors. Available are Natural Tomato Flavor WONF – Fresh Type, Beef Steak Type, Vine-Ripe Type, Italian Type and Stewed Type; Natural Sun-Dried Tomato Type; Natural Tomato Finishing Note WONF; Natural Wood-Fire Roasted Tomato Type; and Natural Roasted Tomato Flavor WONF.

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