Stratum Nutrition, a Novus International Business, now offers Artinia for arterial health. Studies indicate this vegetarian ingredient (which combines soluble and insoluble fibers) helps defend against damage caused by free radicals and oxidized low-density lipoprotein, says the company. The ingredient is also said to lower triglyceride levels and decrease lipid deposits in arteries.
Valensa International launched a new krill oil ingredient that “boosts natural astaxanthin levels found in krill oil in a product that offers a guaranteed shelf-life of two years,” says the company. Deep Ocean Krill uses Aker BioMarine’s Superba Krill Oil as the base as well as Valensa’s Zanthin natural astaxanthin and its botanical O2B Peroxidation Blocker technology for shelf stability.
Flavorseal Flavor Wraps from Carroll Manufacturing & Sales are spice and flavor transfer sheets that allow spices to be applied faster and more uniformly with less waste, says the company. Using the sheets, according to the firm, will give consistent, uniform spice coverage that enhances aesthetic appeal and maintains the integrity and safety of your brand.
Smartcool Systems delivers ECO3, a wall-mounted unit that reduces energy usage, helps save money and is environmentally friendly. The unit works with traditional air-conditioning and refrigeration systems to reduce usage by up to 15% and uses the heating cycle for compressor-driven heat pumps. 1280–333 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC V6B 5A6, Canada, www.smartcool.net
BENEO-Orafti has launched a liquid, organic fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) called L58 Organic. This prebiotic fiber, made from organic sugar, is intended for organic food manufacturing. The ingredient is said to promote good digestive health and can be used to replace sugar in yogurt, ice cream, baked goods, breakfast cereals and cereal bars, says the company.
PL Thomas and Co. introduces two new satiety and slimming ingredients. The first works at neurotransmitter levels to increase satiety, reduce sugar cravings, and reduce the desire to snack between meals. The second is a blend of three traditional ayurvedic herbs that act directly on adipose tissues, inhibiting the accumulation of stored fat and promoting the use of stored fat for energy.
Lipid Nutrition introduces the Marinol omega-3 emulsion, a highly concentrated fish oil emulsion with superior stability without the smell or taste of fish. This EPA/DHA emsulsion is intended to offer better opportunities for food companies to fortify foods with omega-3s.
DSM Nutritional Products has launched CaroCare Natural‚b-Carotene 10% CWS Star for the coloration and fortification of food and beverages. The CaroCare range is easy to use (free-flowing, non-dusting powder), has an intense color, is stable and offers the health benefits of beta-carotene. The ingredient disperses immediately in water.
Bioriginal Food and Science Corp. introduces Sonova 400, a high-GLA ingredient. Sonova 400 recently passed FDA’s new dietary ingredient review process. The ingredient, derived from safflower seeds, has as much as 40% GLA per gram, making it more efficient and cost effective than other sources of GLA, says Bioriginal.
Naturex now offers Cereboost, a trademarked ingredient derived from American ginseng. The firm states, “In a recent clinical study, Cereboost demonstrated a significant positive impact on mental function.” The branded American ginseng extract is suitable for foods, beverages and dietary supplements.