Ilhwa North America Inc. now offers GinST 15, a high-absorption ginseng extract that incorporates a high-yield enzyme fermented process. This technology delivers “higher efficacy, consistent absorption, improved taste profile, plus a lower cost per use,” says the company. This ginseng extract is said to be 15 times more absorbable in the bloodstream than other similar ingredients. It takes just three to four hours to reach maximum absorption. This ingredient won the Best Botanical 2012 award at the 2012 Engredea tradeshow.

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Ganeden Biotech distributes a patented probiotic-derived cosmeceutical ingredient called Bonicel. The ingredient is said to improve skin hydration, elasticity, under-eye puffiness and decrease fine lines and wrinkles.

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Frutarom has launched an immune health portfolio that includes highly bioavailable forms of minerals such as copper and zinc as well as Echinacea EFLA 894 (a dry-pressed herb juice) and Pelargonium EFLA 956 (a root extract from Pelargonium sidoides DC). Both are produced in Frutarom’s Swiss facility, under strict PIC-GMP certification guidelines and in line with ecological principles.

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American Ingredients, Inc. (a division of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc.) is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for Pomanox natural pomegranate extract (developed by Probeltebio of Spain). The organic-certified pomegranate extract is manufactured with a patented ultrapure water-based extraction process and produced without any organic solvents.

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WILD Flavors, Inc. has a new line of flavor creations: Flavor Fusion. The natural flavors include aloe berry, superfruit fusion, lime tea cola, pear berry, mango mint, honeydew hibiscus, grape limeade, strawberry lemon, tea jasmine, fantasy citrus, dragonfruit lime, peach spice, aloe melon, thai dragonfruit and black cherry chili.

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LycoRed launched new formulations for hair and nail nutrition, based on vitamin B complex and amino acids. An advanced microencapsulation technology helps mask negative odors and tastes.

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Naturex has launched VegeBrite, pure fruits and vegetables concentrates that complement its existing E-Color line. VegeBrite concentrates are made without formulation additives or preservatives thanks to aseptic packaging, says the firm.

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SunOpta Ingredients Group expanded its value-added ingredients portfolio. SunOpta Rice Fiber 310 is a gluten-free ingredient that delivers dietary fiber (90%+) with a smooth texture and mild flavor. OptaGrade 350 provides stabilization of dairy foods like yogurt for a thick, creamy texture.

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Lonza has launched the Memree line containing soy-based phosphatidylserine (PS). Both MemreePS and MemreePlus are intended for cognitive health applications, but MemreePlus also supports healthy cortisol levels for stress support. Both ingredients come in liquid and dry forms.

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Valensa International launched Zanthin XP-3 Astaxanthin, designed for optimal absorption. The ingredient combines Valensa’s Zanthin natural astaxanthin with a supercritical extract of perilla seed oil, O2B Peroxidation Blocker stabilization system and sunflower-based phospholipids. Given the enhanced absorption, less astaxanthin is needed.

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