A natural mango fruit extract from FutureCeuticals comes directly from the fruit itself, not the leaves or bark of the mango tree. Mango fruits have several health-promoting properties such as promoting heart health and supporting blood sugar. It features a minimum of 17% mangiferin and a typical ORAC of 4,500 units/gram.

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Nebraska Cultures Inc. has launched ProDURA, a highly durable strain of Bacillus coagulans. This spore-forming bacterium has a naturally protective coating that stays dormant until it reaches the large intestine. The probiotic survives at temperatures up to 100°C with almost no loss in potency. It remains stable at both very high and low pHs.

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P.L. Thomas & Co, Inc. now offers Zembrin Sceletium tortuosum extract. This patented, standardized and clinically studied extract of Sceletium tortuosum (known by the San people of South Africa as “Kanna”) offers stress-relieving, mood-enhancing effects and anxiety/cognitive support. The ingredient can be used by nutraceutical and functional food and beverage producers.

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New from LycoRed is Sante, a tomato-derived ingredient intended to boost flavor in powdered and canned soups without adding extra sodium. The firm believes up to 30% of a soup’s salt content can be reduced using Sante,without adding tomato flavor notes.

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Nexira introduced a new range of high-quality botanical extracts and the flagship brand Exocyan, a unique product line of cranberry extracts with numerous health benefits. The Exocyan line offers cranberry extracts standardized on proanthocyanidines (PACs) content. PACs are condensed tannins, a type of flavonoid, with antioxidant and other health activities. The Nexira Group is a family-owned company that operates on five continents; it recently acquired Tournay Biotechnologies.

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New from Ingredion is Novation Indulge 3340. This clean-label texture system is designed for foods and beverages such as yogurt and dairy desserts and is resistant to high temperature, high shear and low pH. The system may help manufacturers reduce a product’s calories and fat.

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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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