herb weight loss

Benicia, CA—Two published studies on a branded ingredient show much promise for overweight individuals. The herbal formulation studied combines Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana (Meratrim, from InterHealth Nutraceuticals, based here).

Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals launched all-natural Cran d’Or Conventional Cranberry 100%, made with cold-pressed cranberry seed oil, whole cranberry skin natural juice and protein powder from cranberry seeds. It is available in a cranberry protein powder, whole cranberry fruit powder, high-potency tea powder, cranberry juice extract powder and cranberry seed oil. Low-temperature drying preserves antioxidant capabilities.

Nutraceuticals International Group added a-LACYS RESET to its line of ingredients. This patented synergistic combination of alpha-lipoic acid and cysteine was created to “help regenerate and restart cells based on mitochondrial activation,” says the company, and to reduce tiredness and help the recovery process. Applications include tablets, capsules, soft gels, stick packs and protein shakes.

Nutrition 21, LLC has launched Nitrosigine, a patented source of inositol-stabilized arginine silicate accepted by FDA as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI). The company says the ingredient is superior to arginine in blood flow markers and has been shown to positively affect silicon absorption, providing evidence of health benefits for sports nutrition, heart health and men’s health.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Aker Superba

Aker BioMarine, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has new data from a pilot study on krill published in Lipids in Health and Disease by Momentum Pharma Services GmbH in Germany and two Italian research groups. The team used a powdered krill (Superba from Aker) that may be suitable for use in in tablets.

Neptune Krill

Laval, QC, Canada—Rebounding from the November 8, 2012 explosion that destroyed its plant and killed three workers, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. announced in May its plans to resume operations.

IFT Meeting

Chicago, IL—The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is slated to have its Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago this year, July 13–16.

red palm oil

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—In mid-May, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) organized a two-day conference, held here, all about red palm oil-derived tocotrienols and carotenoids.