Hoboken, NJ—A new clinical trial indicates that a combination of Pycnogenol and coenzyme Q10 (PycnoQ10 from Natural Health Science, based here) may benefit patients who have had heart failure and are receiving medical treatment.

Basel, Switzerland—Recreational athletes looking for increased muscle mass may want to consider adding l-carnitine and carbs to their regimens, according to recent research published in the Journal of Physiology.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

On July 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made good on its promise to issue a draft guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDIs), as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act. FDA stated this is an “important preventive control to ensure that consumers are not exposed to unnecessary public health risks from new ingredients with unknown safety profiles.”

Morristown, NJ—A sports nutrition ingredient (GliSODin) distributed by P.L. Thomas, based here, was the subject of recent sports nutrition research published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

Freising, Germany—A team of scientists from Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) in Germany have published data supporting an energy- and cost-efficient manufacturing process that maintains probiotic stability.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

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.

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.