New from BI Nutraceuticals is baobab fruit powder, which offers high levels of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Baobab is said to help support the immune system, promote healthy bones and teeth and maintain cardiovascular health including normal blood pressure levels.

Danisco has launched PinVita, a new brand of sterols extracted from a sustainable pine source. Says the company, “PinVita phytosterols are a pure and effective way to keep the heart and arteries in shape by lowering the level of unfavourable LDL cholesterol in your blood by reducing cholesterol absorption.”

Frutarom USA has launched uniK2, vitamin K2 MK-7 for food supplements and functional foods. Studies suggest that the product supports bone and heart health. The ingredient helps activate osteocalcin and produces the optimal binding of calcium in bones. And, heart health may be promoted because the product is said to prevent calcium from being deposited on arterial walls. Says the firm, “UniK2 is a remarkable form of vitamin K2.”

Contract manufacturer Paragon Laboratories is celebrating a milestone this year: its 40th anniversary.

Rockville, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a new tool where adverse events from dietary supplements can be reported.

A branded cranberry extract (PACran from Decas Botanical Synergies) was showed in a clinical trial to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Results from the study were presented at the most recent PhytoPharm conference in Nuremberg.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Soy-Free Phosphatidyl Serine 60% Powder has been launched by NutriScience Innovations, LLC. Derived from sunflower lecithin, the ingredient avoids the issue of soy as an allergen in supplement products, according to the company. Phosphatidyl Serine plays an important role in cognitive health, especially in aging individuals.

New from LycoRed is a natural beta-carotene color called Lyc-O-Beta 1% CWS. Lyc-O-Beta is available in a powder that instantly dissolves when mixed with cold water. The heat-stable ingredient provides a natural and vibrant color and ensures the daily dietary requirement for vitamin A.