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Rimouski, QC, Canada—innoVactiv Inc. says it has “statistically significant results” from a new human clinical trial on its carb/starch control ingredient (InSea2).

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According to Pike Research, sustainable packaging will comprise nearly a third of the packaging market by 2014, which equates to about a $170-billion industry (1). This growth is significant, considering that sustainable packaging had just a 21% market share in 2009.

BioriginalBioriginal Food and Science Corp. introduces Sonova 400, a high-GLA ingredient. Sonova 400 recently passed FDA’s new dietary ingredient review process. The ingredient, derived from safflower seeds, has as much as 40% GLA per gram, making it more efficient and cost effective than other sources of GLA, says Bioriginal.

CereboostNaturex now offers Cereboost, a trademarked ingredient derived from American ginseng. The firm states, “In a recent clinical study, Cereboost demonstrated a significant positive impact on mental function.” The branded American ginseng extract is suitable for foods, beverages and dietary supplements.

BergstromNew to the joint/bone/heart health market is the OptiMSM K-Blend from Bergstrom Nutrition. This product combines two forms of vitamin K (vitamins K1 and K2) with MSM. Two capsules twice daily deliver an effective dose of K1, K2-7 and MSM, says the company.
1000 W. 8th St., Vancouver, WA 98660, www.bergstromnutrition.com

Nudremyl from P.L. Thomas is an anti-aging, cosmetic ingredient that is intended to smooth imperfections and promote cellular renewal after skin abrasion treatments. Intended for topical use, the ingredient replenishes collagen fibers and elastin, “supporting skin muscle cells for a younger, healthier skin,” the firm stays.

SymriseSymLife Mask from Symrise Flavors is a new line of flavor-masking solutions that are effective in overcoming bitter, burning, astringent, chalky, salty and metallic tastes. The taste-masking ingredients can be used for caffeine, green tea, calcium, proteins, soy, sweeteners, cacao and other problem ingredients.

 

DSDSM Nutritional Products has launched CaroCare Natural‚b-Carotene 10% CWS Star for the coloration and fortification of food and beverages. The CaroCare range is easy to use (free-flowing, non-dusting powder), has an intense color, is stable and offers the health benefits of beta-carotene. The ingredient disperses immediately in water.