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.

grapes

Industry now has additional data on one of the hottest nutrients on the market today: resveratrol. This ingredient, found in grapes and Japanese knotweed, is said to be responsible for the French paradox and various antioxidant benefits.

eye

Hoboken, NJ—Diabetics know all too well that the disease affects more than just blood sugar. As many as 80% of those who have had diabetes for at least a decade will develop diabetic retinopathy, a condition that could lead to vision loss.

check

Irvine, CA—Vitamer Labs will offer two new programs for its private label dietary supplements. First, the company will have a Double Verified Gluten Free line of premium supplements...

fish oil

Sunrise, FL—In mid-December, an article published in The New York Times indicated that fish oil supplements are part of the reason for the depleting supplies of menhaden, a type of herring “upon which the entire Atlantic coastal ecosystem relies.” Originates, a fish oil concentrate supplier based here, put out a statement to address this misinformation, which Leslie van der Meulen, director of sales, stated could discourage shoppers from taking fish oil.

suppliers

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

layers of quality assurance

Natural ingredients suppliers are arguably some of the most knowledgeable folks about natural products. They are, literally and figuratively, the source of the industry and its inner working gears.

savory yet sensible

After a tough economic year in 2009, consumers are searching for ways to add small indulgences to their diets in the New Year. Many have resolved to cook in their own homes, rather than dining out, creating a demand for unique and exciting foods, flavors and ingredients that can be purchased at local natural products stores.

lean manufacturing

Contract manufacturers uphold a major portion of the natural products industry, allowing companies to be innovative and flourish in a variety of market climates.