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Anaheim, CA—Six eager companies are waiting to find out if they have won this year’s NutrAward, an annual award that honors firms that have invested in “rigorous and measurable scientific studies to prove the efficacy of their proprietary ingredients or technologies.”

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New York, NY—A raw material traditionally associated with cognitive health now has some research backing for appetite suppression.

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Martek Biosciences Corporation of Columbia, MD, will make its first venture into finished goods manufacturing with the purchase of Amerifit Brands. Martek, the maker of life’sDHA (an algae-based source of DHA), purchased Amerifit for $200 million in cash ($80 million in loans, $120 million from cash reserves).

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

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.
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