PromilinPromilinPro, new from TSI Health Sciences, Inc., is a highly concentrated fenugreek extract standardized 60% 4-Hydroxyisoleucine (4-HI). This extract is a matrix of amino acids that work in synergy with 4-HI to deliver an efficacious dose of the extract. The product is said to “improve endurance during aerobic training by sustaining glycogen stores,” according to the company.

SerinaidBest Formulations now offers 100 mg SerinAid PS (phosphatidylserine, from Chemi Nutra) bulk softgels by the case. According to the company, “Having PS as a stock item allows more customers to add this to their product line at a much lower inventory holding cost.

Bi-PacBi-Pac Nutraceutical Inc. now offers bovine and shark chondroitin sulfate. The bovine is sourced from BSE-free Australian cattle and the shark chondroitin comes from sharks native to Australia that have already been harvested for food. The purification process of the chondroitin is solvent free.

Goat MilkNow available to food manufacturers is Capra Mineral Whey from Mt. Capra Products. The company says this electrolyte replacement (with 20 naturally occurring minerals) contains goat-milk whey that has been processed to retain nutritional integrity. Instead of incorporating table salt, the firm formulated the product with potassium citrate.

Verdure Sciences, introduces Pomella FG, a pomegranate extract made from whole fruit. This extract can be used in functional foods, has a high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) and is an excellent source of pomegranate polyphenols.
1250 E. Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060, www.vs-corp.com

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2009

 

WixonWixon, Inc. has created a line of five dressing flavors that pair well with salads or vegetables. Flavors include Asiago Caesar, Mediterranean Medley, Pink Grapefruit Vinaigrette, Sweet & Sour Thai Chili and Tortilla Lime Vinaigrette.
1390 E. Bolivar Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235, www.wixon.com

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2009

 

Are you Ready for an FDA Inspection?

It’s 3:00 on a Friday afternoon and most of the key management is off-site at a meeting. A uniformed (and unexpected) team of people enters the lobby and introduces themselves to the receptionist as U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials, here to conduct an inspection.

focus on raw materials

Everything is made from something. It all starts from very basic materials. Decades of human ingenuity and fortitude to continue the quest of constant improvement add to the mix of effective and valuable finished goods.

economy state of the contract

If you enjoy fast-paced action, try spending the day in the shoes of a contract manufacturer. A typical schedule may combine juggling conference calls with numerous clients who have diverse needs, testing materials in an in-house laboratory (or coordinating with a third-party lab),