ComaxComax Flavors now offers a stevia-masking flavor as part of its line of special effects flavors. Other enhancing/masking agents in the line include bitter blocker, acid reduction, caffeine masking and sweetness enhancers. “Special effects flavors, a Comax offering for the past several years, provide the taste and aroma sensations that consumers want,” adds the firm.

BioActives LLC now offers Cardio HB, a standardized extract of Hibiscus that promotes heart health. The product is a full-
spectrum water-soluble extract that contains anthocyanins, various bioactive flavonoids and phenolic acids. It is also pesticide and fertilizer free.
1 Dix St., Worcester, MA 01609, www.bioactives.com

CyvexCyvex Nutrition launches a flavonoid line of nutraceuticals that includes Nobiletin, Tangeritin, Diosmin, Apigenin and Luteolin. According to the firm, the line answers food manufacturers’ need for flavonoids “showing anti-proliferative activity, supporting vein elasticity and immunity and cognition [support].”

CapsugelCapsugel now offers a new line of natural colorants for capsules. A palette of 16 colors is available in hues such as Plum Punch, Ocean Blue, Candy Apple and Kiwi Pearl. Natural ingredients such as caramel, riboflavin, carmine and spirulina were used to create the colors. Colors can be made opaque using titanium dioxide.

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