ChromaDex Corp. now offers Niagen nicotinamide riboside (NR), which is similar to vitamin B3. According to ChromaDex, benefits of NR include increased fatty acid oxidation, increased mitochondrial activity, blockage of muscle degeneration and prevention of peripheral neuropathy. NR is also a precursor to NAD+, which improves mitochondrial performance and energy metabolism.

New from Synutra Ingredients are two chondroitin ingredients: ChondroGold (choice of bovine/porcine/avian source material) and ChondroCal. The ingredients are said to be extremely clean, meet USP standards and are guaranteed to be free of aliginic acid. ChondroCal is low-sodium/sodium-free, and ChondroGold has an ultra-low heavy metal breakdown guarantee.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Hadley, MA—A small-animal study has found that stress-induced damage to the gastrointestinal tract may be helped with a vitamin E tocotrienols.

Ham Lake, MN—Bioenergy Life Science, based here, recently made public the results of a small-animal study in which the effects of caffeine and/or their branded ribose ingredient (Bioenergy) were tested on fatigued subjects.

Hoboken, NJ—A two-part study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness has generated some interesting results for anyone concerned about reducing muscle soreness after exercise.

New to the men’s health category is Lyc-O-Pro from LycoRed Ltd. Lyc-O-Pro combines curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and a proprietary tomato extract optimized for men’s health. The combination is said to provide daily support for normal prostate and bladder function.

Sabinsa Corporation has launched D’Cosmix. It is a range of dermaceutical composites that allows for unique formulations for anti-aging, anti-acne, calming, hydration, skin brightening, hair nourishment and support and more. D’Cosmix is designed for use in various formats including creams, lotions, serums, gels, cleansers and toners.

Naturex now offers Glucevia, a natural extract of Fraxinus excelsior derived from seeds/fruits. Demonstrated to be effective and safe for blood sugar control, the patented extract is standardized to 10% Nuzhenide and GI3. Naturex says Glucevia works on all types of sugars, both complex and simple.