South Hackensack, NJ—Naturex recently shared fresh data about two newly launched ingredients during a media tour of its New Jersey extraction and production plant.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

New from National Enzyme Company is Biocore Recovery Acute, a blend of ingredients designed to support the natural recovery of soft tissues that become sore after exercise. The formula (which is NSF Certified for Sport) includes vitamin C, calcium, a proprietary blend of herbs and a proprietary blend of enzymes.

Nutriscience Innovations, LLC introduced InnovaTea Natural Caffeine 95% as an alternative to synthesized caffeine. Naturally derived from pesticide-free tea leaves, InnovaTea Natural Caffeine 95% can support energy levels and help consumers stay alert. It is highly soluble, and can easily be added to beverages and dietary supplements.

New from PLT Health Solutions (formerly P.L. Thomas) is Synapsa Natural Memory Support, which was shown in clinical studies to improve visual processing, learning rate, working memory, information retention and mental performance. Synapsa is a patented, standardized form of Bacopa monnieri.

Dan Fabricant SupplySide

SupplySide West drew  12,000 industry members November 12–16 in Las Vegas, NV. According to show organizers, this marks a 11% increase in attendance. A main attraction of the event was featured speaker Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fabricant spoke about several regulatory issues like good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and warning letters.

Benicia, CA—The use of undenatured type II collagen is well known to benefit those with long-term joint discomfort. Now, new research from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition says it might be helpful to healthy individuals after exercise.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Acceptance and compliance are basic concerns in designing better supplements. If consumers don’t take products as intended, the rest won’t matter. Beyond “large pill phobia” and “pill fatigue,” other factors driving supplement delivery innovation include enhanced assimilation, decreased transit time, improved taste and convenience, according to Trisha Sugarek MacDonald, B.S., M.S., director of R&D and national educator for Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation, Sugar Land, TX. These issues will pop up throughout this feature as we examine various options.