Supplier Briefs: August 2012

Benicia, CA-based InterHealth Nutraceuticals announced that its ZMA sports nutrition ingredient received a European community trademark for use in food supplements. In other news, the Zychrome ingredient was found to have superior efficacy over chromium picolinate in a 74-person study. Taking 400 mcg of elemental chromium daily for three months reduced fasting insulin levels and insulin resistance by 30% and also reduced markers of inflammation and oxidative stress.

Nutrition 21 of Purchase, NY has made several changes to its infrastructure, including a new management team and a redesigned Web site to showcase its functional ingredients.

Nutraceuticals International Group of Paramus, NJ made an agreement with Kirsch Pharma South Africa for the sale and distribution of its ingredients throughout Southern Africa.

Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey recently toured the Kennesaw, GA Deerland Enzymes, Inc. GMP-certified plant. The company’s executives expressed to Gingrey their concerns over the current tax policy as well as FDA’s draft guidance on new dietary ingredients.

CreAgri, Inc. of Hayward, CA, received the Paris Polyphenols 2012 Award for the “most effective, innovative and sustainable process to recover healthy polyphenols from agricultural biomass.”

Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. of Kearny, NJ acquired aloe vera manufacturer Improve USA of DeSoto, TX.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, August 2012