Natural wheat proteins
ADM's new SmartBind natural wheat proteins are designed for health and wellness food applications and can be used as a binder in products such as bars, or to provide structure in bakery mixes and cereals. An extension of ADM's Prolite line, SmartBind provides the functionality of sugar or fat in delicate systems to deliver the desired texture and flavour with added protein, ADM explains.
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Fizzy prototype for Setria glutathione
Kyowa Hakko has developed a feature product called ThioFizz, which contains the company's branded Setria glutathione ingredient. Totally natural, ThioFizz includes folate Methyl B12; vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6; and citrus splash flavour. It has no artificial flavours or sweeteners. Setria glutathione is a tri-peptide composed of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. Its key benefit is its ability to bind to organic toxins, as well as heavy metals, solvents and pesticides, and transform them into a form that can be excreted in urine or bile, the company says. ?
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Octacosanol, known for being insoluble in water and hard to dissolve in oil, is now available through Canfo Chemicals. The China-based business also has offices in California. Achieved through a micro-encapsulation process, the ingredient dissolves uniformly in water, the company says. It can therefore be used in the manufacture of beverages and effervescent tablets. The company also sells extracts of mangosteen, marigold, tribulus terrestris and wild yam.
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Berries blend for eyesight formulas
Burgundy Botanical Extracts in France has introduced EyesBerry, designed to offer an economical and technological alternative to Bilberry 25% anthocyanins. EyesBerry is a combination of five berries' extracts, including bilberry and blackcurrant, standardised in anthocyanins for optimal eye-health formulas. The HPLC profile of EyesBerry matches Bilberry 25%, and is 20-25 per cent cheaper than bilberry products currently on the market, the company says. The ingredient is distributed in North America by Pharmline.
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Powergrape comes to the US
Successfully launched in Europe in 2007, the antioxidant ingredient Powergrape is now coming to the US market. Based on Bordeaux grapes, Powergrape by Berkem includes specific and unique concentrations of various classes of polyphenols, including flavanols monomers. A prospective study on the ingredient shows a significant decrease in oxidative stress for sportsmen supplemented at the recommended dose of 400mg per day. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over clinical study has confirmed the antioxidant power of Powergrape, its maker says. It is ideal for energy and anti-ageing formulas.
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New anti-inflammatory compounds
Researchers have developed two flavonoid formulas proven to convey topical anti-inflammatory effects.?The botanicals — a catechin derived from the catechu tree, and baicalin extracted from Chinese skullcap — were evaluated for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.?The formulas are the final result of screening through the PhytoLogix ethnomedicinal plant library at UNIGEN USA. Researchers screened more than 1,230 organic plant extracts for COX-2 inhibition.?The final catechin and baicalin formulas, UP566S and UP566U, demonstrated significant COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitory effects. In an in-vitro test using human cells, UP566U was more effective than ibuprofen in acting as a 5-lipoxygenase pathway inhibitor.
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