Condition Specific 2013: Anti-aging

 What’s happening in the anti-aging sector, and what it will take to grow it? 

  We asked some market leaders what’s happening in the anti-aging sector, and what it will take to grow it. Introducing Danielle Black, sales and marketing rep for Scoular, distributor of Naticol, and Shanna Smith, business development manager of Ingredient Technologies at Glanbia Nutritionals

Fi:What is the outlook for the anti-aging sector?

DB: We have seen a marked increase in inquiries about anti-aging ingredients in the last two years. We distribute Naticol in North America only, but beauty supplements do well in Japan, Southeast Asia and Europe.

SS:I think there’s a lot untapped out there, and that it is nowhere close to its peak.


Fi:What is the biggest challenge anti-aging ingredients face?

DB:Women need to be able to experience an effect they can see in the mirror. Cosmetics can provide something quickly, but supplements such as Naticol have a challenge in competing because they take longer. There are, however, studies that demonstrate the benefits. In one of these, hydration increased more than 20 percent after three months. Educating consumers as to the long-term effects is important.

SS: Educating the public. That’s coming along, I think. I see a little more in the mainstreeam about sarcopenia, and the importance of lutein and Protein in slowing down the muscle-wasting process.


Fi:How does Naticol differ from other collagen supplements?

DB:  It is a Type I collagen ingredient made from fish scales and skin that is a lighter molecular than Type II. Collagen protein makes up nearly 30 percent of our body’s protein, and Type I collagen makes up 75 percent of that. It is present in the connective tissue that makes a framework for our skin, bones, joints, cornea, blood vessels, and the placenta.


Fi:Any other trends that you see?

DB:Yes. Having non-GMO ingredients is becoming important in the industry.


Fi:Any new, exciting science you’re aware of?

SS:Yes, we have new developments in our PepForm technology platform. This technology improves the delivery and the quality of the peptides and amino acids. And similarly, our PhytoForce improves the delivery of notoriously insoluble botanicals such as curcumin.




Algatechnologies Ltd.

AstaPure natural astaxanthin


AMT Labs & Kelatron

World Leaders in Bioactive Mineral Nutrients





Palatinose™, Nutriz, RemyLiVe

Orafti Inulin,  Orafti Oligofructose

BENEO’s functional ingredients are derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat and help to improve the health, taste, texture and nutritional value of a product. Through a unique chain of expertise BENEO actively supports the development of more balanced and healthy food products.


Morris Plane, New York


BioCell Technology, LLC

BioCell Collagen

BioCell Collagen is a scientifically substantiated ingredient proven in multiple human clinical trials to promote active joints and younger looking skin. Its patented composition delivers a synergy of bioavailable and bioactive hydrolyzed collagen type II (60%), chondroitin sulfate (20%) and hyaluronic acid (10%) offering comprehensive nutritional support for the health of skin, joint, and connective tissue.


Newport Beach, California


Bioenergy Life Science, Inc

Bioenergy Ribose

A randomized, placebo controlled trial of baby boomers complaining of persistent fatigue, showed that Bioenergy Ribose reinvigorated them, gave them new energy and greater exercise tolerance. Subjects were given 3-gram doses twice per day of either Bioenergy Ribose or dextrose. The Bioenergy Ribose-supplemented group improved in three major measures of fitness and exercise tolerance, key to overcoming fatigue.



BI Nutraceuticals


BioNeutra North America Inc.

VitaFiber IMO

Fiber is key to health and longevity. VitaFiber IMO has been proven to alleviate constipation as well as increase digestive health. VitaFiber IMO is innately sweet, allowing it to be used as low-calorie sweetener.



Biotropics Malaysia



Chemi Nutra

SerinAid PhosphatidylSerine (PS)

SerinAid PS is an efficacious nutrient that can help maintain and improve mental performance. It is so effective it earned two FDA qualified health claims relating to aging populations.

AlphaSize Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline (A-GPC)

AlphaSize A-GPC is widely used for maintaining memory, focus, and brain energy in people of all ages.





NIAGEN is a nature-identical, first and only commercially-available and patent protected nicotinamide riboside (NR), shown to boost NAD+ levels. Acting as an NAD+ precursor and sirtuin activator, improves mitochondrial activity to prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Promotes healthy mitochondrial function, an important component in human aging.



Cyvex Nutrition, Inc.


A clinically studied, full spectrum whole grape extract that provides wide-ranging polyphenol activity and a potent antioxidant defense. Self-affirmed GRAS and made of red wine grapes from France’s Rhone Valley, this signature product is a naturally rich source of proanthocyanidins (OPCs), anthocyanins and transresveratrol.

(888) 99-CYVEX 


Draco Natural Products

Anti-Aging TCM Extract Formulas


Horphag Research


Helps to improve the quality of life in many ways, as well as helps reduce the risk of killer diseases and helps us live better and longer. Since free radicals are involved in the aging process, and Pycnogenol® destroys free radicals, it has an anti-aging effect.



Kyowa Hakko USA


Lallemand Health Ingredients

Lalmin Vita D


Maypro Industries, LLC.


The 2010 NutrAward winner for “Top Evidence-Backed Product of the Year,” and “Ingredient with the Best Science” at Engredea’s 2nd Annual 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards. A naturally occurring neuroprotective nutrient and the only NDI-accepted PQQ shown to improve cognitive performance and support total health promoting the biogenesis of new mitochondria in cells.



Nascent Health Sciences, LLC


Loss of mitochondrial function is a chief cause of aging and energy deprivation in human tissues. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell responsible for energy (ATP) production.  PQQ protects existing mitochondrial and stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis, increasing the size and number of mitochondria inside the cell.



Nutraceuticals International

LycheeBerri Litchi chinensis 10%


PharmaNutrients Botanical

Humifulvate ®



Extramel, Arolia, Prolivols


Super Beta Glucan Inc.

Immulink MBG

Mushrooms are considered a specialty food to promote longevity for thousands of years.  Research indicated that health depends on a balance between oxidative stress and antioxidant defenses. Immulink MBG, the beta glucan extracted from mushrooms promotes healthy aging by replenishing the body’s antioxidant defenses to cope with oxidative stress over time.


Telos Ceuticals LLC



UAS Laboratories Inc.



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