Mitsubishi booth #761
MGC's BioPQQ is the only PQQ on the market that enjoys an NDI regulatory approval status. The ingredient has more than a dozen published studies on it, which show that it can re-grow spent brain nerves, stimulate the growth of new mitochondria and act as an antioxidant.
Chemi Nutra booth #302
ChemiNutra has a pair of branded brain-health ingredients. One is SerinAid, a phosphatidylcholine that helps with mood, stress and mental performance. The other is AlphaSize, an alpha-GPC that boosts acetylcholine levels in the brain and hence helps with certain types of memory.
Kyowa Hakko booth #305
Kyowa has a trio of notable branded ingredients. Cognizin is a citicholine for brain health. Setria is a glutathione, finally available as an ingredient and not just as a precursor. And Sustamine is great for endurance.
Aker BioMarine booth #775
Aker BioMarine's Superba brand krill just got supercharged as a concentrated krill, which addresses the one deficiency of krill—it's got the omega-3s DHA and EPA in it, and it's got phospholipids that increase the bioavailability, but there just wasn't a whole lot of DHA and EPA to start with. Now it does. This could be the next big shakeup in the omega-3 market.
Alkemist Labs booth #614
Testing incoming raw materials is the must-do go-forward action these days. Product recalls can sink your entire business. And even simple adulteration can lead to class actions if not mere bad press. Quality costs. The moral of this story is to pay for quality—and then advertise it.
Helios booth #882
Helios Corp has a small clutch of ingredients, but they are all evidence-based, regulation-compliant blockbusters. The most popular one right now is EstroG-100, which stops 11 out of 12 menopausal symptoms in its tracks. This is a great ingredient to feature in any women's supplement.
Ribus booth #530
Magnesium stearate is a dirty word. It's a non-nutritive filler in supplement pills, helping as a "flow agent" so that nutrients can easily slide into capsules within the manufacturing facility. But mag stearate has the ignominous fate of being a chemical-sounding name, and consumers these days are turning away from such dirty label ingredients and heading on over to the clean label pavilion. Ribus has ingredients derived from organic rice (which is a lot nicer sounding to a sceptical public than magnesium stearate.
Orgenetics booth #860
This Indian company revolutionized the nutritional ingredients business by pioneering the organic use of vitamins extracted from fruits, vegetables and botanicals. This is a booming sector in the supplements space.
OmniActive booth #515
We're all going blind younger than ever, thanks to the blue light emanating from the screen you're looking at right now. Macular carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin are just the nutritional ticket to help prevent age-related macular degeneration—the leading cause of blindness in those older than age 65 now 60.
Ganeden Probiotics booth #435
Ganeden's BC30 brand of Bacillus coagulans probiotic is taking the food and beverage world by storm. That's because the spore-forming probiotic is protected by a seed-like shell that protects it from both digestive juices as well as food processing conditions. So it makes for an easy add-in to whatever product you've got, and its effective dose is a lowball 500 million CFUs.
Xsto Solutions booth #453
Another ingredient supplier with a small clutch of high-value branded ingredients, all containing a solid evidence base, IP protections, regulatory status, and marketing assistance. The portfolio includes vitamin K2 for different applications, PepzinGI for digestive help, an algae-sourced EPA, and its latest, Cuvitas, a cucumber-based ingredient for muscle and joint pain.
PLT Health Solutions booth #386
This company exudes innovation and integrity. Its big three branded ingredients are ApresFlex (as its name suggests, for joint health, only acting much faster than staid old glucosamine and chondroitin), Slimvance (a botanical combo for weight management) and Zembrin (the South African bush, sceletium, for cognitive balance).
Sabinsa booth #505
Company is based in India, but has a US contract manufacturing facility in Utah and offices in New Jersey. Its facility makes Sabinsa a fairly unique vertical concern—it's got ingredients, formulations, and a facility, making this a true turnkey outfit. It is a major supplier of curcumin with its C3 Complex line.