January 31, 2008
Standardised loquat leaf extract
California's OptiPure Brand Chemco Industries has added a new raw material for blood-glucose metabolism derived from the leaves of the loquat tree. Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) belongs to the plant family Rosaceae, which has been studied for its hypoglycaemic properties.?Loquat leaves contain corosolic acid, clinically proven to activate facilitative glucose transporters within the cell to utilize glucose more efficiently. OptiPure offers the extract standardised to one per cent corosolic acid. The patent-pending extraction process for this plant material was developed by Tokiwa Phytochemical Co of Japan. OptiPure will be the exclusive supplier of this raw material.
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Anti-ageing colostrum extract
Immunel, an anti-ageing colostrum extract, promises to promote a more active immune response, faster phagocytosis, increases in NK cell count, and cell protection from ROS and apoptosis. The new extract by Sterling Technology in South Dakota takes the immune power of colostrum and condenses it into one dose. The company has been manufacturing colostrums and colostrum extracts for 20 years.
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Improved nattokinase for blood pressure
NattoGold by NuScience Trading strives to offer a new and improved version of nattokinase. Nattokinase promotes a reduction in blood pressure, removal of fibrin and breakdown of existing blood clots. NattoGold is the improved second generation of nattokinase, standardised to K27 and probiotic levels, and useable in water, its maker says. It also offers improved stability and a longer shelf life of up to 50 per cent. Novel Ingredient Services is the exclusive distributor.
+1 609 279 0170
Açai concentration in North America
New Jersey's A&B Ingredients is now selling açai concentrate in North America. The popular fruit, which has 10-30 times the anthocyanins of red-wine grapes, is used worldwide in fruit and energy drinks, juice blends, smoothies, sodas, and other beverages. The açai concentrate is 32 times more concentrated than the pulp, and is clarified to make it easier for beverage manufacturers to work with, the company says.
+1 973 227 1390
MeadowPure goes organic
Pizzey's Nutritionals has launched an organic version of its MeadowPure flaxseed. The company spent several years on its production process, as product consistency in organic-flaxseed manufacture is difficult to attain, the company says. In addition to being guaranteed organic, MeadowPure flaxseed offers exceptional shelf life, Pizzey's Nutritionals says.
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Casein for diabetics
DSM has launched InsuVital, a casein ingredient aimed at regulating glucose levels in type 2 diabetics. It can be added to a wide range of functional foods and beverages to stop post-meal spikes. The Dutch firm says the powder can reduce glucose levels after meals, and improve overall blood-sugar levels. InsuVital is hydrolysed casein consisting of bio-active peptides that increase the body's level of insulin, which in turn lowers blood-glucose levels.
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Extracts for memory and mood
Integrity, a Florida-based supplier of science-based ingredients, has launched CellBerry, a cellular-oxidation-support modulator extract, and TriNeuroPlex, a cognitive and mood-support extract. CellBerry is a proprietary Aronia melanocarpa extract standardised for a high level of anthocyanins, and has been assayed for ORAC levels. TriNeuroPlex, derived from the Crocus sativus plant, has been shown in clinical studies to support a multitude of memory-enhancing and mood-altering benefits. The proprietary extract has been standardised for crocin, picocrocin and safranal.
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