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Articles from 2008 In January


Moms-to-Be: Cut the Caffeine for a Healthy Pregnancy

Healthnotes Newswire (January 31, 2008)—For pregnant women, energy boosters such as nutritious beverages, protein snacks, and exercise may be a safer option than caffeine. A study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports that drinking caffeinated beverages might increase miscarriage risk. “The main message for pregnant women is that they probably should consider stopping caffeine consumption during pregnancy,” says De-Kun Li, MD, the study’s lead investigator. “This research provides clearer and stronger evidence that high doses of caffeine intake during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage.”

The new study included 1,063 pregnant women who were members of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. The women were interviewed early in their pregnancies regarding their intake of caffeine-containing beverages (including coffee, tea, soft drinks, and hot chocolate) and about pregnancy-related symptoms like nausea and vomiting.

Women who drank 200 mg of caffeine per day—the amount found in 10 ounces of coffee or 25 ounces of tea—or more were over two times as likely to have a miscarriage than were those women who didn’t drink any caffeinated beverages. Drinking less than 200 mg per day also raised the risk, but to a lesser extent.

Caffeine crosses the placenta and may interfere with normal growth of the unborn baby. Most healthcare practitioners advise pregnant women to limit their caffeine intake, but until now specific recommendations about caffeine consumption during pregnancy couldn’t be made.

Women with morning sickness are known to be less likely to miscarry, and many of these women might also avoid caffeine because of their nausea. This has led to confusion about whether women with morning sickness are less likely to miscarry because they avoid caffeine or because they have healthier pregnancies overall. The new study helped to sort this out, finding that caffeine increased miscarriage risk—regardless of the presence of morning sickness.

Many pregnant women struggle with decreased energy during their pregnancies, especially during the first trimester. Thankfully, there are safer options than using caffeine that can help boost energy during these months.

Energy lifters for the mother-to-be

• “Perk up with natural energy boosts like a brisk walk, yoga stretches, and snacking on dried fruits and nuts,” suggests Tracy Flanagan, MD, director of Women’s Health, Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

• Keep blood sugar levels up with small, frequent meals and snacks that include a protein source like a hard boiled egg, slices of lean deli meats, a protein bar, or a fruit and yogurt smoothie.

• Make sure to get plenty of rest—this is key to avoiding the need for an artificial energy spike.

• “Stay hydrated by replacing caffeinated drinks with more nutritious fluids,” offers Michelle Palmer, certified nurse-midwife. “Lemon water is a refreshing pick-me-up.”

(Am J Obstet Gynecol doi 10.1016/j.ajog.2007.10.803)

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She cofounded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI. Dr. Beauchamp practices as a birth doula and lectures on topics including whole-foods nutrition, detoxification, and women’s health.

A Special Feature from eDiets.com: Top Ways to Avoid a Winter Exercise Funk

A Special Feature from eDiets.com

Healthnotes Newswire (January 31, 2008)—In many parts of the country, wintertime is too cold for jogging. It gets dark early, which brings on the blues. You’re annoyed by all the layers of clothing you have to wear. Gym workouts lessen: You start eating more junk food and going out less. You start to get fat. Ugh, winter!

I have some strategies to help you avoid a winter exercise funk. It’s not always easy, but if you have a plan and focus on these tips, they’ll help counter the winter blahs.

The following are proven methods that have worked for my personal training clients and me. You don’t have to use every one; just pick a few and run with them. The mind responds best when it’s not inundated, so select the few that feel right.

• Hire a personal trainer: Just for the winter, hire a personal trainer and make sure he/she trains you once or twice per week. You’ll get the benefit of a structured workout program, as well as someone to monitor your progress and motivate you to achieve a more fit body, while everyone else around you is getting fat. I like this tip, not just because I’m a trainer, but because when human beings fork over some cash, they want to get their money’s worth. If you can’t afford it, get a buddy and pay for joint sessions with the trainer to lower the price tag.

• Get a workout partner: If you can’t find a friend, post a message on your gym’s bulletin board. Find someone who has similar goals and try to work out with this person at least twice per week. Keep a workout journal and try to improve on anything you achieved in the summer. If you know you have to meet someone at the gym or for a tennis game at a specific time, you’re bound to be accountable. This tip is really valuable on those cold, dark evenings after work when you’re tempted to go home and munch on chips before dinner. Amazing things start to happen if you work out when you don’t feel like working out. You increase your internal strength and dedication, and it slowly starts to catch fire.

• Join a club: There are many runners clubs, walkers clubs, etc. Find one that appeals to you. You’ll look forward to the camaraderie and scheduled activities. You may just find yourself leaner and more athletic by the end of winter¡Xwith a few more friends as well.

• Scale back on workouts: If you do find yourself slipping into a winter funk, simply cut back on your workout time. For example, if you’ve been consistently working out for an hour, three to four days per week, cut back to 30 minutes. Don’t worry, you won’t get out of shape—you’ll stay in shape. This simple technique will make going to the gym much less intimidating during the dead of winter.

• Consider getting some equipment for your home: You don’t need a fully operational gym—just some dumbbells, a jump rope and a workout tape for those nights when you have trouble getting to the gym. Remember, we’re looking for every opportunity to keep you on the right track. Your mind will play games with you during the winter, so you need to have strategies that will work for YOU.

• Workout in the morning before work: I know it’s cold and you may have to get up earlier, but if you can manage three morning workouts per week, you’ll accomplish several things: You’ll stimulate your metabolism for the rest of the day; decrease your appetite; and most importantly, get your workout out of the way and start your day with a success. I discovered the power of winter-morning workouts in the days when I trained for half marathons. I found that if I ignored my “I don’t feel like doing it” attitude and did it anyway, I had an incredible feeling of self empowerment for the entire day.

A drug-free competitive bodybuilder and 2005 winner of the prestigious WNBF (World Natural Bodybuilding Federation) Pro Card, Raphael Calzadilla is a veteran of the health-and-fitness industry. He specializes in a holistic approach to body transformation, nutrition programs and personal training. He earned his BA in communications from Southern Connecticut State University and is certified as a personal trainer with ACE and APEX. In addition, he successfully completed the RTS1 program based on biomechanics.

Find FREE diet and fitness tips, plus get a personalized meal plan from eDiets.com by visiting www.ediets.com or by calling 1-877-EDIETS5 (334-3875) to sign up today!

Staying Away from Salt Better for Blood Pressure

Healthnotes Newswire (January 31, 2008)—For many people, salt is a mealtime staple for its taste and flavor-enhancing effects. But a new study suggests that skipping the salt and making other healthy changes to the diet may lead to a modest decrease in blood pressure.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a leading cause of stroke, heart attacks, and kidney disease. Research has shown that genetics, the environment, and dietary factors (including salt intake) may contribute. Despite heightened public awareness about the disease, its incidence is increasing throughout the world.

The new study examined the effects of a no-added-salt diet along with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet on the blood pressures of people with mild to moderate hypertension. The DASH diet emphasizes fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy foods while limiting saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol.

The study included 60 people with high blood pressure who were instructed to follow a no-added-salt-plus-DASH diet for six weeks. They did not take blood pressure medication during the study, and their blood pressure was monitored before the diet and six weeks after. A control group consisting of 20 healthy people was also monitored,

After six weeks on the diet, the group with high blood pressure experienced a decrease in systolic pressure (the top number in the blood pressure reading) and a decrease in diastolic pressure (the bottom number in the blood pressure reading). The control group saw only slight changes.

“There is much evidence that a reduction in dietary salt intake lowers blood pressure in hypertensive individuals,” said Javad Kojuri and his colleagues from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran.

To decrease risk of developing high blood pressure, Kojuri and his colleagues recommend eating a no-added-salt diet and avoiding presalted foods. The American Heart Association recommends that healthy people eat less than 2,300 mg of sodium a day, which is equal to 1 teaspoon of salt. A person with heart disease should not have more than 2,000 mg of sodium a day.

The DASH diet may have also helped to lower blood pressure, as prior research has shown that it may lead to modest decreases in high blood pressure. People with hypertension should talk with their physicians about dietary recommendations to help manage and treat their condition.

(BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2007 7:34 doi:10.1186/1471-2261-7-34)

Jane Hart, MD, board-certified in internal medicine, serves in a variety of professional roles including consultant, journalist, and educator. Dr. Hart, a Clinical Instructor at Case Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, writes extensively about health and wellness and a variety of other topics for nationally recognized organizations, Web sites, and print publications. Sought out for her expertise in the areas of integrative and preventive medicine, she is frequently quoted by national and local media. Dr. Hart is a professional lecturer for healthcare professionals, consumers, and youth and is a regular corporate speaker.

Cognis opens liaison office in India

Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has opened a liaison office in Mumbai, India. The office will be responsible for strengthening relationships with existing customers, identifying and initiating new business opportunities, and promoting the Cognis brand in local markets. The decision to open the new office reflects the significant growth Cognis has achieved in India in the last few years. It will bring the company even closer to its customers in the region, while improving its understanding of consumer markets there.

As a global supplier of innovative specialty chemicals for the wellness and sustainability markets, Cognis has been successful by focusing on areas of high demand and growth. This is why the company is increasingly devoting resources to its operations in the Asia-Pacific region, which is now its third biggest market behind Europe and North America. Over the last decades, the company has already built up a strong network of distributors in India, which serves customers in the entire country covering almost all market segments of the current Cognis product portfolio.

By opening the Liaison Office in Mumbai, Cognis aims to consolidate its activities and expertise in India, and establish a base for further networking with new and existing business partners. The functions of the office will also include analyzing market trends and developments, strengthening relationships between Cognis and Indian companies, establishing links with universities and institutes with a view to joint R&D activities, and investigating opportunities for establishing local production capacity. It will represent the interests of all three of Cognis’ strategic business units – Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, and Functional Products. The company’s sales activities in India will continue to be carried out by its local distributors and international key account managers supporting with their expertise from abroad on a regular basis.

Comments Goutam Bhattacharya, Head of Liaison Office India: “Cognis wants a local presence in one of the world’s most important emerging markets. The liaison office will help us to understand the Indian market even better, and anticipate developments there at an earlier stage. The direct accessibility will further enhance our customers’ confidence and help us give them the competitive edge they need to succeed – and of course, enable us to grow our own business in India.”

About Cognis
Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 7,700 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles, as well as agriculture and mining. The subsidiary Pulcra Chemicals offers specialized chemical products and process expertise to customers in the fiber, textile, and leather industries. Cognis also holds a 50-percent stake in the joint venture Cognis Oleochemicals, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of oleochemicals.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2006, Cognis recorded sales of 3.37 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 394 million euros.

Ingredients industry company news

Distribution deal for Mexico
BI Nutraceuticals has chosen as its exclusive distributor in Mexico Nutra-seutica International. Nutraseutica will offer BI's complete library of more than 700 ingredients. Headquartered in Guadalajara, Nutraseutica is a distributor of bulk commodities, spices, herbs, grains, cereal-quality oils and ingredients for use in foods and cosmetics throughout Mexico, Central America and South America.

Reversitall patent application
Collagen Nutraceuticals has filed for patent protection for the manufacturing method and the use of its latest innovation, Reversitall, an extract from a blend of red wine, Muscadine grapes, grape cluster stems and grape vine. The extract contains significant levels of a compound known as stilbenes. Grapevine-derived stilbenes is Trans-Resveratrol (3, 5, 4 —trihydroxystilbene; 1), Trans-e-Viniferin, and Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins. These polyphenol compounds have the ability to inhibit viral and inflammatory diseases, improve cardiovascular health, and increase stress resistance.

Subhas MehtaSales manager at Symetix
Subhash Mehta has been appointed as international sales manager at Symetix. Mehta brings more than 25 years of international sales experience with technology-driven companies.?Most recently, he was the international business manager for TSI.



Frost & Sullivan awards Denomega
Denomega Nutritional Oils received the 'Niche company of the year in Omega-3' award from Frost & Sullivan. The award recognizes outstanding best-practice performance in the food and beverage market for omega-3s. Denomega is expanding its capacity with a new refinery currently under construction in Ålesund, Norway. The plant will be one of the world's largest plants dedicated to omega-3s.

CinSulin distribution agreement
AM Todd Botanical Therapeutics of Utah has signed a distribution agreement with Tang-An Medical for the distribution of CinSulin, the only patented water extract of cinnamon for maintaining healthy blood-glucose levels. Tang-An Medical of Beijing, China, holds the US patent on CinSulin. The company's principal business is diabetes-lifestyle management.

Strategic alliance agreement
Kyowa Hakko Kogyo, the parent company of Kyowa Hakko USA; Kirin Pharma; and Kirin Holdings have entered into a strategic alliance agreement. In April, Kirin Pharma will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko through the Share Exchange between Kyowa Hakko and Kirin Pharma, and Kyowa Hakko will become a consolidated subsidiary of Kirin Holdings. The merger of Kyowa Hakko and Kirin Pharma will be finalized in October, with Kyowa Hakko as the surviving company. The new company name will be Kyowa Hakko Kirin.

Anniversary for KGK Synergize
KGK Synergize recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Founded by three scientists associated with the Centre for Human Nutrition at the University of Western Ontario, the company today conducts approximately 20 clinical studies simultaneously, at various stages in the clinical process. KGK has received both ISO 9001:2000 and GLP certifications, allowing an expansion of laboratory services to include GLP toxicity studies required for regulatory submissions.

New CEO at Solbar
Shaul Shelach has been appointed CEO of Solbar, Israel, by the company's new owners. Shelach replaces Uri Eshel who returned to serve as CEO during the period of Solbar's reorganization in 2006-2007. Shelach brings a wealth of management experience from the Israeli food company Elite-Straus as well as Unilever.

Herbs and Supplements 101: Folate

WHAT IT IS

A naturally occurring B vitamin found in leafy greens, citrus fruit, beans, and peas. Folic acid is the synthetic form added to foods and supplements.

BENEFITS

Essential during pregnancy, folate helps create red blood cells, DNA, and RNA. Also assists in metabolizing the amino acid homocysteine, which in high levels is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

*Consult your health care practitioner for a dose that's right for you.

Delicious Living Blog

Butter is better

In the name of using real foods (definitely a theme for me these days), I recently tried a new product from farmer-owned Organic Valley: Pasture Butter. This is the real deal, all right: churned from milk produced by cows grazing on nutrient-rich pasture from May to Sept. So it's high in butterfat (84 percent!), but they say it's also got more omega-3s than your typical butter. But let's face it, I don't eat butter for the omegas; I eat it, in small amounts, because it's so delicious. I used Pasture Butter to make a batch of dark-chocolate-chip cookies the other day, using Ghirardelli's 60 percent cocoa chips and King Arthur's organic white whole-wheat flour; they were awesome. Most got sent off to a college-age friend so as to avoid eating the whole batch myself!

Frutarom Expands Lab Resources Spurring New Organic Flavor Innovations

North Bergen, New Jersey, January 29, 2008 – William Graham, Vice President Flavor Division, Frutarom USA Inc., announced that the company has expanded its New Jersey facility through the addition of 3,000 square feet of new state-of-the-art flavor development laboratories.

The fully operational addition features dedicated R&D and application laboratories for the beverage, confectionery and bakery segments with space allocated for other markets as Frutarom continues to expand its flavor development capabilities, with a strong focus on natural organic flavors.

In making the announcement, William Graham said, “In addition to expanding of flavor development resources, the new laboratories support Frutarom’s leadership position in the development of organic flavors. We put our passion for taste and health together to innovate ground-breaking in-demand natural organic flavors to appeal to consumers who prefer healthier food and beverage selections.”

Mr. Graham explained that the expanded laboratories feature advanced equipment that includes pilot scale spray dryer. He said, “These additions are indications of how we are expanding our ability to work closely with our customers from the onset of their product development efforts.”
He added, “In the last 12 months, Frutarom has shown its ongoing commitment to innovation with millions of dollars of investments in facilities such as the Innovation Center in Wadenswil, Switzerland, new biotechnology labs in Haifa, Israel and this major renovation of our Flavor and Applications labs here in the USA.”

Mr. Graham commented that with the newest Frutarom expansion comes the anticipation of hiring additional applications specialists to join the company’s flavor team.

For more information, please feel free to contact Frutarom at 201-861-9500, or Maria Garvey, Delfino Marketing, at 914-747-1400 or via e-mail at newsroom@delfino.com

Editor’s note: To download the text of this release in digital format and get high resolution photos of the new flavor lab in New Jersey and the new Technology Laboratory in Switzerland, please go to: www.delfino.com/frutarom-newsroom.

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Established in 1933, the Frutarom Group is a rapidly growing global flavor and fine ingredients company. Frutarom develops, manufactures and markets an extensive variety of high quality flavors and natural fine ingredients for customers in the food, beverage, flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food additive, and cosmetic industries. Frutarom's 15,000 products are sold to more than 5,000 customers in 120 countries around the world. The Frutarom Group has 1,200 employees worldwide and manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, Israel and Asia.
Frutarom operates through two divisions:

- Flavors Division, which develops, produces and markets flavor compounds and food systems.

- Fine Ingredients Division, which develops, produces and markets natural flavor extracts, functional food ingredients, natural pharmaceutical/nutraceutical extracts, specialty essential oils, citrus products and aroma chemicals.

Frutarom provides tasty and healthy solutions to its customers fulfilling our vision: To be the Preferred Partner for Tasty and Healthy Success.

Since 1993, Frutarom has successfully implemented a rapid growth strategy that combines organic growth at above-industry levels with strategic acquisitions of synergistic companies.
Frutarom Industries Ltd. is a public company whose stock is listed on the Tel Aviv and London Stock Exchanges. As of January 1, 2003 Frutarom has been included in the Tel Aviv 100 Index.
For further information, visit our website: www.frutarom.com.

Top Ways to Avoid a Winter Exercise Funk

A Special Feature from eDiets.com

Healthnotes Newswire (January 31, 2008)—In many parts of the country, wintertime is too cold for jogging. It gets dark early, which brings on the blues. You’re annoyed by all the layers of clothing you have to wear. Gym workouts lessen: You start eating more junk food and going out less. You start to get fat. Ugh, winter!

I have some strategies to help you avoid a winter exercise funk. It’s not always easy, but if you have a plan and focus on these tips, they’ll help counter the winter blahs.

The following are proven methods that have worked for my personal training clients and me. You don’t have to use every one; just pick a few and run with them. The mind responds best when it’s not inundated, so select the few that feel right.

• Hire a personal trainer: Just for the winter, hire a personal trainer and make sure he/she trains you once or twice per week. You’ll get the benefit of a structured workout program, as well as someone to monitor your progress and motivate you to achieve a more fit body, while everyone else around you is getting fat. I like this tip, not just because I’m a trainer, but because when human beings fork over some cash, they want to get their money’s worth. If you can’t afford it, get a buddy and pay for joint sessions with the trainer to lower the price tag.

• Get a workout partner: If you can’t find a friend, post a message on your gym’s bulletin board. Find someone who has similar goals and try to work out with this person at least twice per week. Keep a workout journal and try to improve on anything you achieved in the summer. If you know you have to meet someone at the gym or for a tennis game at a specific time, you’re bound to be accountable. This tip is really valuable on those cold, dark evenings after work when you’re tempted to go home and munch on chips before dinner. Amazing things start to happen if you work out when you don’t feel like working out. You increase your internal strength and dedication, and it slowly starts to catch fire.

• Join a club: There are many runners clubs, walkers clubs, etc. Find one that appeals to you. You’ll look forward to the camaraderie and scheduled activities. You may just find yourself leaner and more athletic by the end of winter¡Xwith a few more friends as well.

• Scale back on workouts: If you do find yourself slipping into a winter funk, simply cut back on your workout time. For example, if you’ve been consistently working out for an hour, three to four days per week, cut back to 30 minutes. Don’t worry, you won’t get out of shape—you’ll stay in shape. This simple technique will make going to the gym much less intimidating during the dead of winter.

• Consider getting some equipment for your home: You don’t need a fully operational gym—just some dumbbells, a jump rope and a workout tape for those nights when you have trouble getting to the gym. Remember, we’re looking for every opportunity to keep you on the right track. Your mind will play games with you during the winter, so you need to have strategies that will work for YOU.

• Workout in the morning before work: I know it’s cold and you may have to get up earlier, but if you can manage three morning workouts per week, you’ll accomplish several things: You’ll stimulate your metabolism for the rest of the day; decrease your appetite; and most importantly, get your workout out of the way and start your day with a success. I discovered the power of winter-morning workouts in the days when I trained for half marathons. I found that if I ignored my “I don’t feel like doing it” attitude and did it anyway, I had an incredible feeling of self empowerment for the entire day.

A drug-free competitive bodybuilder and 2005 winner of the prestigious WNBF (World Natural Bodybuilding Federation) Pro Card, Raphael Calzadilla is a veteran of the health-and-fitness industry. He specializes in a holistic approach to body transformation, nutrition programs and personal training. He earned his BA in communications from Southern Connecticut State University and is certified as a personal trainer with ACE and APEX. In addition, he successfully completed the RTS1 program based on biomechanics.

Find FREE diet and fitness tips, plus get a personalized meal plan from eDiets.com by visiting www.ediets.com or by calling 1-877-EDIETS5 (334-3875) to sign up today!

New ingredients

LoquatStandardised 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.
+1 323 726 0700
www.optipure.com



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.
+1 605 692 5552
www.bestcolostrum.com

NattoGoldImproved 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
www.novelingredient.com
rvm@novelingredient.com



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
www.abingredients.com

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.
+1 877 804 6444
www.pizzeys.com
info@pizzeys.com

InsuvitalCasein 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.
+31 15 279 2242
www.dsm.com



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.
www.integritynut.com