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Heliae makes progress on astaxanthin, pivots to feed in DHA production

Algae ingredients producer Heliae has taken steps toward commercial viability with new certifications on its astaxanthin products and launch of new finished products. In addition, the company has reached a...

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NutriScience InnovaTea natural caffeine, launches new L-Tyrosine and L-Leucine ingredients

NutriScience Innovations LLChas improved the purity of its proprietary and trademarked InnovaTea natural caffeine from tea and has also launched new vegetable origin L-Tyrosine & L-Leucine.

FDA issues GRAS no objection letter for Sweegen's Bestevia Reb-M - which starts with the leaf, then undergoes 'enzymatic conversion'

California-based SweeGen has received a GRAS no objections letter from the FDA for the use of its Bestevia branded Reb-M - manufactured from stevia leaf extracts converted to Reb M...

Special edition: Supplements for pets

Formulating for pets? Suppliers share what you should keep in mind

We spoke with two suppliers—Sabinsa and Maypro—to learn about ingredients that are in demand in the pet nutrition category, and what unique challenges this space has.

AIDP says prebiotic ingredient derives big gut health benefit from small dose

AIDP is emphasizing the prebiotic potential of its PreticX xylooligosaccharide. The small dosage provides formulation flexibility, the company says.

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New Taiyo-Benexia partnership to ensure swift supply of premium chia oil

Taiyo International has been named the exclusive North American distributor of Benexia’s new chia oil for use in foods, beverages and dietary supplements.

New technology and new players push labs to demystify testing: Alkemist Labs CEO

Keeping up to date with technological advances, understanding which testing methods are suitable for botanical materials and finished products, and how reference standards fit into the picture are just some...

Special Edition: Supplements for Pets

Easy observation of effects makes joint health prime pet opportunity

Joint health is probably the easiest thing for pet owners to measure, which makes it an important opportunity for the suppliers of ingredients for pet supplements, experts say.

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk proteins continue to carve out a strong niche in sports nutrition despite’s whey protein’s dominance, supplier Milk Specialties Global said.

Just Thrive Probiotic chosen for HIV trial, company says

Thrive Probiotic has gathered data on the company’s Just Thrive Probiotic supplement and its effect on leaky gut syndrome. The results, which have yet to be published, were compelling enough...

Dried surrogate bacteria could help with process validation, FSMA compliance

A new validation technique using dried surrogate bacteria that could help companies come into compliance with new FSMA requirements has been developed by French company Novolyze.

Five key Expo West 2017 supplement trends

We walked and we talked and we took photos, and here’s our list of 5 key trends for supplements from Expo West 2017 in Anaheim.

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BI receives AHPA’s Industry Leader Award

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has named BI as recipient of its Industry Leader award.

Not a fad: Ten years after conception, Orgenetics still strong with organic vitamin offering

When it launched its first brand of USDA-certified organic vitamin C in 2007, “there was no other ingredient like it,” Saumil Maheshvari, in charge of business development at Orgenetics, told NutraIngredients-USA....

China the top target for tocotrienol sales growth, says supplier ExcelVite

China is the next top target for tocotrienol, according to supplier ExcelVite, which wants to boost sales of its ‘super vitamin E’ products in the country after establishing strong markets...

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Glanbia and Nutrition 21 extend strategic partnership with Velositol agreement

Glanbia Nutritionals and Nutrition 21, LLC will co-market Nutrition 21’s Velositol ingredient, extending their long-time partnership.

Kohjin rebrands glutathione to highlight accumulating science behind ingredient

Kohjin Life Sciences is betting that a rebranding effort and accumulated science on stability, uptake and health benefits will help make 2017 a breakout year for glutathione.

Sanat Products plans more acquisitions after snapping up Hindustan Herbals Limited

Thanks to the increased popularity of turmeric and other botanical products in food and beverage, market analysts have seen an uptick of interest and familiarity for Ayurvedic ingredients outside of...

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Brassica Protection Products receives ABC’s Phytomedicinal Research Award

The American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced that Brassica Protection Products LLC is the recipient of the ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award for 2016.

Fruit d'Or bets on GudPod delivery system for cranberry juice gut health prototype

Cranberry supplier Fruit d’Or is introducing a functional beverage prototype via the new GudPod delivery system at the upcoming Expo West trade show.

Amylopectin/chromium complex boosts muscle protein synthesis rate: Study

A combination of amylopectin and chromium may double the muscle protein synthesis rate compared to what was seen when using whey protein alone, says a new study using Nutrition 21’s...

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RIBUS gets Non-GMO Project Verified seal for its rice-based ingredients

Ingredient supplier RIBUS has earned the Non-GMO Project Verified status for its rice-based natural and organic alternatives to synthetic ingredients.

InnoVactiv Exec: ‘The upward trend in beauty-from-within products is now hitting North America’

Consumers in North America are increasingly looking beyond topical skincare treatments and exploring ingestible, beauty-from-within options, InnoVactiv executive and scientific director Jocelyn Bérubé told NutraIngredients-USA.

As ketogenic diet popularity rises, Compound Solutions nabs ‘keto’ ingredient patents

Seizing an opportunity in the growing ketogenic diet market, Compound Solutions is now the sole distributor of two new ketone body ingredients: beta-Hydroxybutyrate and Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) marketed as goBHB...

Plant-based protein a 'strategic growth platform' says Maple Leaf Foods as it strikes $140m deal to buy Lightlife Foods

Four months after Tyson Foods took a 5% stake in plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat, Canadian packaged meats giant Maple Leaf Foods has struck a $140m deal to acquire plant-based...

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