Is PS the next big thing in nutraceuticals?

Lady holding champagne glass filled with softgel capsules for optimal skin healthPhosphatidylserine – more commonly known as PS – is set to break out from the cognitive health category and make a big impact in several new benefit areas. This is according to Enzymotec, the supplier of EnzyPS.

Until now, PS has been widely used to maintain and improve brain function in a range of applications. Its benefits are beginning to gain recognition in other areas too, including skin health, sports nutrition, stress reduction and mood enhancement.

Introducing a better way to extract ingredients

TexRay-SA-supercritical-fluid-extractionTexRay SA is launching a ground-breaking solution for the extraction of active ingredients in the South African market. The company is introducing its supercritical fluid technology for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and functional food industries at Propak Africa 2016. The show is running until 18 March at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg.

Evonik receives Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

Evonik-receives-new-Halal-certificate-for-112-cosmetic-ingredientsEvonik recently announced that 83 oleochemical and 29 of its silicone-based products produced in Essen and Duisburg, Germany, comply with Halal requirements in accordance with Islamic Law. The Halal certificate is also accepted by JAKIM Malaysia, MUI Indonesia, MUIS Singapore, CICOT & HIT Thailand and other reputable Halal authorities.  

Lipotec’s new active protects from urban pollution

Pollushield from Lipotec is a new functional ingredient with enhanced barrier functionContinuous research and a commitment to personal wellness have seen Lipotec develop a new functional ingredient, Pollushield. This is the high-tech actives manufacturer’s latest addition to its Aimtec peptides and synthetic molecules range of products. The range was developed in response to consumers’ growing concerns about pollution and the effects it has on their skin.

Evonik opens increased silica production facilities in Japan

Evonik and DSL executives commemorate the launch of its expanded facilities in Ako, JapanOn 27 October, Evonik inaugurated its expanded facilities in Ako, Japan, where it will produce the Sipernat and Carplex lines of specialty silicas. The investment represents an increase of approximately 50 per cent in the company’s Japanese production capacity for specialty silicas, which it manufactures through DSL. Evonik will maintain its 51 percent share in DSL as part of the joint venture with Shionogi & Co.

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