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ANVISA grants novel food certification for Levagen

By Stephen Daniells

Gencor’s Levagen, a clinically studied form of palmitolethanolamide (PEA), has been granted novel foods certification by Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency ANVISA.

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Apsen launches 'first psychobiotic' in Brazil

São Paulo-based Apsen has partnered with Lallemand Health Solutions to launch a probiotic formulation for the brain-gut axis on the Brazilian market, with approved health claims by the Brazilian Health Authorities, ANVISA.

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Casein-encapsulated calcium eases GI concerns, study finds

By Hank Schultz

Researchers working with a group of postmenopausal women found that a technology using casein to encapsulate calcium nanoparticles reduced GI issues compared with more conventional calcium carbonate or calcium citrate supplements.

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Wiley Companies launches omega-3 concentrates powder

By Natasha Spencer

As Omega-3 fish oil concentrates producer, Wiley Companies, formulates its first omega-3 concentrate in powder form, NutraIngredients-LATAM spoke to the company’s Director of Nutrition Education and Research, Gretchen Vannice, about its new release and...

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Aker writes new chapter in krill story casting it as choline source

By Hank Schultz

The new research about krill’s choline bolsters the latest iteration of this story, said Nils Hoem, PhD, Aker’s chief scientist. Choline is a natural constituent of krill oil as part of its phospholipid makeup as a part of the molecule phosphatidylcholine.