In honor of Hemp History Week, Josh Hendrix, director of business development for CBD supplier CV Sciences Inc., shared with us five lesser-known facts about the hemp plant.
Herbs & Botanicals
Algaia Receives €4 Million Equity Increase for New Seaweed Extract Facility, Expanded Innovation Center
The equity increase will allow the alginates firm to install a new specialty seaweed extract production unity in its Lannilis, France, manufacturing facility and to ramp up its production of specialty functional algae ingredients above and beyond the firm’s traditional seaweed ingredients.
Arjuna says the new European patent for its BCM-95 turmeric extract ingredient covers its specific “composition for use in treatment.”
BGG and Solix Algredients have merged to form a new company that will supply fruit, plant, and algae ingredients to the nutrition, food and beverage, personal care, and feed markets.
Vitamin Supplement Aimed at Helping Consumers Feel Better After They Drink Alcohol Expands into More Stores, Including Beverage and Liquor Stores
The B4 supplement is a non-caffeinated, “pre-drinking” beverage supplement with electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that combats the aftereffects of alcohol consumption, the company says.
Researchers are exploring hemp CBD’s health benefits ranging from digestive and brain support to smoking cessation.
Naturex highlighted its new Sweoat range of oat beta-glucans, its Aronox aronia berry extract, and its acerola cherry–derived vitamin C, all of which the company says have applications in the heart-health space.
As plant-protein demand grows, plant-protein ingredients are overcoming growing pains, including challenges of scaling up, as well as formulating hurdles.
Thanks to a new encapsulation partnership, a water-soluble powder version of Algatech’s AstaPure asaxanthin ingredient is expected to launch in the coming months.
What Role Should DNA Barcoding Play in Identifying Botanical Ingredients Today? How Has the Technology Progressed?
Even when DNA barcoding functions in concert with other methods in a comprehensive testing toolbox, it still faces hurdles to optimal utility.