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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
The first ingredient, called Quantum IQ, is a patented, standardized kesum extract (Polygonum minus).
HP Ingredients (Bradenton, FL) introduced three new ingredients at the SupplySide West 2017 trade show. The first ingredient, called Quantum IQ, is a patented, standardized kesum extract (Polygonum minus). According to company CEO Annie Eng, this ingredient is used in traditional medicine and in cuisine in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and that it’s high antioxidant content has bene linked to potential benefits for cognitive and memory support.
The other two ingredients are part of HP Ingredients’ new Livestock Health division, which the company says it created to help reduce the use of antibiotics, chemicals, and other pharmaceuticals in the feed industry. The first ingredient, called NatControl, “has been shown to be effective against diseases caused by viral and bacterial agents including intracellular pathogens in fish and seafood,” the company said in a press release. The second ingredient is called SeaControl. “This botanical extract natural additive is effective against sea lice infestation that can occur not only in natural bodies of water but in marine facilities that produce seafood,” the firm says.
Eng adds, “Using bioactive molecules present in natural sources such as plants, macro, and micro algae, the HP Ingredients team designed optimized and non-drug products aimed at providing solutions to contemporary problems for production of pigs, poultry and aquaculture production, promoting eco-sensible and -safe strategies for people and the environment.”