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Xanthic, ABH Pharma to produce CBD-infused dietary supplements

BY Antoinette Alexander

Xanthic Biopharma announced on Monday that it has teamed up with ABH Pharma, a manufacturer of in-house branded and private label dietary supplements, to produce CBD-infused dietary supplements.

Using the same non-cannabis and non-hemp CBD that powers Xanthic CBD Water, ABH is able to offer CBD-infused dietary supplement products for sale alongside its non-CBD products, the company stated. All products using the Xanthic CBD powder will bear the catchphrase “Powered by Xanthic Solubles.”

According to Xanthic, the products will be sold by a variety of brick-and-mortar retailers and e-commerce sites.

“We are excited to remain on the forefront of the nutraceuticals industry with this development. The Xanthic partnership allows us to provide our customers with a competitive advantage, continuing to meet the evolving demands of consumers,” said Frank Cantone, president of ABH.

Added Tim Moore, CEO of Xanthic, “Our partnership with ABH represents an important step for Xanthic. It allows us to introduce “Powered by Xanthic” CBD powder technology to a broader consumer audience across the United States. The ABH portfolio of state-of-art dietary supplements is a perfect partner for our technology.”

 

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New line of omega-3 supplements hits market

BY Antoinette Alexander

Algae-based nutrition brand iWi announced on Friday its nationwide launch with a line of three different omega-3 supplements: omega-3 complex, DHA and EPA.

The supplements are available at Amazon, the Vitamin Shoppe and Sprouts Farmers Market.

“Here at iWi, our purpose is to create sustainable food solutions for the planet and everyone on it — not only through farming highly sustainable algae that is good for our bodies and for our environment, but also through nurturing relationships between our farms and the surrounding communities,” said Miguel Calatayud, CEO. “Our expansion model has always been one of social sustainability. As we grow, we also work closely with the local communities to produce jobs and high quality, vegan, sustainable omega-3s and protein.”

The brand is also cultivating a new kind of farmer — one that grows in an arid landscape far from typical agricultural areas and uses one of the most sustainable methods of farming in the world. With little more than saltwater and sunshine, iWi’s sustainable, nutrient-filled algae can produce a new crop every single day, the company stated.

In the upcoming months, iWi is planning to announce a number of new products and partnerships, with omega-3 supplements being just the first wave of algae-based innovation the brand brings to market. The brand also plans to introduce protein products starting in 2019, since iWi’s algae is more than 35 percent protein by mass and contains all the essential and branch-chain amino acids, the company stated.

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Reformulated pain relief cream features all-natural ingredients

BY Antoinette Alexander

A year after the introduction of pain relief cream Aculeve, Craig Morton, the creator and a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with the Center for Orthopaedics in Lake Charles, La., has rolled out a new and improved formula called AcuPlus.

Morton developed the original product after years of treating patients for joint and muscle pain related to disabilities, chronic conditions, and sports related injuries.

Based on feedback from customers, Morton went back to the lab and made improvements to the original formula and relaunched the product as AcuPlus to reflect the innovative changes.

“We spent years researching the original ingredients and benefits and studying what my patients said helped them the most. I wanted to use natural ingredients such as arnica, menthol, vitamin B6, aloe, vitamin E, and others that are clinically-proven. We worked with chemists and an FDA/EPA-certified lab and were able to develop the right combination to deliver the benefits we wanted, all in one product. These have not changed with AcuPlus, but we’ve added five new pain-relieving ingredients and modified our proprietary base for deeper and longer lasting results,” Morton said.

The new, all-natural ingredients are boswellia serrata for anti-inflammatory benefits, glucosamine for anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, willow bark extract for pain relief, magnesium sulfate for pain relief and muscle cramps, and licorice root extract which is a natural muscle relaxer, topical anti-inflammatory and natural remedy for joint pain.

AcuPlus comes in a cream form that is applied directly to the skin to promote healing and recovery. According to Morton, it reduces swelling and inflammation caused by arthritis, injury, back pain, neck pain, tendonitis, muscle pain, fibromyalgia and more. Pain relief will last for several hours and can be applied three to four times a day.

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