It’s August, and that means for many families it’s time to get ready for back to school. Parents are stocking up on hand sanitizer, tissues and cold medicine in preparation for the germs their kids might come in contact with.
When developing a functional drink, beverage-makers have to choose ingredients that will offer desired benefits to the consumer. For Washington, D.C.-based Advanced Nutrient Science International’s Xtreme Shock ready-to-drink (RTD) performance beverages, the brand used the carbohydrate glycerol as a “hyper-hydration” ingredient to replenish lost fluids and hydrate muscle tissues in order to reduce fatigue and boost performance, says Joe Sammarco, vice president of sales. It also used Octopalean, a natural thermogenic ingredient that increases metabolism, stimulate lipolysis and promote insulin sensitivity, he adds.
GLG Life Tech Corp.’s newly formed subsidiary AN0C Stevia Solutions launched a new zero-calorie product line, AN0C Dream Sweetener, which is based on GLG’s BlendSure products. AN0C Stevia Solutions focuses on providing naturally sweetened zero- and reduced-calorie food and beverage formulations outside of mainland China, where it markets products under the AN0C brand name.