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Didn’t get a chance to visit the Bioriginal booth at this year’s SupplySide West held on November 8-9th in Las Vegas? Luckily, we’ve put together a recap of highlights to ensure that you don’t miss out.


Bioriginal Launches InstaMCT™ Pro Products at the Bioriginal Boost Bar

InstaMCT Pro PowdersBooth visitors were the first to try our newest Keto-certified “all-in-one” InstaMCT™ Pro Coconut MCT Powders + Protein – created to meet the rising consumer demand for protein and coconut MCTs.

InstaMCT™ Pro powder offers all the benefits of MCTs plus protein in one convenient product. Sourced from 100% coconut-derived MCTs, InstaMCT™ Pro includes our proprietary LCO100™ MCT Oil providing ketone-producing MCTs for a natural source of sustained energy. InstaMCT™ Pro also provides Type 1 & 3 collagen and whey protein to help repair and rebuild lost muscle due to age or exercise. Sourced from grass-fed bovine, the proteins are an essential nutrient for optimal health, helping prevent injury and illness.

InstaMCT™ Pro Coconut MCT Powder is an ideal clean-label coffee whitener replacement. It can be used in any hot beverage, shake or smoothie.

Two distinct formulas were available to sample at SupplySide West – InstaMCT Pro™ (Coconut MCT Powder with Collagen + Whey) and InstaMCT Pro™+ Ghee (Coconut MCT Powder with Ghee + Collagen + Whey).

In addition to our InstaMCT Pro products, we featured several of our latest and greatest products to give booth visitors a quick boost to their day. Our Bioriginal Boost Bar was a walk-thru style café where participating attendees ordered their choice of hot or cold beverages with a choice of one of our supplement boosts. Featured items included:

  • InstaMCT™ Coconut MCT Powder – an easy-to-use clean label MCT creamer that is maltodextrin-free with the highest oil load on the market (75%)
  • Coconut MCT Energy Boosts – a creamy, convenient alternative to MCT oil made with our unique, proprietary LCO 100™ derived from 100% coconut oil offered in Sweet Coconut and Vanilla flavors
  • Organic Pumpkin Protein – one of our new novel plant-based powders in a tasty Vanilla or Chocolate flavor that offers 60% protein made from selectively screened, cold-pressed pumpkin seeds

Want to learn more? Send us a quick message.

As a thank you for stopping by to sample our products and providing feedback, attendees could enter into a prize draw, with 3 lucky booth visitors drawn to win prize packs full of items and product to help boost and maintain their energy.


Phytocannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System Q&A with Carl Germano

On Thursday, October 8th, Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN, an industry expert on hemp stalk oil, was in our booth space to talk about and answer questions on phytocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system. Attendees were invited to stop by and have a one-on-one discussion to learn more about this rapidly growing market.

Germano has held various senior roles in integrative and nutritional therapies and product development for the past 35 years. Currently, he serves as Vice President of Verdant Oasis – a major grower, developer, cultivator and extractor of full spectrum phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil – where he continues his efforts in product development and research and is responsible for providing the industry with the next generation of clinically important nutraceutical and phytocannabinoid ingredients. Germano is also prolific author with several bestselling trade books including The Misled Athlete, Natures Pain Killers, The Osteoporosis Solution, and The Brain Wellness Plan. His new book, The Road to Ananda: The Illustrated Guide to The Endocannabinoid System, Phytocannabinoids, Hemp & Your Health will be published in late fall 2018.

Have any questions about phytocannabinoids, or the endocannabinoid system? Send us your questions.


25 Years25th Anniversary Celebration & Krill Talk

Before the show, our krill partner RIMFROST released the results of a new study supporting the health benefits of krill-derived ingredients. The study sparked some interesting conversations on Thursday afternoon at our co-hosted booth event, where attendees joined us for drinks, cake and krill talk as we celebrated 25 years of Bioriginal.

Have any questions about krill? Send us your questions.


That’s it for our post-show recap. If you would like more information, let us know and we’ll contact you to find out how we can help.

Thanks to everyone for making this year’s SupplySide West a success! We’ll see you at the next show.

The Bioriginal Team

November 2, 2018

New clinical study finds that RIMFROST krill oil significantly reduces glucose in healthy humans

RIMFROST AS is a Norwegian biotech company producing high quality krill oil and powder.Recently, the company launched premium RIMFROST Krill Oil with natural high levels of Astaxanthin and Omega-3 Phospholipids. In collaboration with Oslo Metropolitan University and the University of Oslo the effects of RIMFROST krill oil on cardiovascular risk factors was investigated and compared to the intake of a similar amount omega-3 fatty acids from fish. 36 healthy subjects with fasting TG levels of 1.3-4 were recruited and randomized to receive either krill oil,fish or placebo for 8 weeks. Intake of both krill oil and fish increased plasma levels of omega-3 fatty acids as expected, confirming that krill oil is a bioavailable source of omega-3 fatty acids. The astaxanthin rich krill oil reduced fasting glucose, which is important as glucose level is strongly associated with CVD risk. Interestingly, krill oil altered the peripheral blood mononuclear cell mRNA expression of genes involved in glucose metabolism. The study has been completed and published in to articles in the Journal of Nutritional Sciences(1,2).

“We are very satisfied with this long-term collaboration and that we manage to show that krill oil is effective inreducing fasting plasma levels of glucose. To our knowledge this has not been shown in humans before, however, studies in animal have predicted this effect.”says Dr. Inge Bruheim, Research Manager at RIMFROST AS.

“These interesting results will be investigated further in new clinical trials focusing on prevention of type 2 diabetes.” says Dr. Inge Bruheim, Research Manager at RIMFROST AS

References:

1. A. Rundblad et al. Effectsof krill oil and lean and fatty fish on cardiovascular risk markers: arandomised controlled trial. Journal of Nutritional Science (2018), vol. 7, e3,

2.A.Rundblad et al. Effects of fish and krill oil on gene expression in peripheralblood mononuclear cells and circulating markers of inflammation: a randomisedcontrolled trial. Journal of Nutritional Science (2018), vol. 7, e10

For additional information, please contact:
Inge Bruheim
Research Manager
+47 416 463 83
[email protected]

To view a PDF of the press release, click here.

To learn more about RIMFROST, visit: www.rimfrostkrill.com

Bioriginal Launches Keto-Certified Coconut MCT Powders That Combine the Nutritional Benefits of MCTs with the Power of Protein

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – October 24, 2018

Bioriginal taps into the rising popularity of MCTs, protein and the Ketogenic Diet with the introduction of InstaMCT Pro™ coconut MCT powders—the only Keto-certified MCT powder on the market. Available in two proprietary versions, InstaMCT Pro™ and InstaMCT Pro™ + Ghee, Bioriginal’s InstaMCT Pro™ products combines the energy-boosting benefits of MCTs with a complete source of protein from collagen and whey, that offers zero carbs in every serving.

“MCT (medium chain triglycerides) sales are exploding,” says Bioriginal President Joe Vidal. “Consumers want portion packages and on-the-go solutions for this product that is becoming part of everyday lifestyles. Bioriginal’s formulas are the highest quality combinations in the industry.”

Bioriginal’s InstaMCT Pro™ products offers improved solubility due to its proprietary formula containing organic whey protein concentrate and hydrolyzed type 1 & 3 collagen sourced from grass-fed cows. Both products are soluble in hot liquids without the use of a blender and have a creamy taste and mouthfeel.

InstaMCT Pro™ provides 7g MCTs and 2.4g protein in each 10g serving, and has a 70% MCT oil load. InstaMCT Pro™ +Ghee is the first-of-its-kind combination of MCTs, ghee, collagen and whey protein all in one product. It also offers an ideal 1:1 ratio of coconut-derived MCTs to grass-fed ghee in one convenient package.

Ketogenic-focused brand and product sales have mushroomed in the last 2 years, with growth outpacing other diet plans and overall food trends, according to several industry studies.

InstaMCT Pro™ coconut MCT powders, available in canisters, sachets and bottles, are launching at SupplySide West at booth #3251. Attendees can stop by the booth to be one of the first to sample Bioriginal’s InstaMCT Pro™ products, along with Bioriginal’s Coconut Energy Boost and Organic Pumpkin Protein.

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About Bioriginal
Celebrating 25 years, Bioriginal is a global leader in manufacturing natural nutritional foods, ingredients and supplements for food and beverage companies. Bioriginal has carved out a niche by scientifically combining ingredients from all over the world, directly from the source, to create innovative and efficacious solutions. Bioriginal’s headquarters are in Saskatoon, Canada with facilities throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. Bioriginal is a member of the Cooke family of companies.

Contact
Chad Kingwell
Marketing Associate
Bioriginal
(306) 975-1166
[email protected]

To view the original news release, click here.

Coconut Coalition of the AmericasWashington, DC, August 29, 2018 – The Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA), is a DC-based not for profit formed to steward the responsible growth and communications surrounding coconut oil and coconut products. In light of the recent comment made in an aired video in German from Karin Michels, an adjunct epidemiology professor at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in July in which she singles out coconut oil as ‘poison’, CCA has prepared several talking points. Dr. Michels opinion further fuels confusion about the health implications of consumption of saturated fats, not all of which are created equal.

The Coalition points out:

  • We continue to learn more about the complex role that all fats play in diet and health. Even guidance from ‘experts’ has changed over the years and constituents of diet such as
    nuts which used to be considered unhealthy due to their fat content – with the shift in education about good vs bad fats, public and expert opinion on nuts as a healthy ingredient has shifted.
  • Coconut oil, while being largely made up of saturated fats, contains 63% medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Medium-chain fats are metabolized differently from long-chain fats and, in fact, have a number of substantiated beneficial properties.

    MCT’s are processed differently in the body than other long-chain fatty acids. Unlike these other fats, they go straight from the gut to the liver where they are converted into ketones and used as an immediate energy source. Ketones are substances produced when the liver breaks down fat and can be used for energy instead of glucose.

  • Many compare coconut oil to animal fats. Coconut fats and animal fats have very different fatty acid profiles, with animal fats containing cholesterol, while vegetable oils do not. This chart shows a comparison of fatty acid profiles.
  • There is no evidence which directly links coconut oil or MCTs to cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disease and obesity (Kaunitz-1970, Prior – 1981, Eyres – 2016)). Furthermore, recent evidence suggests that coconut oil consumption is associated with beneficial health outcomes (Khaw – 2018). Coconut meat is a staple diet item in many countries around the world with no evidence of harmful effect related to consumption.
  • The Coconut Coalition of the Americas will continue to monitor, respond and educate through scientific evidence regarding the benefits of coconut oil and related products. CCA is able to provide subject matter experts to speak about the state of science and the market for coconut oil and other products.

Selected references:
In a recent review of coconut oil consumption and cardiovascular risk factors, Eyers and co-workers conceded that: “Observational evidence suggests that consumption of coconut flesh or squeezed coconut in the context of traditional dietary patterns does not lead to adverse cardiovascular outcomes.”
L. Eyres, M.F. Eyres, A. Chisholm, R.C. Brown, Coconut oil consumption and cardiovascular risk factors in humans, Nutrition Reviews, 2016; 74(4):267–280

Coconut oil improves the lipid profile. A recent study was done involving 94 European caucasian volunteers, with a mean age of 60 years, who were randomised to one of three interventions: virgin coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, or unsalted butter at 50 g daily for 4 weeks. Coconut oil and olive oil gave similar LDL cholesterol profiles which were much lower compared with butter. In addition, coconut oil significantly increased HDL cholesterol compared with butter and olive oil.
K.T. Khaw, S.J. Sharp, L. Finikarides, I. Afzal, M. Lentjes, R. Luben, N. G. Forouhi. Randomised trial of coconut oil, olive oil or butter on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors in healthy men and women. BMJ Open 2018;8:e020167.

About the CCA:
The Coconut Council of the Americas (CCA) is a not-for-profit (501.c.6) organization dedicated to stewarding the responsible growth of the coconut category. Its membership is comprised of companies across the coconut products value chain including suppliers, processors, brand holders, retailers and service companies with a stake in and dedicated to upholding sound and credible science, responsible communications and sustainable and transparent practices around coconut products including coconut oil. For more information, go to www.coconutcoalition.org or inquire at [email protected].

August 22, 2018

The US patent authorities have found that patents related to krill and its production held by Aker Biomarine are unpatentable.

This finding by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on August 10th this year, follows petitions from Rimfrost AS, a Norwegian biotechnology company which produces krill oil.

This means that Rimfrost once and for all can settle any confusion created by Aker Biomarine in the US market regarding Rimfrost’s products and ability to deliver.

  • No legal process in the USA concerning its patents has gone in Aker Biomarine’s favour.
  • Rimfrost has experienced a massive sales growth in krill products since 2017. Rimfrost Krill Oil have the markets highest levels of natural occurring Astaxanthin & Omega-3 Phospholipids, and we can deliver our high-quality products for human consumption even in a market with rapidly rising demand.

“The US market is especially important to us, and we are happy that the uncertainty Aker Biomarine has sought to create around our products and ability to deliver is now repudiated,” says Stig Remoy, CEO and principal owner of Rimfrost.

With its head office at Fosnavag in the Sunnmore region of western Norway, Rimfrost is already one of the world’s largest producers of krill products.

Technological revolution

In addition to its current output of krill oil and other products, Rimfrost has made great progress in designing and ordering new krill catchers.

The company holds a licence for krill fishing in the Antarctic and is now in the final stages of negotiating a contract covering an innovative vessel for this fishery. It is also applying for a second licence.

“Global demand from consumers for krill products will be high. This resource also has great potential in the aquaculture sector. Our technology and the ships we’re planning will revolutionise the whole chain from krill-catching, via the production process, to the finished products, and will benefit consumers in the US and elsewhere,” says Remoy.

Aker’s patents

The two patents which the US authorities have now invalidated were used by Aker Biomarine to pursue legal action against Rimfrost in the Delaware court and in the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC case included additional patents, all which Rimfrost contended were invalid and procured through Aker’s inequitable conduct at the US Patent Office. Aker withdrew the ITC case, which concluded in May 2017.

Remoy himself is relieved that disputes in the US now have reached conclusions in Rimfrost’s favour.

“We’ve occasionally felt like a David versus a Goliath,” he admits. “We would rather produce high quality krill products for the benefit of consumers than having costly and time-consuming fights in courts.”

Contact information:
Stig Remoy, CEO of Rimfrost, [email protected], telephone +47 916 19 124

To view a PDF of the press release, click here.

To learn more about RIMFROST, visit: www.rimfrostkrill.com

Courtesy of the Government of Saskatchewan

Bioriginal President, Joe Vidal, talks about Bioriginal’s 25 year history from a small startup in Saskatchewan to becoming a global company with offices, facilities and customers worldwide. Learn how Bioriginal continues to be dedicated to improving people’s health and the wellbeing of farmers, all while helping grow Saskatchewan’s economy. Read more…

Joe Vidal SK Now

Bioriginal is pleased to announce that it has been named a finalist for the Saskatoon Awards for Business Excellence (SABEX) Awards, presented by the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Selected from among the very best of Saskatoon’s businesses, Bioriginal has been nominated as a finalist in two categories: Global Exporter and New Product/Service. Winners will be announced at the awards gala in February.

For further information about the SABEX Awards and finalists please visit the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce website.

2018 SABEX Awards Finalist

Didn’t get a chance to visit the Bioriginal booth at this year’s SupplySide West held on September 25-29 in Las Vegas? Luckily, we’ve put together a recap of highlights to ensure that you don’t miss out.


Bioriginal Launches Tea Boosts at the Bioriginal Express Boost Café

Booth visitors were the first to try our newest Tea Boost products created to meet consumer demand for more functional food and beverages. With weight management and energy among the top functions that consumers look for in their supplements1, we decided to brew up our own twist on a traditional beverage that enhances its natural health benefits.

Our weight management Tea Boost helps support healthy weight management inherent in tea.* Our energy Tea Boost provides long-lasting energy without causing you to crash.* As the only functional tea boost supplements on the market, these products will help brands stand out.

In addition to our Tea Boosts, we featured several of our latest and greatest products to give booth visitors a quick charge to their day. Our Bioriginal Express Boost Café was a walk-thru style café where participating attendees ordered their choice of hot or cold drinks and food samples, complete with a choice of one of our supplement boosts. Featured items included:

  • Coconut MCT Powder – an easy-to-use clean label MCT creamer that is maltodextrin-free with the highest oil load on the market (75%)
  • Coconut MCT Energy Boost – a creamy, convenient alternative to MCT oil made with our unique, proprietary LCO 100™ derived from 100% coconut oil
  • Pumpkin Protein – one of our new novel plant-based powders in a tasty Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Latte flavor that offers 60% protein made from selectively screened, cold-pressed pumpkin seeds
  • Flax Fiber Plus – a great tasting, nutritional whole food supplement providing a quality vegan source of fiber and whole food omega-3s
  • Coconut Mayo – a coconut mayonnaise rich in MCTs that taste great with clean, simple ingredients
  • Superfood Topper – a plant-based source of complete protein packed with whole superfood ingredients such as chia, hemp seeds, roasted flax seeds, Saskatoon berries and cacao nibs

Want to learn more? Send us a quick message.
Lucky Iron Fish

As a thank you for stopping by to sample our products, 5 winners were randomly selected to win a charging kit featuring a power bank and universal charging cable at the show. As a bonus, another 3 lucky booth visitors won major prize packs full of prizes to help keep things charged up including a Lucky Iron Fish to combat iron deficiency in the home and in communities in need with their Buy-One-Give-One Program.

1. (2017). 2017 NBJ Condition Specific Report (p.3). Informa. Retrieved from https://www.newhope.com/products/2017-nbj-condition-specific-report


Let’s Talk Krill

Before the show, our krill partner RIMFROST released the results of a new study supporting the health benefits of krill-derived ingredients. The study sparked some interesting conversations on Wednesday night when we joined RIMFROST at the annual Let’s Talk Krill booth event.

Have any questions about krill? Send us your questions.


Paperless Proves Popular

As part of our commitment to the environment, we continued our paperless initiative for the 2nd year in a row. Starbucks cards were sent to people who showed their support by agreeing to go paperless. Just one of the ways in which we say thank you.


2018 Trends Coming Soon

SupplySide West featured many new products on display highlighting current and emerging trends in the dietary supplement, functional food and beverage, personal care, and sports nutrition industries. But what are these trends, and do you know what’s driving them? Sign up for our newsletter to be one of the first to discover the top trends for 2018 as Bioriginal dives deep into the trends and what it means for your business.

That’s it for our post-show recap. If you would like more information, let us know and we’ll contact you to find out how we can help.

Thanks to everyone for making this year’s SupplySide West a success! We’ll see you at the next show.

The Bioriginal Team

Fosnavaag, Norway – September 21, 2017

Rimfrost is a Norwegian biotechnology company and a world leading supplier of ingredients derived from Antarctic krill. To increase knowledge about the biological effects and mechanism of actions of proteins and lipids derived from krill, the company has established a long-term collaboration with the University of Bergen in Norway. The most recent outcome of this is the acceptance of a scientific publication in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.

The manuscript entitled “Effect of Dietary Components from Antarctic Krill on Atherosclerosis in apoE-Deficient Mice” has been published on-line on the 15th of August in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research*. Apo(e) knock-out mice, a model of dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis, were provided either a control diet or diets enriched with krill oil, krill protein or krill protein and krill oil in combination. The diets that contained krill oil reduced cholesterol levels, inhibited plaque development and prevented liver damage. Krill protein also reduced atherosclerosis, however, though a mechanism not involving cholesterol reduction.

“It was interesting to find that krill protein reduced atherosclerosis by a different mechanism than krill oil. This could be due to the high level of arginine contained naturally in the krill proteins. Arginine is a precursor for nitric oxide (NO) synthesis and known to improve vascular function in humans” says Professor Rolf Kristian Berge at the University of Bergen, Norway.

“Another explanation could be that proteins which undergoes gastrointestinal digestion have released bioactive peptides. Peptides are also known from the literature to have cardiovascular protective effects.” says Professor Rolf Kristian Berge.

For more information:
Rolf Kristian Berg, Professor, University of Bergen
Phone +4755973098- Email: [email protected]

*http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mnfr.201700098/full

To view the original press release, click here.

Bioriginal’s pumpkin protein has been nominated for Most Novel Protein Ingredient for the Bridge2Food Protein Awards 2017 with the winner to be announced at the 10th protein summit the 27th of September.

Our pumpkin protein was recognized as a high quality innovative ingredient by an Expert Judging Panel. If you’d like to come in contact with our team on this protein please leave your personal details and questions in our contact form.