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Supplement market headwinds beset GNC as earnings decline in Q2

The past year has been a tough one for the sales of dietary supplements, and retailing giant GNC is not immune to those trends.  In the company’s second quarter 2014 earnings GNC reported declines in both overall revenue and net income year-over-year.

Energy shot maker bases product on timed-release caffeine technology

LXR Biotech has launched a timed-release energy shot using a recently-developed beadlet technology in a bid to capture more of the energy shot market. 

DSM reads 'fini' in green tea and leaves it to Japanese

Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.

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Future of food: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies from FoodNavigator.com

The effects of air pollution on the ozone, coupled with higher global temperatures could combine to reduce crop yields. However effects will vary by region, say researchers.

Chimp Food founder: This is not a juice!

Walk like a man, eat like a Chimp...Florida start-up goes back to basics with drinkable food from FoodNavigator-USA.com

First there was juice, then there were smoothies, now there is, er, Chimp Food, the brainchild of Florida-based entrepreneur Scott Joseph, who lost 100lbs after eating like a chimp (he ditched meat, dairy & grains and ate nothing but fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds) and wants to bottle his success.

How much fast food do children eat? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A custom algorithm developed by University of Washington researchers that breaks down fast food restaurants (FFRs) by segment and meal type finds that children get most of their fast food calories from burger restaurants, though just 14% of children’s total calories come from the fast food category.

Protein rich super smoothies with microalgae: Allma’s high hopes for chlorella from BeverageDaily.com

Microalgae supplier Allma tells BeverageDaily.com why it believes nutrient-rich ‘super algae’ chlorella has a big future in juices and smoothies as it inks a supply deal with Frulact.

Analysts fear Chinese frugality and US share loss: Looking ahead to Diageo’s 2014 results from BeverageDaily.com

With Diageo set to report its full-year 2014 results tomorrow, let’s look at what we might expect – with analysts predicting a share loss in US spirits and continued concerns in Asia-Pacific.

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Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline
Special edition: Cognitive Health

Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline

Botanical ingredients for cognitive health indications abound, and the scientific backing for these ingredients is abundant, too,...

‘Reassuring’: Harvard’s large-scale randomized trial in men supports safety of vitamin C and E supplements

‘Reassuring’: Harvard’s large-scale randomized trial in men supports safety of vitamin C and E supplements

Long-term use of vitamin C and E supplements do not increase the risk of cancer, while vitamin...

Canadian firm Naturally Splendid latest to get into Colorado CBD game

Canadian firm Naturally Splendid latest to get into Colorado CBD game

Canadian company Naturally Splendid, which has long experience in hemp production, is the latest to move toward...

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

Daily supplementation with magnesium oxide in combination with a mild fitness program may boost the physical performance...

Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say
Special edition: Cognitive health

Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say

When it comes to what’s an allowable claim in the realm of cognitive health, ignorance and confusion...

Arizona center emerges as hotbed of algae innovation

Arizona center emerges as hotbed of algae innovation

An institute in Arizona has emerged as one of the world’s foremost centers of research on algae...

Mitochondria & aging: ‘Remarkable’ effects for nicotinamide riboside in mice, says new study

Mitochondria & aging: ‘Remarkable’ effects for nicotinamide riboside in mice, says new study

The science to support the potential benefits of nicotinamide riboside for age-related conditions continues to grow, with...

Vitamin Shoppe's move to put all labels into public database increases transparency, CRN chief says

Vitamin Shoppe's move to put all labels into public database increases transparency, CRN chief says

The Vitamin Shoppe announced this week that it plans to have all  of the labels on products...

 ‘Not all omega-3 supplements are created equal, at least in terms of CVD risk reduction’, says new study
Study explores how doses recommended on labels may (or may not) affect heart health

‘Not all omega-3 supplements are created equal, at least in terms of CVD risk reduction’, says new study

The manufacturers' recommended doses of omega-3 fatty acids from different sources may have different efficacies when it...

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