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American Ginseng Advisory Panel formed to preserve the genetic diversity of wild botanical

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals has formed the American Ginseng Advisory Panel, with the development of a national American ginseng germplasm collection a key goal.

Vitamin D associated with 'a range of important health outcomes', says new study

Increased blood levels of the sunshine vitamin are associated with significantly lower risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and fractures, according to data collected in the UK over 13 years.

NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014 round-table debate

Arsenal FC: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need

The nutritional needs of professional athletes and the general sports playing population are clearly not the same but does the broad sports nutrition market reflect that diversity of need? Arsenal FC and other experts argued the toss at NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014…

Gene activators: Veggie micronutrients join the fight against diabetes and heart disease

Supplements containing the phytochemicals sulforaphane and quercetin are being trialled for their potential to decrease the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, on the back of new in vitro research at the University of Warwick.

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Smaller brands can flourish under big corporate umbrellas, says General Mills CEO: ‘We've been very good, I think, about leaving them alone’ from FoodNavigator-USA.com

General Mills will help newly acquired natural & organic brand Annie’s expand into new categories, channels and markets; and will use its clout to drive procurement and operational/logistical efficiencies, CEO Ken Powell told analysts this week. But it won’t try to change the culture of the company.

'No high fructose corn syrup' claims featured on 2.35% of new products launched in 2013 from FoodNavigator-USA.com

'No high fructose corn syrup' claims featured on around 2.35% of the 20,000+ new products launched in the US in 2013, compared with 2.30% of new products launched in 2012, 2.09% in 2011 and 1.56% in 2010.

Beverages dominate erythritol market but oral health gums and confectionery should increase, says Cargill from FoodNavigator-USA.com

As the dental benefits of erythritol become more widely known, gum and confectionery products positioned for oral health are set to increase, says Cargill, but they have a long way to go to compete with beverages as the main use.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher from FoodNavigator.com

Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.

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Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Healthcare giant Bayer has said it will defend itself ‘vigorously’ against the US Federal Trade Commission decision...

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

A health claim petition filed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) with the...

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products aimed at kids is a bright spot in murky omega-3s sales picture, emulsion manufacturer says

Products targeting children is a bright spot in the otherwise murky sales picture for omega-3s, said an...

 FTC levies $3.5 million fine against green coffee bean extract supplier

FTC levies $3.5 million fine against green coffee bean extract supplier

Applied Food Sciences, a Texas-based ingredient supplier, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a complaint...

2015 Dietary Guidelines: CRN calls for multivitamin/mineral to help redress nutrient shortfalls

2015 Dietary Guidelines: CRN calls for multivitamin/mineral to help redress nutrient shortfalls

Multivitamins/minerals provide a low cost, convenient way to fill nutrient gaps when nutrient recommended intakes are not...

International association endorses Botanical Adulterants Program

International association endorses Botanical Adulterants Program

A major self policing and informational effort in the dietary supplement industry has received a signifcant boost...

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

'Intriguing': Fish oil supplements linked to improved exercise economy

Daily supplements of an EPA-rich fish oil may boost exercise economy, a predictor of endurance exercise performance,...

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Turmeric/curcumin supplement sales grow 26%, total herbal supplements sales top $6 billion for the first time

Sales of herbal dietary supplements with turmeric/curcumin as the primary ingredient grew by 26.2% in 2013 to...

Euromonitor: Young, urban driving supplement vitamin sales Brazil
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Young, urban Brazilians driving country's vitamin and supplement sales: Euromonitor

Last year, sales of vitamins and dietary supplements in Brazil increased by 9%, reaching R$3.2 billion ($1.4...

Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply just over a month away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education...