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Microalgae, protein fractions, and ‘co-products’: POS VP of technology talks next big trends

With almost 40 years of working with companies large and small across numerous continents, POS Bio-Sciences has a top level view of what’s next on the horizon, and microalgae, protein fractions, and co-products are areas to watch, says the company’s vice president of technology, Dr Rick Green.

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MusclePharm’s Assault pre-workout supplement ‘safe and efficacious’, says new study

Daily supplementation with MusclePharm’s Assault pre-workout product is both safe and effective for improving body composition, according to results of a double-blind placebo-controlled study.

Food Vision 2014: In pictures

The Food Vision event in Cannes brought together global food and drink industry leaders to tackle some of the biggest issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry and the profitability of businesseses. FoodNavigator and the Food Vision team bring you the highlights in pictures.

Is dietary supplement use more prevalent than previously thought?

As many as 69% of American adults may be users of dietary supplements, with up to 53% being regular users, says a new review that gives greater numbers than those reported in National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES).

Iron supplements may boost female physical performance: Meta-analysis

Scientific evidence from 22 randomized controlled trials indicates that daily iron supplements may significantly boost exercise performance for women.

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Two weeks to go! Register for FoodNavigator-USA’s Gluten-free in Perspective Forum from FoodNavigator-USA.com

There are just two weeks to go until FoodNavigator’s live (and hopefully very lively) online debate on one of the hottest trends in food development: gluten-free.

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor from BakeryAndSnacks.com

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

Dr Pepper TEN…A dead duck? Analyst warns of ‘continued deceleration’ from BeverageDaily.com

Dr Pepper Snapple’s TEN platform ‘continues to decelerate’ in the US and many C-store operators are suggesting that they plan to pull the line from shelves and coolers, one analyst warns.

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Fruit + Java = Frava: NY-based start-up bets on naturally caffeinated juice from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Being a minnow in a pool of sharks is both scary and exhilarating, admit the entrepreneurs behind caffeinated fruit juice Frava. But “in the worst case scenario, it’ll make the subject of a good business school essay” (presumably about biting off more than you can chew), observes chief marketing officer Alex...

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Industry experts dispute dietary supplement critic Cohen's call for sweeping new regulations

Industry experts dispute dietary supplement critic Cohen's call for sweeping new regulations

A long time critic of the dietary supplement industry, Dr Pieter Cohen, MD, has called for a...

AHPA's new protein guidance addresses issue that has been percolating for years

AHPA's new protein guidance addresses issue that has been percolating for years

The American Herbal Products Association has set a new policy for how member companies ought to calculate...

Emerson Ecologics says new quality program will boost GMP compliance of brands it carries

Emerson Ecologics says new quality program will boost GMP compliance of brands it carries

Emerson Ecologics, which distributes a wide range of dietary supplements in the practictioner channel, has altered its...

ANVISA: Regulation must catch up to booming South American supplements market

ANVISA: Regulation must catch up to booming South American supplements market

Just ahead of the 2014 Vitafoods Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, a spokesperson for the Brazilian Health...

Omega-3s science is rock solid, but you don't win every game, expert says

Omega-3s science is rock solid, but you don't win every game, expert says

When scientists seek to counteract bad press for omega-3s it is a matter of taking two steps...

Integrated social media strategy drives supplement sampling startup's rapid growth

Integrated social media strategy drives supplement sampling startup's rapid growth

Having a social media strategy as a foundational piece of a business can yield huge dividends in...

InsideTracker CEO: ‘The one-size-fits-all intervention approach to nutrition makes no sense - Personalization is the future’

InsideTracker CEO: ‘The one-size-fits-all intervention approach to nutrition makes no sense - Personalization is the future’

It may have been said before, but the future of nutrition is through personalization, especially for athletic...

Chromadex CEO: ‘We think Niagen has a much bigger market, like omega-3’

Chromadex CEO: ‘We think Niagen has a much bigger market, like omega-3’

The potential of nicotinamide riboside, the next generation vitamin B3, goes beyond dietary supplements, into functional food...

Canadian group floats plan for algal omega-3s from dispersed bioreactors harvesting agricultural waste

Canadian group floats plan for algal omega-3s from dispersed bioreactors harvesting agricultural waste

Algae promoters usually talk big: Big ponds, banks of bioreactors, chemical process efficiencies and economies of scale. ...

Huge demand for omega-3 liquid products driving delivery innovations: Virun CEO

Huge demand for omega-3 liquid products driving delivery innovations: Virun CEO

Consumers like the delivery of omega-3 fatty acids in a liquid, and many innovative products are already...

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