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Bayer vs FTC: Not the battle of the experts many were expecting…

The Bayer vs FTC case in the US District Court of New Jersey is full of lessons, including what does and does not constitute ‘competent and reliable scientific evidence’, and the importance of having experts who know the space.

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FDA: Picamilon is not a dietary ingredient

Dietary supplements containing picamilon are considered adulterated by the US Food and Drug Administration, because picamilon is not a legal dietary ingredient, the Agency has told NutraIngredients-USA.

Multi-ingredient formula shows good results in Mild Cognitive Impairment test

A multi-ingredient formula previously studied for cognitive effects has additional evidence to bolster its efficacy in cases of mild cognitive impairment with the results of a recent study.

Study shows natto enzyme helps break down blood clots, benefits blood flow

Japan Bio Science Laboratory has released research results bolstering the ingredient’s effects at combating the formation of abnormal blood clots and benefiting blood flow.

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Maypro completes structured financing of Good Superfoods LLC

Maypro Industries has completed a structured financing of Boise-based Good Superfoods, LLC, a manufacturer of functional chocolate products, nutrition bars and powders.

New lutein and zeaxanthin forms launched

Ingredient giants DSM and Kemin have debuted forms of lutein and zeaxanthin for use in tablets and soft gels via their partnership on the eye health carotenoids.

Consumable purchases are down due partly to “self-inflicted wounds,” TABS Group says

Consumer purchases of packaged food and beverages in key major categories are down substantially from a year ago due partly to demographic shifts, but mostly because of “self-inflicted wounds” by retailers and manufacturers, according to the third annual consumer value study from CPG analytics firm TABS Group.

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