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Frutarom sees growth potential for fast-acting ingredients in cognitive health category

Ingredient supplier Frutarom is refining the position of its green oat extract Neuravena as a fast-acting cognitive enhancer to fill what it says is an unmet need in the brain health category, which it claims is over saturated with products aimed at preventing decline in the long-term.

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What is natural? First wave of comments are in (and hint at the challenge facing the FDA)

The FDA will have its work cut out when it comes to coming up with a workable definition of ‘natural’, if the comments submitted to the FDA thus far are anything to go by. 

Ashwagandha root extract shows sports nutrition potential

Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract may improve muscle strength, size, and recovery, say results of a new randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study.

Multi-strain probiotic milk shakes may protect against weight gain: Human data

Consuming a milk shake with eight different probiotic strains may protect against weight gain in young healthy men consuming a high fat, high energy diet, says a new study.

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NPA to roll-out online TruLabel registry portal to industry in early 2016

The Natural Products Association is making its TruLabel registration database available to the industry for voluntary registration and the general public with a new online portal database set to be launched in early 2016.

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Deadline for AHPA Awards nominations fast approaching

The American Herbal Products Association is still accepting nominations for its 2016 AHPA Awards, with the deadline for submissions set for Friday, Dec. 4.

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