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GNC's agreement with Schneiderman sets bad precedent, observers say

The agreement that GNC Holdings Inc. reached with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in his investigation of herbal supplements sets a bad precedent for industry, observers say.

Special Edition: VitaFoods South America

Rising health trend in Brazil creates opportunity for supplements, healthy foods, analyst says

The demand for health food and dietary supplements in Brazil is being driven by consumer trends in the country, according to recent market research presented by Mintel.  Almost a third of Brazilians who consume healthy products would like to see a wider range of offerings in supermarkets, the research showed....

Special Edition: VitaFoods South America

Thinking of Latin America as monolithic market bloc impairs business development, exec says

Geography, and how it informs thinking, plays a big role in how North Americans view markets south of the border, says an ingredient company executive with broad experience in the region. It’s a mistake to treat the region as a monolith, as many North Americans tend to do, he said....

Can fermented kimchi alter the gut microbiota and influence metabolism?

Consuming fermented kimchi, a source of lactobacilli, may alter the composition of bacterial populations in the gut and affect metabolic pathways for obese women, says a new study from Korea.

Researchers explore the functional potential of green coffee beans

There is strong potential for the use of ground green coffee beans to be used directly as a functional ingredient in supplements and foods, say researchers.

Leaf colour determines lettuce's antioxidant effect

Antioxidants in red-leaf lettuce are fast-moving while green-leaf antioxidants are slow - but this does not affect the benefits of the nutrients, say researchers. 

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Equivocal study on Finnish women doesn't dim Vitamin D's role in lessening falls among elderly, experts say

Equivocal study on Finnish women doesn't dim Vitamin D's role in lessening falls among elderly, experts say

A new vitamin D/exercise study on falls among older women has confirmed the vitamin’s role in bone...

Goal for IPA to become more agile, vocal in promoting probiotics, new director says

Goal for IPA to become more agile, vocal in promoting probiotics, new director says

After a months-long interregnum, George Paraskevakos, the new executive director of the International Probiotics Association, formally takes up...

UNPA, AHPA move to ban sale of powdered caffeine among members

UNPA, AHPA move to ban sale of powdered caffeine among members

Trade organizations representing dietary supplement manufacturers have called on their members to cease the sale of bulk...

Neptune gets partly favorable krill oil patent ruling, but royalty payouts await appeal

Neptune gets partly favorable krill oil patent ruling, but royalty payouts await appeal

In what one side is billing as the final act in the krill wars in North America,...

Thorne extends sports nutrition efforts with EXOS partnership

Thorne extends sports nutrition efforts with EXOS partnership

Practioner channel specialist Thorne Research has taken another big step into the sports nutrition sphere with a...

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

A coalition of NGOs has released a policy recommendation on how companies should move forward on the...

Anti-depressant drug fluoxetine continuing to show up as adulterant in weight loss products

Anti-depressant drug fluoxetine continuing to show up as adulterant in weight loss products

There's another pharmaceutical ingredient to add to the list of APIs showing up in products marketed as...

Kyowa Hakko research underpins notion that cognitive decline now No.1 concern about aging

Kyowa Hakko research underpins notion that cognitive decline now No.1 concern about aging

New research commissioned by ingredient supplier Kyowa Hakko confirms what other recent surveys have shown: The specter...

Gaia Herbs: Our sales are growing as consumers move to a brand they trust

Gaia Herbs: Our sales are growing as consumers move to a brand they trust

Consumers are not turning their backs on herbal supplements in response to the NY AG’s probe, but...

DSM says nutrient education campaign can help quell confusion sown by NYAG affair

DSM says nutrient education campaign can help quell confusion sown by NYAG affair

The recent drop in the omega-3s market and the fallout from the New York Attorney General affair...