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Polyphenols, probiotics, delivery systems and sports nutrition: key lessons from 2014's special editions

From polyphenols and prebiotics to a focus on Latin America, healthy aging and functional foods, NutraIngredients-USA’s special editions have set traffic records because of their in-depth coverage and exclusive content.  Today we feature part one of our round-up of key lessons from the special editions.

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

Consumer interest in health and wellness and on-the-go food continue to fuel growth in the nutritional drink category, but manufacturers could take sales even higher by targeting older and non-athletic consumers, according to Synergy Flavors and market research. 

PLMI 2014 Thought Leaders Consortium

Strategic product development for a personalized, practitioner-driven approach to cardiovascular, metabolic, and cognitive health

How do you develop, manufacture (under strict GMP compliant conditions), and properly study dietary supplements aimed at a population of n=1? 

Whey supplements help preserve muscle during weight loss: Study

Adding whey to a short-term weight loss regime may prevent muscle loss, but the effects were not observed for soy protein, says a new study.

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Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it. Indeed, over 60% of the dry weight of the brain is made up of fats. 

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Calcium, vitamin D supplementation for women at risk of osteoporosis

Combating osteoporosis with calcium, vitamin D could save as much as $12 billion by 2020, CRN says

Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D for postmenopausal women could save the US health care system as...

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has sent a petition to federal regulators seeking...

Polyphenol-enriched protein powder shows immune benefits for athletes: Study

Polyphenol-enriched protein powder shows immune benefits for athletes: Study

A soy protein powder enriched with blueberry and green tea polyphenols may reduce exercise-induced susceptibility to viral...

DASCA heads to the White House for President’s signature
CRN hails passage of bill as ‘welcome protection against criminal outliers’

DASCA heads to the White House for President’s signature

The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act has passed Congress and will now be sent to the President’s...

Micronutrient insufficiencies: ‘The DGAC is turning a blind eye to this problem because they are preaching an ideal’

Micronutrient insufficiencies: ‘The DGAC is turning a blind eye to this problem because they are preaching an ideal’

The majority of Americans are not meeting the requirements for a number of essential nutrients, but the...

Overall FDA's 483 observations are down, but basic GMP failures still rampant, consultant finds

Overall FDA's 483 observations are down, but basic GMP failures still rampant, consultant finds

Preliminary data from consultant Marian Boardley, who tracks trends in FDA inspection reports, shows that overall 483...

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

The dietary supplements industry needs to engage with journalists to change the conversation and not run ad...

Innovation, retailer shifts, and sustainability: Highlights from NIU’s Business Leaders Forum, Part 2

Innovation, retailer shifts, and sustainability: Highlights from NIU’s Business Leaders Forum, Part 2

The lack of clarity over the new dietary ingredient (NDI) guidance is stifling innovation in dietary supplements,...

NOI urges FDA to end attempts to regulate dietary supplements as food additives
Hearing on potential changes to Redbook to take place tomorrow

NOI urges FDA to end attempts to regulate dietary supplements as food additives

The Food and Drug Administration should finalize the revised draft guidance for New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) and...

‘Impacting industry in a meaningful way’: NPA and UL announce education alliance for GMPs, claims and more

‘Impacting industry in a meaningful way’: NPA and UL announce education alliance for GMPs, claims and more

The Natural Products Association (NPA) and UL are partnering on a new education alliance to ‘raise the...

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