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$5.9 bn US sports nutrition market unlocking mass appeal: Euromonitor

Buoyed by the continued rise of protein as a super-nutrient and a growing urgency around better fitness to stave off lifestyle diseases, sports nutrition is attracting a wider audience of consumers, according to “Trends and Developments in Sports Nutrition” from Euromonitor International.

New web portal aims to ease entry of US-made supplements, foods into Chinese market

As the middle class continues to grow in China, penetrating this market becomes a priority for US brands.  Negotiating that bewildering process may have gotten a little easier with the launch of a web portal whose express purpose is to peddle ‘Made in USA’ supplements and foods to Chinese consumers....

Perrigo settles latest of glucosamine class action suits

A recent class action settlement will affect the way certain glucosamine supplements are marketed. The most recent settlement applies to the labeling of supplements sold by Walmart, Supervalu and Walgreens.

Nearly three-quarters of pregnant women do not get enough omega-3, finds study

Despite being critical for infant development, just 27% of pregnant women get enough omega-3 to meet current European Union (EU) recommendations, say researchers.

Venture capitalists eye Vitafoods for nutrition start-up buys

Nutrition Capital Network (NPN) will return to Vitafoods in Geneva in May with a fresh mission to connect innovative SMEs with potential investors like DSM, Seventure and Tate & Lyle Ventures.

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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...