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Demand rising rapidly for beetroot as ingredient's sports nutrition benefits are proven and popularized

Demand rising rapidly for beetroot as ingredient's sports nutrition benefits are proven and popularized

The benefits of beetroot juice for sports nutrition got a big public relations boost recently with the news the Auburn University football team drinks the juice before its games.  As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the team began using the ingredient mixed into their water bottles last year. This...

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NutraIngredients-USA’s Digestive Health Forum: 'Women aged 55-64 are the sweet spot for the market'

Younger women and men are the new targets for digestive health product manufacturers, with women aged 55-64 already dominating the market, according to experts at the NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum.

AHPA’s proposed consumer friendly Prop 65 label warnings gain traction among regulators

Proposals from the American Herbal Product Association (AHPA) to allow more informative warnings for California’s Proposition 65-listed reproductive toxins have been met with interest by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

KonaRed rapidly expands distribution in wake of licensing pact with VDF Futureceuticals

Six months after resolving an IP fight with a competitor turned collaborator, KonaRed Corporation has made rapid progress in moving its coffee fruit beverage into nationwide distribution.

Emerging markets, infant formula drive H&W over €600bn

Ongoing bullish emerging markets and a strong infant formula sector have helped drive the global health wellness sector to $774bn (€614bn) this year, according to Euromonitor International.

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Crunchy, chewy, and fizzy? PepsiCo seeks to patent chewy granola snacks with carbonated candy from FoodNavigator-USA.com

PepsiCo is seeking to patent a method of making chewy granola bars, bites and other snack products containing carbonated ‘fizzy’ candy. 

'Jacked Power' pre-workout supplement under investigation following woman’s brain haemorrhage from NutraIngredients.com

Doctors investigating a Swedish woman’s brain haemorrhage have pointed the finger at the pre-workout food supplement Jacked Power – warning that the event could have been triggered by ingredients chemically similar to amphetamine.

US scientists leverage nutrition models to help cattle industry hit lower methane emission targets from FeedNavigator.com

Nutritional modeling systems developed by a US university to lower feed costs are now being used to reduce methane emissions from cattle feed, says the researcher behind the project.

Packing nutritional punch: Weetabix calls out low salt, fat and sugar front-of-pack from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Weetabix has redesigned its pack to draw attention to the cereal's nutritional value in a crowded marketplace, its senior brand manager says. 

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ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of...

Quote/unquote: Gut health, sports nutrition, and curcumin - The best of Bénéfiq 2014

Quote/unquote: Gut health, sports nutrition, and curcumin - The best of Bénéfiq 2014

We headed to Quebec City this week to attend the 2nd instalment of Bénéfiq, an international rendezvous...

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Relaunching as an employee-owned company will help focus Twinlab on its mission of “reauthenticating” the brand in...

The most important lessons for doing business in Latin America for dietary supplement companies
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The most important lessons for doing business in Latin America for dietary supplement companies

Being among the most dynamic regional markets in the world with double-digit growth, and with an increasing...

FTC warns 60 companies for noncompliance on ad disclosure guidelines

FTC warns 60 companies for noncompliance on ad disclosure guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to 60 companies, including 20 of the nation’s largest...

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

Consumers are increasingly sensitive to where products are made, and this has helped drive NOW Foods’ expansion...

DPA, vitamins D and K ‘should be investigated’ for cognitive health, says new review

DPA, vitamins D and K ‘should be investigated’ for cognitive health, says new review

A focus on new nutrients, a more holistic approach, and innovative clinical trials using omics technology may...

Ullman on Bayer-FTC issue: ‘Be as careful with your implied claims & testimonials as you are with the express claims’

Ullman on Bayer-FTC issue: ‘Be as careful with your implied claims & testimonials as you are with the express claims’

The US Federal Trade Commission’s motion against Bayer for claims made for its probiotic dietary supplement, Phillips’...

Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Bayer ‘extremely disappointed & strongly disagrees’ with FTC/DoJ allegations against Phillips’ Colon Health claims

Healthcare giant Bayer has said it will defend itself ‘vigorously’ against the US Federal Trade Commission decision...

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

GOED confident of success with omega-3 – blood pressure health claim

A health claim petition filed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) with the...

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