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Herbal supplements all too often ignore underlying principles, experts say

Fitting ingredients that come out of traditional medical systems into the modern marketplace can be a fraught exercise, experts say.

Medical foods for blood sugar still blocked by FDA guidance

The application of a medical foods positioning to the formulation of blood sugar management products continues to be blocked by a final guidance from FDA on the subject.

Tomorrow! NIU's FREE blood sugar management forum

Experts from Nielsen and Atrium Innovations, as well as two experts on regulation in the dietary supplement space, will discuss the forces that make the blood sugar management category tick in a FREE online forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.

Organic & Natural Health launches omega-3 field study

The Organic and Natural Health Association has launched a consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to test their omega-3 levels to identify supplementation needs, following on from the success of its “Power of D” campaign.

Special edition: Blood Sugar Management

Soluble fibers show promise as blood sugar management ingredients

Soluble fibers can have significant effects on post prandial blood glucose spikes, but they have their effects in the gut rather than in the blood stream itself as polyphenolic ingredients might do.

Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at the key ingredients in this growing sector. 

Groups call for deep revision or outright rejection of FDA fiber guidance

FDA’s draft guidance on dietary fiber should be significantly amended or tossed out altogether, according to industry trade groups. But at least one company that has been affected by the process believes it adds value to the marketplace.

To prep for April public launch, Supplement OWL site gets a few tweaks

The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) website has been updated to include easier data input instructions, streamlining the data population process for the first industry-wide registry of finished products.

Deal to develop microbiome analysis for clinical nutrition

Day Two link with Johnson & Johnson on personalised microbiome analysis for diabetes nutrition

Gut microbiome analysis firm DayTwo will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson on personalised clinical nutrition for diabetes, and plans to open up its nutrition recommendation platform to new partners.

What next for Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

Health Canada has received over 3,500 written comments in response to its proposed changes to how natural health products and dietary supplements are regulated.

Polyphenols for blood sugar management: ‘Sometimes you need to anchor the novel ingredient with the time-tested,’ says expert

A combination of strawberry and cranberry polyphenols may improve insulin sensitivity in overweight and non-diabetic, insulin-resistant adults, according to a new study. 

Curcumin-pepper combination shows antioxidant benefits for diabetics: RCT

Supplements formulated with Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex and BioPerine may reduce oxidative stress in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, according to results of a randomized controlled trial.

Data from Nielsen's Global Health and Ingredient Sentiment Survey

'Consumers want to eat more healthfully, but they can’t do it alone': Nielsen expert

Around 70% of consumers around the globe (60% of Americans) said they actively make dietary choices to help prevent health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol, according to a Nielsen report published last September.

Fibre supplement boosts weight loss and lowers blood sugar in obese adults: Study

Fibre supplementation helped to boost weight loss and lower blood sugar in overweight and obese adults, according to a new Australian study.

What do acceptable claims in the blood sugar management category look like?

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and accounts for around $245 billion in medical costs and lost productivity each year, according to data from The State of Obesity, which drew information from CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, encompassing telephone interviews with more than 400,000 Americans each year.

Brazilian ironwood seed extracts may decrease blood sugar levels, for rats at least

Galcatomannan from seeds of Brazilian ironwood (Caesalpinia ferrea), when administered at doses of 10 mg/kg body weight to Wistar rats with induced diabetes, was effective to control hyperglycemia and to promote recovering of insulin sensitivity in adipose tissue, researchers found.

What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's 2017 Editorial Calendar?

From immune support to deep dives into sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, pet supplements, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2017 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in the industry.

Resveratrol may improve glucose homeostasis in obese mice, study finds

Researchers found that the supplemented mice experienced changes in their gut microbiota that “may contribute to resveratrol’s anti-diabetic effects.”

Can a Registry Build Trust?

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

Meta-Analysis: Fenugreek may lower blood glucose levels and cholesterol

After comparing 10 different articles that looked at fenugreek’s effects on hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia, researchers at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China found that fenugreek has some hypoglycemic and total cholesterol-lowering benefits.

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