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Global tea polyphenols market set to hit $368 million by 2020

Tea polyphenols are poised to enjoy strong growth over the next decade, with a new market report calling for the global market in the ingredients to hit $368 million by 2020.  That makes sense to observers, who say the popularity of tea, green tea in particular, boosts awareness of the ingredients derived from the plant.

Special edition: Polyphenols

The big challenges in polyphenols: Providing credible evidence and a quality supply chain

With surging interest in the potential health benefits of polyphenols around the globe, experts suggest that there are still some major sticking points in the polyphenol success story.

Increased intake of long-chain omega-3 may reduce diabetes risk: Study

High serum concentrations of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids could help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to a third, according to new population data.

Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes: Study

High consumption of flavonoid-rich foods may be associated with a lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar management, say researchers.

EU health claim for inulin has more immediate importance in the US: Beneo

Attaining a positive health claims opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) may be of more importance immediately in the US than in the EU, says leading inulin supplier Beneo.

‘Opening doors’: Whole grape extracts support cardiovascular health and antioxidant activity

Daily intake of a whole grape extract may improve antioxidant levels, and improve cholesterol levels, says the first North American study to report such measures.

InterHealth acquired by private equity firm

Specialty ingredient supplier InterHealth Nutraceuticals has been acquired by private equity firm Kainos Capital, the company announced Tuesday.  Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has inked a deal with a Wisconsin-based biotech firm that will keep it in supply of human brain and liver cells for nutrition testing purposes with a focus on drinks, smoothies and other products targeting diabetes and obesity.

Most vitamin studies are flawed by poor methodology, say Linus Pauling researchers

Many large clinical trials of vitamin supplements, including those concluding vitamins are of no value or may even be harmful, have a flawed methodologies that means they are 'useless' in determining the real value of such micronutrients, according to a new analysis.

One vitamin to rule them all? Gollum’s D deficiency dilemma

It wasn’t just crafty hobbits that enabled the dark forces of Middle Earth to be defeated in science fantasy godfather JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – they were also vitamin D deficient, scientists have discovered.

Review questions vitamin D for reducing chronic disease risk

Low vitamin D levels may be a consequence of ill health and not the cause of chronic disease, says a new review, but industry groups have responded that supplementation is vital for bone health and should not be dismissed.

'Artistic' approach needed for blood sugar management claims, distributor of starch-blocking ingredient says

Diabetes is an area of special concern for the Food and Drug Administration, so ET Horn thought carefully about how to craft the claims on its new blood sugar management ingredient.

New test aims to measure 'wellness' via metabolic state, developer says

Nutraceutical technology development firm Health Enhancement Products Inc. has a new urine test in field trials that will measure a participant’s ‘wellness’ level via biomarkers for oxidative stress, the company announced recently.

FAO backs dairy to raise nutrition among poorest people

Dairy products have an important role to play in improving nutritional levels among the world’s poorest people, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says in a new book.

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

MicroPharma ready to launch microbiome supplements direct to healthcare practitioners

Innovative Canadian company MicroPharma is leveraging half a billion dollars-worth of microbiome research to launch microbiome supplements any day now, the company’s CEO told NutraIngredients-USA.

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

Magnesium is 40% of our business and it keeps growing: Albion

It has been described as the ‘hottest ingredient in the mineral category’, and leading mineral supplier Albion most definitely agrees as sales of its magnesium ingredients now account for 40.6% of Albion mineral sales.

Showtime: 'Manberry' extract takes stage in Las Vegas

French botanicals giant Naturex has debuted a cranberry extract – most typically aimed at women with urinary tract infection (UTI) issues - marketed at with elderly men with similar problems.

High-dose resveratrol shows heart health for overweight and obese people: Human data

Daily supplements containing resveratrol may reduce the production of compounds responsible for the build-up of cholesterol in the body of overweight and obese people, says a new study.

Special Edition: Botanicals

Any moment now… Is curcumin momentum building towards a tipping point?

It has been described as ‘one of the biggest-growing products in the botanical market right now’ and ‘the next omega-3’, so is the momentum building towards a tipping point for curcumin?  

Special edition: Botanicals

The Botanical Explorer: We’re on the cusp of a new era with phytonutrients

A new science developing around phytonutrients is opening the doors of an entirely new domain, but understanding how to use the information and combining this with ethical cultivation will have to go hand in hand for successful commercialization, says the Botanical Explorer. 

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