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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. 

CRN asks FDA to remove "extra-statutory" restriction from medical foods guidance

In order to foster development of the medical foods the Council for Responsible Nutrition has called on the Food and Drug Administration to revise its recently updated guidance on the issue to eliminate what it calls “extra-statutory criteria” that it says unduly constrain the category.

Magnesium shows insulin benefits in non-diabetics: Study

Increased intakes of magnesium are associated with decreased metabolic biomarkers of insulin resistance in non-diabetics, says a new study.

Pharmachem: The potential market for products addressing excess sugar consumption is huge

Products to manage blood sugar levels have ‘huge potential’, says Pharmachem Laboratories, but communicating the benefits with consumers continues to be a challenge.

60-second interview: Dr. Sandy Chien, VP Innovative Products, HORN Nutraceuticals

HORN prepares to launch cinnamon-extract for reducing blood sugar response to starchy meals

As part of our special edition on blood sugar, Elaine Watson caught up with Dr. Sandy Chien, VP Innovative Products at California-based HORN Nutraceuticals, which is introducing a new cinnamon-based blood sugar control ingredient called MealShape to the US market at Supply Side West next month.

Personalized medicine will transform how consumers choose, UNPA event attendees told

Personalized medicine—nutrition and health products customized to a consumer’s particular genetic profile—is no longer a trend for the future.  According to the presenters at a recent conference, it’s happening now, and some giant companies have quietly stolen a march on the rest of the industry in figuring how to capitalize on the trend.

Special Edition: Tackling diabetes: Formulating for healthy blood sugar

Glucose management ingredient gets UAE distribution, ‘needs to be in food supply,’ founder says

Sometimes the best way to build a new market is to step back. 

Mulberry leaf extract latest botanical to get a boost from Dr Oz

Mulberry is the latest ingredient to benefit from a Dr Oz mention. Since the ingredient was featured on the show on Sept. 27, demand for all things mulberry has spiked in the US, a supplier reports.

Sabinsa gets FDA no objection letter for GRAS status of its Curcumin C3 Complex

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a letter of no objection to Sabinsa for the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status of its Curcumin C3 Complex for use in food and beverages.

FDA permits qualified health claim about whole grains and type 2 diabetes, but is the wording so qualified no one will use it?

The FDA says it will permit qualified health claims on the relationship between eating whole grains and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, but is the wording it has proposed so qualified that no food manufacturer will want to use it?

Resveratrol shows fat cell shrinking potential: Human data

Thirty days of supplementation with resveratrol were associated with a reduction in the size of fat cells, with genetic tests showing various pathways for fat breakdown, researchers from the Netherlands report.

Infographic: Dietary supplements for smart prevention

Dietary supplement regimens may save hundreds of millions of dollars – and in some cases billions – of healthcare savings by reducing the number of disease-associated medical events, says a new report, but what do those numbers look like?

‘Game changing’ economic report: Supplements could save billions of dollars in health care costs

Dietary supplement regimens may reduce the number of disease-associated medical events, representing the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars – and in some cases billions – of savings, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan and commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Foundation.

Two studies hail resveratrol type 2 diabetes potential

Supplemental resveratrol should be considered as an adjunct to standard anti-diabetic agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to two studies conducted at the University of Medical Sciences in Iran and JSS University in India.

Baobab fruit extract shows blood sugar management potential

Formulating functional foods with extracts from the baobab fruit may help manage blood sugar levels, says a new study.

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