Developing innovative dietary supplement products for nutrition-trained or functional medicine practitioners who engage in a personalized approach to patient management presents interesting challenges and opportunities. How do you develop, manufacture (under strict GMP compliant conditions), and properly study dietary supplements aimed at a population of n=1?
A recent special issue to in the medical journal Military Medicine marks a shift in attitude and approach to dietary supplements by the U.S. military.
We are witnessing a revolution in healthcare comparable in impact to that which occurred at the turn of the last century with the discovery of the origin of infectious disease.
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has launched a blend of krill and lutein for brain and vision health, with clinical data showing the absorption of lutein being improved by as much as eight times.
The RDA for vitamin D is based on a miscalculation and should actually be higher than the tolerable upper level for the nutrient, say academics.
Supplements of the second generation prebiotic Bimuno containing a novel mixture of galacto-oligosaccharides may lower measures of anxiety, says a new study from the UK.
ChromaDex has bolstered the IP protection around pTeroPure, one of its branded ingredients, with the announcement of two patents relating to pterostilbene, which are the second and third patents granted to the company on the ingredient.
BASF has sold its Norwegian, “natural fish oils, medium-concentrated omega-3s, and customised bottled fish oil” plant to Pennsylvania firm Marine Ingredients for an undisclosed sum as the German ingredients and chemicals giant switches its focus to high-end omega-3s.
An integrated marketing campaign to change the conversation on omega-3s and reverse declining sales has increased sales by almost 6% in four weeks in the test market in Charlotte, NC, says GOED.
With sales of $176.7 billion this year functional foods are a hot growth sector. But which ingredients, sectors and countries are the best bets for product launches?
Long term supplementation of extremely low birth weight infants with vitamin E may improve mental development, according to a new study from Japan.
Soaring demand from China and an extremely steep rise in prices has distorted the market for the Peruvian botanical maca to the point where non Chinese buyers have been all but priced out of the trade. The influx of cash has brought violence, too, with at least one trader killed in the fields, according to longtime maca buyer Chris Kilham.
Omega-3 levels in farmed salmon - one of the major contributors of dietary fatty acids – are dropping due to changes in fish feed, a global industry group has warned.
Vitamin B9 (folic acid) and vitamin B12 (cobalamin) do not benefit thinking and memory in elderly people despite lowering levels of an Alzheimer's-linked protein, according to the largest study of its kind.
Emerging research linking vitamin E deficiency with increased risk of Alzheimer’s, miscarriages and fatty liver disease can contribute to an ongoing debate around recommended intakes, a nutrition congress was told yesterday.
The recent closure of the fishing season in Peru will sent a pulse through the omega-3s market. Aldo Bernasconi, PhD of GOED, analyzed some recent data for NutraIngredients-USA to give a picture about how that temporary scarcity might affect niche US suppliers for omega-3 ingredients.
Maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with lower risk of depressive symptoms for young adults, says a new study from New Zealand.
Drinks boating polyphenols and other ingredients that boost brain health are winning over more adult consumers, according to market analyst, Canadean.
Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women, according to data from 1,517 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.
Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.
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