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ChromaDex bolsters IP protection around pTeroPure with memory, sun damage patents

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.

Special edition: Functional Foods

What's driving functional food and beverage growth? Snacking, convenience, and consumer behavior

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?

Flexible pouch delivery mode will ride rising wave of beauty from within, collagen supplier says

Beauty from within, still in its infancy in North America, is a concept that has long been driven by dosage form innovation, an expert in the field says. This is especially true for the delivery of collagen, which requires a dose that exceeds what is practical for many delivery forms.

Vegetable peptones may delay skin aging from within: Study

Extracts from vegetables may boost skin health by promoting the production of type 1 collagen and proliferation of skin cells responsible for skin recovery, says a new study from Korea.

Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

‘Accelerating the commercial adoption of early stage research’: Leading probiotics event unites science and industry in North & South America

San Diego will host the first ever Probiota Americas in June 2015, which will bring together eminent scientists and business leaders from the pre & probiotic and microbiota focused nutrition industries of North and South America. 

Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity': Study

Vitamin D supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis (AD) in children at risk of vitamin D deficiency and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatment, according to a new study led by Boston researchers.

DSM backs natural zeaxanthin with exclusive deal

DSM, previously focused on synthetic zeaxanthin, has launched a natural version sourced from longtime carotenoid partner Kemin.

Omega-3s and vitamin D first focus for Global Nutrition & Health Alliance

The just-formed Global Nutrition & Health Alliance (GNHA) is tackling intake levels for vitamin D and omega-3 as the group formed by medical and health experts kicks into life.

DSM and Merck form high-end folate alliance

DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) is not abandoning its folic acid (vitamin B9) offering but has added a high-end, folate form aimed at global supplement and food makers in a deal with Merck in Switzerland.

DSM reads 'fini' in green tea and leaves it to Japanese

Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.

News in brief

Study: Pycnogenol relieves tinnitus symptoms

Horphag Research, suppliers of Pycnogenol, an extract of French maritime pine tree bark, announced the results of a new study that shows the extract significantly improves inner ear blood flow, helping to ameliorate the symptoms of conditions such as ringing in the ear, hearing loss and others.

FDA exemption speeds release of Plandai’s catechin supplement

Plandai Biotechnology Inc. will not be required to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration for New Dietary Ingredient status in order to market and sell its Phytofare Catechin Complex as a dietary supplement, enabling the firm to start marketing the supplement in the imminent third quarter.

ISAPP consensus: Gut, yes. Immunity, no (for now)

Time to recognise ‘core benefits of certain probiotics’: ISAPP

The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this week in Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Startup uses bioinformatics to pry open the power of waste peptides

“I am large, I contain multitudes,” poet Walt Whitman famously observed. He could have been talking about the potentially valuable proteins that are lost daily in the waste streams of ingredient operations for want of knowing what they are and what they can do.  It’s a situation that a cross-Atlantic startup seeks to change.

L’Oréal-Nestlé scientists: Probiotics may improve sensitive skin from within

Daily supplements containing the probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei NCC 2461 (ST11) may reduce skin sensitivity, according to results of a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study.

Israel firm ups astaxanthin concentration

Southern Isreal supplier, Algatechnologies, has launched a 20% astaxanthin oleoresin targeting food supplements, foods and beverages and cosmeceuticals.

Special edition: Innovations in Delivery Systems

Gummy vitamin market still has ‘great’ potential: Pharmavite

In the continued effort to appeal to consumers loathe to swallow pills every day, supplement manufacturers have ventured into everything from melts and powders to confectionery-type supplement forms such as chews and gum. A few years into its foray into gummy vitamins, Pharmavite still sees room to expand its Nature Made gummies line—which has grown from one to 10 products in just two years. 

Fruit and vegetable concentrate combination may boost beauty from within: FutureCeuticals study

A dose of a patent-pending, all-natural combination of fruit and vegetable concentrates may inhibit the action of an enzyme linked to degradation of elastin in the skin and other connective tissue, says a new study.

Science pushing regulatory boundaries, consultant says

New ideas in science tend often to disrupt earlier modes of thinking. So it is with nutritional science, as researchers discover new modes of action and new delivery vehicles that increasingly push at the regulatory envelopes meant to define and confine them, said consultant Risa Schulman.

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