A suite of novel functional food and beverage concepts containing Hidrox - a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient from olive juice - is being developed by California-based CreAgri as it seeks to build on its success in the dietary supplements arena.
While it would be irresponsible to suggest you can pop some pills and spend all day in intense sunlight without damaging your skin, there is a growing market for supplements that can protect skin from ‘incidental’ exposure to sunlight, says one new entrant to the nutri-cosmetics market.
Energy drinks and foods, eye health supplements and skin creams are just some of the products likely to emerge from an LA-based firm on a mission to turn L-Ergothioneine – an antioxidant it claims has “unparalleled” benefits – into a household name.
In this podcast, Hallvard Muri, CEO and president of krill giant Aker Biomarine talks about the company’s heritage in fishing, evolving markets in the US, Europe and Asia, and why sustainability is driven by a company ethic that has fishing, “in our DNA”.
Sales of Pycnogenol, a potent antioxidant from the bark of the French maritime pine, continue to drive growth for Horphag Research, as the company’s CEO reveals double digit growth.
The term ‘antioxidant’ should be banished from food labels and replaced with more specific claims about the health benefits of the phytonutrients and other ingredients in question, according to one leading academic.
US retail sales of products making antioxidant claims grew a healthy 8.6% to $64.8bn in 2011, although marketers are still struggling to articulate their benefits to consumers, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.
LycoRed has “very strong evidence” that Indian firm EID Parry and Valensa International – which distributes Parry's natural tomato lycopene in the US - are infringing three of its patents, its bosses have claimed.
Increased consumption of carotenoid containing fruit and vegetables is associated with measurable and perceptibly beneficial effects on skin appearance within six weeks, say researchers.
Africa has a wealth of indigenous plant species, but has not been as successful as India and China at commercializing them as nutraceuticals, one South African firm trying to spread the word about the continent’s natural ingredients tells Elaine Watson
Supplementation with vitamin A could cut the risk of developing skin cancer by up to 40%, according to new research.
Israeli carotenoid supplier Algatechnologies has extended its AstaPure astaxanthin range with a 2%, water soluble version aimed at functional foods and cosmeceuticals markets.
A new firm promising to take the plant extracts market by storm with never-before-seen levels of bioavailability for green tea, citrus and lycopene extracts, says its first products will be commercially available in 2013 under the Phytofare brand.
Hawaii-based microalgae specialist Cyanotech has posted a surge in third quarter net income driven by "exceptional growth" in sales of the potent red antioxidant astaxanthin.
Below normal levels of vitamin D, due to low sun exposure, have been associated with increased incidence of food allergy and eczema in children, say researchers.
Novel oligosaccharides produced from biomass such as citrus pectin could become the next generation of prebiotic ingredients, according to one leading researcher in the field.
Nutraceuticals firm VDF FutureCeuticals (VDF FC) and Hawaiian superfruit juice maker KonaRed have traded insults in a public spat over the former’s intellectual property.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy could cut the risk of babies developing eczema and egg allergies by over a third, say researchers
Daily supplements of an extract from French maritime pine bark may boost skin elasticity by 25% and skin hydration by 8%, says a new study.
Between 60 and 75% of US physicians may use dietary supplements and do recommended dietary supplements to patients related to their specialty, finds a new survey.