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Special Edition: Superfruits — Old news, or still super?

Superfruits form solid basis for single-ingredient companies

Superfruits with their full suite of bioactives and their stories of hidden beginnings and discovery, have made ripe pickings for the founding of single ingredient companies.

National Dairy Council blasts 'sensational' PETA ‘Got Zits?’ anti-dairy campaign

Animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has debuted its new ‘Got Zits?’ anti-dairy campaign billboard in the US – a move the National Dairy Council (NDC) has branded as "sensational."

LycoRed's new carotenoid beadlet system enhances stability, flexibility

LycoRed has extended its line of carotenoid coatings with a new beadlet system that will function both for tablets and beverages.

Special edition: Antioxidants & carotenoids

Prof Blumberg: We need reference intakes for phytochemicals (and we’re not calling them antioxidants)

Establishing some kind of intake recommendations for polyphenols and carotenoids will spur innovation and allow for rational synergies of phytochemicals with specific health outcomes, says Prof Jeffrey Blumberg from Tufts University.

Special edition: Antioxidants and Carotenoids

A red revolution: As the science grows for lycopene, will the market follow?

Lycopene has a growing reputation among the carotenoids, but have we started to see a red revolution in the market? In this special edition article, NutrIngredients asks where the science and the market data stand on the tomato compound.

Omega-3 supplements could prevent skin cancer: Study

Consumption of omega-3 rich fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer, according to new findings from the UK.

UK venture capitalists eye expansion at Israeli antioxidant specialists

Southern Israel-based algae-sourced astanxanthin specialists Algatechnologies has won investment from a UK venture capitalist in a move that will broaden its capacity, R&D and distribution scope for the eye and skin health carotenoid.

Milk thistle compound backed for UV skin protection

Silibinin, a major active compound from milk thistle extract, could help to protect against UV-induced skin cancer, according to new research.

Green tea supplements may benefit skin from within

Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.

Special edition: Innovations in minerals

Zinc benefitting from EU health claims game

Used in cigarette filters, as a corrosive, pigment and in the manufacture of rubber and concrete, zinc forms like zinc oxide and zinc suphate are also important nutrients for physiological wellbeing. And 18 new European Union health claims – the most of any mineral – may open new avenues.

West African sorghum extract shows anti-inflammatory and immune health benefits

An extract from West African sorghum may provide anti-inflammatory effects and immune benefits, as well as offer food color and nutricosmetic potential, according to new data.

Vitamins: A centenary of essential nutrients

Looking forward: The emerging evidence for vitamins and health

In the last 100 years vitamins have been found to play vital roles in our health and wellbeing, but the full benefits of many vitamins is yet to be elucidated.In this special edition article NutraIngredients looks at some of the areas of vitamin research that are showing promise for the future.

New patent covers pairing of Ayurvedic workhorses

Nutragenesis, a Brattleboro, Vt.-based ingredient supplier with a history of experience with Ayurvedic ingredients, has obtained a U.S. patent in the area of women’s health for an ashwagandha/Indian gooseberry combination called Sendara.

News in brief

Tocotrienol/palm oil symposium set for Utah

Science and sustainability will take center stage at theinaugural ‘Palm Oil and Tocotrienol Symposium’, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 11th, 2012.

Novel supplement range targeting cancer patients fills ‘huge void’ in marketplace

OncoQOL, a new range of dietary supplements specifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of people undergoing cancer treatment, has been launched by Thorne Research and The Helsinn Group.

Kemin enters natural zeaxanthin market: ‘It’s a natural thing for us to do’

FloraGLO lutein supplier Kemin has bolstered its presence in the eye health market with a deal to secure exclusive access to a natural source of potent yellow antioxidant zeaxanthin.

Coffee consumption could cut skin cancer risk

The consumption of caffeinated coffee may be associated with a reduction in the risk of the most common form of skin cancer, say researchers.

Big Interview: Peter Haferman, president, Improve USA

Improve USA: Aloe is already the biggest botanical on the planet, but it’s about to get even bigger…

It might be gracing the functional beverages aisles in Costco and Trader Joe’s, but if you “ask Joe in the street what Aloe Vera is, he’ll still say it’s something you put on your skin when you have sunburn”, says the new boss of Aloe ingredients expert Improve USA.

News in brief

Last call to register for SkinCare Ingredients 2012

SkinCare Ingredients 2012 is preparing to open its virtual doors tomorrow at 2pm Central European Time and now is the last call for registrants.

NASA slams spaced-out media claims it developed 'wrinkle reducing' superfruit drink

The North American Space Agency (NASA) has told that it has nothing to do with wonder ‘space drink’ AS10, but the brand’s UK distributor insists the agency did co-develop a 'NASA Quintet’ of superfruits used in the beverage.

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