SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - North AmericaEU edition

Antioxidants/carotenoids

News headlines

TMR enters sports nutrition sector with pre- and post-workout range

Trace Minerals Research (TMR) is entering the sports nutrition market a range of pre- and post-workout formulations under the name TMRFit series.

Lutein/zeaxanthin may boost retinal sensitivity for people with early AMD: Long-term study

Two years of supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin may boost macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and retinal sensitivity in people with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says a new study.

Catechins, but not quercetin, behind some of cocoa & tea’s benefits

Supplementation with epicatechin may beneficially affect insulin levels and insulin resistance, but another flavonoid quercetin had no effect, says a new study from The Netherlands.

GRAS status will help ergothioneine gain foothold in healthy aging market, supplier says

Tetrahedron, a French R&D ingredient supplier, has announced self-affirmed GRAS status for its proprietary form of ergothioneine, which is branded as Ergoneine. Ergothioneine is an intriguing ingredient but one that has appeared in few products, and this new status will open up new markets, the company said. 

Garlic extract may help cystic fibrosis patients fight lung infection: Study

Allicin extracted from garlic may help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

Excess vitamin A may prevent foetal formation of blood cells

Excessive retinoic acid – a molecule derived from vitamin A  – can prevent the healthy development of blood in embryos, a team of Swedish researchers have found. 

New study extends lutein’s ‘functional evidence’ for eye health benefits

Increased intakes of lutein may not only have a direct beneficial role in the macula of the eye, but may also affect inflammation, says a new study.

Amaranth seeds may help cardiovascular health and diabetes

Amaranth seeds may help prevent coronary disease, lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, according to a scientific review.

‘Regular black tea may be relevant for cardiovascular protection’: Unilever study

Black tea may help lower blood pressure for people with elevated levels, says a new study from Unilever R&D that adds to the potential health benefits of the beverage and its constituents.

Purified anthocyanins show metabolic benefits in diabetics: RCT data

Supplementation with purified anthocyanins may improve blood lipid levels and lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, says a new study from China.

Cyanotech expands astaxanthin market share, moves toward fully integrated production

Cyanotech Corporation has broadened distribution of its finished goods brand Nutrex, helping the company achieve record sales.  Streamlined operations have helped the company approach gross profit margins of 50% and in the red-hot astaxanthin sector the company said it has now captured more than half the market.

Healthy or toxic? The conflicting images of antioxidants

Benefit-risk ratios must be established for each antioxidant separately, considering risk groups and dosage, according to researchers reviewing polarised perceptions of vitamin E and beta-carotene.

Giant confronting omega-3, vitamin E challenges

DSM nutrition profits dip 7% in 2014

Pricing and sector market challenges, currency fluctuations and some stiff economic headwinds have contributed to 2014 full-year EBITDA profits sliding 7% for the world’s biggest nutrient player, DSM.

Energy drinks increase hyperactivity in children: Study

Children who drink sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk from hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, according to a study in the journal Academic Pediatrics. 

The chilli diet? Fresh research backs capsaicin to battle obesity

Adding capsaicin from chilli peppers in to a diet could help to prevent weight gain from a high-fat diet, according to research in mice.

Naturex cranberry launch hones in on biological activity: ‘Proving a product has PACs does not guarantee efficacy’

Naturex’s launch of a new cranberry extract sees the company moving beyond proanthocyanidins (PACs) as a marker of efficacy towards anti-adhesion activity (AAA), something it sees as a more relevant biological marker of benefits to urinary tract health.

Fruit d'Or launches oral health cranberry powder to take ingredient 'beyond UTIs'

Fruit d’Or, a Quebec-based cranberry processor, has announced the commercial launch of Oral Cran, a specially formulated and packaged whole cranberry powder aimed at the oral health market.

FTC vs POM: Federal appeals court upholds FTC findings, but 2 RCTs are ‘too onerous’

A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia has upheld an earlier court ruling in favor of the FTC versus POM Wonderful and claims it made in its advertising. On the flip side, the court also stated that requiring two valid clinical trials to be able to make claims was too strict.

GM folate rice could help tackle neural tube defects, say researchers

Rice metabolically engineered to be rich in folates could help alleviate associated health problems of folate deficiency, according to researchers.

300-strong ‘teenage nutrition & health’ cohort extended to 2017; diabetes-obesity insights sought

A 300-person cohort assessing how youthful diet and lifestyle affects health via methods like amino acids, sugars and antioxidants measurement has been extended to 2017, with an aim to plug a gap in teenage data.

Key Industry Events

Product Innovation