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TABS Analytics Vitamins & Minerals Study: Are heavy users in decline?

Heavy buyers of vitamin and mineral supplement products are in decline, according to new research from the TABS Analytics.

NAXA adds finished products to natural astaxanthin testing scheme

Differentiating natural vs synthetic sources has been the raison d'être for The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association. NAXA has expanded that mission to finished products with the announcement of the extension of its verification program.

WellWell founder: Cold pressed juices can be the future of sport drinks

The month-old organic beverage brand has won the hearts of New York City’s health and wellness enthusiasts, but founder Sagan Schultz is confident that his product can expand well beyond the big apple.

Prunus mume extract significantly benefit liver functions over placebo

The Asian plum of the rosaceae family, has been studied for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and liver protecting properties. A study funded by Swiss company Stragen Pharma looks deeper into how this plum extract can benefit the liver.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016

The heart health market: All in the same vein?

Those that visited this year’s Vitafoods conference in Geneva would not have failed to notice the growing range of products claiming to support cardiovascular health, in one shape or another.

Valensa offers herring roe/perilla oil omega-3 formulation

The omega-3 sector continues to ramify in the direction of more complicated formulas with the addition of a new offering from Valensa based on herring roe and perilla oil.

Investor takes Cyanotech to task over astaxanthin supply

An investment firm that now owns almost 13% of the stock of Cyanotech is announcing an effort to push the company to speed up the process of bringing additional astaxanthin supply capacity online.

The retail buyer’s guide to new products at the Healthy & Natural Show: Supplements

Walking the floor at the Healthy & Natural Show and looking for the new and innovative? We round-up the new products in the supplement aisles.

Algae Life Sciences announces 239 FDA-allowed structure/function claims

The claims relate to the company’s AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin product, which is extracted from certified organic Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae.

Tech solutions to show health effects in real time seen as new hope in supplement investment picture

Having the right team to execute on an idea is the key to attracting investment capital, experts say. But finding the right idea, that’s a bit more of a stretch and can provide a bigger payoff.

Supreme Court affirms FTC's position that POM's claims were unsupported

The US Supreme Court has declined to take up the FTC vs POM case. The action in effect affirms FTC's prior determinations that POM misled consumers in the advertising of its pomegranate products.

Long-term multivitamin use linked to fewer heart problems: Harvard study

A daily multivitamin may protect men from cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in the long-term, says a new study.

Founding member AstaReal withdraws from NAXA

Founding member AstaReal has withdrawn from the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association, while at the same time the association announced a new member, Chinese company Yunnan Alphy Biotech Company, Ltd.

Marketer writes down remaining BluScience inventory, pivots toward ChromaDex's PurEnergy ingredient

Canadian supplement company NeutriSci has now dropped all sales of ChromaDex’s pTeroPure ingredient in favor of an energy product line based upon its PurEnergy ingredient, which is a pTeroPure/caffeine co crystal. 

Eating black raspberries may decrease heart disease risk: Study

An extract found in black raspberries can significantly lower arterial stiffness, a key measure of cardiovascular disease, according to data from a Korean study.

News in brief

Fish oil, cocoa & plant sterols: The winning combination against heart disease?

Combining fish oil, cocoa extract and plant sterols food supplements could offer an effective defence against heart disease, a new study suggests.  

Review supports immune health potential of larch arabinogalactan

Supplements of Larch arabinogalactan may support immune health and help reduce the incidence of common cold infections, says a new review.

Insights into banana carotenoids could hold key to fighting blindness

Insights into how bananas make and store carotenoids could help in the future development of banana varieties to combat vitamin A deficiency and blindness, say researchers.

BGG to use new Mexico City office as springboard for Latin America expansion

Chinese supplier BGG is taking a big step to expand the global footprint of its ingredients with recent establishment of an office in Mexico City to go along with a new European site.

From science to shelves: the development of MacuView

Study says MacuView helps with eye health and AMD

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown the benefits of consuming a dairy drink, MacuView, containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk.

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