Scientists from PepsiCo and the University of Reading (UK) report that a single glass of flavonoid-rich orange juice may boost cognitive function, compared to placebo.
With the world’s largest natural products supply show less than two weeks away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education program and gives you our top picks for Las Vegas.
There’s a lot of distrust of botanical supplements. And even among those that buy and take them, consumers still ask for more evidence and stricter regulation.
Over the last few years, the FDA has zeroed in on the dietary supplement industry. It has taken numerous actions against dietary supplements where it believes the ingredients pose health risks to the public. This scrutiny continues with the release of an August 11, 2016 revised draft guidance designed to improve the new dietary drug ingredient (NDI) premarket notification process, “Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues.” These notifications are supposed to assist FDA in identifying safety concerns in these products before they are sold to consumers. In addition to giving direction on whether and when to submit premarket safety notifications for new dietary ingredients, or for dietary supplements that contain an NDI, the draft provides specifics on what the agency expects to see in the premarket notification to better address consumer health.
Nine companies are beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – which is being developed and administered by UL.
High dose co-enzyme Q10 supplementation may improve wrinkles around the eyes and other parts of the face, says a new study.
We talk with president and CEO of microalgae ingredient company Cyanotech, Gerald R. Cysewski, to get the basics of algae production.
As Americans move towards meat alternatives, demand for protein-rich Spirulina will increase, but quality standards need to weed out the not-so-clean sources, say leading producers.
The campaign raises awareness of the ingredient by connecting "beauty-from-within" with an emotion through video and social media.
There are increasing cases of malnutrition and nutrition deficiencies in a developed country like the US, recent studies report. We chat with an expert to get his analysis.
Supplementation of Robuvit for two weeks cut amateur triathletes' total event times by 11%, researchers in Italy suggested.
Botanical supplier Plandaí Biotechnology has signed a research agreement with North West University in South Africa to investigate green tea catechins and type 2 diabetes.
Carotenoid and astaxanthin production has been championed as a solution to make use of the crustacean industry’s waste. Researchers looked at the derived product’s storage stability—they found “negligible lipid oxidation” and some gradual degradation of astaxanthin and α-tocopherol, but overall “potential interesting applications as a food ingredient.”
Researchers in South Korea studied how the polyphenols in Theobroma cacao extract may reduce atopic dermatitis-like symptoms.
Algae companies have a habit of over promising and under delivering. According to one longtime expert in the field, that’s almost by default, resulting from the organisms’ almost unlimited potential and the limited ability of current technology to realize that promise.
Seeds of the native Brazilian shrub guarana have been found to contain antioxidant levels more than ten times that of green tea.
Researchers in Iran systematically reviewed 17 human studies that looked at how a person’s diet may affect telomere length, which is recognized as a biomarker of aging. They reported “results were inconsistent” for food other than fruits and vegetables.
Data from almost 400,000 people suggests that consuming berries and the anthocyanins they contain may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus by 15-18%.
In addition to the areas that require clarification, the dietary supplement industry should look carefully and cautiously at the revised draft guidance for new dietary ingredient notifications, specifically at the economic impact of the FDA's new and expanded definition of new dietary ingredients (NDIs), says Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA).
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