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Algatechnologies ‘aggressively’ exploring other microalgae, says chairman

Algatechnologies is widely known for its astaxanthin ingredient. Is it time to expand to new products?

ExcelVite CEO shares latest developments in tocotrienol innovation at SupplySide West 2016

Malaysia-based ExcelVite is harnessing the peninsular country’s abundant palm resources to develop tocotrienol ingredients for various functions, from neuroprotective benefits to sports nutrition.

Special edition: Sports Nutrition

Broadening demographics boost $7.4 billion US sports nutrition market

The continued mainstreaming of the sports nutrition market is driving much of the 12% growth in the category in the US, with many manufacturers moving towards less complex formulations and greater convenience.

Special edition: sports nutrition

Polyphenolics delves into sports nutrition with its grape seed extracts

Polyphenols are abundant in plants and have been associated with healthy diets.  Using an abundant feed stock from parent company Constellation Brands, Polyphenolics has delved into a wide array of health parameters for these compounds, indications which now include sports nutrition.

Special edition: Sports nutrition

'Red spinach' extract's high nitrate content offers benefits over beetroot juice, manufacturer says

Dolcas Biotech is making waves in the sports nutrition field with a red spinach extract that it says contains more nitrate than beetroot juice yet has no sugar.

Cocoa flavanols offer ‘modest but significant’ benefits for heart disease risk factors

If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a serving of cocoa could help avoid the need for medicine in the first place – at least when it comes to some heart disease risk factors. 

InsideTracker CEO: ‘Personalized supplementation is here’

Personalized nutrition will push consumers to understand why they need supplements and how they work, predicts Rony Sellam, CEO of Segterra, the company behind InsideTracker.

Supplement OWL shows that there’s now a real willingness to be transparent with consumers: CRN

Companies large and small have been beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – and it will soon be open to all dietary supplement companies, but where are things right now and why should companies engage?

JAMA: US supplement use remains stable (but multivitamin use is down)

Over half of all US adults continue to use dietary supplements, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

ChromaDex CEO says new NDI guidance could be tool to clean up marketplace

The NDI draft guidance offers a workable road map for companies willing to provide the safety information already called for by law, according to one ingredient supplier.

Indena's sourcing program recognized with sustainability award

A recent award given to botanical ingredient supplier Indena validates what the company has been striving to do for a number of years: To do good while doing well.

NPA unveils Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative to boost QA, transparency

The Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative is a “bold step forward in providing quality assurance from harvest to retailer shelf”, said the NPA.

Big in Japan? Blackcurrants, barley and maple syrup pitch for functional food success in Tokyo

The sports nutrition potential of New Zealand blackcurrants, the superfood status of Canadian maple syrup and the functional benefits of Canadian barley – these were three of the high-profile pitches at the HI Japan tradeshow from international organisations seeking to tap into the country’s health food market.

Nutrient-rich tomato extract effective in combination against heart disease: Study

A carotenoid-rich tomato extract (CRTE) has been found to inhibit a key process that leads to the thickening of the artery wall, which is typical of heart disease.

Guest article

New Dietary Ingredients (NDI)– A Better Solution

“Antagonistic cooperation is the principle of all markets and many marriages.” - Mason Cooley

Acai boosts vascular function, improves heart health: RCT

Adding acai pulp to your smoothies may improve vascular function, and support heart health, says a new study.

Pine bark extracts may help curb age-related muscle loss; Study

Supplements containing the French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol may help stabilize muscle loss, support muscular function, and boosts daily muscle endurance, says a new study.

Could a shot of orange juice boost brain power for men?

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.

SupplySide West 2016: The top picks from the education sessions

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.

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