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With no study showing how CoQ10 eases statin side effects, it's two steps forward, one step back for ingredient

A recent article in The New York Times that hinged on the side effects of statins had nothing to say about CoQ10, despite widely available information about the ingredient’s potential benefit in dealing with these side effects.

Lutein/zeaxanthin and cognitive health: New study supports macular pigment as potential biomarker of brain health

Measuring macular pigment offers potential as a biomarker of cognitive health, and Alzheimer’s patients are more likely to be seriously deficient in carotenoids, say data from two new studies.

NBTY's acquisition of Dr Organic mirrors trend in supplement industry toward personal care

Dietary supplement manufacturing giant NBTY has acquired UK skincare line Dr Organic, a move that mirrors a trend in the supplement industry toward higher margin personal care offerings.

Multi-component formula shows potential eye health benefits for diabetics: RCT

Six months of supplementation with xanthophyll pigments, antioxidants and selected botanical extracts may improve visual function in diabetes, says a new study.

Performance nutrition boosts Glanbia plc’s financials

Glanbia’s Global Performance Nutrition (GPN) unit was the star performer as the nutritional ingredients and dairy firm reported increased H1 profits.

Piveg expands Mexican carotenoid production to meet growing demand

Mexican carotenoids manufacturing Piveg is expanding to meet a market demand that CEO Roberto Espinoza says will remain strong for the foreseeable future, a demand that he said is bolstered by the company's certifications of quality.

Early lutein doesn’t impact kids’ diabetes, heart disease, stroke risk: 2000-strong 5-year study

Taking lutein at 13 months of age does not benefit the child’s cardiometabolic health at six, say researchers.

Brain boosting bioactives, Part 1: From omega-3 to vitamin E

Memory, attention and focus, development, mood; there are numerous ways that a nutrient or ingredient can affect cognitive health. But which have the most science, how do they work, and how are they performing in the market?

Cognitive Health Quiz: Do you know your DHA from your PhosphatidylSerine?

Do you know which ingredient has a FDA qualified health claim for reducing the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly? What percentage of the total carotenoids in the pediatric brain tissue is lutein? Or which CPG company has led research into L-theanine?

ChromaDex revenue hits record as ingredient sales bring company close to profitability

Branded dietary ingredient supplier ChromaDex reported record revenue in its second quarter 2015 earnings statement. It was the fifth consecutive quarter in which the company reached a new earnings plateau.

ABC lab document to help industry stem tide of bilberry adulteration

The American Botanical Council has taken another major step in its Botanical Adulterants Program with the release of a Laboratory Guidance Document on bilberry.

Mannatech joins network marketing trend where Asia is primary growth driver

Mannatech, a Texas-based network marketing company selling dietary supplements, is becoming part of the trend in the direct selling industry where most of the growth is occurring in Asia.

Bai Brands under fire over 'antioxidant-packed' claims as judge allows false advertising lawsuit to proceed

Beverage industry superstar Bai Brands – which hit the headlines this week with the launch of antioxidant-infused Antiwater – has also attracted the attention of plaintiff’s attorneys in California, which claim it played fast and loose with food labeling laws by describing its flagship brand Bai5 as ‘antioxidant-packed’.

In the year 2020: Global nutraceuticals market to be worth €35bn; 7% annual growth forecast

Botanicals are the fastest growing nutraceutical ingredient class in a category being driven by ageing populations around the world, a report has found.

Astaxanthin may reduce soccer player muscle damage: Study

The carotenoid astaxanthin can reduce muscle inflammation “induced by rigorous physical training” Serbian researchers have found.

Continuous supplementation with carotenoids may further boost eye health: Study

Sustained supplementation with the macular carotenoids can lead to greater augmentation of macular pigment and improve contrast sensitivity, says a new study.

Cardax bolsters data set for synthetic astaxanthin, pushes forward market entry date

After a protracted period of development, Hawaii-based Cardax Inc. is nearing market phase for its forms of bioidentical astaxanthin.  The company’s proprietary molecules were first studied more than a decade ago.

Ethnic South American fruit may offer polyphenol-packed flour for functional foods

Flour made from chañar fruit (Geoffroea decorticans) may be used as a functional food ingredient to help reduce the risk of conditions associated with oxidative stress and inflammation, researchers report.

Canadian firm to debut PurEnergy-based energy chew via Bulu Box sampling deal

Canadian company NeutriSci International will jump into the US market via a 50,000-unit -strong sampling program with Bulu Box for its NeuEnergy energy chew. 

Entrepreneurs bring recovery chew to market based on Kyowa Hakko branded ingredients

A pair of Denver-based entrepreneurs decided to go top shelf on ingredients to launch what they claim is the first chewable dietary supplement product in the recovery space.

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