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Founding member AstaReal has withdrawn from the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association, while at the same time the association announced a new member, Chinese company Yunnan Alphy Biotech Company,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

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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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New patent adds to NAI's already bulging CarnoSyn IP portfolio

Natural Alternatives International has filed another patent to add to its suite of IP around its CarnoSyn beta alanine ingredient. 

Human data supports acai’s antioxidant activity in healthy women

Supplementing the diet of healthy women with açai pulp may boost the activity of antioxidant enzymes, and reduce the production of reactive oxygen species, Brazilian researchers report.

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CORE Organic goes nationwide: 'We think this is going to be a disruptive brand'

CORE Organic, an organic 5-calorie-per-serving flavored water/juice blend with coconut water concentrate and antioxidants from white tea extract and maqui berry - is rolling out nationwide next month after a successful launch in southern California.

Researchers increase red bell pepper carotenoid solubility for food and beverage applications

By mixing red bell pepper carotenoid with a sugar compound, researchers found that the carotenoid’s solubility was enhanced, enabling application as natural pigment or bioactive substance.

CRN to launch industry-wide dietary supplement product registry

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Board has unanimously authorized the creation of an industry-wide dietary supplement product registry to be launched by the end of the year.

Medifast looks to college sports leagues to popularize new line of sports nutrition products

There are a number of different approaches to popularizing sports nutrition products. Medifast, a weight loss products company, is looking to tie-ins with college sports leagues to popularize its new line of supplements and bars.

10 studies from Experimental Biology that caught our eye Part 1: Vitamins K2 & D, berries and green tea

The annual multidisciplinary scientific meeting Experimental Biology wrapped up last week in San Diego. We scoured through the abstracts published in the FASEB journal and selected the studies that are worth a share to the dietary supplements world.

PET bottle or glass? Study compares nutritional changes in fortified, bottled beverages

French researchers observe the changes of ascorbic acid, B-carotene, and A-tocopherols in fortified beverages bottled in both PET bottles and glass. After 97 days, they found significant changes for all three in both bottles, but one fared better than the other.

10 studies from Experimental Biology that caught our eye Part 2: Omega-3s, lutein and mistletoe

We continue our coverage of some of the standout studies presented at Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego. So what did we learn about lutein and cognition, omega-3s and cardiometabolic risk, or mistletoe and muscle loss?

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