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Sports supplement seller bets on non-GMO veggie soft gels

Sports Research, a California-based supplement brand holder, has taken a big step toward differentiating its product line with the introduction of what it says is the first vegan, non-GMO gel caps.

Carbs ‘better than antioxidants’ to boost immunity and recovery after exercise: Australia review

Consuming carb-heavy bars or gels either during or immediately after intense exercise helps cut immune disturbances and can aid the body’s recovery, but there is insufficient evidence to support the use of ‘immunity boosting’ supplements such as antioxidants, researchers in Australia claim. 

Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at the key ingredients in this growing sector. 

In a move to heighten differentiation, Evolva rebrands its fermented resveratrol

A branding makeover is the next step in Evolva’s multi-year development project for its fermented form of resveratrol.

To prep for April public launch, Supplement OWL site gets a few tweaks

The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) website has been updated to include easier data input instructions, streamlining the data population process for the first industry-wide registry of finished products.

Cyanotech's sales rise slightly as Costco expansion boosts BioAstin

Hawaii-based astaxanthin and spirulina manufacturer Cyanotech reported a slight rise in sales but a significant increase in net loss in a recent earnings report.

What next for Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

Health Canada has received over 3,500 written comments in response to its proposed changes to how natural health products and dietary supplements are regulated.

Vitamin vending machines: Is this the future for supplements retailing in APAC?

The man who has launched Australia’s first store selling vitamins solely via vending machines wants to launch hundreds more in locations across the country, while also expanding to overseas markets such as China, Singapore, India and New Zealand.

Polyphenols for blood sugar management: ‘Sometimes you need to anchor the novel ingredient with the time-tested,’ says expert

A combination of strawberry and cranberry polyphenols may improve insulin sensitivity in overweight and non-diabetic, insulin-resistant adults, according to a new study. 

Astaxanthin may protect skin from within: Study

Dietary supplementation with the pinkish-red pigment astaxanthin may protect skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation, says a new study from Japan.

Curcumin-pepper combination shows antioxidant benefits for diabetics: RCT

Supplements formulated with Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex and BioPerine may reduce oxidative stress in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, according to results of a randomized controlled trial.

Chinese manufacturer opens US office to benefit from 'made in USA' halo

A Chinese company called Ideal Health Biotechnology has joined a raft of businesses from that country in relocating to the US to gain a ‘made in USA’ positioning.

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Tea extracts show antioxidant benefits for soccer players: RCT

Extracts from green tea or hibiscus tea may significantly reduce markers of oxidative stress in male soccer players, says a new study.

Valensa gets 'raw' certification on organic spirulina

Algae ingredient supplier Parry Nutraceuticals has initiated what it believes will be a more meaningful level of certification for its spirulina products with new ‘Certified Clean’ and ‘Certified Raw’ marks.

Synthetic astaxanthin finished product hits GNC shelves in Hawaii

Cardax, a manufacturer of synthetic astaxanthin, has launched a finished product on GNC store shelves in Hawaii as part of a coordinated market entry.

What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's 2017 Editorial Calendar?

From immune support to deep dives into sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, pet supplements, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2016 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in the industry.

Can a Registry Build Trust?

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

Lutein and brain health: Enriched formula leads to selective increases in multiple brain regions

Enriching infant formula with lutein leads to selectively increased levels of the carotenoid in the brain, with the highest amounts in the visual processing center, the occipital cortex, says a new study.

Chia leads the ancient grain field as new forms drive innovation

Omega-3s, fiber, antioxidants, clean label, non-GMO, gluten-free, and plant-based: Chia ticks many of the hot button boxes for 21st Century consumers, so it is perhaps unsurprising that it is turning up in more new products than any other ancient grain.

Immune health quiz: Do you know your Echinacea from your EpiCor?

Do you know where Lonza drives its ResistAid ingredient? How many consumers are looking for ways to support their less-than-perfect body defenses? And can Tongkat Ali extracts support immune health? 

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