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Innophos named exclusive distributors of Theracurmin and EMIQ

Theravalues Corporation has named Innophos Nutrition as the exclusive US distributor for its Theracurmin curcumin and EMIQ quercetin ingredients.

Pomegranates and endurance: Study shows juice benefits for athletes

Consumption of pomegranate juice may reduce biochemical markers of damage caused by exercise, according to findings from a small study from Spain.

‘Highly stressed’ people may benefit from grape juice’s brain boosting abilities

Including a glass of grape juice in the daily diet may boost memory function and performance particularly for those who lead a stressful lifestyle such as working mothers, suggests a new study.

Seaweeds could boost heart health potential of supplements, foods, researchers say

Edible seaweed could have significant promise in boosting the heart health attributes of foods and supplements when used as a functional food ingredient, according to a recent review article in the journal Phycologia.

Tart cherry supplements may reduce muscle soreness and speed recovery post-workout

Short-term supplementation with Montmorency Tart Cherry powder may speed recovery from muscle soreness, slow strength decline during recovery, says a new study.

Study highlights heart health benefits of red wine extract of onion

A red wine extract of onion may offer more heart health benefits than red wine alone, says a new study from Taiwan.

Biotechs do deal: Eviagenics divests flavonoid technology

French biotech firm Alderys has bought Eviagenics’ micro-organism based flavonoid production platform for an undisclosed sum. The deal will allow Alderys to commercialise the technology and Eviagenics to focus on its seaweed extracts venture.

Product developers seek sweet spot in natural systems such as inflammation, blood pressure

The body is made of numerous overlapping systems. Keeping these in systems in balance, running neither too hot nor too cold, so to speak, is one of the key facets of good health and disease prevention. Finding dietary ingredients to aid in this is one of the raison d'êtres of the supplement industry.

Olive oil may protect against damages of air pollution: EPA study

Dietary supplementation with olive oil may protect blood vessels from the deleterious effects of air pollution, suggests a new study from the US Environment Protection Agency.

Cocoa flavanols may boost skin from within: 24-week RCT

High-flavanol cocoa supplementation may have positive impacts on facial wrinkles and skin elasticity in photo-aged Korean women, says a new study from scientists from Seoul National University.

Forum delves into state of inflammation claims enforcement and research backing for those claims

How can you best show an anti inflammatory effect for a dietary supplement, and, having proved that, what can you say about that effect? Participants in a recent NutraIngredients-USA forum, now available on demand, tackled these and other questions.

Could a black raspberry extract help manage blood pressure?

Supplements containing a dried powder extract from black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) may improve blood pressure and help support cardiovascular health, says a new study.

Grape seed extract reduces systolic blood pressure: Study

Grape seed extract reduces systolic blood pressure in middle aged adults with pre-hypertension by 5.6% after six weeks, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has suggested.  

Special edition: Inflammation

Study designs looking at chronic inflammation are attractive for researchers, tricky for marketers

Designing a study on a product that can influence inflammation that can subsequently be used directly to support a marketing plan is a delicate operation. It can skirt dangerously close to a disease claim.

Special edition: Inflammation

Are we set to see an increase in demand for anti-inflammatory formulations?

Healthy aging and increasing coverage by the mainstream media could help drive demand for products addressing inflammation over the next few years, say experts.

There's no easy answer to question of which test methods to use, forum attendees told

Despite pressure on the industry to rapidly adopt some form of DNA testing, the old question still remains:  Methods must be fit for purpose for the products being tested.  Attendees at a recent industry event were told that there’s still no quick answer to the question: What test do I use?

exclusive guest article

The state of the health and wellness market in 2015

Is organic still selling? Does the 'natural' trend mean fortified/functional food is now passé? And why are consumers turning their noses up at better for you (BFY) offerings? Ewa Hudson, head of health and wellness research at Euromonitor International, tells us what the state of the health and wellness market is in 2015. 

The new DMAA: DMBA warnings spread to EU

The Swedish Food Safety Authority (NFA) has urged consumers not to buy products containing DMBA – a novel substance used to replace the banned stimulant DMAA.

Science brief

Study confirms safe doses of cocoa flavanols for supplements & fortified products

Consuming up to two grams per day of cocoa flavanols for 12 weeks is well tolerated in healthy men and women, says a new study from scientists from Mars Inc. and the University of California, Davis.

White wine extract shows gastro benefits in vitro. Clinicals planned for 2016

A standardised white wine grape seed extract can deliver raised levels of procyanidin antioxidants and improve gastrointestinal wellbeing, researchers in Milan have found.

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