While demand for some more exotic fruits can wax and then rapidly wane after celebrity backers lose interest, and over-use (and abuse) has devalued the term ‘super fruit’ somewhat, enthusiasm about fruits of all kinds continues to grow.
Runa Tea, a Brooklyn, NY-based company that introduced line of beverages based on an Amazonian leaf to the US market, has launched an energy drink with an ultra clean label.
Cyvex Nutriton has rebranded its flagship cognitive health ingredient to Novusetin after a competitor objected to the previous name.
A patent application from Kraft shows it is exploring ways to incorporate ‘crude caffeine’ from coffee beans into functional or medical foods, building on a growing body of research that suggests it has neuro-protective effects.
Symrise has launched what it says is the highest polyphenol concentration extract derived from European-sourced sour cherries. Sports recovery is the target market.
Consumption of beetroot juice every day could help to reduce blood pressure, according to new research data published in the journal Hypertension.
Superfruits with their full suite of bioactives and their stories of hidden beginnings and discovery, have made ripe pickings for the founding of single ingredient companies.
The dietary supplements industry is making ‘heartening’ progress on taking a hard look at raw material sourcing, but GMP issues and adulteration issues continue to cause concern, says the CEO of BI Nutraceuticals.
Ashwagandha, sometimes called the “king” of ayurvedic herbs, has been gaining traction in the North American marketplace. A big part of the reason is the investments in clinical science and the marketing support made by major suppliers of the ingredient, suppliers who have pursued divergent product development strategies.
Daily supplements containing extracts from Elaeis guineensis or Ficus deltoidea may benefit the health of people with pre-diabetes by improving blood sugar and lipid levels, say findings from a clinical trial.
Leading bitter orange/ p-synephrine supplier Nutratech has countered a report from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) over concerns about the ingredient’s safety, noting it is at odds with the scientific literature.
After a history of GMP compliance failures, dietary supplement manaufacturer Kabco Pharmaceuticals has been shut down by FDA until such time that it can meet the stipulations of a consent decree.
Sports supplements and weight loss products that contain a combination of caffeine and synephrine from bitter orange may not comply with current regulations and could be classified as unsafe, warns the BfR.
Most superfruits, packed with polyphenols and bristling with antioxidant power, seek to beat blueberries at their own game. But there is a new player in the market, one that takes a different line of attack. Gac fruit, a spiky orb borne by an Asian vine, waves a flag that’s red, not purple, and is armed with carotenoids, not anthocyanins.
Naturex has introduced a range of 100% fruit and vegetable powders produced through a low-temperature spray drying process that better preserves flavour, colour and nutrition.
Three cups of flavonoid-rich black tea per day may reduce the variability in blood pressure at night, says a new clinical trial.
A natural extract made from olive polyphenols could help to increase learning and memory processes by increasing levels of important proteins in the brain, according to new research in rodents.
Polyphenol-rich extracts from fruit and vegetables may have molecular targets with potential relevance to cardiometabolic and neurological health, according to new data.
Relora, the stress-reducing supplement ingredient from Next Pharmaceuticals, has cleared a major regulatory hurdle by obtaining approval from Health Canada for sale in that country.
Two industry trade associations, the American Herbal Products Association and the Council for Responsible Nutrition, have altered their stance on caffeine labeling. AHPA has amended its trade requirement for caffeine labeling, extending that requirement from supplements now to foods that contain added caffeine. And CRN has issued new guidelines for its members on the labeling of supplements containing the stimulant.