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.
Antioxidant-rich elderberry extracts can reduce the severity of colds among air travellers, Australian researchers have found.
A group has been formed to fund clinical research and promote the health benefits of oleocanthal – a polyphenol found in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).
Supplementation with an extract from French oak wood may improve energy, tiredness, and tension, says a new study.
A new process could help produce much sought-after water-soluble versions of cholesterol-lowering phytosterols for the functional ingredients market, say Chinese researchers.
The development of synthetic modes of the production of food and dietary ingredients holds great promise both in terms of sustainability and greater functionality. But a prominent researcher says that defeats on the public relations front could endanger the entire effort.
Nestlé has filed an international patent for pomegranate skin extract as a strategy against metabolic syndrome, in particular fatty liver disease.
A combination of green tea extracts and vitamin C may not protect skin from sun burn, says a new double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial from England.
Daily supplements of Kemin’s Neumentix spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) extract may improve the quality and accuracy of working memory in older adults, say data from a gold-standard randomized controlled trial.
Sales of tea in the U.S. are growing quickly as more Americans are drawn to the beverage for its health benefits, rich history and artisanal qualities, according to industry stakeholders.
Polyphenols from olive oil may reduce LDL cholesterol levels and the build-up of LDL in the arterial walls (LDL atherogenicity) in healthy young men, says a new study from Europe.
Linking the goals of companies in the dietary supplement sector with the objectives of university researchers is more art than science. Working with companies like Canadian cranberry supplier Fruit d’ Or has helped Christian Krueger, research program manager at the University of Wisconsin, refine his approach so that both parties can benefit.
A US study has associated orange juice with the risk of melanoma, but the Florida Department of Citrus is urging caution over ‘careless coverage’ of the findings.
A new energy drink product has launched based on the science behind two branded ingredients, Cognizin citicoline from Kyowa Hakko, and PurEnergy, a caffeine/pterostilbine crystalline combination manufactured by ChromaDex.
A refinement of liposomal delivery technology forms the basis of the message of Victory Nutrition, a network marketing company based on a liquid multivitamin/phyotonutrient complex branded as Prodovite.
Geneva-based Natural Taste Consulting (NTC) is launching a plant-derived bitter blocker for applications such as dark chocolate, instant coffee, teas, energy drink and dietary supplements.
Juice made from Montmorency cherries may reduce the development of upper respiratory tract symptoms (URTS) after running a marathon, suggests data from a pilot study.
Supplementation with olive leaf extract could improve vascular functions and reduce inflammatory cytokines linked to heart disease, according to new human trial data.
While turmeric is still a novel ingredient to many Americans, it’s only a matter of time before it moves from the niche to the mainstream of US food culture, predicts Temple Turmeric founder Daniel Sullivan, who has set his sights on conquering the conventional as well as the natural food retail channel.
A new supplier of liposomal delivery systems has entered the market based on a ‘more natural’ approach the assembly of these structures, the founder said.
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