Over half of all US adults continue to use dietary supplements, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
The Supplement Safety & Compliance Initiative is a “bold step forward in providing quality assurance from harvest to retailer shelf”, said the NPA.
A carotenoid-rich tomato extract (CRTE) has been found to inhibit a key process that leads to the thickening of the artery wall, which is typical of heart disease.
“Antagonistic cooperation is the principle of all markets and many marriages.” - Mason Cooley
Consumption of the green tea compound EGCG could help to stop daytime overeating brought on by a high-fat diet, claims research backed by Abbott Nutrition.
Adding acai pulp to your smoothies may improve vascular function, and support heart health, says a new study.
Supplements containing the French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol may help stabilize muscle loss, support muscular function, and boosts daily muscle endurance, says a new study.
Scientists from PepsiCo and the University of Reading (UK) report that a single glass of flavonoid-rich orange juice may boost cognitive function, compared to placebo.
With the world’s largest natural products supply show less than two weeks away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education program and gives you our top picks for Las Vegas.
A recent mainstream press article has shed welcome light on the field of enthnobotany, botanical experts said.
Juice or powder products made from chokeberries (Aronia mitschurinii) may improve blood pressure, and reduce some markers of inflammation, says a new study.
Over the last few years, the FDA has zeroed in on the dietary supplement industry. It has taken numerous actions against dietary supplements where it believes the ingredients pose health risks to the public. This scrutiny continues with the release of an August 11, 2016 revised draft guidance designed to improve the new dietary drug ingredient (NDI) premarket notification process, “Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues.” These notifications are supposed to assist FDA in identifying safety concerns in these products before they are sold to consumers. In addition to giving direction on whether and when to submit premarket safety notifications for new dietary ingredients, or for dietary supplements that contain an NDI, the draft provides specifics on what the agency expects to see in the premarket notification to better address consumer health.
Nine companies are beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – which is being developed and administered by UL.
As Americans move towards meat alternatives, demand for protein-rich Spirulina will increase, but quality standards need to weed out the not-so-clean sources, say leading producers.
Botanical supplier Plandaí Biotechnology has signed a research agreement with North West University in South Africa to investigate green tea catechins and type 2 diabetes.
In addition to the areas that require clarification, the dietary supplement industry should look carefully and cautiously at the revised draft guidance for new dietary ingredient notifications, specifically at the economic impact of the FDA's new and expanded definition of new dietary ingredients (NDIs), says Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA).
The devil is in the detail, and one detail easily missed in the new draft guidance for new dietary ingredient notifications is that self-affirmed GRAS is no longer mentioned as an ‘alternative’ to an NDI notification.
Epicatechin – compound found in cocoa – may reduce food intake, and subsequently help control appetite and weight management, says a new study.
The most familiar quality parameter of chocolate – the cocoa solids percentage – has no correlation with flavanol levels, according to a study by the University of Reading.
Beetroot juice has been gaining some attention as a functional ingredient this past year. Researchers in Brazil argue that, in gel form, a higher concentration of beetroot’s benefits can be consumed.
Sports nutrition supplements are one of the fastest growing and most innovative categories in the dietary supplement industry, but thi...