Daily consumption of a low-calorie cranberry juice may improve certain risk factors of heart disease, including blood pressure and triglycerides, says a new study from the Agricultural Research Service at the USDA and Ocean Spray Cranberries.
A micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar may improve metabolism in overweight/obese but otherwise healthy adults, says a new study from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).
KonaRed, the Hawaii-based manufacturer of supplements and functional beverages, reported a 39% net sales rise for 2014. Sales rose to $1.3 million.
Food supplements containing highly bioactive prenylated flavonoids could provide industry with ‘promising nutraceuticals with impressive biological activities’, say researchers. However finding the right enzymes or biotransformation process to produce these nutraceuticals effectively remains a challenge.
It’s been 10 years and more since ephedra was taken off the market and in that time the importance of caffeine as an energy and thermogenic ingredient has grown significantly. Suppliers are competing to offer forms the compound that offer interesting functional tweaks, and Japanese ingredient supplier Taiyo International has brought to market a natural form that boasts a slow-release profile.
Bioavailability enhancements continue to be one of the most active development tangents in the dietary supplement ingredient industry. But even as these approaches gain market traction, basic information about the toxicological profiles of many of these ingredients is still prominently lacking, according to a talk given at a recent scientific conference at the University of Mississippi.
Daily consumption of supplements containing kiwifruit-derived nutritional ingredients may increase bowel movements in healthy individuals, says a new study from New Zealand.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has not backed down in his assault on the herbal dietary supplements industry. In fact, he is turning up the pressure. In today’s special edition, NutraIngredients-USA reviews the major milestones in this saga, which is developing into the biggest challenge to the industry’s credibility since the days of ephedra.
Nestlé has filed an international patent for cocoa polyphenols as a treatment or prevention of eosinophilic esophagitis – an allergic reaction of the esophagus.
A phenolic compound known as oleocanthal can selectively kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells intact, say researchers, who suggest their novel findings may explain why olive oil is linked to decreased cancer risk.
A consensus is forming around the deal that GNC entered into with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The deal is being seen as good for GNC’s short term interests but bad for the future of the dietary supplement industry as a whole.
While an apple a day won't keep the doctor away, it could mean fewer prescription medications, say researchers.
Antioxidants in red-leaf lettuce are fast-moving while green-leaf antioxidants are slow - but this does not affect the benefits of the nutrients, say researchers.
Antioxidants and phenols in pears can balance gut microbiota as well as manage early-stage type 2 diabetes and hypertension, according to researchers.
A coalition of NGOs has released a policy recommendation on how companies should move forward on the use of nanotech in foods and supplements. The document recommends corporate transparency and label declarations for the use of this technology.
Polyphenols and antioxidants from olives are to be transformed into functional foods used to fight Alzheimer’s and brain ageing as part of a three-year German research project.
Hair loss is a distressing thing for anyone, and is particularly so for women, but scientists have found that taking a nutritional supplement can improve the overall scalp coverage and hair condition.
Unlike health claims, ‘beauty from within’ claims are regulated post-market and only when challenged – and how this process goes will depend on the case and the member state concerned.
It promised so much – the globe’s biggest cosmetic and food players L’Oréal and Nestlé applying serious marketing, research and NPD clout to drive a nascent category into the mainstream public consciousness. It was going to make beauty from within (BFW) or nutricosmetics a mainstream proposition.
ExcelVite is the world’s largest producer of natural full spectrum tocotrienol complex (EVNol™), mixed carotene (EVTene™), palm phy...
Oximacro® is a cranberry powder and liquid extract with the highest content of Proanthocyanidins (PACs, 36%)...