Drinking green tea or taking a supplement containing green tea extracts may improve the body’s antioxidant protection in people with the metabolic syndrome, says a new study.
ChromaDex Corp. today announced the introduction of a new ingredient, called PURENERGY, which is a patented co-crystal ingredient comprised of caffeine and the company’s synthetic pterostilbene ingredient pTeroPure. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s release of year-end financial results.
Women who have a diet that is packed with soy prior to diagnosis with certain cancers may have longer survival rates, according to new research.
The well-established heart health ingredients will remain kings of the castle for the foreseeable future, but there are some pretenders to the crown emerging, according to formulation experts at Fortitech.
The health of the endothelium, that thin layer of cells lining the blood vessels, is the front line for cardiovascular health. And a variety of food and supplement ingredients are showing promise in supporting the function of this vital tissue.
USANA, a global network marketing company focused solely on nutritional products, recently announced plans to expand into Colombia during the third quarter of 2013. It is the 19th country the company will operate in.
As interest in Ayurvedic ingredients increases and in ashwagandha in particular one supplier has come out with new studies that it says push the envelope for this already multipurpose ingredient.
Diana Plant Sciences, based in Portland, OR, has brought to market what it says is the first nutraceutical ingredient produced completely in a bioreactor via plant stem cell technology.
A natural phenolic compound found in olive oil may be the key to its reported ability to protect against the development of Alzeimer's disease, say researchers.
New Chapter, Inc. is recalling some of its Probiotic Elderberry dietary supplement because some of the packages may contain soy, an undeclared allergen.
Baobab Foods, one of several US companies importing the African ingredient, is making a push into the nutraceutical space with a depectinized extract.
Plants are antioxidant-generating machines and, commercially, the biggest return-generating plant extract is green tea. By quite some way if you speak to the biggest suppliers.
Heads or tails, the yin and the yang – there are two sides to everything, and the same can be said for the ‘antioxidant’ debate. In this guest article, Steve Baugh, Technical Services Director of ChromaDex Analytics Inc, gives us his views on antioxidants and pro-oxidants, and the potential rise of a new field of applied redox medicine.
Establishing some kind of intake recommendations for polyphenols and carotenoids will spur innovation and allow for rational synergies of phytochemicals with specific health outcomes, says Prof Jeffrey Blumberg from Tufts University.
Network selling giant Amway has launched an integrated weight management program based on genetic testing. The program uses a simple test kit to help consumers determine which of several weight loss regimens will work best for them.
With antioxidants that are relatively new to the market, strong scientific evidence backing benefits and modes of action is crucial to constructing a coherent ingredient story, experts say. The tale of two antioxidants, ergothioneine and pterostilbene, illustrates the point.
The maker of a newly launched appetite suppressant gum claims to be the first to have self-affirmed GRAS status for hoodia in the US and hopes to overcome the negative image of the plant as a weight management ingredient.
As questions swirl around the nutraceutical potential of cannabis products (and their regulatory status), the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia is moving ahead with the production of a cannabis monograph with support from a nascent cannabis company.
Bitter melon juice may prevent the development of pancreatic cancer by cutting off the fuel supply to cancerous cells, according to new data.
To go with an expanding membership, the American Herbal Products Association has expanded its staff with the addition of Jane Wilson in the newly created role of director of program development.