Doing business in the practitioner channel puts an extra burden on a supplement company, said Thomas Guilliams, PhD, of Ortho Molecular Products Inc. The reputations of the healthcare practitioners are at stake, as well as the health and safety of the end users, their patients.
FoodState, the maker of the MegaFood brand of whole-food vitamins, has long been an advocate of what CEO Robert Craven calls “Transparency with a capital T.” The company has now boldfaced that “T” with a new plan to provide greater visibility into its manufacturing, quality control and decision making process.
Proof of an association between B12 status and neurological function in older people is limited, a review of 12 studies has concluded.
Researchers have questioned the association between vitamin D and inflammatory biomarkers after a year-long trial revealed no impact on the levels of the immune system’s cytokine or adipokine.
A new generation of restaurant quality ready meals targeting seniors is set for commercial launch this year, with a patented technology allowing fortified gels to be printed onto the food.
FoodState, the makers of the MegaFood line of dietary supplements, has entered into a new supply deal that will allow it to cobrand some of its supplements with the name of Lundberg Family Farms, the California rice grower.
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.
People with high levels of vitamin C from the intake of fruit and vegetables may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, suggest researchers.
Supplements containing vitamin E tocotrienols from annatto may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress biomarkers associated with cardiovascular and aging disease, according to results of a clinical trial.
Chinese ingredient supplier ZMC has forms a new US subsidiary known as Viatal Corp. The company says the purpose is twofold, to provide ZMC with a direct conduit to the North American Nutritional and pharmaceutical markets that will add on to ZMC’s existing distribution network. The greater purpose for the new subsidiary, the company says, is to provide greater trust and transparency to ZMC’s customers.
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.
B vitamins may protect against age-related brain wasting, but only in people with high omega-3 levels, says a new study from the University of Oxford that extends our understanding of how nutrients work together.
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.
Runners adding chia seeds to their diet in the belief that it will boost athletic performance may be disappointed to hear that the ‘superfood’ may not enhance their performance, says a new study from the Appalachian State University.
Labdoor founder Neil Thanedar said he wanted to institute a different dynamic in his product testing and evaluation service. He wanted the benefits to accrue primarily to consumers, and he wanted them to pay for it, too.
Vitamin B12 supplements offer ‘no benefit’ for nervous system and brain function in older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency, according to new RCT data.
Studying immune responses in the target population where an immune supporting supplement is meant to marketed is a key pillar in building a structure that will stand up to FDA and FTC regulatory scrutiny, attendees at the recent NutraIngredients-USA Trends in Immune Health Forum were told.
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.
Members of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee uncharacteristically fight back against criticism of its recommendations and ask Congress to drop proposed legislation that would effectively block regulators from acting on many of the committee’s controversial suggestions.
Fortifying flour with micronutrients is effective in decreasing national prevalence of anaemia, say researchers who looked at 32 different countries.