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Vitamin D pills improve insulin measures in healthy adults: RCT

Supplements of vitamin D may improve fasting glucose levels and insulin resistance in healthy Japanese adults, says a new study.

Self-affirmed GRAS omitted from new NDI draft guidance

The devil is in the detail, and one detail easily missed in the new draft guidance for new dietary ingredient notifications is that self-affirmed GRAS is no longer mentioned as an ‘alternative’ to an NDI notification.

Distinguished calcium, vitamin D researcher Dr Robert Heaney passes

Robert Heaney, MD, a world-renowned researcher in the field of bone biology and vitamin D, has passed away at the age of 88 after a struggle with brain cancer.

Shark Tank winner Loliware & DSM cooperate to make edible vitamin cups

A new product prototype, called Lolivita, debuted at the IFT show in Chicago last month. Behind its conception, co-founder Chelsea Briganti imagined what it would be like “if your actual container had a functional benefit,” she told NutraIngredients-USA.

Vitamin E tocotrienols show endurance benefits: Rat study

Supplements of vitamin E tocotrienols may prolong running times in obese rats to the same extent as whey protein alone, says a new study.

Study shows ChromaDex's Niagen can repair NAD+ synthesis in aging model

A new study conducted on nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, suggests the ingredient can help forestall some aspects of muscle weakness brought on by aging.

Weight loss player Medifast pivots toward network marketing model

Weight loss specialist Medifast reported lower revenues as it repositions its business with an increased emphasis on its network marketing component and a nascent sports nutrition segment tied to sponsorship of sports leagues.

Is vitamin D deficiency highly prevalent among elite athletes?

Almost 70% of elite Dutch athletes may be vitamin D insufficient or deficient, says a new study from the Netherlands Olympic Committee and DSM.

Vitamin Shoppe sales rise, but promotional costs rise faster

Vitamin Shoppe Inc recorded higher net sales in its second quarter, but those came at a cost; the retailer was forced to resort to heavier promotions, which cut into margins and depressed earnings.

Turnkey marketing, claims support packages become point of differentiation for suppliers

Branded ingredient suppliers are increasingly being called upon to present customers with sophisticated, turn-key solutions for claims and marketing support to differentiate themselves and to justify the higher price point of their ingredients.

GüdPod: A new open-platform delivery solution to pill aversion

With the goal of making supplements attractive to people with an aversion to pills by serving them like a Nespresso or Keurig, GüdPod will be rolling out its new delivery system soon. And all brands are invited to participate.

The NutraIngredients-USA Anti-Aging Forum 2016

Beauty-from-within category success will require a combination of topicals and supplements, say experts

Marketers of supplements positioned for beauty-from-within need to tie-in closely with cosmetic beauty products to further develop the market, and supplements products should be packaged much more like cosmetic products, experts told viewers of the NutraIngredients-USA Anti-Aging Forum.

Study supports Ester-C’s enhanced bioavailability and retention

The novel vitamin C formulation Ester-C increases levels of the vitamin in white blood cells (leukocytes) more than regular ascorbic acid, says a new study from NBTY and KGK Synergize.

Tespo: The ‘complete delivery system’ boosting compliance with liquid supplements

With a dispenser that sits nicely on the counter, Tespo is aiming to boost compliance and deliver the daily nutrients and bioactives in a liquid.

Zeaxanthin shows skin health benefits from within: Study

Dietary supplements of the carotenoid zeaxanthin with sea buckthorn fruit oil and wheat ceramides may reduce wrinkles in women, says a new study.

Special edition: Anti-Aging

A Global Look: How the US anti-aging supplement market fares

According to data by Euromonitor International, the US beauty dietary supplement market places seventh globally in retail sales.

Only 1/5 global population meet 'ideal' vitamin E levels: Review

Only a fifth of the world’s population are receiving the recommended vitamin E intake, a review has concluded, placing a heightened risk for conditions affecting the immune system, cognitive function and cardiovascular health.

FDA to update rules on vitamin D fortification of plant-based dairy alternatives

The FDA is amending the food additive regulations to allow manufacturers to fortify a wider range of plant-based dairy milk alternatives and yogurt alternatives with vitamin D2, and to increase the current permitted levels of vitamin D3 in dairy milk, in response to a petition filed by Dean Foods and WhiteWave Foods.

Special Edition: Anti-Aging

Seeing is believing: Managing consumer expectations for beauty from within products

When consumers use beauty-from-within products they expect to see the effects in the mirror, and sometimes quickly, but this is actually more of an opportunity than a challenge, say experts.

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