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B vitamins may boost cognitive ability in older adults: Study

Supplementation with vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid may improve cognitive function in older people with mild cognitive impairment, says a new study from Korea.

Exclusive interview with DSM president André Bos

Made in China: DSM talks vitamin C price pressures

Increasingly strict environmental rules and rising manufacturing wages in China coupled with declining prices is sending ripples across the vitamin and mineral industry. We ask the president of Dutch multinational DSM what this means for vitamin C at a time when over 90% of the world’s supply is made in China.

Disappointing bioavailablility results for UV vitamin D2 fortified bread

Vitamin D2 from UV-irradiated yeast maybe a cheaper and more ecological way to fortify bread but it shows poor bioavailability in humans, suggests EU-funded research. 

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BASF hikes vitamin A prices by 20%

German chemical giant BASF has announced it will increase vitamin A prices by 20% globally.

Milk found to raise children’s vitamin D level: study

Children who drink at least three glasses of milk per day had a higher serum vitamin D level than their peers who drink milk in lesser amounts, a new study has found.

Omega Pharma criticised for pushing poor body image in slimming ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says adverts for Omega Pharma’s weight management aid presents an “irresponsible approach to body image and confidence”.

Industry must engage AGs early to reduce litigation risk, experts advise

Proactively educating attorneys general and candidates running for the position about the positive attributes and contributions of dietary supplements could help industry stay out of their litigation cross-hairs in the future, advise two former AGs.

New consumer campaign encourages vitamin D testing to identify deficiency, advance research

A consumer education campaign launched by the Organic and Natural Health Association earlier this year will encourage consumers to test their vitamin D levels to identify supplementation needs while simultaneously advancing research on the importance of the nutrient in a variety of health conditions. 

ChromaDex closes deal to place Niagen in wide array of national chains

ChromaDex has hit another milestone in the market penetration of its Niagen ingredient with a deal that will put it into a number of national retail chains.

CBC retracts anti-supplements story based on faulty tests

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has retracted a report it aired recently alleging spiking and missing ingredients in supplements because it was based on faulty test results.

Deficiency of vitamin B12 a concern among elderly

Lack of vitamin B12 among the elderly has been linked with serious health conditions, and researchers in Canada found that vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent in long-term care facilities.

Using efficacious dosages founding principle for new supplement line

Supplement company Specialty Nutrition Group is partnering with GNC to launch a line of supplements that have clinically relevant dosages as their foundational principle.

Dietary guidelines seen as big win for supplements, step forward for omega-3s

The new dietary guidelines release by the US Department of Health and Human Services are seen as a win for the concept of supplementation, and helped boost the fortunes of specific nutrients such as EPA and DHA.

NPA objects to EPA's classification of leftover supplements as 'hazardous waste pharmaceuticals'

The Natural Products Association has objected to a move by the Environmental Protection Agency that would classify leftover dietary supplements as ‘hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.’

"Transformational": Hawkins' acquisition of Stauber creates major player in manufacturing, supply space

Hawkins Inc. has announced completion of its acquisition of Stauber Performance Ingredients in a cash for stock transaction valued at $157 million. It’s the second time Stauber has changed hands in recent years.

What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's special edition calendar for 2016?

From transparency to an in-depth look at the Ayurveda, omega-3s, probiotics, contract manufacturing, and the latest trends in sports nutrition and minerals, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2016 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in the industry.

Seeds, avocados and clean-eating will gain traction in 2016, RDNs predict

Nutrient-dense and protein-packed seeds will steal the show in 2016, predict 450 registered dietitian nutritionists surveyed by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian.

Already healthy people take supplements while those most in need of them don't, researchers conclude

A paper that will be presented at an upcoming social science meeting suggests that dietary quality determines dietary supplement usage, not the other way around, and that the people who could most benefit from dietary supplements are not taking them.

Supplement sales continue to rise: SPINS data

Sales of dietary supplements and herbal supplements are up about 4% and 17%, respectively, for 2015 compared to 2014, according to new data from SPINS provided to NutraIngredients-USA.

With right approach liposomes can be 'natural,' manufacturer says

Making a ‘natural’ liposome is a matter both of manufacturing technology and of careful messaging, says formulation pioneer Empirical Labs.

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