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Holland & Barrett results a bright spot for NBTY as it posts razor-thin overall sales gain in 2015

NBTY recorded $3.23 billion in net sales in its fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2015. That total represented a razor-thin gain from the previous, disappointing year but nevertheless was a result that management said it was “generally pleased” with.

Niagen nicotinamide riboside may reduce obesity-related inflammation

Nicotinamide riboside, a vitamin B3 derivative, may reduce inflammation linked to obesity, and reduce the risk of diseases linked to this type of inflammation, according to pre-clinical data from scientists at the National Institutes of Health.

EFSA health claim opinion

Vitamin C infant claim to drive consumer confidence: Nutritionist

An EFSA-approved health claim relating to infant immune system function will spread consumer confidence, a nutritionist says, although a pro-breast milk feeding group warns the claim could be abused.

ChromaDex files successful NDI on Niagen; surging sales of ingredient helps firm near break-even mark

ChromaDex has announced a successful New Dietary Ingredient notification on its Niagen ingredient. Strong demand for the ingredient has driven the company to a sixth consecutive quarter of record earnings and has helped ChromaDex near break-even territory after years of losses incurred while the company developed.

Special edition: Inflammation

Turmeric has re-invigorated the inflammation market: Marketing guru

While consumers may still struggle to grasp the importance of inflammation management, the growth of turmeric/ curcumin is helping to drive the conversation forward, says BrandHive's Jeff Hilton.

Special edition: Inflammation

Are we set to see an increase in demand for anti-inflammatory formulations?

Healthy aging and increasing coverage by the mainstream media could help drive demand for products addressing inflammation over the next few years, say experts.

Special edition: Inflammation

High potency omega-3s & curcuminoids: NBTY’s top scientists on what’s next in inflammation

New product delivery formats, a long list of ingredients, and scientific consensus are driving developments in supplements positioned for inflammation, NBTY’s top scientists tell NutraIngredients-USA.

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The state of the health and wellness market in 2015

Is organic still selling? Does the 'natural' trend mean fortified/functional food is now passé? And why are consumers turning their noses up at better for you (BFY) offerings? Ewa Hudson, head of health and wellness research at Euromonitor International, tells us what the state of the health and wellness market is in 2015. 

Klean Athlete line sponsors US water polo teams

Klean Athlete, a Douglas Labs supplement brand, has announced a partnership with the US national men’s and women’s water polo teams. It’s part of the brand’s strategy to expand beyond its health care practitioner distribution base. 

Tocotrienols may improve cardiometabolic health, for rats at least

Delta- and gamma-tocotrienols may be more effective than alpha-tocotrienol and alpha-tocopherol in attenuating metabolic syndrome, suggests a recent study in diet-induced obese rats.

Obese paradox? People needing more vitamin E are getting less

Obese people are absorbing less vitamin E when they actually require more to help counteract the effects of metabolic stress, say researchers.

ChromaDex, P&G announce deal for nicotinamide riboside

ChromaDex Corp. has entered into a joint development agreement with Procter & Gamble for development of forms of nicotinamide riboside (NR) for select applications.

Nutranomics' new CEO reportedly to inject own cash into flagging company

The management team at supplement manufacturer Nutranomics has turned over in an effort to reinvigorate a company that has lost sales momentum and whose stock price has declined precipitously.

Vitamin E improves bone density for women but not men: Study

Greater dietary intakes and blood levels of vitamin E are associated with greater bone mineral density (BMD) in women but not men, Chinese research in over 3000 adults has found.

BASF: Transparency and quality are great opportunities

The shifting landscape of dietary supplements and increasing scrutiny by the media, regulators and consumers is driving the need for greater transparency and quality, says BASF’s human nutrition business director.

FDA's action in picamilon case sets bad precedent, CRN's Mister says

The declaration from FDA on picamilon that formed part of the lawsuit filed by the Oregon Attorney General sets a troubling precedent, said Steve Mister of  the Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Perrigo to sell US supplements business to help stave off hostile takeover bid

Perrigo plans to sell its US VMS business as part of an effort to stave off a hostile takeover bid, the company announced late last week.

Consumer confidence in supplements remains high, says CRN survey

Eighty-four percent of US adults expressing overall confidence in the safety, quality and effectiveness of dietary supplements, according to the results of the newest survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).

Inflammation: Key lessons for what you can and cannot say (and when and how to say it)

Experts from the Natural Products Association, Metagenics, Penn State University, and Greenberg Traurig LLP will discuss the opportunities and challenges of marketing products positioned for inflammation in the FREE-TO-ATTEND NutraIngredients-USA Inflammation forum.

'Shadiness' of supplement market drove EXOS to create own sports line with Thorne

EXOS, a sports performance firm,  says the increasing murkiness of the supplement market drove it to create its own sports nutrition line manufactured by practitioner channel specialist Thorne Research.

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