Ongoing consumer interest in preventive health and wellness is expanding into new niches of the dietary supplement market and driving growth of pediatric products, probiotics, protein and new combination products, according to data from Euromonitor International.
While uncharitable observers have described Soylent as “only slightly more appealing than an IV bag”, news that the LA-based food substitute firm has just secured $20m in funding and is now generating “millions of dollars per month in subscription revenues” from a loyal online fan base suggests that it may be more appealing than first meets the eye.
A new competitor has arrived on the ingredients-in-a-cap scene as Kansas-based Amerigo Labs brings a licensed bottle technology popular in Europe to the US market.
A recent FDA warning letter to a New York company points again to the danger of mixing metaphors when positioning a product as either a beverage or a liquid dietary supplement.
Nu Science Trading & Viridis BioPharma have achieved NSF International Good Manufacturing (GMP) Registration for their Vitamin K2-7 production plant, Synergia Life Sciences.
By 2035 it is estimated that 8% of the global population will be classed as ‘pre-diabetic' – putting them at significantly higher risk of developing full type 2 diabetes. Such starling statistics are ticking bomb for healthcare costs, but could also be a huge opportunity for the industry to help in prevention.
With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at the key ingredients in this growing sector.
‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids got into their blood streams via contaminated sports drink powders. But is the sector really to blame?
An ‘all-natural’ caffeine supplement improved cycling power output and auditory response times more than a supplement containing a combination of caffeine, taurine, and niacin, according to a small study with 13 participants.
A recent large scale study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease confirms earlier results for a nutraceutical formulation branded as Perceptiv in showing improved performance on standardized tests and improved mood for subjects diagnosed with the malady.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued another warning letter taking a company to task for marketing a product with an ingredient that lacks a New Dietary Ingredient filing. But one observer wonders why more such letters haven’t come from the agency.
Direct selling giant Amway is solidifying its position in the energy drink market with the acquisition of XS Energy brand. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but a co-founder of XS will join Amway’s management team.
Combining vitamin D supplements and circuit training may trim belly fat levels and improve blood lipid profiles in elderly women with low D levels and type-2 diabetes.
Vitamin D may help to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by priming the immune system to respond against tumour cells, according to new data.
Taking vitamins is among the top commitments Americans are making to maintaining their health in 2015, a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition shows.
Supplementation of alkaline potassium salts may help preserve bone health by lowering the excretion of calcium and acid as well as the bone resorption marker NTX (N-terminal telopeptides), according to meta-analysis.
It has long been suspected that the kind of diets that make Americans fat paradoxically fail to supply enough of the right nutrients. A newly published study now supplies data to support that case, showing that body weight status is inversely associated with inadequate intake of micronutrients.
Improving the design of functional and finished products by better understanding the role of excipient foods could help increase the bioavailability of functional nutrients, according to new research.
US probiotic market growth has been bolstered by big media investment, something yet to be seen in the EU, according to the Swedish firm Probi which just secured its largest transatlantic order to date.
A company that markets supplements aimed at children with speech disorders associated with autism has agreed to stop making what the Federal Trade Commission deemed were deceptive claims on its products and to pay a substantial fine in a settlement, the agency announced on Friday. The company also agreed in the future to disclose material connections with the endorsers of its products.
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