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Sports supplement seller bets on non-GMO veggie soft gels

Sports Research, a California-based supplement brand holder, has taken a big step toward differentiating its product line with the introduction of what it says is the first vegan, non-GMO gel...

European supplements brand aims to take bigger bite out of Asian weight loss market

Spanish firm Reig Jofre’s nutritional supplements line Forte Pharma is looking towards South East Asia for expansion, after establishing a firm foothold in Hong Kong and Macau. 

Precedent setting: The development and legacy of the GOED monograph

The early 2000s were a time of health claims success and growing consumer awareness around the benefits of omega-3s, but concerns over quality in the sector spurred stakeholders to work...

Louisiana manufacturer hit with permanent injunction to stop distribution of adulterated supplements

The US Department of Justice has filed a proposed consent decree that permanently instructs Louisiana-based Pick and Pay, Inc./ Cili Minerals LLC to stop distributing misbranded and unapproved new drugs...

Probiotic aimed at lactose intolerance debuts on market

A probiotic developed by a pharmacist has debuted on the market with the claim to alleviate the gastric distress caused by lactose intolerance.

Georgia Nut eyes gummy consumers with fortified chocolate gems

Illinois-based Georgia Nut is targeting the vitamin, mineral and supplement consumers with its chocolate gem technology to deliver a range of bioactives, from vitamins C and D, to melatonin, probiotics,...

Transitioning: Danone profits soar by 34% as firm outlines €1bn cost-cutting

A 34% rise in net profits for French dairy and nutrition giant Danone was backed up by the announcement of a €1 billion efficiency program as the firm continues its...

Deal to develop microbiome analysis for clinical nutrition

Day Two link with Johnson & Johnson on personalised microbiome analysis for diabetes nutrition

Gut microbiome analysis firm DayTwo will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson on personalised clinical nutrition for diabetes, and plans to open up its nutrition recommendation platform to new partners.

Ritual ushers in the age of transparent and ‘instagramable’ supplements

With its multivitamins that look like crystal vials of sparkly white beads, Ritual’s founder and CEO Kat Schneider is literally bringing transparency to the dietary supplements industry.

Vitamin vending machines: Is this the future for supplements retailing in APAC?

The man who has launched Australia’s first store selling vitamins solely via vending machines wants to launch hundreds more in locations across the country, while also expanding to overseas markets...

Metals chemistry expertise sets its detox products apart, Quicksilver says

An in-depth understanding of metals chemistry and an advanced liposomal delivery system are what puts Quicksilver Scientific ahead in the detoxification field, an executive says.

Expert unsure GNC can make case over rejected ad

GNC has investigated filing a legal claim over its rejected Super Bowl ad. But an expert in broadcast advertising law said TV networks hold most of the cards in this...

News in brief

CRN membership continues to growth, with 13 new members

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has welcomed 13 new companies to its membership ranks.

New capsaicinoid ingredient Encapcin enters US market, targets sports nutrition category

The ingredient, manufactured in Bangalore, India, is designed for the management of a healthy lipid profile and weight management when paired with exercise.

Glanbia strengthens performance nutrition offering with €181 million double deal

Dairy and nutritional ingredients firm Glanbia has confirmed two strategic acquisitions that will enhance its performance nutrition division by bringing a greater focus on plant-based foods and direct-to-consumer sales.

GNC reportedly to file suit over banned Super Bowl ad

GNC reportedly is considering filing suit over the NFL's rejection of the company's Super Bowl ad. While the rejection has been called hypocritical, a sports consultant said he wasn't surprised. ...

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Separating fact from fiction when formulating with probiotics

Once restricted to a handful of products, such as yogurt, probiotics are enjoying unprecedented popularity and are popping up in unexpected places with many bold health claims, but not everything...

DSM’s i-Health acquires UP4 probiotics brand

i-Health Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal DSM, has entered into an agreement to purchase the UP4 Probiotic brand from Wisconsin-based UAS Laboratories. 

Chinese manufacturer opens US office to benefit from 'made in USA' halo

A Chinese company called Ideal Health Biotechnology has joined a raft of businesses from that country in relocating to the US to gain a ‘made in USA’ positioning.

Reckitt Benckiser in $16.7bn takeover bid for Mead Johnson Nutrition

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has confirmed it is in ‘advanced negotiations’ to acquire all Mead Johnson Nutrition shares for $90 each in cash, valuing Mead Johnson’s entire share capital...

Synthetic astaxanthin finished product hits GNC shelves in Hawaii

Cardax, a manufacturer of synthetic astaxanthin, has launched a finished product on GNC store shelves in Hawaii as part of a coordinated market entry.

Food Vision preview: London, 1-3 March 2017

Personalised sports nutrition gains another player

At Food Vision  in London on March 1-3 ex-Olympian Andrew Steele will explain why he is so excited about applying genetics to dramatically improve the nutrition and performance of sportspeople....

How to win the NutraIngredients Awards: No fudges, say judges

Entries for the 3rd annual NutraIngredients Awards close on 3 February – less than two weeks away. Two of our judges, Jens Bleiel and Ewa Hudson, spill the beans on what...

Crio Bru and Vitamin Shoppe’s unpredictable partnership expands the consumer reach of each

On the surface, the recent expansion of Crio Bru’s brewing cocoa into the nutritional supplement retailer Vitamin Shoppe may not appear to be a logical fit, but the limited arrangement...

‘Final advice’ on fish consumption from FDA & EPA could boost seafood product sales

New guidance and an easy-to-use reference chart from EPA and FDA encouraging Americans – especially pregnant and nursing women and parents of young children – to eat more fish could...

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