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Guilty verdict in 5-hour counterfeiting case seen as potent deterrent

The guilty verdict handed down this week in the 5-hour Energy product counterfeiting case is a milestone within the nutritional products sphere that could serve an important deterrent function, said...

Coromega throws hat into high-concentrate omega-3s ring

California-based Coromega, a company that has based its value proposition the pleasant mouthfeel of its omega-3 emulsions, has found that it is not immune to the drive toward ever higher...

5 innovative supplement delivery systems to watch

As November comes to an end, consumers are starting to look for holiday gift and stocking-stuffer ideas. Gadgets are a popular choice, and these days, even the nutrition space is...

6 steps companies can take to “do good” and expand their appeal to modern consumers

Modern Americans expect much more from food companies today than they did in the past -- now not only do they want food that is better for them, but they...

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Persavita gets US patent for Saffron 2020 for eye health

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Montreal-based Persavita Inc. for its flagship natural eye health product, Saffron 2020.

A Pez for supplements? Sho Nutrition wants to help consumers keep track of the supplements they’re taking

Founder Joy Wang confessed that she often forgets to take the supplements she had bought. “They pile up in my medicine cabinet, then I forget them,’ she said, and she’s...

GRMA close to finalizing consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) expects to finalize and publish a consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements before the end of Q1 2017.

There's demand for chewable caffeine beyond the outdoor and athletic set, says Compete Energy Bites exec

When the brand first launched in 2014, the bites were positioned for gyms and sport specialty stores. But as time passed, the creators realized there was mainstream appeal and demand...

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2017 NutraIngredients Awards celebrates best in nutrition innovation (globally)

The NutraIngredients Awards are back in 2017 with new categories to reward the most innovative players in the global world of nutrition.

Züm XR farms out beverage brand, expands R&D for extended release caffeine ingredients

High demand for caffeine fortification in energy beverages has driven an expansion at Denver-based Züm XR, which has developed an encapsulation technology.

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Seipel Group receives US Patent on bladder control ingredient Urox

Australian company Seipel Group Pty Ltd., has been granted US Patent No. 9,452,191 for its 'herbal compositions for the prevention or treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder.'

Goal! English football giant backs high-dose omega-3 for recovery

London-based English Premier League (EPL) football club Tottenham Hotspur has inked a deal with Norwegian firm Smartfish to supply high-dose omega-3 products for player recovery.

Arla: 'We believe we'll see more protein gels going forward'

Gel, powder, milky beverage, and clear beverage—these are the four whey protein applications Arla's new hydrolysates were designed for. And by breaking down the whey protein with enzymes, the ingredient...

Personalized nutrition not just about 'DNA diets,' says CEO of Campbell Soup-backed start-up

Personalized nutrition is the future, says Habit CEO: ‘Generic public health advice is great.The problem is, people don’t follow it’

Is personalized nutrition just an overpriced indulgence for affluent people that are already health conscious, or could Campbell Soup’s $32m bet on Habit – a nutrition and meal-delivery operation partnering...

Supplement OWL product registry ready to accept product labels

The much anticipated Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) – a product label database – is moving into the second phase of beta-testing and is now accepting product labels from dietary...

Not just chocolate or cherry: Kerry aims to bring more flavor to nutritional applications

Mango and chimichurri-flavored products in the nutritional food aisle? Flavor and nutrition content don’t have to be mutually exclusive, said Kerry VP of nutrition Jennifer Intagliata. 

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Lesaffre launches immune support bacteria in North American market

The century-old yeast specialist is launching its patented probiotic Bacillus subtilis CU1 in North America, targeting immune support supplement manufacturers.

Limited Labs launches crowdfunding campaign for RTD ketogenic beverage

For raising capital, Limited Labs’ brand builder Sam Johnston said Indiegogo was the way to go: “[It creates] more of a buzz about this product online through interacting directly with...

New energy source? German firm evoxx technologies plans to shake up energy drink scene with ‘novel carbohydrate’ launch in 2017

The oligomer was designed to help manufacturers reduce or eliminate the need for sucrose, glucose, and fructose, with potential applications ranging from energy source for sports nutrition to prebiotic supplements.

trusource expands retail presence, launches new energy range

Less than a year after launching exclusively at Kroger stores, trusource products will soon be available to “everyday athletes” nationally in Target, Walgreens, Giant Eagle and HEB.

Glanbia adds sparkle to iron with new Lactoferrin delivery format

With athletes in mind, Glanbia partnered with Wisconsin-based PoppingFUN for a new confectionary-inspired delivery format for iron supplements.

Herbalife exec on dietary supplement registry: ‘Everyone agreed we needed more transparency’

The soon-to-be-launched Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) will offer transparency and build consumer trust in dietary supplements, and it is gaining wider industry support.

Blood glucose supplement developer files for patent on formulation

A new microbiome-targeted supplement formulation has moved closer to market with the filing of a US patent application, the company announced this week.

Supplement OWL shows that there’s now a real willingness to be transparent with consumers: CRN

Companies large and small have been beta-testing the CRN’s product registry – the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) – and it will soon be open to all dietary supplement...

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