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Herbalife asks Mirror to take down 'baseless' article

Herbalife shakes not responsible for Mexican death, say doctors

A "previous serious illness" was responsible for the death of a Mexican woman - not Herbalife weight loss shakes - say local doctors following accusations in the Mexican and UK press of lead contamination....

Going non GMO in supplements is worth the effort, sources say

The November elections draw nearer featuring numerous state ballot initiatives requiring the mandatory labeing of genetically modified ingredients.  While this is an issue with clear fault lines in the food...

Special edition: Healthy Ageing

Sports manufacturers ‘well placed’ to take advantage of growing healthy ageing market

Manufacturers in the sports nutrition space have the skills and knowledge needed to move in to the much larger and lucrative healthy ageing market, according to the chief technology officer...

News in brief

DSM invests in former patent suit opponent ZeaVision

DSM Venturing, the investment arm of Royal DSM, has announced a strategic investment into ZeaVision, a dietary supplement company based on the benefits of zeaxanthin, a carotenoid eye health ingredient....

Mead Johnson Nutrition takeover 'not discussed' by Danone board

French dairy giant Danone has rubbished reports it has targeted US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition for acquisition.

Insights from SupplySide West

Adverse event reporting can provide valuable data to companies, expert says

Reporting adverse events is something all dietary supplement companies must prepared to do to be in compliance with the law.  But beyond that basic requirement, companies that fully embrace an...

Restructuring of Twinlab enabled new company to sequester debt, CEO Tolworthy says

Tom Tolworthy worked to restructure Twinlab from the time he took over the iconic brand in 2010. The final deal, which closed in early October, turned out better than orignially...

'Many kombucha makers are thumbing their nose at the regulators'

KeVita CEO: If you want to succeed in this industry, you’ve got to pitch your tent and plan on camping out for a while

In 2010, KeVita sparkling organic probiotic beverages were available in a handful of Whole Foods stores in Southern California. Today they have 90%+ ACV in the natural channel, and a...

Eggshell membrane's advantages makes joint health chew possible, developer says

Supplements in the joint health space have often been handicapped by the large dosages required for some of the active ingredients.  Customers have had the choice of a beverage (with...

PepsiCo CEO: ‘Our innovation is becoming more durable’

If you’ve got enough money - and clout - it’s not hard to make a big splash with a new product launch in year one. The real test comes in...

Japan

World’s only salmon placenta taps into Asia’s halal anti-ageing market

Japan’s second biggest island, Hokkaido in the north of the country, is known across Asia as being one of the continent's premier locations for seafood. And now a local nutraceutical...

Study finds DMAA-like 'designer stimulant' in 12 of 14 pre workout supplements tested

A recent study has found 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), a synthetic stimulant similar to DMAA, in 12 of 14 dietary supplements tested.  According to Dr Pieter Cohen, one of the study’s authors,...

Valensa debuts algal 1,3 beta-glucan for immune health

Valensa International, a Florida-based producer of finished supplement formulas, has announced a deal to bring an immune health ingredient to market based on 1,3 beta-glucan derived from algae.

$5 million in additional funding will help ChromaDex bridge through to profitability, CEO says

ChromaDex Corp. has announced an additional $5 million in funding from Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The cash infusion will fund operations for a number of months as the company moves...

Antioxidant supplement launch helps Progressive Laboratories revamp professional product line

In the latest move to revamp its line of supplements for healthcare professionals, Progressive Laboratories Inc. has introduced an antioxidant product based on branded ingredients from Kyowa Hakko USA and...

Demand rising rapidly for beetroot as ingredient's sports nutrition benefits are proven and popularized

The benefits of beetroot juice for sports nutrition got a big public relations boost recently with the news the Auburn University football team drinks the juice before its games.  As...

KonaRed rapidly expands distribution in wake of licensing pact with VDF Futureceuticals

Six months after resolving an IP fight with a competitor turned collaborator, KonaRed Corporation has made rapid progress in moving its coffee fruit beverage into nationwide distribution.

Health Warrior chia bars CEO: ‘Most Americans are overfed and undernourished'

While chia seeds are now appearing in everything from breakfast cereal to yogurt, it’s easy to forget that until surprisingly recently, the only place you could find them was in...

Boston Therapeutics launches blood sugar management supplement

Boston Therapeutics (BTI) has entered the full commercialization phase of its Sugardown dietary supplement aimed at the healthy blood sugar management market.  The company is collaborating on the launch with...

Employee ownership key facet of plan to 'reauthenticate' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

Relaunching as an employee-owned company will help focus Twinlab on its mission of “reauthenticating” the brand in the natural channel, said CEO Tom Tolworthy.

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

Consumers are increasingly sensitive to where products are made, and this has helped drive NOW Foods’ expansion of its in-house manufacturing capacity, said CEO Jim Emme.

News in brief

GNC appoints new Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer

Supplement retailing giant GNC has hired Jeffrey Hennion as its new Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and eCommerce Officer, and has also appointed Daisy Vanderlinde joins as Chief Human Resource...

Rock Creek seems to be near end of supplement road as FDA rejects NDI filing

Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, formerly known as Star Scientific, has hit another pothole in the road in the form of a negative opinion from the Food and Drug Administration on its...

Nordic Naturals boosts offerings for 'niche' sports market

Nordic Naturals has extended its line of omega-3 supplements that are NSF Certified for Sport with a liquid form of its Omega-D3 Sport line, which the company says is the...

SPORTS NUTRITION 2014: FOCUS ON CREATINE SCIENCE

‘Get ripped like Rambo and smart like Picasso!’ VPX rips up sports drink rulebook

VPX/Redline CEO Jack Owoc tells Sports Nutrition 2014 delegates how to create a creatine-based sports/energy drink that’s 'omnipresent enough to crush Red Bull, Powerade and Monster'.

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