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Microalgae, protein fractions, and ‘co-products’: POS VP of technology talks next big trends

With almost 40 years of working with companies large and small across numerous continents, POS Bio-Sciences has a top level view of what’s next on the horizon, and microalgae, protein...

BASF vitamin production returns to normal after fire

BASF’s vitamin A and E production is close to resuming normal service after a fire ripped through its German plant on March 12.

Ashwagandha interest spilling into mainstream market

The so-called flagship herb of Ayurveda, ashwagandha is gaining traction in the mainstream US market as consumers embrace its wide-ranging body of health benefits on the heels of strong clinical...

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RFI Ingredients LLC joins UNPA as executive member in Colorado

Blauvelt, NY-based supply partner RFI Ingredients LLC is the latest company to join the swelling ranks of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), with the company joining as an executive...

Green and black tea blend may support urinary tract health for men: Kemin Study

Daily supplements containing extracts from a blend of green and black tea varieties may improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and quality of life in men in as little as...

Largest ever human clinical study using tocotrienols for neuroprotection

Vitamin E tocotrienols show brain health benefits

Daily supplements of a natural full spectrum palm mixed tocotrienol complex may protect against the progression of white matter lesions in human brains, says a new study from Malaysia and...

Natural astaxanthin group’s questioning of synthetic astaxanthin quality met with strong DSM defense

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has again questioned the quality and regulatory status of DSM’s synthetic astaxanthin ingredient, with new data reportedly showing ‘vastly inferior antioxidant potential’ compared with...

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ChromaDex’s new deal with Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory could lead to ‘rapid commercialization of novel natural products’

A new agreement between Chromadex and the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) to evaluate ChromaDex's natural product libraries could lead to ‘rapid commercialization of novel natural products for food, beverage,...

Probiotics, enzymes, and fiber are the ingredient categories to watch for M&A: NCN CEO

After much consolidation in the fish oil sector, probiotics, enzymes, and fiber could be the ingredient categories to watch moving forward for M&A activity, says the CEO of the Nutrition...

Israel firm ups astaxanthin concentration

Southern Isreal supplier, Algatechnologies, has launched a 20% astaxanthin oleoresin targeting food supplements, foods and beverages and cosmeceuticals.

HEPI looking at pet market to fund nutraceutical development

Health Enhancement Products Inc., a Michgan-based development stage company with potential markets in nutraceutical products derived from algae as well as a personalized health measurement testing platform, has settled on...

Responsible supply: IFFO changes fish oil and fishmeal sourcing rules

Non-members of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO) are able to apply for ‘responsible supply’ (RS) certification, after the body altered its criteria recently.

New Taiyo iron formula improves ingredient's performance in food, beverages

Iron can be a difficult ingredient to work with because of its reactivity. Ever seen a piece of rusty metal?  That’s just the start; iron reacts with a wide array...

DSM holds first-ever call for innovation partners

In an effort to jumpstart growth in new product development, ingredients giant DSM is hosting its inaugural Innovation Partnering Conference at its Parsippany, NJ, headquarters in June.

Krill wars redux: Enzymotec ends settlement negotiations with Neptune, ITC case to go forward

In a new phase of a long-standing krill oil patent dispute, Israel-based Enzymotec Ltd. has backed out of a settlement negotiation with Canada’s Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, both companies confirm....

InterHealth acquires Chick Cart, brings UC-II in house

Specialty ingredients supplier InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc. has acquired Fort Smith, AR-based nutritional ingredients manufacturer Chick Cart Inc. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Naturex battles botanical adulteration with supply chain security

High-priced botanicals like bilberry and saw palmetto continue to attract counterfeiters and adulterers, meaning supply chain integrity is more important than ever, the world’s biggest herbal extract player has said....

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UNPA membership continues to grow as CRB joins

Global design, construction and consulting firm CRB has joined the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) as a Science & Technology Services member.

Chromadex CEO: ‘We think Niagen has a much bigger market, like omega-3’

The potential of nicotinamide riboside, the next generation vitamin B3, goes beyond dietary supplements, into functional food and beverages, medical foods, infant nutrition and more, says the CEO of Chromadex.

Diabetes epidemic, settlement of patent suit means bright future for chromium, Nutrition 21 says

The market for chromium is growing, driven by the ongoing tide of obesity and diabetes, said Bill Levi of Nutrition 21, which supplies Chromax, a patented form of chromium picolinate.

Vitamin Angels premieres online documentary to broaden its message

Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization that has delivered millions of servings of vitamin A and other vitamins to at-risk children and mothers worldwide, has premiered an online documentary that shows...

Extract of succulent has dual action in moderating anxiety, study shows

A study published released recently on Zembrin, a branded extract of Sceletium tortousom, shows the product’s effects within the amygdala, the portion of the brain stem where the body’s “threat circuitry” lies....

Frutarom jumps into the omega-3 sea

The health division of Swiss ingredients player Frutarom has launched omega-3s for the first time with the company noting their potential in heart, brain and eye health along with inflammation...

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BASF fire affects vitamin A and E supply

A major fire due to a technical issue on March 12 at a BASF plant in Germany will close the plant for a month or more and affect supply of...

Probi gets big order from US supplements giant Pharmavite

US-based supplement manufacturer Pharmavite has extended its supply relationship with Swedish probiotic supplier Probi with an order valued at $561,000 (3.6 million Swedish kroner).

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