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‘Very pleased to find a lower dose supports bone health’: Kyowa study shows new efficacious levels for vitamin K2

The potential bone health benefits of vitamin K2 menaquinone-4 may be achievable at a daily dose of 600 micrograms, according to a new study from Kyowa Hakko with implications for...

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Phase 2 gets Canadian health claims for weight management and healthy glucose metabolism

New Jersey-based Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., has received the thumbs up from Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate for two health claims for its Phase 2 Carb Controller.

Canadian firm Solarvest signs up German partners to produce organic algal DHA oil

Canadian algae technology firm Solarvest has entered into agreements to produce its omega-3 algae products in the EU. The products will comply with both USDA and EU organic certification requirements,...

Glanbia buys sports nutrition firm Isopure for £94M

Glanbia has agreed to acquire US sports nutrition business The Isopure Company for $153M (£94.1M).

ENSA: Soy-breast cancer study not reflective of ‘state of scientific knowledge’

The soy industry has hit back at a recent study that suggested soy supplementation could worsen rather than ameliorate breast cancer by influencing gene behaviour.

Curcumin takes center stage, suppliers say

Sales of curcumin supplements are soaring. This perpetually almost-ready-for-prime-time ingredient has finally arrived, suppliers say.

Transparent lines of responsibility critical to support reliability of studies, experts say

Having more than one research organization involved in a study is not necessarily uncommon, but having clearly defined roles so that the integrity of the data remains intact and the...

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Gencor’s Slimaluma gets letter of no objection from FDA for GRAS status

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a letter of no objection to Gencor for its branded Caralluma fimbriata extract called Slimaluma for use in meal replacement products....

Open source: Blendhub offers ‘fingerprint’ library for nutrient blends

Spanish supplier Blendhub is taking the rare step of offering customers access to its new library of near infra-red (NIR) spectroscopy analyses from more than 300 raw materials.

Rimfrost going under the krill fishery sustainability knife (again)

Norway’s Olympic Seafood-owned krill phospholipid and omega-3 supplier Rimfrost is under assessment from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - a €300,000 process it expects to complete by the “middle of next...

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Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. hails ‘synergistic strategic acquisition’ of GRAS Associates LLC

Ontario-based Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. has enhanced its core capabilities with the acquisition of Oregon-based GRAS Associates, LLC (GRAS Associates), of Bend, Oregon. The acquisition also expands the service offering for...

Nutegrity launches mangosteen ingredient for sports nutrition/ joint discomfort markets

Nutegrity has launched new mangosteen-derived ingredient to support a healthy inflammatory response and possibly provide temporary relief of minor muscle pain associated with strenuous activity.

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Glanbia Nutritionals and NattoPharma agree exclusive distribution deal for MenaQ7 Pure Vitamin K2

Glanbia Nutritionals, Inc., has been named the exclusive distributor in the US and Canada for NattoPharma ASA’s MenaQ7 Pure, a nature-identical synthetic vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7).

Special edition: LATAM

Obesity prevention key to Mexican vitamin & supplement market growth

Sales of vitamins and dietary supplements grew 9% in 2013 to reach Mx$15.7 billion ($1.2 billion) as increased visibility over the country’s main diseases have consumers thinking more about prevention,...

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AHPA grows membership by 12% as 45 companies join in 2014

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has welcomed 45 new members to its fold in 2014, with 17 new members joining during the third quarter.

Swiss player ready for reduced cost resveratrol launch

10-year-old Swiss biotech firm Evolva has completed the resveratrol manufacturing cost-reduction programme it embarked on for the antioxidant nearly two years ago when it bought defunct Fluxome’s business for €550,000.

Arla pours €38m into facility to meet whey demand

Dairy giant Arla's ingredients business is building a new whey processing facility for €38m to meet rising demand for the dairy fraction in infant, sports and clinical nutrition.

DSM to increase omega-3s capacity in light of dietary reference intake review

The move by Canadian and US health authorities to look at the establishment of a dietary reference intake for omega-3s will be a boon both for public health and the...

Krill sustainability backed in 18 month review

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has backed the sustainability of Norwegian firm Aker Biomarine’s Antarctic krill fishing activities, with improved scores.

Nebraska Cultures joins rush to put probiotics into food with GRAS status on bacillus coagulans ingredient

Nebraska Cultures has joined the ranks of probiotics suppliers competing in the functional food realm with spore-forming bacterial ingredients with the announcement of GRAS status on its ProDura Bacillus coagulans ingredient....

Study shows curcuminoids/piperine combo reduces knee osteoarthritis symptoms

Curcumin in combination with piperine is a safe and effective means of ameliorating the debilitating effects of knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

Algae ingredient supplier Heliae juggles exec suite, moves to accelerate agroscience, animal nutrition segments

Algae ingredients producer Heliae has announced a shift in the company’s focus to place new emphasis an agroscience and animal feed initiatives. A management shakeup accompanied what the company billed...

Reaction to FDA's proposed Nutrition Facts updates

AHPA to FDA: Clarify protein labeling

Although it generally supports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed Nutrition and Supplement Facts label changes, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the agency to adopt the Digestible...

Humanetics sells 7-Keto ingredient to InterHealth as part of move into pharmaceuticals

Humanetics Corp. has sold its longtime dietary supplement ingredient, 7-Keto, to InterHealth Nutraceuticals as part of a strategic refocus of the company.

Z Trim Holdings unveils BioFiber Gum for supplement encapsulation, food additive applications

Z Trim Holdings, an Illinois-based producer of functional ingredients derived from corn fiber and other grain byproducts, has launched its BioFiber Gum (BFG) for food, supplement and industrial applications. BFG...