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Freshness, gentle processing compensate for different EPA, DHA levels, salmon oil supplier asserts

While the omega-3s market has been moving toward ever higher concentrations of EPA and DHA, there is still room for fresh, minimally processed oils with lower EPA and DHA concentrations,...

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Saporiti Group eyes ‘competitive advantage’ as distributor of GanedenBC30 in South America

A new distribution partnership between Ganeden and Grupo Saporiti, S.A. will increase availability of the GanedenBC30 probiotic ingredient in select South American markets, the companies have announced.

Large scale trial to validate testing platform that measures metabolic health via urine

Zivo Bioscience Inc. has announced a large-scale test of its WellMetris testing platform that will validate a technology that the founders say will be a game changer for dietary supplement...

Vitamin K2, collagen-calcium combo closing awareness, evidence gaps in bone health

While the combination of calcium and vitamin D is the best known duo in bone health, other ingredients that stories to tell are closing the gap both in terms of...

Neptune launches NKO Focus backed by clinical data

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has launched a blend of krill and lutein for brain and vision health, with clinical data  showing the absorption of lutein being improved by as much...

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has sent a petition to federal regulators seeking the ban of pure, powdered caffeine that is packaged and sold as a...

Blue Apron delivers brand awareness for start-up suppliers along with meals to consumers’ doors

Fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service Blue Apron helps start-ups and small ingredient suppliers build brand awareness and consumer demand by introducing at home cooks to new products and taking...

Sabinsa and Fruit d'Or team up for synbiotic probiotic-cranberry ingredient

Sabinsa and Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals are targeting gut and digestive health, and heart health with their patent-pending combination of LactoSpore (Bacillus coagulans (MTCC 5856)) with Cran Naturelle cranberry seed powder.

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Naturex opens Chilean subsidiary

Botanical extract giant Naturex is opening a subsidiary in Chile to strengthen its position in Latin America. The move follows its January 2014 acquisition of Chile Botanics and its factory...

Ganeden probiotic may boost post-exercise recovery: Pilot data

Consuming Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30) in combination with protein may blunt muscle damage after intense exercise and boost recovery, according to findings from a pilot study.

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NattoPharma gets Canadian Patent for vitamin K2 and omega-3s

Vitamin K2 supplier NattoPharma ASA has been granted a new Canadian patent covering pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products combining vitamin K2 with omega-3s for a range of health benefits.

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Athletes may recover faster with HYDRO.365: Study

Endurance athletes consuming sports drinks containing whey protein hydrolysate could see an improvement in performance, a Danish study has found.

Nutegrity joins omega-3s blending game with new fish oil/phospholipid ingredient

Nutegrity, the human nutrition division of Omega Protein Corporation, has joined the omega-3s blending game with a new ingredient called OmegaActiv + PL. The new product is a mix of...

Capsugel sees increase in Licaps demand as product manufacturers seek ‘best solutions for challenging ingredients’

Challenging ingredients like krill oil and fish oil are driving demand for Capsugel’s Licaps liquid-filled hard capsule technology, says the company, as Healthy Directions becomes the latest manufacturer to use...

UAS Labs acquires Micropharma IP and Cardioviva brand of probiotics

Wisconsin-based UAS Laboratories, LLC has acquired certain intellectual property assets of Micropharma Limited as well as taking ownership of the Cardioviva brand of probiotics.

Ingredients supplier Maypro enters sales deal that includes Nebraska Cultures probiotics

Ingredient supplier Maypro has extended its branded ingredient offerings via a strategic sales partnership with Wilke Industries. It’s part of the company’s push to remain relevant in the rapidly evolving...

Plenty of stretch left in omega-3s supply, says BASF as it moves increasingly toward concentrates

The omega-3s market is moving toward ever higher concentrations, and BASF is convinced there is ample supply to bear the increased demand on raw material.

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Kyowa Hakko granted US patent for L-Citrulline and L-Arginine Combination for blood flow benefits

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Kyowa Hakko for the combination of the amino acids L-citrulline and L-arginine for boosting blood L-arginine levels and increasing...

ChromaDex bolsters IP protection around pTeroPure with memory, sun damage patents

ChromaDex has bolstered the IP protection around pTeroPure, one of its branded ingredients, with the announcement of two patents relating to pterostilbene, which are the second and third patents granted...

Not just for flavour: Herbs and spices backed for heart health

Antioxidant-rich spices and herbs could help to improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to new research.

Long term relationships best way to deal with volatility of botanical supply, experts say

Managing botanical supply chains in the face of volatility in demand and pricing is a matter of managing relationships and gathering the appropriate information. Business as usual, in other words.

Future foods could mimic exercise benefits, claim Nestlé scientists

Future food and nutritional products could use the enzyme AMPK to mimic the effects of exercise on metabolism, Nestlé researchers have claimed.

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BASF sells Norwegian omega-3 business to US firm

BASF has sold its Norwegian, “natural fish oils, medium-concentrated omega-3s, and customised bottled fish oil” plant to Pennsylvania firm Marine Ingredients for an undisclosed sum as the German ingredients and chemicals giant...

Qualitas passes milestone with launch of first consumer products featuring its algal EPA oil

Qualitas Health has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of two consumer products that feature the company’s algal-based EPA ingredient branded as Almega PL.

Omega Protein's Q3 revenues plunge on low oil yield from menhaden harvest

Omega Protein suffered steep declines in revenues and earnings in its third quarter of 2014. Human nutrition segment revenues increased, but only partly offset declines in animal nutrition revenues.

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