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Precedent setting: The development and legacy of the GOED monograph

The early 2000s were a time of health claims success and growing consumer awareness around the benefits of omega-3s, but concerns over quality in the sector spurred stakeholders to work...

Updated: Aker finally achieving necessary scale in krill business, CEO says

If you want to play in the krill game, you have to go big, says Aker BioMarine CEO Matts Johansen. And after years of development and investment, Aker BioMarine is...

Special edition: Blood Sugar Management

Soluble fibers show promise as blood sugar management ingredients

Soluble fibers can have significant effects on post prandial blood glucose spikes, but they have their effects in the gut rather than in the blood stream itself as polyphenolic ingredients...

In a move to heighten differentiation, Evolva rebrands its fermented resveratrol

A branding makeover is the next step in Evolva’s multi-year development project for its fermented form of resveratrol.

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Applied Food Sciences joins UNPA as executive member

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has welcomed Austin, TX-based Applied Food Sciences Inc. (AFS) as its newest executive member.

Naturex strengthens US management team to boost customer intimacy

Specialty ingredient giant Naturex has made strategic additions to its team of high-profile senior executives, as the company continues to work on delivering its Bright 2020 plan.

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Aker BioMarine invest €112.6 million in new krill vessel

Norwegian krill player Aker BioMarine has commissioned a new environmentally-friendly krill fishing vessel, at a cost of around €112.6 million (NOK 1 billion).

70 product launches in just over 2 years

New clinical data opening doors for Nitrosigine beyond sports nutrition

Having quickly established its credentials in the sports nutrition space, positive results in recent clinical trials are creating new opportunities for Nutrition 21’s Nitrosigine in the cognitive health sector.

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Gencor self-affirms GRAS status for fenugreek extract

Botanical ingredient supplier Gencor has announced that its standardized Fenugreek extract has been affirmed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by an independent panel of toxicologists.

Bulletin highlights vegetable oil adulteration issues for saw palmetto extracts

Low-cost vegetable oils are being used as adulterants for saw palmetto extracts, explains the latest Botanical Adulterants Bulletin from the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program.

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Separating fact from fiction when formulating with probiotics

Once restricted to a handful of products, such as yogurt, probiotics are enjoying unprecedented popularity and are popping up in unexpected places with many bold health claims, but not everything...

Canadian algae developer pivots toward cannabis

Development stage company Algae Dynamics Corp is among the latest dietary supplement firms to succumb to the allure of CBDs and other fractions of the cannabis plant.

L-carnitine combination may promote muscle growth, strength in older adults

Supplementation with a novel L-carnitine formulation may increase lean muscle mass and leg strength in healthy older adults compared to placebo, says a new study.

Valensa gets 'raw' certification on organic spirulina

Algae ingredient supplier Parry Nutraceuticals has initiated what it believes will be a more meaningful level of certification for its spirulina products with new ‘Certified Clean’ and ‘Certified Raw’ marks.

Aker wins patent fight as Chinese competitor withdraws from US market

Krill oil supplier Aker BioMarine has won an important patent victory as a Chinese competitor has agreed to permanently withdraw its krill oil products from the US market.

Curcumin can be ‘as big as omega-3’ with correct science and marketing: OmniActive MD

Curcumin can become as big as omega-3, according to the boss of Indian nutraceutical supplier OmniActive, which has recently received a significant funding boost and made a high-level acquisition.  ...

ChromaDex reemphasizes testings services, expands R&D capabilities

ChromaDex is placing additional emphasis on transparency and traceability in the marketing of its products and services, an executive said. And the company is expanding its R&D and analytical testing...

Polyphenols specialist Artemis rebrands core line, branches out into purple tea

Polyphenols specialist Artemis International is rebranding its core berry-based product line and is branching out into other dark-colored botanicals including a unique purple tea. The company is also starting to develop...

Government funds help Mazza put last piece into commercialization puzzle

Water extraction technology pioneer Mazza Innovation has received an $840,000 ($1.1 million CDN) investment from the Canadian government to install new drying technology at its plant in British Columbia.

Omega Protein starts dividend program

Omega Protein has come through the tumult of a proxy fight and has announced a plan to distribute some of the cash generated by the business to shareholders via dividends....

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UNPA welcomes new executive members

Chinese contract manufacturer Sirio Pharma and botanical ingredients supplier Verdure Sciences have joined the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) as executive members.

How to win the NutraIngredients Awards: No fudges, say judges

Entries for the 3rd annual NutraIngredients Awards close on 3 February – less than two weeks away. Two of our judges, Jens Bleiel and Ewa Hudson, spill the beans on what...

‘T-free’: Krill player backs odourless form in 'fishy smell' assault

Enzymotec is backing a krill form using a patent-pending process it says makes it free of a component that contributes to the ‘fishy smell’ that can plague marine oils.

AFS opens innovation center in concert with University of Iowa

Applied Food Sciences has expanded its capabilities with a dedicated R&D center supported by a collaboration with the University of Iowa.

Contract-farming system solidifies Sabinsa's supply chain

Like other suppliers of a wide range of botanical materials, Sabinsa Corp is at the mercy of the vagaries of complicated supply chain. The Indian/American company has chosen to deal...

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