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Marine Ingredients launches platform pairing omega-3s, phytocannabinoids

Marine Ingredients has announced the launch of a new product platform that combines the benefits of omega-3s with those of phytocannabinoids.

NattoPharma debuts 'full spectrum' form of Vitamin K2 to mimic what's found in cheese

Norwegian company NattoPharma will debut a form of Vitamin K2 that includes more of the menaquinone forms found in natural fermented cheese.

ADM gets personal with new microbiome collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic on personalized nutrition solutions to healthy body weight through probiotics, prebiotics, and other nutrients.

Zivo's algal poultry feed push takes step forward as it strives for human nutrition market entry

Zivo Biosciences has announced positive results from studies on the use of its algal biomass ingredient in poultry feed as the company continues to work on market entry for dietary...

Dislocations caused by Irma expected to affect saw palmetto production

Hurricane Irma will affect saw palmetto berry production, both because of damage to the crop itself and the dislocations caused by damage to infrastructure.

People on the move: GNC, NOW, Beneo, FutureCeuticals, & Capstone

We’ve had a few notable hires and promotions this month, with big news at GNC, NOW Health Group, Beneo, FutureCeuticals, and Capstone Nutrition.

AlaskOmega launches DHA omega-3 concentrates

Ohio-based Organic Technologies, producer of the AlaskOmega brand of fish oils, omega-3 and omega-7 concentrates, has launched new DHA-rich oils.

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Glanbia launches heat-stable hydrolyzed whey protein

Glanbia Nutritionals has extended its protein portfolio with a new hydrolyzed whey protein for the hot ready-to-mix powdered beverage and food markets.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

WATCH – Chr. Hansen: 2017 ‘one of our best ever years’ for probiotics in APAC

Chr. Hansen says it has experienced one of its best ever years for APAC probiotics sales, driven by demand from infant nutrition firms and deeper consumer understanding across the region.

ABC shines light on tainted ingredients with book chapter on essential oil adulteration

The American Botanical Council is continuing to shed light on the issue of the adulteration of botanical ingredients by making available a book chapter on the adulteration of essential oils. ...

Naturex strikes global distribution deal with Mycotech for vegan mushroom protein: 'We could see they had something new'

Natural ingredients giant Naturex has struck a global distribution deal with MycoTechnology, the fungi-fueled start-up behind Pure Taste fermented shiitake vegetable protein: a high-profile new entrant to the ‘alternative’ protein...

BASF teams up with InsideTracker for personalized nutrition & supplementation recommendations

BASF and Segterra have announced a collaboration for BASF’s health ingredients brand, Newtrition, to provide personalized nutrition and dietary supplementation recommendations and scientific support for Segterra’s InsideTracker.

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innoVactiv self-affirms GRAS status for InSea2 ingredient

Canada-based innoVactic has announced that its InSea2 ingredient obtained self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status following a comprehensive evaluation by an independent panel of experts.

New study supports EpiCor’s potential to improve constipation symptoms

Low doses of EpiCor, a yeast fermentate, may improve symptoms of constipation, including bloating and quality of life in healthy adults, says a new study.

Plant power: Chinese firm files patent for Cistanche tubulosa against muscle loss

A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has filed a patent for use of a rare, native desert plant to delay muscle loss and age-associated damage.

Probiotic could delay onset of gluten intolerance in children: RCT data

New trial data suggests that the probiotic strains Lactobacillus plantarum Heal 9 and Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2 could support the immune system and delay the onset of gluten intolerance in children....

TerraVia selects Corbion’s $20m stalking horse bid in auction

Algae-fueled company TerraVia has selected a $20m stalking horse bid from Dutch ingredients supplier Corbion in an auction for the bulk of its assets, according to documents filed with the...

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Layn Corp. opens innovation center, quadruples production capacity

Ingredient manufacturer Layn Corp opened a new Global Innovation Center in Shanghai and a new production facility in Guangxi, China, quadrupling its current production capacity.

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Sensus gets Non-GMO Project verification for chicory root fiber

Dutch chicory root supplier Sensus has achieved Non-GMO Project verification for its Frutafit and Frutalose products.

Special Edition: Personalized Nutrition

With interest in wellbeing and longevity on the rise, the time has come for personalized nutrition, say experts

As the “one-size-fits-all” nutritional model becomes less relevant, consumer interest in personalized nutrition and ‘taking back control’ is growing, but the past 15 years are littered with harsh lessons. So,...

Solix Algredients extends USP quality challenge for astaxanthin

Colorado-based Solix Algredients has extended its natural astaxanthin quality challenge as it continues to make its quality case.

Rosemary-daylily combination debuts as cognitive support aid

A new cognitive support ingredient—a mixture of rosemary and daylily extracts—is debuting on the market with the support of two randomized, placebo controlled trials.

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Lallemand probiotics plants pass USP GMP audits

Canadian firm Lallemand Health Solutions, a major probiotics supplier, has announced successful GMP audits on two production facilities.

Enzymotec seeks to revitalize medical foods arm by buying supplement developer

Israeli lipids ingredients specialist Enzymotec has acquired an American supplement developer in a move to revitalize its stumbling medical foods subsidiary that has run into regulatory difficulties in the United...

DSM finishes sale of pharma assets to US firm

DSM has completed a major milestone in its restructuring into a smaller, more profitable and more focused company as it finalized the sale of its pharmaceutical manufacturing assets to US-based...