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Fruit d'Or to highlight cranberry probiotic in confection prototype at Healthy & Natural Show

Fruit d’Or is following the lead of some other probiotics suppliers by pushing its LactoCran cranberry seed powder/probiotic combination into the confectionary category.

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US Pharmacopeial Convention joins UNPA

The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has become an Associate Member of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA).

Vitafoods Europe 2016 preview

Testing and tracking nutrition in mental health

The quest to halt cognitive decline as a feature of ageing has become an intense area of research in recent years, and polyphenols can deliver much. 

GRAS process for evaluating ingredient safety threatens FDA’s mission, Sen. Markey argues

The “loose structure” and voluntary process for companies to self-determine if new ingredients are “generally recognized as safe” without required input from FDA undermines the agency’s ability to ensure the...

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Niagen to be researched for neuroprotective effect among football players

Thorne Research and ChromaDex Corp. are partnering in a research effort with the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute on a planned study to...

ChromaDex achieves milestone with Nasdaq listing

ChromaDex, which has generated a raft of positive news in recent months, has reached another milestone by clearing the bar to be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

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Taiyo gets non-GMO verification on Sunfiber prebiotic ingredient

Japanese ingredient supplier Taiyo has expanded the certification support for its Sunfiber prebiotic ingredient with a Non-GMO Project verification.

Alkemist Labs clarifies C of A policy

Lab reports that mimic Alkemist Labs’ distinctive testing format may be causing confusion in the marketplace and undermining the integrity of an Alkemist Labs C of A, the company has...

special edition: gender-specific nutrition

Supply eye: What gender-based nutrition means to the worlds’ biggest herbal player

We asked Naturex what gender-based nutrition means to the French botanicals giant.

Special edition: Omega-3s

Algal omega-3 suppliers say while growth may have lagged, future still bright

While market uptake has been slower than originally envisaged, the needs of vegetarian consumers and sustainability concerns surrounding marine sources will over time boost demand for algal forms of omega-3s,...

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Krill oil suppliers offer higher concentrations, new product forms to help regain lost sales momentum

Innovation in the krill oil sector is gathering momentum, a development which could perhaps help to halt the sales decline currently afflicting the ingredient in the US market.

Special Edition: Omega-3s

Convenience, concentrates, and 3rd generation forms: Where’s the innovation in the omega-3 space?

Are natural retail buyers bored with fish oil? Can concentrates, convenience, combination products, and third generation forms re-engage them?

OmniActive builds IP for CurcuWIN for brain health

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to OmniActive for the composition and process of preparation of its CurcuWIN ingredient. The patent also covers the alleviation of...

BGG to use new Mexico City office as springboard for Latin America expansion

Chinese supplier BGG is taking a big step to expand the global footprint of its ingredients with recent establishment of an office in Mexico City to go along with a...

Strain specificity key to probiotic quality, but expert says generic products will still populate bottom of market

Strain specificity is the name of the game in probiotics if you want to really connect a product’s health benefits to the science, said consultant Ralf Jaeger, PhD. But as...

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New patent adds to NAI's already bulging CarnoSyn IP portfolio

Natural Alternatives International has filed another patent to add to its suite of IP around its CarnoSyn beta alanine ingredient. 

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Barentz backs water lentils for protein

Dutch ingredients player Barentz International has partnered with Floridian biotech start-up Parabel USA to globally distribute ‘water lentil’-derived protein.

Research partnership, distribution agreement to boost selenium uptake, supplier says

A  clinical trials partnership and a new agreement with AIDP will help boost the market for selenium, says Paul Willis, CEO of Cypress Systems Inc.

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UNPA adds new executive & science & technology services members

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has added Xin Du Bio-Tech and Healthnotes to its membership roster.

Nationwide GMO labeling, insurance coverage & increased enforcement top NPA's wish list on Capitol Hill

Members of the Natural Products Association met with their senators' and representatives' offices in Washington, DC, April 13 to promote standardized GMO labeling nationwide, insurance coverage of dietary supplements, increased...

New lubrication excipient removes last hurdle in way of 100% organic supplements, developers say

A partnership between Ribus and Biogrund has surmounted one the chief hurdles on the way to a 100% organic supplement. The pair says its new ingredient, Nu-Rice Extra Lube, can...

PurisPea pea protein receives GRAS confirmation from FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has no objection to the Generally Recognized as Safe status of World Food Processing’s ingredient PurisPea. Will its application in food and beverage grow from...

RangeMe teams up with the Healthy & Natural Show

RangeMe, an online platform which streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers, has teamed up with FoodNavigator-USA's publisher William Reed Business Media to help facilitate new product discovery at The Healthy and...

Chr Hansen posts strong Q2 results – but nutrition growth ‘modest’

Downturn in yoghurt probiotic use propped up by supplements: Chr Hansen CFO

Chief financial officer (CFO) for ingredients giant Chr Hansen says there has been a downturn in use of probiotics in yoghurts over the last five years due to the EU’s...

Naturex adds chokeberry to botanicals range

Naturex has added a proprietary aronia extract to its library after inking a licensing deal with Polish food supplements and OTC player Adamed Consumer Healthcare SA.