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3D Corporate Solutions acquires majority stake in BlueWave Marine Ingredients

Monett, MO-based 3D Corporate Solutions, LLC has acquired the majority stake in BlueWave Marine Ingredients, producer of ultra-low molecular weight fish peptides for human and animal nutrition.

Cannavest gets CBD oil products on natural channel retail shelves amid mounting losses

Cannavest, a Las Vegas, NV-based company active in the CBD marketplace, has reported a sharp increase in losses in its second quarter, 2015 earnings statement. But the company also hit...

1 day to go! NIU’s Cognitive Health Online Summit to lifestages, market dynamics and key ingredients

How does Abbott Nutrition design cognitive health products for key lifestages? Where are the knowledge gaps for omega-3s and brain health? How much science is there behind the main ingredients?...

Protein trends

C-fu’s new processing platforms could help pave the way for an insect commodity market

Two new, versatile production platforms created by ingredient supplier C-fu FOODS could crack open the nascent insect protein commodity market in North America by “abstracting the product from its source,” a...

BlueOcean launches consumer brand to boost visibility of extended release technology, omega-3 shrimp oil

BlueOcean Nutrasciences has taken the direct-to-consumer route with an extended release, tablet form of omega-3 fish oil. The company intends to boost the viability of that technology in its own...

DSM reshuffle spells 1000+ job losses

Nutrition giant DSM has outlined organisational adjustments that will see 900-1100 jobs lost – half of which will be in the Netherlands.

Pre hypertension link to risk in young adults widens scope for grape seed extract, Polyphenolics says

High blood pressure has been called the silent killer, and a recent study indicates its effects may be more widespread than previously believed.  It creates a market opportunity for those...

Firm automates ingredient discovery based on epigenetic activity

Finding new bioactive molecules has in the past been something of a treasure hunt that had developers combing records of traditional uses of botanicals for clues pointing the way to...

CoQ10 patent infringement hatchet far from buried, association president says

A patent dispute among CoQ10 producers which had faded from view because many in the industry assumed it was settled is still very much alive via court procedures in Texas...

Over 90% of Twentysomethings have suboptimal vitamin E status. What does that mean for health?

Huge proportions of the US population are consuming sub-optimal levels of vitamin E, according to a new study from DSM Nutritional Products and Cornell University which raises questions about potential...

Performance nutrition boosts Glanbia plc’s financials

Glanbia’s Global Performance Nutrition (GPN) unit was the star performer as the nutritional ingredients and dairy firm reported increased H1 profits.

Compelling science & consumer interest in tried-and-true ingredients: Is ginger the next blockbuster botanical?

Finished products containing OmniActive’s Gingever ingredient are expected to hit shelves in the later part of 2015, with the company predicting big things for ginger.

Baobab poised to become the “queen of superfruits,” supplier says

Antioxidant- and fiber-rich baobab is on the verge of stealing the crown from acai, goji berries and pomegranate as the “queen of superfruits,” thanks to awareness raised by recent and upcoming...

GRAS status for Peak ATP could open up 'caffeine-free' energy applications, TSI says

TSI Group has announced self affirmed GRAS status for its Peak ATP ingredient which will offer new applications in the growing area of sports nutrition, president of US operations Larry...

ChromaDex revenue hits record as ingredient sales bring company close to profitability

Branded dietary ingredient supplier ChromaDex reported record revenue in its second quarter 2015 earnings statement. It was the fifth consecutive quarter in which the company reached a new earnings plateau.

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Actazin green kiwifruit extract verified by Non-GMO Project

Actazin, a digestive health ingredient derived from green kiwifruit, has received certification from the Non-GMO Project as being Non-GMO Project Verified.

‘Demonstrating efficacy through clinical trials will drive future marketing’: JBSL-USA President

Nattokinase, an enzyme extracted from fermented soy, has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with its foundation of science key to driving future marketing and consumer understanding, says Vincent Hackel,...

High doses of vitamin D fail to boost calcium absorption, bone mineral density, study finds

High doses of vitamin D are no more effective than a placebo at improving muscle function and preventing falls and fractures in older adults who are deficient, according to recently...

Investor blasts Omega Protein's human nutrition diversification plans, calls for breakup, sale of company

Omega Protein Corporation has received a harsh critique of its diversification strategy from a major investor.  Wynnefield Partners filed a Form 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission calling for...

Nuritas revolutionizes discovery process for novel, healthy ingredients

The Irish biotech Nuritas is changing how novel food-based ingredients with health-benefits are discovered and in doing so is revolutionizing innovation in the supplement space. 

FMC sells pectin division to Cargill, signals concern about omega-3s business

FMC Corporation has announced a restructuring of its pectin business in a deal with Cargill. This comes in the wake of disappointing overall earnings in the second quarter of 2015...

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UK ingredients player expands to US, questions Chinese quality

UK-based ingredients distributor Direct Food Ingredients has opened an office and warehouse in Los Angeles where it will focus its activities in nutraceuticals and sports nutrition and push its quality...

‘The US market is ready for stress management supplements’, says Lipogen CEO

Consumers are looking for natural products to manage stress, says the CEO of Lipogen as the company  

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Omega Protein vessel comes to aid of stranded tug

An Omega Protein menhaden fishing crew aided a tugboat that had become stranded last week on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel structure at the mouth of the bay.

Cardax bolsters data set for synthetic astaxanthin, pushes forward market entry date

After a protracted period of development, Hawaii-based Cardax Inc. is nearing market phase for its forms of bioidentical astaxanthin.  The company’s proprietary molecules were first studied more than a decade...