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Study: Antioxidant supplements (still) not an athlete’s best training partner

Back in 2009, a group of researchers in Germany and the US published a hotly debated study that said antioxidants may blunt the benefits of exercise. One of the researchers...

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Trade association opposes U.S. Customs proposal to reclassify certain bilberry and blueberry extracts

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted a comment to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), expressing their opposition to proposals that would “change the tariff classification of certain bilberry...

Gilad & Gilad defends usage patent for agmatine in nerve health

Gilad & Gilad, formulators of a neuroprotective dietary supplement, have defended their patent on the usage of agmatine in a settlement with an alleged infringer.

IPA challenges article's assertion that science behind probiotics is 'shaky'

A recent online article that labeled the science backing probiotics as “shaky” was criticized by the International Proibiotics Association as lacking context and a basic understanding of the industry and...

Cocoa flavanols may use gut microbiota pathway to ease metabolic syndrome: Review

Consuming cocoa flavanols may interact with the gut microbiota as a way of preventing metabolic syndrome or easing the condition’s symptoms, a review has concluded.

Weight Management 2020

Apples, pears & berries rich in flavonoids could help weight management, study finds

If predictions are true that the future of weight management is less about what to cut out and more about eating healthy foods, then manufacturers and consumers should consider adding...

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CRN adds 7 members, pushing organization to 'new record' size

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced the addition of seven new members.  The additions push membership to “new record levels,” according to the organization.

NEWS IN BRIEF

More consumers seek out products with ‘natural’ label, whatever it means

A survey conducted last month revealed that 62% of Americans buy products labelled “natural,” thinking they are buying something they are not.

Prop 65: NPA responds to language of proposed Article 6 changes with ‘significant concerns’

The Natural Products Association said in a release that the new Article 6 of California’s Prop 65 would “limit consumer access, cost jobs, and harm the economy.”

ChromaDex closes deal to place Niagen in wide array of national chains

ChromaDex has hit another milestone in the market penetration of its Niagen ingredient with a deal that will put it into a number of national retail chains.

Natural & Organic Health Association drops plans for “natural” seal

The Organic & Natural Health Association is abandoning its plan to create a certified seal that demonstrates when products are natural, but it remains dedicated to defining the widely used,...

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Way Better Snacks expands range and tips further growth in sprouted grains

Way Better Snacks has unveiled its latest product – a nacho-flavored tortilla chip – and tipped its signature sprouted grains as a major growth area for snacking.

XOS alters microbiome of pre diabetic individuals in study

In a UCLA study on xylooligosaccharide the prebiotic fiber showed the potential for altering the gut microbiome of pre diabetic individuals.

The top 10 branded processed food companies have lost 4% of market share in past 5 years, says Rabobank

The top 10 branded processed food companies in the US have lost 4% of their market share in the past five years as smaller, more innovative brands have seized the...

Low-protein infant formula not detrimental to mental performance: Study

Protein content of infant formula does not impact the long term mental performance of children, suggests research for the EU Childhood Obesity Project Group. 

HMB decreased mortality among recently hospitalized, malnourished elderly subjects in study

A new study on the affect of sports nutrition ingredient HMB on malnourished older adults bolsters the strong science behind the ingredient by decreasing mortality, even though it missed its...

Yeast beta-glucan shows health-boosting benefits for children

Daily intake of the baker’s yeast ingredient beta glucan may reduce the frequency of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in children by 66%, claims industry study.

Online retailer Swanson acquired by private equity firm

One of the dietary supplement industry’s largest online retailers, Swanson Health Products, has been acquired by acquired by a private equity firm.

Researchers in India use curcumin to create ‘functional ice cream’

Researchers from the National Dairy Research Institute in India sought to bring the health benefits of turmeric’s main metabolite—curcumin—into one of the world’s most popular treat: ice cream....

WHO report backs a tax on sugary drinks to halt child obesity

A report commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) backs a tax on sugary drinks, mandatory nutrient labelling and restrictions on marketing to children in a bid to tackle the child obesity...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Market research company estimates sports supplement market to surpass $10 billion in 2020

A new market report published by Persistence Market Research projects the global sports supplements market to reach an estimated value of $12.4 billion in 2020.

Approval of IBS claims in Canada to help Taiyo further differentiate Sunfiber ingredient

Japanese supplier Taiyo has bolstered the already impressive scientific and regulatory backing for its Sunfiber gut health ingredient with new approved health claims in Canada and others in Japan.

IRI and Oracle’s partnership puts social and purchase data side by side

What do consumers think about your packaging? What do consumers think is still lacking from their pantries? Market research company IRI partners up with Oracle to offer answers to these...

Study: pasta fortified with parsley brought limited antioxidant values

Researchers in Poland fortified pasta with parsley leaves. Though the phenolic level and antioxidant potential of the product was effectively enhanced, the values were significantly lower than predicted.

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