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Jim Hyde elected chair of CRN’s Board of Directors

Jim Hyde, vice president and general manager at Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma, has been elected chair of the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Board of Directors, and will hold the...

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.

Brazilian ironwood seed extracts may decrease blood sugar levels, for rats at least

Galcatomannan from seeds of Brazilian ironwood (Caesalpinia ferrea), when administered at doses of 10 mg/kg body weight to Wistar rats with induced diabetes, was effective to control hyperglycemia and to...

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.

Prenatal multivitamins may provide early life growth benefits for children

A regular prenatal multivitamin may support "normal" fat gain in infants in the first five months of life, says a new study.

Consumer food safety education must be reinforced to ‘reap the rewards’ of FSMA, FDA official says

As the deadlines for regulations painstakingly developed under the Food Safety Modernization Act begin to go into effect, compliance by producers, suppliers and manufacturers alone will not be enough to...

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.  ...

Scientists explore prebiotic potential of Hyptis suaveolens

Researchers from the University of Vienna suggest that there is prebiotic potential of oligo- and polysaccharides from seed mucilage of Hyptis suaveolens, commonly called bush mint, pignut, or wilaiti tulsi.

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...

Vitamin Shoppe responds to domestic slowdown with overseas expansion

As part of its reinvention campaign, The Vitamin Shoppe is accelerating its overseas expansion and is rationalizing domestic distribution with a new facility in Arizona.

Prebiotics in early life may boost sleep and daytime rhythms: Study

Supplementing the early life diet with prebiotics may boost the growth of selective bacteria in the gut and alleviate sleep disruptions caused by stress, says a new study.

Inulin-type fructans improve stool consistency in constipated kids: Pilot study

Supplementing constipated children with prebiotic inulin‐type fructans could improve stool consistency, a pilot study of 2 to 5 year-olds' has concluded.

Micronutrient supplementation for mothers boosts infant cognitive health: Follow-up study

Pregnant women should take more micronutrients aside from iron and folic acid to boost the long-term cognitive development of their children, according to a major follow-up study from Indonesia.

Hi-Tech founder claims his devotion to DMAA is part of crusade against regulatory overreach

Amid reports that new products containing the banned stimulant ingredient DMAA continue to find their way onto the market one company has persisted in marketing them openly.

Synthetic astaxanthin finished product hits GNC shelves in Hawaii

Cardax, a manufacturer of synthetic astaxanthin, has launched a finished product on GNC store shelves in Hawaii as part of a coordinated market entry.

LuckyVitamin focuses community involvement through new LuckyKids initiative

Supplements and health food retailer LuckyVitamin is donating 1% annually of its private label sales to its new charitable arm, LuckyKids.

Only 3% of study population had ‘good’ omega-3 levels linked to lower heart disease

Two-thirds of middle-aged German women have low omega-3: Increased risk of heart disease

More than 70% of middle-aged women are at an increased risk of heart disease risk because of low omega-3 status, says a new German population study that recommends nearly all...

Black cumin’s anti-inflammatory potential may have airways/asthma benefits: RCT

Supplements containing oil from black cumin (Nigella sativa) may improve asthma control and lung function, says a new study.

What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's 2017 Editorial Calendar?

From immune support to deep dives into sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, pet supplements, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2017 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in...

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.

People News Jan 2017: CRN, UAS Labs, B&D, SPINS, and more

We’ve had a few notable hires and promotions this month, with new hires at UAS Labs, B&D Nutritional Ingredients, SPINS, Senomyx, and Salt of the Earth, while Arizona Nutritional Supplements...

Regulatory freeze could change or delay implementation aspects of FSMA, Nutrition Facts rule

The Trump Administration’s regulatory freeze announced last week could significantly impact how the Nutrition Facts Label final rule and regulations related to the Food Safety Modernization Act are interpreted and...

Food Vision preview: London, 1-3 March 2017

Personalised sports nutrition gains another player

At Food Vision  in London on March 1-3 ex-Olympian Andrew Steele will explain why he is so excited about applying genetics to dramatically improve the nutrition and performance of sportspeople....

Seafood group ramps up educational resources

The nonprofit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) has announced the availability of new online education programs and resources aimed at teachers and individuals to promote the benefits of a seafood-rich diet. ...

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