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Cranberry pomace, a by-product of the juicing process, may be extruded to produce a range of polyphenol-rich ingredients for use in supplements or functional foods, says a new study.
A daily treat of dark chocolate for only two weeks may change metabolism in healthy, free-living people, says a new study from Nestlé scientists.
Leading dietary supplements trade group the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has sent a letter to Republican Senator John McCain addressing serious concerns it has about floor statements the Senator...
Sara Lee has issued a clarification statement regarding its EarthGrain-brand bread after organic farming campaigners at Cornucopia accused it of “misleading and unethical” claims.
BASF said that an improved fourth quarter performance led to a profit, rounding off an otherwise disappointing year for the chemicals giant.
Supplements of multivitamins and minerals may help reduce body weight and improve blood fat levels, according to results of a clinical trial in obese Chinese women.
Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona has issued a statement criticizing “lobbyists” of falsely attacking the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 he introduced at the beginning of the month,...
A National Institutes of Health panel has called for more research into lactose-restricted diets to better quantify their public health impacts, as more people are choosing to exclude dairy from...
Intakes of calcium above the recommended daily levels may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer by 25 per cent, says a new study from Sweden.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should consider an outright ban on front-of-pack labeling claims, say two nutrition experts in a Journal of the American Medical Association commentary.
Weight loss and sports nutrition ingredient chromium picolinate has been approved for use in dietary supplements in Canada.
After purple tomatoes, black garlic and golden kiwi fruit Israeli scientists now propose that rust-colored and black chickpeas are antioxidant-rich and could be functional food ingredient.
The US Patent Office has issued a patent for Indiana-based Verdure Sciences for its pomegranate extract, as the company seeks to strengthen it position in the industry.
Consuming a whopping 12 cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of diabetes by an impressive 67 percent, according to a new study with Native Americans.
Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may alter the function of the brain associated with working memory, according to results of a new study with healthy boys.
Supplement containing an extract of pine cone may enhance the specific immune response to foreign proteins and reduce the risk of allergies, says a new study with mouse.
In the final instalment in this series about antioxidants, NutraIngredients scans the regulatory landscape to see how the science backing the nutrient is being translated into law.
Supplements of omega-3s, vitamins and minerals for prisoners may reduce the number of violent and aggressive episodes in prisoners, according to a new study from The Netherlands.
ChromaDex has launched a new verification program for tea products, to pinpoint the quantities of various antioxidants and to detect adulteration.
Energy shot drinks have come under fire from German authorities which are employing an old-school prohibition logic that history has repeatedly dunce-hatted.
Maintaining supplementation with folic acid through to the third trimester of pregnancy may reduce the risk of preterm births, says a new study from Hungary.
The antioxidant compounds present in green tea and associated with a myriad of health benefits can penetrate the tissue of the eye and potentially protect against common eye diseases, says...
Green Cell Technologies has developed a new technology that it says can isolate bioactive plant molecules by disrupting their cell structure, without denaturing them by using heat or chemicals.
“I'm strong to the finish when I eats me spinach,” said Popeye the sailor man, and he could have snatched Olive Oyl from the clutches of Bluto with even more...
The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent for two of TSI Health Sciences’ fenugreek-based insulin management ingredients, Promilin and PromilinPro.
Valensa is taking the next steps in its joint health program by licensing BiovaFlex egg shell membrane ingredient for use in proprietary formulated joint health products.
In the fourth part of our series on antioxidants, NutraIngredients looks at coffee and tea – two products seen increasingly as functional beverages for their antioxidant content.
A combination of milk proteins may reduce hardening of the arteries, says a new study from Valio that support the cardiovascular benefits of the dairy peptides.
In the third part of our series on antioxidants, NutraIngredients talks to Jeff Blumberg, professor of antioxidants at Tuft University, and finds out why we need differentiation in the antioxidant...
The median salary for those working in food science has increased by more than four percent over the past two years and recruitment is stable, according to the 2009 IFT...
A cooling in the market for energy drinks and fortified waters have contributed to a growth slowdown in the $8.6bn US functional beverages market, according to market researcher Mintel.
Intakes of omega-3 exceeding levels consumed by the general US population may significantly reduce the risk of chronic disease, suggests a new study with Yup'ik Eskimos.
The Naturex Foundation, an initiative of French ingredients firm Naturex, has reported good progress on its three ongoing community projects in places from where it sources raw materials.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) player, Lipid Nutrition, has launched its first GRAS (generally recognized as safe)-certified food in the US with a yogurt that has launched in the Minnesota area....
The fact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued warning letters to 11 companies over the marketing of omega-3 supplements is potentially concerning, says the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN),...
In the second part of our antioxidants special, NutraIngredients focuses on the carotenoids where the vitamin A converter, beta-carotene, is still lording it over lutein and lycopene and DSM and...
In a move to enhance its long-standing international presence, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has established a new wholly-owned subsidiary headquartered in Manno, Switzerland.
Consumption of bilberries may reduce the levels of glucose in the blood, and provide a means of reducing the risk of diabetes, say the results of a study from Japan.
Middle aged and elderly people with high blood levels of vitamin D may be at a 33 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease, says a new review from...
In the first instalment of this antioxidants special NutraIngredients scans a diverse global market that has barely been dented by the recession and continues to flourish amid consumer understanding that...
Illinois-based food multinational, Sara Lee, has made its first leap into the functional bakery, omega-3 space with a DHA-fortified white bread aimed at children that has been backed by the...
Rice bran ingredients supplier NutraCea has agreed to sell its cereal ingredients business and certain related equipment to Kerry Group as part of its restructuring strategy.
Taking probiotics during pregnancy may lead to less diabetes during pregnancy and reduce the risk of obesity later in a baby’s life, says a new study.
A simple pill containing a gel based on cellulose may swell in the stomach and promote the feeling of fullness, says new research from Italy with implications for weight management.
Bravo! The beverage industry has responded enthusiastically to Mrs. Obama’s campaign to tackle childhood obesity - but there’d better be more than froth behind that sparkling rhetoric.
A small study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology has confirmed links between the herbal weight loss supplement Hydroxycut, and liver problems.
National public health association Health Canada has backed a report which recommends closer monitoring of adverse reactions to Herbal Medicinal Products (HMP).
Supplementation with a ‘high tech’ amino acid dipeptide may enhance fluid regulation in healthy, active individuals during endurance and high intensity exercise, says a new study.
UK-based start-up Provexis has signed a Letter of Intent with its biggest shareholder, DSM, that will give the nutritional products division of the Dutch company exclusive global rights to Provexis’s...
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new tool to help aid agencies and NGOs measure the food security situation in Haiti following last month’s earthquake.
Daily supplements of magnesium may improve lung function in asthmatics, and improve their quality of life, says a new study from America.
An extract from brown seaweed may reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis by up to 52 per cent, suggests results from phase I and II clinical trials from Australia.
The US dietary supplements industry has launched a fight back against Senator McCain’s proposed Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA), which they say poses an unnecessary threat to existing legislation.
Californian authorities have issued an injunction against a supplements manufacturer in the state for marketing a hoodia gordonii extract-based appetite suppressant, after testing revealed it in fact contained no hoodia.
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) wants interested parties to throw their support behind a campaign to establish omega-3 dietary reference intakes (DRI) in the US for...
Bacterial populations in the gut of diabetics differ from non-diabetics, says a new study from Denmark that may open up a potential role for modify gut microflora with probiotics and...
Consumption of fibre-rich rye bread may ease constipation and perform commercial laxatives, according to a new study from Finland.
Daily intake of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) does not affect kidney and liver function, says a new study with humans that adds compelling support to the safety of the ingredient.
Missouri-based Novus International offshoot, Stratum Nutrition, has signed a global deal with biotech firm, KitoZyme, to exclusively distribute the Belgian company’s vegetarian, chitin-glucan ingredient in the nutra space.
A New Zealand business is reaping the benefits of government intervention, after it received $1m from a government group to help it commercialize omega-3 technology developed by a local university.
Combining prebiotics and soy protein may lower cholesterol levels and boost heart health, effects not seen when prebiotic or soy were taken separately, says new research from Canada.
Omega-3 pioneers from across the globe will meet in London in May to celebrate 40 years of research on the fatty acids, and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular.
Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve outcomes for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, says a new study from France.
“The time has come for lawmakers to re-evaluate the DSHEA,” is the conclusion of a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine academic in a recent report published in the Archives...
The growth in resveratrol in the dietary supplements space is unlikely to be fazed by a null result from pharma giants Pfizer for resveratrol and related compounds, say leading players.
Florida-based supplier HP Ingredients is promoting new powdered versions of Maqui berry extract targeting functional beverages.
The recent Health Canada-issued conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) monograph is not perfect, but a great relief to suppliers of a nutrient that the agency came close to banning last summer.
The University of Adelaide scientist behind a study highlighting dangers of mixing botanical products and pharmaceuticals, has a limited understanding of the herbal sector, according to the American Botanical Council...
Leaf through the scientific literature and the benefits of tea, green and black, for weight managements garner much support, but more research is needed before the beverage and its extracts...
Increased intakes of flavonol-rich foods may reduce a woman’s risk of stroke by 20 per cent, according to a new meta-analysis involving over 110,000 people.
Antioxidants are big business. The term resonates with consumers but what does the future hold for antioxidants? The NutraIngredients Antioxidants 2010 Conference lifts the lid on current successes, ongoing challenges,...
German supplier, DVA International has opened a US branch called DVA America Corp to distribute its vitamins, sweeteners and nutraceuticals in North America.
It is literally all about living for today. By understanding that nature favours survival today over tomorrow, a theory that vitamin inadequacy is behind the rise in chronic diseases “makes...
Adding the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to infant formula may improve the visual acuity of the infants, says a new clinical trial from the US.
More than four years after it first applied for a product license under Canada’s then-new Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD), CLA player, Lipid Nutrition, is one company set to benefit...
“An army marches on its stomach.” This advice, from French military adventurer Napoleon, seems to have impressed the US military which is considering fortifying troops’ rations with omega-3 fatty acids....
DSM Nutritional Products and DSM Food Specialties are combining their expertise in a New Jersey-based Innovation Center that will open in 2011 with a focus on dietary supplements, beverage, bakery,...
Increased dietary intakes of alpha- and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of breast cancer among female smokers, suggests a new study from Sweden.
Increased sales of its krill oil have helped Aker BioMarine post a 50 per cent increase in sales for Q4 2009.
The dental health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids may include anti-bacterial effects, extending the benefits beyond inflammation, says a new study from the University of Kentucky.
Closer monitoring of adverse reactions to Herbal Medicinal Products (HMP) is recommended by a new report published in the journal Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology.
The Food and Drug Administration has rejected suggestions that its enforcement action against companies which make false H1N1 claims for their health supplements relies too heavily on warning letters and...
Cranberry juice rich in antioxidant procyanidins is effective at boosting the health of blood vessels, thereby supporting previous research supporting the cardiovascular health of such compounds.
Industry groups and legal experts have condemned the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 as an unnecessary threat to existing legislation that is already empowered to ensure dietary supplements in...
A US District Court has ruled that no dry form of maltitol from Yucheng Lujian Biological Co. or its associated companies may enter the US, in the latest chapter of...
The Kellogg Company has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against it in relation to health claims on one of its leading breakfast cereal products, Nutri-Grain bars.
Increased intakes of soy and its isoflavones may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight women, says a new study from Japan.
The lifespan of fruit flies may be extended by consuming acai pulp, according to a new study from the US National Institutes of Health.
Increased intake of folate may reduce a woman’s risk of pancreatic cancer by 50 per cent, but folate levels are not associated with pancreatic cancer risk in men, says a...
An article in the New York Times notes that while vitamin D deficiencies in many population segments remain common, the scientific jury is yet to confirm its benefits.
A few cups of hibiscus tea a day may reduce blood pressure and offer cardiovascular benefits for people at risk of developing hypertension, says a new study from Tufts University.
The Food and Drug Administration’s recently issued draft guidance on the difference between liquid supplements and beverages is confusing and may create a slippery slope of inappropriate criteria and mis-categorized...
Ohio-based Ganeden Biotech has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Pathway International for its probiotic strain among Australian and New Zealand manufacturers.
Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve the kidney health of diabetics, say results of a double-blind placebo-controlled trial from Hong Kong.
ConfectioneryNews.com caught up with Hans Vriens, chief innovation officer with global chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut at the industry trade show Pro Sweets, where he spilled the beans on the future...
Industry has slammed a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that highlighted dangers of cardiovascular disease patients using herbal products and called for drug-like laws to...
A multi-million dollar omega-3 market could open up within two-to-three years if the US Department of Defense (DOD) orders its troops to take EPA and DHA omega 3 fatty acids.
Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is reviewing the status of the weight loss product, Hydroxycut, which has been linked to liver problems.
A multinational alliance called SoyFoods Haiti Alliance Relief Effort, or SHARE is coordinating donation and delivery of protein-rich foods to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
China has launched a new investigation after the discovery of more melamine-tainted milk products.
Low levels of vitamin B6 may increase the risk of inflammation and metabolic conditions, and subsequently cardiovascular disease risk, says a new study.
Supplements of omega-3-rich fish oil may reduce the likelihood of developing psychotic disorders in high-risk people, say results of a new clinical trial.
Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the USDA have identified factors that influence the antioxidant content of oats.
Increased intakes of beta-carotene, vitamin E, folic acid, and iron may reduce the risk of atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema, suggests a new study from Korea.
Market researcher Nielsen notes omega-3 products have bucked the recession to record 42 percent growth in 2009, as consumer interest in healthy eating grows and product prices drop.
Kyowa Hakko Bio’s US subsidiary has signed a deal with Missouri-based firm Nawgan Products to supply its brain health citicoline ingredient in a “functional health liquid supplement”.
Vitamin B and kava kava-bearing products being sold in products manufactured under different brand names but ostensibly being the same product should not be consumed, Health Canada has said, due...
Excess salt can cause hypertension, heart disease, death. That’s the scientific consensus behind public health campaigns to reduce consumption of sodium chloride in the diet. But not everyone reads the...
The omega-3 compound ethyl-eicosapentaenoic acid (E-EPA) may improve memory and learning, and reduce the risk of Alzheimer´s disease, says a new study.
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