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IFT Wellness 2013 as it happened

IFT Wellness 2013 brings together industry experts, leading academics, and IFT members for presentations and discussions of the latest research and consumer insights on the booming health and wellness sector...

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Should vegans and vegetarians take supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3s?

If they don’t eat fish, vegans and vegetarians get very little EPA and DHA, the long chain omega-3 fatty acids we are told are key for maintaining cardiovascular and cognitive...

Former homeopathic remedies find success as dietary supplements

Rebranding products from homeopathic remedies to dietary supplements has helped one California entrepreneur boost sales by more than 80%.

Organic sector pinched by GMO tainting in seed and feed, Organic Valley CEO says

Organic Valley recently announced a plan to distribute more than $1 million in grants to fund research, education and advocacy on the production of organic foods.  The grants have long...

Omega-3 supplements could prevent skin cancer: Study

Consumption of omega-3 rich fish oils could help to protect against skin cancer, according to new findings from the UK.

Excess vitamin D in pregnancy may lead to food allergies: Study

Consumption of high doses of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy may raise the risk of children developing food allergies after birth, says research.

Unilever & Nestlé tell Oxfam to bring other stakeholders to food ethics table

Unilever and Nestlé say Oxfam missed an opportunity for a wider and more comprehensive debate about food ethics after the NGO published a damning report on the supply chains of...

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

Nestlé has bought its second brain health-focused medical foods start-up in eight months after snaffling Red River Pharma-owned Pamlab which makes high-dose vitamin supplements targeting depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Canadian supplement firm cements values with B Corp certification

Genuine Health, a Toronto-based developer and marketer of dietary supplements, has achieved B Corp status, the company announced recently.  This designation as a “benefit corporation” is not just a statement of values,...

BLIS-K12’s oral health benefits get support from 2 clinical trials

Supplements containing the probiotic BLIS K12 ingredient may reduce the reoccurrence of throat infections and tonsillitis by up to 90%, according to data from new clinical trials from Italy.

MLM model increases meal replacement compliance, Qivana's new chief science officer says

Donald Layman has taken on the position of chief scientific officer with Provo, UT-based supplment manufacturer Qivana, cementing a relationship that began when the company developed a line of meal...

Special edition: New trends in weight management

Is 2013 the year that CLA breaks through in foods and beverages in the US?

After years of relative success in the supplement zone, and a couple of small scale food and beverage launches, 2013 promises to be a ‘breakthrough’ year for CLA (conjugated linoleic...

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Mediterranean diet cuts heart disease risk by 30%: 'Landmark’ study provides compelling evidence that it’s the type, not the level of fat, that counts for cardio health

People following an energy unrestricted plant-based diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts can reduce their risk of a major cardiovascular event by 30% compared with people following a...

Low-dose L-carnitine can yield weight loss (in motivated overweight individuals): Study

A daily dose of 500mg of L-carnitine coupled with motivation training can help weight loss in overweight individuals, according to a Lonza-sponsored pilot study.

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Albion aims for ‘distinct advantage in product development’ with new Cell Biology lab

Albion Human Nutrition has opened a new Cell Biology Laboratory to allow researchers to rapidly gather data and give the company a distinct advantage in product development and comparative studies.

Nutrition 2.0: ‘Closer than you think’ and a ‘tremendous technical and business opportunity’

‘Tremendous opportunities’ await the nutrition industry as it embarks upon a modernized scientific approach to address nutrition, health/wellness and aging, says the Chief Executive Officer of a Silicon Valley company...

NPA, CRN: USPSTF’s vitamin D, calcium advice could be harmful to women at risk of fractures

Controversial new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for vitamin D and calcium could create confusion among consumers and ‘compromise their bone health’, say the Council for...

Chromadex sells BluScience retail supplement line to Canadian marketing firm

Chromadex has announced the sale of its BluScience retail line of supplements to NeutriSci International, a private nutraceutical and cosmetic product marketing and brand development firm based in Calgary, Alberta.

Maternal omega-3 supplements reduce preterm birth risk: Study

Prenatal supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA may help to cut the risk of preterm and low birth weight babies, says new study data.

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Cyanotech, 21st Century HealthCare & FoodState join UNPA ranks

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has three new member companies:  Cyanotech, 21st Century HealthCare & FoodState Inc.

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Horphag named American Botanical Council's Tyler Award recipient

The American Botanical Council has announced Pycnogenol producer Horphag Research as the recipient of its annual Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award.

GOED: Pharma is important for omega-3 but growing slowly

Pharmaceutical omega-3 products are important but will grow more slowly than some expect because of the long timeframe for drug approval, says the chief of the Global Organisation for EPA...

Peanut indictments show there's a new sheriff in town, lawyer says

Former officials of a peanut company have been indicted in criminal court on charges of food violations, mail fraud and conspiracy.  The indictments are not a surprise, said a prominent...

Thorne gets access to huge herbal database via joint venture

Thorne Research has announced a partnership with Herbal Science Group that gives Thorne access to HSG’s extensive herbal science database, the companies announced recently.

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EuroPharma partners with BBB to promote trust

EuroPharma, Inc., has joined the Council of Better Business Bureaus National Partner Program to promote trust between businesses and consumers.

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