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RangeMe adds 1,000 new suppliers a week

LuckyVitamin: Product discovery is a messy process; it's a combination of art and science

18 months after its US launch, online product discovery platform RangeMe is adding 1,000 new CPG suppliers a week as more high-profile retailers use it to identify and compare new products.

More information is always better in working with analytical labs, service providers say

If there were one thing an analytical lab contractor could tell a client it might be similar to what a psychologist would tell a new patient: Don’t be shy. Tell...

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RIBUS gets Non-GMO Project Verified seal for its rice-based ingredients

Ingredient supplier RIBUS has earned the Non-GMO Project Verified status for its rice-based natural and organic alternatives to synthetic ingredients.

Blood Sugar Management Forum recap: Common pitfalls in marketing and labeling

Marketing the benefits for supplements in the blood sugar management category is a matter of carefully crafting claims to make sure there’s substantiating science, and that claims comply with FDA...

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ABC's Blumenthal wins ethnopharmacology award

Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council has added to his list of awards and accolades with a recognition from an Indian group.

NPA shrinks board with new bylaws, expands membership categories

The Natural Products Association has approved a bylaw change that will shrink the size of the group’s board from 22 to what the group’s CEO calls a more manageable nine....

InnoVactiv Exec: ‘The upward trend in beauty-from-within products is now hitting North America’

Consumers in North America are increasingly looking beyond topical skincare treatments and exploring ingestible, beauty-from-within options, InnoVactiv executive and scientific director Jocelyn Bérubé told NutraIngredients-USA.

FDA continues to ‘carefully review’ vinpocetine comments

The US Food and Drug Administration has received over 800 comments about vinpocetine, as the agency continues to assess the regulatory status of the ingredient. 

NAXA verification seal starting to gain marketplace traction

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has taken a step toward the physical differentiation of astaxanthin sources in the marketplace with a new seal that is now making its way...

Industry awaits fallout of potentially big tax and tariff changes under GOP leadership

Questions of border walls, new tariffs and the volatile nature of the Trump Administration has companies in the dietary supplements industry anxiously reading the tea leaves of tax policy.

Will the ConAgra 100% natural case end up in the Supreme Court?

POM v Coke got there, but will another high-profile food litigation case – this time over GMOs and 100% natural labels on cooking oil (Briseno v ConAgra) - also end...

Prebiotic may reduce appetite and calorie consumption in overweight, obese kids

Daily consumption of oligofructose-enriched inulin may help to increase feelings of fullness and lead to lower energy intake in overweight and obese children, says a new study.

Chitin-glucan has prebiotic potential to cut cholesterol, finds KitoZyme trial

The mushroom fibre chitin-glucan has potential as a prebiotic that alters activity in the microbiota and cuts LDL cholesterol, says patent owner KitoZyme as it looks to fund further clinical...

Ayurveda extract helps reduce knee pain in elderly: Sabinsa Japanese RCT

A clinical trial evaluating the effects of Sabinsa’s Boswellin Super supplement on knee pain reduction revealed improvements in pain management, a study funded by the company has found.

Prebiotics may lower markers of obesity-associated inflammation: Human data

Incorporating prebiotic oligofructose in the diet as supplements or functional foods may help lower levels of some markers of obesity-associated inflammation, says a new study.

Injunctions, $6.6 million fine in FTC case citing misleading claims, fraudulent return policy

The Federal Trade Commission and Attorney General of Maine have announced the settlement of a case involving alleged deceptive marketing practices for dietary supplements that were featured in radio spots.

Enforcement likely to continue under Trump, with state AGs waiting in wings if it falters

The pace of FDA enforcement is unlikely to change under the Trump administration, at least in the near term, a former staffer has told NutraIngredients-USA.

Probiotics may offer relief for allergy sufferers: RCT data

A combination of three probiotic strains may improve quality of life for people suffering from seasonal allergies, says data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.

Herbalife unveils China TCM joint venture as it posts flat full-year sales for 2016

Herbalife has reached an agreement in principle to form a joint venture with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) products and services firm Tasly Holding Group.

Stonyfield Organic survey explores consumer attitudes toward probiotics for babies

While researching the ‘probiotic for babies’ market landscape, Stonyfield paired with ORC International to conduct a survey and found that 77% of parents with children under two do not incorporate...

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

There has been a revolution in technology. But what do we now know about probiotics that we didn’t know five years ago?

Medical foods for blood sugar still blocked by FDA guidance

The application of a medical foods positioning to the formulation of blood sugar management products continues to be blocked by a final guidance from FDA on the subject.

As ketogenic diet popularity rises, Compound Solutions nabs ‘keto’ ingredient patents

Seizing an opportunity in the growing ketogenic diet market, Compound Solutions is now the sole distributor of two new ketone body ingredients: beta-Hydroxybutyrate and Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) marketed as goBHB...

Capsicum extract may boost resting energy expenditure: RCT

Daily supplements containing OmniActive’s Capsimax capsicum extract may boost calorie burning by about 100 calories per day, says a new study.

Revealed: The single biggest Indian health concern offering vast functional food and drink potential…

India’s tired citizens may just be the key to unlock a new market for functional food and drink formulations. 

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