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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.

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.

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...

Herbal supplements all too often ignore underlying principles, experts say

Fitting ingredients that come out of traditional medical systems into the modern marketplace can be a fraught exercise, experts say.

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. 

Plant-based protein a 'strategic growth platform' says Maple Leaf Foods as it strikes $140m deal to buy Lightlife Foods

Four months after Tyson Foods took a 5% stake in plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat, Canadian packaged meats giant Maple Leaf Foods has struck a $140m deal to acquire plant-based...

Tomorrow! NIU's FREE blood sugar management forum

Experts from Nielsen and Atrium Innovations, as well as two experts on regulation in the dietary supplement space, will discuss the forces that make the blood sugar management category tick...

L-Arginine-B vitamin combination effective for blood pressure improvements: Study

A combination of l-arginine with folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12 may improve vascular function and help reduce blood pressure, says a new study from Germany.

NAI's beta-alanine sales growth outpaces overall results

Natural Alternatives International continues to ride the wave created by the uptake of beta-alanine in sports nutrition, with income relating to the ingredient rising by 26.5% in the most recent quarter.

Continued buzz about mercury in fish could bolster omega-3 supplements

The gravity of questions about mercury in fish seems to depend on the particular expert’s point of view, with neurologists high on the concern curve. But those concerns could bolster...

Company to sell 60% stake in Dairy Ireland to Irish co-op

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

Glanbia reported better than expected growth in 2016 with performance nutrition driving revenue and profits, said the firm as it announced the part sell-off of its Irish dairy business. 

Sports supplement seller bets on non-GMO veggie soft gels

Sports Research, a California-based supplement brand holder, has taken a big step toward differentiating its product line with the introduction of what it says is the first vegan, non-GMO gel...

Early, comprehensive legal review cuts costs, saves downstream problems, experts say

Getting a law firm involved early and often is the best way to get full value from your legal consulting expenditures, experts say.

Organic & Natural Health launches omega-3 field study

The Organic and Natural Health Association has launched a consumer education campaign to encourage consumers to test their omega-3 levels to identify supplementation needs, following on from the success of...

GAO argues again that the US should unite the 19 agencies that oversee food safety under one system

Citing an uptick in multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks and their high cost to consumers and manufacturers alike, the Government Accountability Office reiterates its 40-year argument for a single, unified food...

Chinese investment in supplements expected to continue: NCN

The US investment community has only a limited interest in investing in or acquiring dietary supplement brands, but interest in the sector from Chinese investors is expected to continue, says...

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

All mouth and some action: Oral probiotics still in infancy but promise is there

The emergence of probiotics in oral health has led to an acceleration of research into these friendly bacteria as a potential functional ingredient in gum and mints. 

Can vitamin D make you stronger? Study makes a case

Identifying specific forms of vitamin D has enabled scientists to suggest that increased levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength.

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