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Quality of herbal supplements under the spotlight at symposium

The standards of quality control on herbal supplements will need to be tightened if the US public are to have any confidence in their health claims. That was the main...

Fruit for breast cancer prevention dictated by genes

Fruit and vegetables may work better in preventing breast cancer in people with a certain genetic make-up, say researchers, which could explain why the evidence between fruit and veg and...

New labeling rules for minerals

The FDA has clamped down on the labeling of OTC drugs publishing new rules that require content and warning labeling for levels of calcium, magnesium, sodium, or potassium that might...

Supplement maker sees patent protection

Vitamin and supplement maker Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research is looking to confirm future growth by protecting its oil-to-powder manufacturing processes.

Coca-Cola links up with Shiseido

Coca-Cola Japan is to launch a drink flavoured with fragrances thought to activate the fat-burning process. The product is part of a new joint venture with cosmetics firm Shiseido.

Million-dollar upgrade for Reliv plant.

Reliv International, a manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements has announced a $1 million investment to upgrade the company's manufacturing plant.

Weider's marketing strategy pays off

Weider Nutrition International has reported a turnaround in operating profit for its third quarter. The selling and marketing expenses for the company's Move Free brand - that caused profits to...

Corn 'leftovers' a factory for lycopene

Boosting 'added-value' opportunities for companies working with corn, new research from government scientists on a fungus could hold the key to using corn fibre as a factory for the production...

Soy blocks prostate cancer?

A little-known molecule created in the intestine when soy is digested is a powerful blocker of a potent male hormone involved in prostate cancer and male pattern baldness, shows a...

Supplement recall after vitamin D error

Texas firm Aloe Commodities International has recalled 1600 bottles of its Solutions IE Ageless Formula II, after a manufacturing error led to significantly higher-than-labeled levels of vitamin D3.

Protective role of vitamin E against bladder cancer, new study

A diet rich in vitamin E appears to protect against both prostate cancer and bladder cancer, according to new research that lifts hopes for the vitamin after disappointing recent studies,...

Monster sales for Hansen Natural

Hansen Natural, the company that last week launched a new energy drink onto the market reports a leap in income for the year on the back of strong sales in...

Forbes lifts marketing capabilities in US

Canada's Forbes Medi-Tech is hoping that a new distribution deal coupled with new findings on the benefits of lowering cholesterol will boost sales of its key product Reducol.

Folic acid could soothe migraines

Taking a folic acid supplement may stop the onset of migraines, says an Australasian team, which has discovered a gene that is linked to the most severe and debilitating form...

NutraGenesis and FFS forge formulation partnership

A strategic alliance has been formed between Nutragenesis and Flavour and Fragrance Specialties (FFS). The partnership coincides with the marketing, product development, sales and distribution of OptiNutrin - Nutragenesis' latest...

Calcium levels still low, but not due to more soft drinks

New research appears to absolve the soft drinks industry from responsibility for the low calcium intake among US adolescents but it suggests that creative and effective ways of increasing levels...

US takes major steps forward in the battle against obesity

The rising obesity epidemic has seen the United States adopt a multipronged strategy in the war on obesity. In a country where obesity-related US medical costs reached $75 billion in...

Diet has impact on breast cancer, say scientists

The typical Western diet, high in sugars and fats, red meat and dairy products, is directly linked to breast cancer risk, but despite this knowledge, we are not doing enough...

HR vote through the kids nutrition bill

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted new rules last night to improve the dietary regime of children. Opportunities to supply the foodservice sector with health-promoting ingredients and food products have...

Self-reported food intake may compromise research findings

The use of self-reported dietary data may be compromising the accuracy of research into the impact of certain foods on obesity and diabetes, suggests a new report.

AXM Pharma and Sunkist Growers team up for China

AXM Pharma and Sunkist Growers have entered into an agreement that grants AXM exclusive rights to use the Sunkist brand name and trademark for its vitamin and vitamin supplement products...

New energy drink targets Generation X

Building a new platform to maintain and gain market share in the $1 billion US energy drink market, Hansen Natural has set up a marketing agreement with surfware firm Lost...

Charities call for industry help to beat vitamin deficiencies

One in three people around the world do not receive adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals, claims a new report by UNICEF and The Micronutrient Initiative out today. The extent...

Natto vitamin K2 superior to vitamin K?

K2, the vitamin extracted from fermented natto soyfood, has been shown to have greater levels of absorption in the blood than commonly used vitamin K, as well as reducing several...

GNC looking for growth in 2004

Sales and profits at leading supplement retailer GNC surged in the fourth quarter after a flat performance in the prior months and increased competition eroded the year's earnings.

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