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Flavonoids from orange juice may neutralise the detrimental effects of consuming a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal, says a new study from the US.
Martek is developing a vegetarian source of chondroitin – a popular joint health ingredient that is normally sourced from animal cartilage.
Natural ingredient supplier Fytexia has announced the release of a water-soluble high purity version of its flagship Sinetrol ingredient for weight control, as the company eyes the functional drinks market.
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may decrease the risk of heart disease and heart attack in people with low fish intakes, says a new study from The Netherlands.
American Baby Boomers, aged 45 to 64, are much more likely to choose healthy ingredients and supplements than younger or older consumers, according to new research by market research group Decision Analyst.
No race should have rules that favour the strongest competitors. But unless the capabilities and interests of SMEs are taken into consideration before the starting gun is fired for new...
A new market report predicts that coconut water is set to redefine the sports drinks market after Coca-Cola and PepsiCo both put their weight behind the new niche last year.
Barely a week goes by without a new study supporting the benefits of vitamin D and calling for increased intakes. In the final part of our series on the sunshine...
Consuming foods rich in vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of cancer, says a new study supporting the potential anti-cancer benefits of this emerging nutrient.
Sports drinks appear to have suffered a severe reversal of fortune in the US with volumes going through the floor in 2009.
Prebiotic fibres may beneficially modify bacterial populations in our guts and aid weight management, with “promising effects also shown in humans”, says a new review of the science.
The Natural Products Association (NPA) has axed two of its regional operations and is creating a state government relations position to fill the gap.
World sales of probiotic and prebiotic foods and beverages climbed 12.5 per cent to reach about $15.4bn in 2008 compared with the year before, according to research group Packaged Facts.
Indiana-based Verdure Sciences has achieved Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration through NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Certification program.
Daily supplements of multivitamins during pregnancy may improve the growth of the baby in the womb, says a study with African American women.
In many countries foods such as milk, yoghurt, margarine, oil spreads, breakfast cereal, pastries as well as bread are fortified with vitamin D, and in the third part of our...
Vitamin C is one of the most researched nutrients in the world, but according to Scientific Food Solutions, much of that research has not dealt with the bioavailability question.
South Africa’s Camox Pharmaceuticals has signed an agreement to sell Probi’s dietary supplement for immune health on the South African market.
US research has found that antioxidants claims that choose wording such as “rich in antioxidants” are much more likely to draw a response from consumers than "antioxidants added".
In the second part of our vitamin D special edition, we unpick some of the regulatory concerns surrounding the 'sunshine vitamin'.
Consuming dairy products fortified with omega-3 fatty acids does benefit heart health, and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new study from Germany.
Scientists have linked Vitamin D to a wide variety of health benefits in recent years but outside the US this buzz has yet to translate into a market boom.
Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) and Michael B. Enzi (R-WY) along with House of Representative members, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Jared Polis (D-CO) have...
Lutein rivals Kemin Food and OmniActive Health Technologies have issued a joint statement clarifying terms of the lutein processing patent dispute they settled late last year.
Supplements of vitamin K2 may improve bone health in people following organ transplants, says a new study that adds to the growing list of benefits of the vitamin.
Industry groups are highlighting benefits that may flow to the dietary supplements and complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) sectors as a result of the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
Twenty-three-year-old North American organic cooperation, Organic Valley Family of Farms, has launched an omega-3 milk containing 50mg of fish oil-sourced DHA and EPA per serving.
A Bill has been introduced to Congress backing the right of healthy foods and dietary supplements to cite scientific studies demonstrating health benefits.
Fibre-rich extracts from seaweed may reduce the uptake of fat from the diet by an impressive 75 per cent, according to new findings from the UK.
Daily consumption of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) may reduce the body fat mass and total body weight in healthy but overweight and obese children, says a new study.
Supplements containing antioxidants and arginine may boost athletic performance for the over-50s, says a new study from the US.
Microencapsulation of resveratrol may prolong the release of the compound and improve it’s absorption, claims a new study from China.
A Wisconsin start-up has launched the first Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)-fortified chocolate milk in the US, making it the third localized release, CLA food or drink product to hit the...
Omega-3 veteran Ian Newton shares three decades-worth of industry experience that has seen the fatty acid go from non-existent to heavy blip on the nutritional radar.
Health Canada has given beverage makers more freedom to add caffeine to their products after extending the authorised use of the stimulant to all carbonated drinks.
Virginia-based pharma player Perrigo has acquired $300m-per-year infant formula brand holder PBM Holdings for $808m in an “adjacent category” for Perrigo.
A new study into the antioxidant content and smell of infant cereals claims to have uncovered helpful data for the development of novel products.
Gary Brenner spent the best part of two decades in a marketing and business development role helping Solbar establish itself as a major player in the global supply of soy...
New Jersey botanicals supplier Sabinsa has launched a capsicum extract it says supports, “cardiovascular health and wellness, healthy skin aging, and normal immune functions.”
At the Research Chefs Association conference in Phoenix, RCA president Harry Crane spoke to FoodNavigator-USA about industry's intensifying focus on health and wellness.
Food companies must ensure their supply chains are transparent and socially responsible in order to prevent backlashes from consumer activists and non-governmental groups on Facebook or Twitter, which could have...
Irish supplier Carbery Ingredients has debuted a whey protein concentrate (WPC)-omega-3 combination ingredient it says is the result of “extensive development work” in the area.
A combination of cranberry powder and probiotic bacteria for the management of urinary tract infections (UTI) has been released by Lallemand Health Ingredients and Institut Rosell-Lallemand with guaranteed extended shelf...
The president of Danone Baby Nutrition (DBN) says European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim assessment methodologies are threatening the reputation of the scientific peer-review process and sections of the...
Nationwide programs to educate consumers about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) appear to be working, as HFCS producers report a slowing in declining demand.
French supplier Naturex has won the Supply Expo NutrAward 2010 gong for Best New Ingredient of the year for its American ginseng, brain health offering, Cereboost.
The omega-3 industry’s buoyant waters have been disturbed by an attack on supplement labelling practices in a San Francisco court.
Increased blood levels of selenium may decrease a man’s risk of abnormal blood sugar metabolism, and maybe protect against diabetes, says a new study from France.
NSF International has become the first US certification body approved by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to offer dietary and sports supplement testing for all nutritional products.
Chris Kilham is a perennial of the herbals industry, a man who has for more than 20 years acted as a social, anthropological and botanical conduit between indigenous cultures in...
Public health organization Health Canada has clarified its advice to care providers recommending high rates of folic acid supplementation to pregnant women.
Ingredients firm Chr Hansen has announced two new additions to its board, as one members step down.
Supplements of omega-3 EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) may protect against bone loss during weightlessness, according to a new study from NASA.
Low-calorie natural management of urinary tract infections (UTI), yeast health, digestive health and immune function are claimed for a new women’s health product launched last week at Expo West.
Maryland-based Martek Biosciences will make its debut in the EPA market with an EPA/DHA blend “by year’s end”, NutraIngredients-USA.com learnt at Expo West last week.
Private equity firms came in droves to Expo West looking for post-recession bargains, with dietary supplements firm in their sights. A NutraIngredients-USA.com straw poll in the supplements aisles confirmed acquisition...
The group that represents global supplements manufacturers has committed to expanding its scientific programme to better cover substantiation of claims and botanical ingredients.
Supplements of a cactus extract may reduce weight gain while acting as a diuretic, according to data from studies with rats and humans.
Drinking one cup of green tea may improve dental health and reduce the risk of loosing teeth by about 20 per cent, according to a new study from Japan.
John Gay, the executive director and CEO of the Washington DC-based Natural Product Association (NPA), commends industry for the lobbying effort that has led to Republican Senator John McCain agreeing...
The Major League Players Association has added 21 products to its ‘Dangerous Contaminated Supplements’ list to bring the total number of blacklisted products to 104.
Two Scandanavian companies have teamed up to supply a beta glucan product to US consumers who spend an estimated $80-100m each year on this market segment.
Chinese supplier Fenchem Biotek will boost production for of SAM-e (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) to 30 tons in the next two years, with patent-pending tablet technologies at the forefront of its efforts.
Regular coffee drinking may reduce levels of inflammatory markers linked to diabetes, according to new findings from a human study.
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may improve blood vessel health following a meal, says a new study from the UK.
In this US regulatory round-up, New York-based food and drug attorney, Marc Ullman unpicks the reformed position of Republican Senator John McCain on the regulations governing dietary supplements.
Not again! It emerged last week that Basic Food Flavors, the company behind the ongoing HVP recall, knew its products were tainted with salmonella but carried on shipping them anyway....
An article about vitamins published by Readers Digest has mislead millions of Americans about the important contribution dietary supplements can make to a healthy lifestyle, warns the Council for Responsible...
A patented collagen ingredient intended as a once-a-day, joint-health ingredient, is safe across a range of safety tests, says a new study from the US.
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce a man’s risk of colon cancer by over 50 per cent, says a new observational study from Japan.
A supplement containing nutrients selected for their anti-inflammatory action may lead to significant metabolic changes in overweight people, as shown by new nutrigenomic research.
Delivering co-enzyme Q10 complexed with beta-cyclodextrin may increase the bioavailability of the nutrient, with the benefits experienced by all, according to a new study.
Following the latest negative opinions from EFSA regarding Antioxidant health claims, where do we go from here? The NutraIngredients Antioxidants 2010 Conference will lift the lid on current situation, ongoing...
Ocean Nutrition Canada, specialists in omega-3 food and dietary ingredients, has launched MEG-3 dry powder designed to allow the wider consumption of EPA and DHA in a variety of dry...
Arizona Senator John McCain will push FDA to announce publicly guidance for awaited new dietary ingredient notification after backing off from the controversial s3002 bill.
Kevin Pearson PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky is a long-time resveratrol researcher who is currently engaged in studying the potential of the polyphenol to benefit expectant...
A diet rich in berries may reduce levels of inflammatory markers associated with liver health and metabolic syndrome, says a new study from Finland.
Morinaga Milk Industry has obtained GRAS with FDA non-objection for a probiotic strain that the Japanese firm has used in its own products for over 30 years.
US-based omega-3 suppliers have been emphasising their standard credentials in the face of legal action mounted in a San Francisco court.
Consumer understanding of the benefits of probiotics may receive a fillip following publication of a highly supporting article on Livestrong.com, website of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Vitamin A may play a critical role in production of energy in our cells, says an international team of researchers who claim to have solved the “nearly 100-year-old question” of...
The ability of resistant starch to promote the feeling of fullness is dependent on the size of the ‘dose’, according to a new study from Canada.
The Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority have similar criteria in place when it comes to evaluating health claim-backing evidence – both prefer human intervention trials.
Agmatine, the natural metabolite of the amino acid arginine, may alleviate pain and benefit nerve health, according to a clinical study published online in the journal Pain Medicine.
Canadian natural and organics group SunOpta has reported a narrower loss in the fourth quarter of 2009, attributing improvement to restructuring and continued consumer interest in health and wellness.
The link between gut microflora populations and weight may also extend to pregnancy, with a new study revealing that women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy have different microfloral profiles.
Consumption of a beverage rich in cocoa flavanols may boost blood flow to the muscles and ease the demands on the heart during exercising, says a new study from Australia.
Newly founded company SoluBlend Technologies claims to have created a cost-effective alternative to encapsulation for adding healthy fat soluble ingredients to food and beverage products.
California-based acai berry company, Acai Roots claims it is poised for big expansion after a group of Brazilian investors invested a significant but undisclosed sum in the company’s business.
California-based Scientific Food Solutions and Sabinsa Corporation have announced the extension of a license agreement to use BioPerine in high dose vitamin C formulations.
There may be huge controversy about whether the government should tax soda, but there are plenty of other areas in which Americans would welcome government involvement, according to a new...
Insufficient blood levels of vitamin D may be associated with the accumulation of fat in muscle tissue, leading to lower muscle strength, says a new study.
Timber! The latest axe blow from EFSA has fallen, and this time it has taken one of the biggest trees in the nutrition forest: Antioxidants. But let’s not mourn...
Arizona Republican Senator, John McCain, has indicated he may withdraw support for the Bill he sponsored in February that would have severely amended the way the US dietary supplements industry...
Bioenergy Life Sciences has unveiled a new formulation center to help food and drink manufacturers use its Ribose energy enhancement ingredient.
DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred has announced plans to build a new soybean facility in New Madrid County, Missouri.
United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has reported a 15 percent increase in profits for Q2 of the current fiscal year compared to the equivalent 2009 period, on the back of...
Insufficient levels of vitamin D may reduce our immune system’s ability to react to infection, says new research from Denmark.
Pomegranate leader Pom Wonderful has issued a statement about the warning letter it received from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding antioxidant-based health claims being made on two of...
Cognis Nutrition and Health has joined fellow lutein supplier, Kemin Health, in committing to sending the European food science agency a reworked lutein dossier to support its eye health claims.
The range and efficacy of Echinacea herbal remedies could be boosted by plant breeding, according to an article published in the March 2010 issue of Agricultural Research (AR) magazine.
Regular consumption of cocoa flavanols may decrease blood pressure in people with mild hypertension, but only at high doses, says a new study from Australia.
Supplements of an extract from French maritime pine bark may improve kidney health by improving blood flow and reducing the risk of hypertension-related kidney damage, says a new study.
The Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), has become a Sustaining Member of the American Society for Nutrition, after joining the non-profit organization in 2008.
Texan omega-3 supplier Omega Protein Corporation says its offerings meet international regulatory requirements, including the strict contaminants rules set out in California’s Proposition 65.
By issuing warning letters to 17 companies including Nestle and Pom Wonderful, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday demonstrated it had both the motivation and the muscle to remove misleading...
The best way to survive a shark attack is to fight back, so say survivors. Events this week suggest the sharks may be beginning to circle the good ship omega-3,...
New research indicates that fluorescent lighting typically found in supermarkets could boost the levels of vitamins C, K, E and folate in spinach, as well as carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin.
Phytochemical reference standards and contract testing services company ChromaDex has won a five-year contract to supply federal agencies with scientific services.
Post-menopausal women taking supplements of a red clover extract may experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, says a new randomised trial from Austria.
Groups representing fish oil suppliers have defended the safety record of the multi-billion dollar omega-3 source in the face of legal action mounted in a San Francisco court.
A new hearth health fiber ingredient made from vegetarian sources may also benefit weight management and digestive health.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued pomegranate juice market leader, Pom Wonderful, with a warning letter over antioxidant claims it says are unauthorized drug claims.
First quarter revenue for 2010 rose three percent to $89.8m at Maryland-based DHA specialist Martek Biosciences Corporation, with revenue jumping eight percent to $10.4m when costs associated with its acquisition...
Consumers are reading nutrition labels more often but are increasingly skeptical of front-of-pack health claims, such as ‘high fiber’ or ‘low fat’, according to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve lung function of athletes during and after exercise, suggests a new study from Germany and Iran with wrestlers.
Soluble fibres like pectin from apples may reduce the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthens the immune system, says a new study from the US.
A new joint health Ayurvedic herbal extract from Sabinsa Corporation is being marketed on its ability to offer relief to arthritis sufferers in a format the company says has boosted...
Valensa has teamed up with Aker BioMarine to launch a krill oil ingredient for supplements that bolsters the astaxanthin levels in krill oil.
The Food and Drug Administration has told a Texas start-up its melatonin-containing beverage breaches the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because the nutrient associated with promoting sleep is not...
Leading omega-3 suppliers Martek Biosciences and Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) have debuted their marquee ingredients in a pasta sauce and frozen yogurt, respectively.
Consumption of antioxidant-rich berries may double levels of polyphenols in the blood, says a new study from Finland that supports the fruit as a source of bioavailable compounds.
The choice of adding full-fat or skimmed milk to tea may influence the antioxidant capacity of the beverage, says new research from the UK which may have public health implications.
Food manufacturers aspiring to ethically sound practices should seek ingredient quality assurance, says US Pharmacopeia, the standards-setting authority behind the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC).
The world’s leading lutein suppliers should work together to build a winning eye health dossier, Indian player OmniActive Health Technologies has said after the European food science agency turned down...
An LA Times article drawing attention to FDA-approved labeling has stated that the FDA does not regulate, “vitamins, herbs or other dietary supplements”, and quoted an FDA official stating ‘health-promoting’...
Never before has the dangling of golden carrots in the boardroom been so closely scrutinised. DSM and others’ decisions to ensure those carrots have green shoots of sustainability attached to...
A cocktail of vitamins, minerals and herbals may delay the major aspects of the ageing process and extend lifespan by 10 per cent, according to a mouse study from Canada.
The newly announced positive opinion from EFSA has been welcomed by Slim.Fast producer Unilever as confirmation of the product’s efficacy.
Increased intakes of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenonic acid) may improve mental function in middle age people, suggests a new study from the US.
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