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Canada approves Lallemand’s probiotic gut-brain axis health claim

The company boasts its Probio’Stick as being the “first and only probiotic with approved health claims in the gut-brain axis area in Canada.”

“One of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind”: Curcumin/turmeric’s staggering growth in supplements and beyond

After establishing itself as the number one herb, turmeric/curcumin is increasingly moving into functional beverages.

Post-NYAG class action wave more like a ripple, attorney says

The flood of class actions suits anticipated in the wake of the NYAG affair has for the most part failed to materialize, an attorney who specializes in the sector said.

Probiotic BLIS M18 may improve chances of avoiding new dental caries

Tablets containing BLIS M18 may reduce caries-related risk factors by 30% in children at high-risk for dental caries, says a new study.

That’s It. brings “zesty” flavors to sweet-dominated nutrition bar category

Move over sweet and savory – zesty is the latest flavor profile to enter the nutrition bar category with the launch of a new line of fruit bars from manufacturer...

An herb to watch: Ashwagandha science growing consumer recognition and sales

Sales of Ashwagandha are booming as the pressures of modern life push consumers to seek out natural solutions to problems like stress, leading suppliers tell NutraIngredients-USA. But what’s next for...

Sen McCaskill asks DoJ for enforcement records on dietary supplements

Senator Claire McCaskill, the ranking member of the US Senate Special Committee on Aging, is seeking a comprehensive list of enforcement actions taken by the Department of Justice related to...

Botanicals giant kills krill JV

French herbals giant Naturex has quit a joint venture with krill major Aker Biomarine stating the move is part of its strategy to “concentrate on our core businesses”.

Omega-3 PUFA market expected to hit $18.95 billion by 2020

Giving credit to a developed food processing industry, insights firm Markets and Markets found that North American dominated the global Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) market, but Asia-Pacific will accelerate...

Mannatech to launch new weight management line in bid to regain momentum

Mannatech, a network marketing company founded on its patented ‘glyconutrient’ line of dietary supplements, is set to unveil a new weight management line the company hopes will boost results after...

Updated AHP cranberry monograph includes tools to help stem tide of adulteration

A newly updated AHP monograph on cranberry identification will set a new standard in ensuring the quality and efficacy of this botanical, said one of the paper’s co-authors.

News in brief

ACI & CRN team up again for Dietary Supplement Legal & Regulatory Conference

Scott Bass, partner, Sidley Austin LLP, and Steve Mister, President & CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), will co-chair the Fourth Annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on...

Omega-3 doesn't help male muscle builders: Study

Fish oil supplementation makes no difference to muscle growth in healthy, young men who weight train with whey protein, a study has concluded.

Expo West 2016

Plant-based innovations help manufacturers meet consumer demand for animal-product alternatives

Consumer interest in plant-based alternatives for animal products is driving innovation across categories from dairy and eggs to meat and desserts as showcased by manufacturers at Natural Products Expo West. ...

EFSA vitamin D intakes are too low and ‘missing data’: Industry group

The EU’s central science agency last week published draft recommendations for vitamin D intakes – 15 micrograms (µg) a day for adults – a level drawing some criticism for being...


Changing conversation around Ayurveda leading to massive growth for herbal products

Disillusionment with allopathic medicine among Americans is driving interest in Ayurveda and other herbal supplements, says Amy Keller, Director of Education and Training at Organic India.

Special edition: Ayurveda

How reductionism vs whole spectrum plays out in the real world

Applying Ayurvedic principles can lead product formulators in different directions. Products from two brands—EuroPharma and Gaia Herbs—illustrate how these differences play out in the marketplace.

Higher protein intakes promote fat mass loss

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada found that, among overweight subjects, higher dietary protein intake during an energy deficit combined with intense exercise promotes greater lean mass gain and fat...

'Social retailing' model used to popularize fiber/probiotic blend

Regular Girl, a prebiotic-probiotic blended product, is debuting on the market via a “social retailing” model that is low risk for retailers and attractive for consumers, the brand holder believes.

'Our enforcement priorities will focus on willful violations of the labeling law'

Vermont AG offers 6-month safe harbor on GMO labeling enforcement

In a memorandum on the new GMO labeling law coming into force in Vermont in July, attorney general William H. Sorrell says enforcement action will “focus on willful violations of...

Special edition: Ayurveda

Increasing tide of research floating all Ayurvedic boats, exec says

Increasing research is helping to bake a bigger pie for all Ayurvedic companies, said Natreon CEO Sanni Raju.

Consumers willing to pay more for bioavailability enhancements, consultant says

There is an opportunity for companies to use bioavailability enhancement to differentiate their products, even if consumers don’t have a firm grasp of specific technologies, an expert says.

Will it last? Scientists observe storage condition influence on nutraceutical phytochemicals

Using high resolution mass spectrometry, scientists in Spain tested the stability of bioactive compounds in nutraceutical products based on natural extracts: green tea, soy, royal jelly, and grapes.

OmniActive releases new data to substantiate capsaicinoids and salacia extract ingredients

The findings from these two clinical studies will be presented at Experimental Biology in San Diego, CA, this upcoming weekend. 


Ayurveda: a very basic primer

The thousand-year-old medicinal system is relatively unknown to many North Americans. But its rich and vibrant history is often taken for granted even in parts of the world where it...

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