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NBTY is Wal-Mart's supplier of the year

NBTY, the nutritional supplements manufacturer, has said that its Nature's Bounty division has been named Supplier of the year by the giant Wal-Mart retail group....

Another US study confirms safety of ephedra

The safety of the popular herbal supplement ephedra has once again been confirmed, according to a study by researchers at Columbia and Harvard universities. The...

Frulatte smoothies offer healthy convenience

Frulatte Foods has launched a new range of convenient and nutritional smoothies offering people a healthy alternative to traditional fast food. The drinks are designed...

Demand remains high for organic dairy in Europe

The European market for organic dairy products grew by 26.2 per cent to top €1.2 billion in 2001, and demand looks set to rise even...

Market downturn hits Nutrition 21

The overall downturn in the US vitamins and minerals market took its toll on third quarter sales and profits at Nutrition 21, the producer of...

Recovery expected in vitamin E market

The increased demand for natural vitamin E will be the strongest driver in the growth of the European vitamin E market, according to new research...

New nutrition product from Go2Pharmacy

Florida-based dietary supplement company Go2Pharmacy has launched a new nutrition product, Lean Protein Bites. The food is high in protein and low in carbohydrate, and...

Nutritional bar for Hispanics

Arriba is a new nutritional energy bar designed specifically for the Hispanic population, according to its creator, Michael Sanchez, co-founder of the Balance Bar business....

Health awareness drives dairy volumes

An increase in health awareness and the consumer trend towards snacking has driven dairy volume sales to an all time high, claims a recent survey...

Jason Pharmaceuticals product receives certification by The Glycemic Research Institute

The Jason Pharmaceuticals product, Medifast Plus for Diabetics, has been approved as "low glycemic", according to the Glycemic Research Institute in Washington. The Institute's Seal...

Biotech milk formula - health potential quashed by safety laws

Genetically modified rice carrying a protein from human breast milk is being developed by US biotech companies to enhance baby formula, even though it is...

Nutraceutical product to combat bioterrorism

Research shows that daily supplements of a form of yeast beta1,3-glucan may stimulate the immune system of mice to significantly reduce mortality from a lethal...

'Friendly' bacteria in fight against eczema

British babies with eczema are taking part in a project to test whether supplements containing probiotic gut bacteria can help to improve their symptoms, reports...

No 2 diabetes patent for NutraStar

Nutraceutical company NutraStar said last week that its scientists have received a second diabetes patent (US Patent No. 6,350,473 B1), demonstrating that its stabilised rice...

Perrigo Good Sense products qualify for NSF certificate

Products made by Perrigo will be the first nutritional supplements to receive the new dietary supplements certificate launched by NSF International , the US-based supplier...

Salt intake genetically determined

Scientists have determined that the body's overall response to salt is genetically determined, and there is overwhelming evidence that multiple genes are involved. While the...

Alcohol damage spreads to lungs

Chronic alcohol abuse has been found to not only damage the liver, but also result in increased susceptibility to lung disease, according to research at...

Horizon Organic strengthens UK market presence

Consumers in the south east of England are now able to buy organic milk from US group Horizon Organic Holding in stores owned by the...

Martek completes OmegaTech acquisition

Martek Biosciences has completed its acquisition of OmegaTech, the producer of DHA fatty acids from algae, following a share-only deal which saw OmegaTech become a...

Perrigo improves in third quarter

The largest US manufacturer of over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutritional products, Perrigo, has reported a 4 per cent increase in net sales for the third quarter...

Protein supplement helps fight CFIDS

Thymic protein A can be effective at fighting the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), according to a recent study. CFIDS is...

High-protein diets pose threat to kidneys

High-protein diets used as a means of losing weight could be damaging to the kidneys, according to a warning from the American Kidney Fund (AKF)....

First quarter boost for Nutri/System

Nutri/System, the US-based producer and marketer of weight loss products, has reported an improvement in first quarter sales from $637,000 in 2001 to $1.74 million...

Soy, flaxseed can help fight diabetes and obesity

The phytoestrogens in both soy and flaxseed could help fight obesity and diabetes, according to studies presented last week at the meeting of the American...

Reliv marketing drive will pay dividends

Reliv International, the manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements, is predicting record first quarter sales after a major improvement in its network marketing operations. Reliv...

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