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The science of stevia

There has been much excitement about the promise of stevia as a natural alternative to artificial zero-calorie sweeteners. summarises the science so far.

Dispatches from Supply Side East

GMP inspections likely to start by fall, says FDA

Although all medium-sized dietary supplement manufacturers in the US will be required to meet new GMP regulations as of June this year, FDA has said it is unlikely to start...

Testing throws up green tea and selenium quality issues

Supply issues linked to the production of some green tea and selenium supplements appears to have been unresolved over the last three years, according to new analysis of the repective...

Insufficient vitamin D may boost asthma risk

Children with insufficient vitamin D levels may be at higher risk of developing asthma, suggests a new study from equatorial Costa Rica.

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Astaxanthin launched in softgel capsules

  Global leader in human-use astaxanthin, Algatechnologies, is launching 4mg softgel astaxanthin capsules at the Vitafoods trade show in Geneva next week.

Celery flavonoid may cut ovarian cancer risk

Increased intake of the flavonoid apigenin, found in celery, parsley, and tomato sauce, may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by 20 per cent, suggests a new study from Harvard.

Originates jumps in omega-3 supply pool

Florida-based supplier Originates has entered the nutritional lipid space with a selection of marine, plant, gelatin and fiber essential fatty acids it is marketing on purity and quality of supply.

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Banker: nutraceuticals stay hot amid economic freeze

  Supplements and healthy foods are proving to be more resilient than other sectors in the midst of the current economic freeze. Investment banker David Thibodeau tells Lorraine Heller why this...

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Weight and beauty benefits spied in Frutarom marine push

Frutarom hopes to target growing US interest in emerging trends such as ‘beauty from within’, bone health and weight loss through ongoing collaboration with France-based Copalis.

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Baseball star to sue supplement makers

J.C. Romero, the Phillies pitcher suspended for testing positive for the performance-enhancer androstenedione, is suing the makers of the OTC dietary supplement he claims is the reason for his positive...

GM corn may promise vitamins A, C, and folate

Corn, genetically modified to contain high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and folate, may help address multiple vitamin deficiencies worldwide, European researchers report.

Low vitamin D linked to female infections: Study

Low vitamin D levels may increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis, a common vaginal infection linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes, suggests a new study from the US.

Vitamin E may reverse male pattern baldness: Study

Daily supplements of a patented tocotrienol (vitamin E) complex may increase hair growth in people with male pattern baldness by 42 per cent, suggests a new study from Carotech.

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Playing ball in China's health claims park

Lorraine Heller met with Randy Dennin, chairman of the Chinese branch of US trade group Natural Products Association (NPA), at Supply Side East and asked him about regulatory and other...

Health remains central to Pom Wonderful’s global ambitions

As Pom Wonderful moves ahead with its global expansion, the pomegranate drink supplier claims it will continue to push it brands as one of the few juices providing ‘meaningful’ health...

Soyfood sales resist recession to top $4bn

  Soyfood sales broached $4 billion in the US for the first time in 2008, according to organic and natural foods market analyst, SPINS.

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Pomegranate juice may slow prostate cancer recurrence: Study

Men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer could benefit from drinking pomegranate juice, according to findings of a new study from the US.

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Supplements blamed for mass polo pony death

Defective food supplements are being blamed for the sudden death of 21 horses from internal bleeding at a recent international polo event in Florida.

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Supply Side East preview

Today is the first day of Supply Side East, one of the major east coast trade shows for the functional foods and supplements industries. Lorraine Heller takes a peek at...


Supplements: Time to change the nay-saying record?

As yet another TV show concludes that supplements are unnecessary, is the ignorance of the mainstream media few putting the health of the many at risk? Isn’t it time to...

FTC settles Xenadrine weight loss case

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached agreement on a lawsuit it lodged against a US-based distributor in 2005 for marketing and distributing a product making misleading weight loss claims,...

Curcumin may cut body fat and weight gain: Mouse study

Curcumin, the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow colour, may prevent reduce body weight gain, and help in the fight against obesity, suggests new data from a...

Teenage brain power boosted by chewing gum: Wrigley study

Chewing gum could have a positive affect on the academic performance of teenagers, according to new research funded by the Wrigley Science Institute (WSI).

Cranberry dehydration method promises cost, time savings

A new food dehydration technology could provide a competitive alternative to freeze-drying for the development of nutraceutical ingredients such as cranberry or blueberry powders.

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