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Cereals offer best potential for US immune-supporting ingredients

Cereals offer the best potential for growth in the immune-supporting ingredients sector, according to a new report from Danish-based research group Bio2com.

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Investment allows Chromadex to pursue clinical trials

The Frost Group, led by Miami entrepreneur and billionaire Dr. Phillip Frost, has invested in ChromaDex to enable the company to perform clinical studies to substantiate the benefits of its...

Science builds for cinnamon’s anti-diabetic effects

A water extract from cinnamon may decrease blood sugar levels and offer benefits in people at risk of diabetes, say results of a new human trial.

Lycopene may reduce risk of asthma: Study

Supplements of lycopene may protect against inflammation in the lungs and reduce the risk of developing asthma, suggest results from a study with mice.

Low folate levels in early pregnancy may lead to hyperactive kids

The development of a child’s brain in early pregnancy may be impaired by low folate levels in the mother, and lead to behavioural problems such as hyperactivity and inattention, says...

Special edition: Drinks Ingredients

The science of beverage emulsions

Innovative ingredients and solutions are emerging to help formulators add flavours, colours and healthy ingredients and keep up with consumer demands for innovative beverages.

NOP reviews approval for DHA and ARA omega-3s in organic infant foods

The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) is reviewing the approval for omega-3 fatty acid DHA and omega-6 fatty acid ARA to be included in infant formula or baby foods that...

Pay back time for QVC over false weight loss claims

The Federal Trade Commission will tomorrow start reimbursing consumers for their purchase of supplements sold by the QVC shopping channel, which it has decreed were sold on the basis of...

Juice concentrates show anti-inflammatory potential

Concentrates of fruit and vegetables taken as capsules may reduce levels of markers of inflammation, and potentially reduce the risk of chronic disease, suggests a new study.

Omega-3-rich drink may affect omega-3 index

Consuming a convenience drink enriched with omega-3 fatty acids led to increases in blood levels of the beneficial fatty acids, and may enhance heart health, says a new study from...

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MegaFood issues joint health product recall

MegaFood has issued a voluntary product recall for four lots of its Essentials Joint Strength formula after tests showed chondroitin doses were lower than those stated on the label.

June 30: New date for the NutraIngredients Antioxidants 2010 Conference

We're delighted to announce the new date for the NutraIngredients Antioxidants 2010 Conference is confirmed for 30th June 2010. This one-day conference is a must for senior and middle managers,...

Study questions omega-3 for brain function

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may not benefit brain function in older people, says a new randomised trial.

Self-Affirmed GRAS status for glucosamine joint health product

TSI Health Sciences, the Montana-based producer of supplement grade glucosamine and chondroitin, has announced self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status for its joint health product Pureflex for use in...

Omega-3 group ejected from SupplySideEast, the group mounting a controversial legal action against eight omega-3 supplement manufacturers and retailers in California over trace PCB levels, was turfed out of the SupplySideEast trade event soon...

Chilli compound may boost energy burning and help weight loss

A compound extracted from chilli peppers may boost energy expenditure and aid weight loss, according to new findings from the University of California, Los Angeles.

USADA to name and shame contaminated supplements

The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has been methodically buying dietary supplements from vendors and websites like and will produce a list of branded products that contain banned substances by...

Aloecorp hails GRAS for aloe vera as food/drink ingredient

Aloecorp claims that it has become the first aloe vera grower and supplier to affirm GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status for use of aloe vera as a food and...

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BI Nutraceuticals expands range with super fruits and gluten-free ingredients

California’s BI Nutraceuticals has added gluten-free quinoa and maqui ingredients to its portfolio, as the company expands its range of nutritional ingredients.

Study supports astaxanthin’s immune boosting power

Daily supplements of astaxanthin – the pigment that gives salmon its pink colour – may protect DNA from damage and boost the immune response in healthy young women, says a new study.

Scientists rally in support of vitamin K2’s bone benefits

The null findings of a randomised clinical trial of vitamin K2 and bone health do not mean the vitamin does not benefit skeletal health, say leading scientists in the field...


Foods with artificial trans fats should be considered adulterated

There is a pile of evidence linking artificial trans fats with heart disease, so why is it still in our food? It’s time to get real and recognize that artificial...

Chokeberry extract may lower diabetes and heart disease risk

Extracts from the chokeberry may prevent weight gain in pre-diabetics and affect genes linked to the development of fat tissue, suggests a new study with rats.

Industry associations urge against FTC’s expansion of powers

Trade associations for the natural products and dietary supplements industry have joined associations from other industries to urge against the expansion of the rule-making and enforcement authority of the Federal...

Vitamin D may boost physical function for seniors: Study

Seniors with higher blood levels of vitamin D are also likely to have better physical function, suggests a new study that suggests higher recommended levels may be needed to ensure...

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