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The NutraIngredients-USA Cognitive Health Forum

Abbott Nutrition, Standard Process, Nawgan, and Euromonitor to talk cognitive health

Leading minds from the world of cognitive nutrition will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion of the cognitive health, from science and claim substantiation, to market sizing and...

Vitamin D levels linked to cancer survival rates

Breast and colorectalcancer patients with higher levels of vitamin D at the time of diagnosis may have better chances of survival and remain in remission longer those who are deficient,...

Functional foods resist recession but failure rate stays high: Analyst

Functional foods weathered the global economic recession better than most food categories despite a high product failure rate, according to a US-based branding and market expert.

Flowens targets ‘huge category' of men with LUTS

French botanicals firm Naturex launched a cranberry powder extract aimed at older men with the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) often associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 

Expert panel calls for end to one-size fits all protein recommendations and higher levels for older adults

Dietary recommendations for protein intake should be increased for healthy older adults to 1.0 to 1.2 g protein/kg body weight/day, says an international team of experts.

Danone Group 'trying to whitewash' Nutricia India marketing practices: BMA

Breastfeeding advocate Baby Milk Action (BMA) has accused the Danone Group of attempting to “whitewash” the activities of its Nutricia India business, which is facing allegations it approved illegal payments to doctors....

Beta-alanine supplements effective for trained and non-trained individuals: Study

Supplementation with beta-alanine is effective for boosting performance for both trained and non-trained people, says a new study.

Neptune and Enzymotec finalize patent settlement and license agreement

The long-running krill oil patent dispute between Canada’s Neptune Technologies & Bioressources and Israel-based Enzymotec Ltd. has come to an end, with the firms signing a final and binding patent...

Valensa continues astaxanthin expansion with Alimtec acquisition

EID Parry – the parent company of Florida-based Valensa – has acquired Chile-based company Alimtec SA, with plans to expand its capacity for Valensa's growing human health products line-up.

News in brief

Amway launches ‘Nutrilite Power of 5’ campaign to fight childhood malnutrition

Direct-selling giant Amway has launched global effort to fight childhood malnutrition targeting the critical first 5 years of life.

Active duty Marine's energy shot packs mega doses of vitamins

Battlefield experience in Afghanistan gave Marine Corps Maj. Robert Dyer a good idea of what he wanted in a supplement.  And surving the stress of being a forward air controller...

science short

Gastro health and immunity: Chr Hansen reviews 300 papers on probiotic strain

Danish probiotic leader Chr Hansen has gathered mounting probiotic science under one roof in a review of 300 Bifidobacterium-focused papers.

Key Insights from Food Vision

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according...

Multivitamin startup offers formulas targeted to different times of day

Different approaches have been taken to differentiate the multivitamin sector over the years.  Formulas that target specific populations, like men, women or kids, or different delivery systems like gummies have...

Krill oil (plus B vitamins, soy and rosemary) relieves PMS: Pilot study

Krill oil supplementation can relieve pre-menstrual stress disorder (PMS), according to a small pilot study.

Exclusive documentary preview: MicroWarriors Special edition

MicroWarriors: Exploring probiotic power (and the powers that be)

NutraIngredients went to LA recently to question two leading probiotic academics about probiotics and the microbiome and which we present exclusively here. The interviews form part of a new documentary...

FDA prohibition of omega-3 nutrient content claims ‘in no way reflects the well-substantiated benefits associated with EPA & DHA’, says GOED

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will publish on Monday, April 28 a final rule prohibiting certain nutrient content claims for foods that contain the omega-3 fatty acids DHA,...

Vemma makes changes to business model in response to Italian ruling

The network marketing sector has come under renewed scrutiny with the news that Vemma Nutrition, a multilevel marketing comany that markets beverages based in part on mangosteen juice, has been...

L’Oréal-Nestlé scientists: Probiotics may improve sensitive skin from within

Daily supplements containing the probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei NCC 2461 (ST11) may reduce skin sensitivity, according to results of a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study.

'One and a half more cups of coffee for the non-diabetic road'

One and a half cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 11% according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.

Study links microbial imbalance with breast cancer

The microbiota could play a role in the development of breast cancer, according to new research.

Muscle health: Soy and dairy blends better than whey alone?

Protein blends of soy, casein and whey deliver amino acids to the muscle for an hour longer than whey alone when consumed post-workout, according to a second study backed by...

News in brief

Pollution control and market demand prompts China price rise of CoQ10

The increasing cost of pollution control in China is one of the reasons behind the decision by Shenzhou Biology and Technology to increase the price of its CoenzymeQ10 by 10%,...

Special edition: Sports Nutrition

Ban yohimbe just like ephedra, says EU sports nutrition sector

EFSA last year concluded the safety profile of herbal stimulant yohimbe is inconclusive. Ban it anyway, says the chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) in this guest...

Special Edition: Sports Nutrition

Swisse Wellness on US sports nutrition sector: ‘We think there’s an opportunity in this space to make a big impact’

Changing consumer attitudes to health and similar consumption levels in the US and Australia give Swisse Wellness an opportunity to excite consumers with a new sports nutrition range that is...

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