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Ajinomoto’s Advantame sweetener approved in Canada

The zero calorie sweetener Advantame by Ajinomoto has been approved for use in Canada, the company announced this week.

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Study explores how gut microbial populations impact cognitive function

A greater abundance of gut bacteria from the phylum Bacteriodetes is associated with better cognitive function in adults, says a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at...

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OmniActive self-affirms GRAS status of OmniXan-RS

An external expert panel has affirmed the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status of OmniActive’s OmniXan-RS zeaxanthin ingredient.

Aging population in China boosts myostatin-inhibiting ingredient's prospects

The growing population of older consumers in China and other countries bodes well for muscle-support ingredient Fortetropin, says the developer Myos Rens.

Ketogenic craze is rocket booster for ingredient launch, says Compound Solutions

The popularity of ketogenic diets has made the debut of branded ingredient goBHB its most successful to date, says Compound Solutions, the ingredient distributor that licensed the compound earlier this...

Thyme extract may increase athletic endurance, rat study suggests

Exhaustive running time of rats supplemented with thyme extract was significantly prolonged compared to a control group, researchers in Iran report.

Lutein & zeaxanthin isomers may reduce stress: RCT data

Dietary supplementation with the macular carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin isomers may reduce psychological stress and improve measures of emotional health, say new results from the LAMA II study. 

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Fancy a cruise through Chicago’s waterways with the bosses of SPINS, Presence Marketing and KeHE?

Are your taste buds tickled by the prospect of a food tour of Mexico with Chef Rick Bayless? Or maybe an intensive business strategy session with Presence Marketing CEO Bill...

Kyowa Hakko launches new amino acid blend, revamps quality message

Kyowa Hakko has launched a new amino acid blend called Setria Performance Blend to capitalize on the growth of the sports nutrition sector.  The launch also coincides with a new...

Hong Kong billionaire to pour $25 million into ChromaDex

ChromaDex, an ingredient development and analytical testing firm, has announced a large investment by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing.

Elite Lifestyle Cuisine launches ‘Forever Juice’ powder supplement line

Former bodybuilder-turned-chef Carlo Filippone launched a prepared meal company back in 2013, geared to help consumers eat healthier. But his observation of consumer dietary behavior led him to believe nutritional...

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Curcumin may boost recovery and maintain performance during workouts

Dietary supplements formulated with highly bioavailable curcumin may allow for faster recovery after competition-level training, and blunt training-related decreases in performance , says new data presented at Experimental Biology 2017. 

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5-Hour Energy counterfeiter gets 7 years in federal prison

One of the primary defendants in the 5-Hour Energy counterfeit case, Walid Jamil, has been sentenced to seven years in prison and an additional three years of supervised release.

The Supplement OWL product registry goes live

The Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) has officially gone live, with 51 Brand Names and 2,576 labels already in the product label database.

'New generation' bilberry extract to compete on price and quality

A 'new generation' of bilberry extract is being launched with a focus on eye health and sports nutrition, say those behind the launch.

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Broccoli may beneficially affect microbiota diversity: Study

Consuming broccoli may change the diversity and composition of the microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract, says a new study.

FDA sends out 14 warning letters in sweep on cancer claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to 14 companies this week about marketing products for illegal cancer claims.

More members of Congress understand supplements, CRN finds in its meetings with lawmakers

The word about the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements seems to be getting out, if the attitudes of freshman legislators in Washington DC is any measure. 

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

US pregnant women falling short of omega-3 intake recommendations

Many pregnant women in the US are consuming significantly lower EPA and DHA omega-3s than recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to a new analysis.

Ingredion clinical trial shows blood sugar lowering potential of Versafibe ingredient

Researchers baked cookies using Versafibe 1490, a branded resistant starch by Ingredion, and another batch without it. Then they had 28 healthy participants eat either one cookie to compare Versafibe’s...

Valuable protection: Is the variety of gut bacteria more important than immune system in newborns?

A wide variety of gut bacteria may provide more protection against newborn infections than previously thought, say researchers who suggests the diversity of bacteria rather than the age of the...

FDA nominee strongly affirms DSHEA during hearing

A staunch affirmation of DSHEA by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, MD the nominee for FDA commissioner, is a highly promising sign for the immediate prospects of industry cooperation with the agency,...

Grape seed extract may protect gut from inflammation: Study

Proanthocyanidin-rich grape seed extracts may protect the intestines from the deleterious effects of a high-fat/high-carbohydrate diet, according to data from a rat study.

The potential of a delay to Nutrition Facts label changes should not slow compliance efforts

Assuming FDA does not delay the deadline for the new Nutrition Fact label as requested by industry, then large companies have slightly more than a year left to overcome challenges...

Brew your vitamins: Startup VitaCup delivers vitamin-fortified coffee for Keurig system

As both the dietary supplement industry and consumers are well aware, taking one’s dietary supplements is a daily routine people are prone to forget. A cup of joe, on the...

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