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Managing and protecting your ingredient in a crowded market

In the increasingly competitive nutraceuticals market, branding strategy is essential to market differentiation.

Green tea extract may boost blood vessel health

The heart healthy reputation of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the main extract from green tea, may be due in part to improvement in blood flow through the vessels, suggests a clinical...

NSF launches online access to its GMP program

NSF International is launching a novel online program to help dietary supplement manufacturers comply with the upcoming Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulation.

Consumers ready for functional foods, survey

More than 80 percent of Americans say they consume or are interested in consuming functional food and beverages, according to a survey from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation.

Fish oil again linked to stronger bones

Increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake in the diet at the expense of omega-6 fatty acids may boost bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life, if a...

Fortitech gets Pakistan iron fortification contract

New York State-based Fortitech announced its Asia Pacific operations have secured a manufacture and supply contract for iron premix with the Pakistan Ministry of Health's National Wheat Flour Fortification Program.

Martek takes life'sDHA to Spain

Martek Biosciences Corporation announced it has made inroads in Spain with its branded vegetarian omega-3 ingredient, life'sDHA.

Cactus pear pads linked to lower diabetes risk

Prickly pear cactus pads, consumed regularly in Mexico, could reduce blood sugar rises after a meal by up to 50 per cent, suggests a new study that may have implications...

Hawaii to lead on tropical fruit research

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened a research center in Hawaii aimed at finding new ways to grow tropical crops sustainably.

Most herb consumers don't follow indications, reports Mayo Clinic

A survey compiled by the University of Iowa and reported on by mainstream media has called into question the efficacy and safety of consumer use of herbal supplements in the...

Soy nuts may cut womens blood pressure

Using soy nuts as their source of protein in a healthy diet reduced blood pressure in postmenopausal women by up to 10 per cent, says a new study from the US.

West Coast energy drinkers spur Fortitech's premix expansion

The West Coast's thirst for energy drinks has driven nutrient premix specialist Fortitech to open a new manufacturing facility in Califoria set to increase the company's production for the Western...

Coca-Cola could shake-up functional category

The Coca-Cola Company's decision to advance further into the active lifestyle drinks is likely to send shivers across the functional beverage market as the beverage giant has a far-reaching distribution...

BioGin to launch resveratrol for weight loss

BioGin Biochemicals has announced it is launching resveratrol products primarily targeted at weight loss for the United States market.

Calcium, vit D may cut pre-menopausal breast cancer risk

Premenopausal women who consume higher amounts of calcium and vitamin D may lower their risk of developing breast cancer by almost 40 per cent, new research suggests.

Apple juice, bananas may lower childhood asthma

Increased consumption of apple juice or bananas may prevent childhood asthma, says new research from England that adds to an ever-growing body of science linking easy breathing to apples.

Weekly Comment

Press releases for the press?

In a world where getting your name out there is called branding, and branding in turn equals better market share, some companies will go to great lengths to draw attention...

National Starch extends sustainability from kernel to kitchen

National Starch Innovation is underscoring its commitment to sustainability with the launch of a new stewardship policy called Kernel to Kitchen, which aims to take responsibility for its products throughout...

Nutratech and Syntech continue bitter orange patent dispute

An inquiry is under way, it has emerged, in yet another patent infringement case for the dietary supplement industry. This time the two parties battling it out are Nutratech and...

Probiotics play increasing role in pediatric research

The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) is currently conducting a large National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study which researchers hope will shed light on the potential role...

Antioxidant-rich coffee may slash gout risk

Drinking four or more cups of coffee every day may cut the risk of developing gout, the most prevalent inflammatory arthritis in adult males, by 40 per cent, says new...

World's processed cereals should all be fortified, expert

In the interest of global public health the world's cereals should be fortified with iron, says the senior nutritionist of a US-based non-profit health organisation.

Apple extract may reduce fatigue for sporty types

An apple polyphenol extract from unripe apples reduced symptoms of fatigue and improved physical performance during exercise, Japanese researchers have reported.

FDA listens to industry, extends CAM guidance comment period

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period on its draft CAM products guidance following widespread confusion relating to the document.

Benefits of omega-3 fed cows passed onto consumers

Cows fed a diet rich in omega-3 produce enriched meat that has significant benefits for consumers, suggests new research from Kansas State University.

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