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Innovate or die? DSM opts for the former at new innovation center in Parsippany, NJ

Just how much it all cost, DSM won’t say, but if food manufacturers or dietary supplement firms are looking for a state-of-the-art facility to test and develop new foods, beverages,...

Dow: DHA from canola oil still ‘some years away’

Dow Agrosciences and Martek Biosciences (now part of DSM) are progressing well with plans to develop canola oil containing the coveted long-chain omega-3 fatty acid DHA, but are still “a...

Prebiotics again show bone boosting benefits for teens

Daily supplements of a prebiotic fiber may boost calcium and magnesium absorption in the gut and help build healthy bones during adolescence, suggests a new study with rats.

Food insufficient for Canadian vitamin D intakes

Vitamin D fortified foods are not enough to ensure an adequate intake of the vitamin, and one-quarter of Canadians are not meeting the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), says a new...

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Canadian distribution deal for egg-derived bone health ingredient

ESM Technologies is continuing its expansion into key markets with an exclusive agreement with CK Nutritional Ingredients supplies for distribution of its eggshell membrane-derived ingredient in Canada.

Cocoa extracts may benefit cholesterol levels: Study

A combination of cocoa and skimmed milk may beneficially affect cholesterol levels in the blood, according to new data from Spain.

Science: Bringing immunity science in from the cold

Can a well-functioning immune system be measured? Or its enhancement? Can a specific nutrient be proven to benefit a cold or flu? Difficult questions – is science providing the answers?

Lutein and zeaxanthin ingredients new from Cactus

Shanghai-based Cactus Botanics is targeting the United States market with two new lutein and zeaxanthin ingredients for dietary supplement, food and cosmeceutical formulators.

Low-cost, fat-free fish protein facility gets go ahead

Bluewave Marine Ingredients’ new food-grade facility in Peru will soon start production of its fat-free, membrane-refined fish protein and fish peptide products, offering the food industry ‘new opportunities and applications’.

Frutarom: Bladder control is huge untapped opportunity

The market for supplements to tackle an overactive bladder could be huge, but would only realise its potential if firms invested more on educating consumers about a problem believed to...

Beetroot-hawthorn berry blend may boost heart health

A proprietary blend of beetroot and Hawthorn berry may boost the activity of an enzyme linked to improved heart health, suggests a new study from Texas.

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Glanbia signs five year supply deal with Immunotec

Glanbia Nutritionals has signed a five year whey protein supply deal with Canada’s Immunotec Inc., as the companies solidify their partnership.

Male reproductive health could benefit from vitamin D: Study

Vitamin D could play a key role in improving male reproductive health, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital.

60-second interview: Paul Jacobson, Thorne Research

Thorne Research: 80-90% of cancer patients take dietary supplements, but don’t tell doctor

There is a sizable gap in the market for dietary supplements and nutritional advice specifically targeting people living with cancer, Thorne Research chief executive Paul Jacobson tells Elaine Watson.

Infant formula gets 1st qualified health claim – but disclaimer ripe for challenge

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that Gerber Good Start milk-based formulas meet the criteria for a qualified health claim, the first such claim for infant formula.

Prebiotics may keep students healthy during stressful periods

Daily supplements of prebiotic fibers may boost the immune system and gut health during periods of heightened stress, suggests a new study with students at exam time.

Bone health food launches double, but market value remains flat

There has been a sharp rise in the number of functional foods and drinks launched on a bone health platform over the last five years, but the retail value of...

Naringenin nano advance may boost weight loss

A nano-complex of the grapefruit compound naringenin and cyclodextrin may help to substantially reduce the absorption of fat and sugar in the body, say researchers.

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ChromaDex offers new complete stevia reference standard

Reference standards firm ChromaDex has added a new complete standard for testing stevia to its offerings, using the latest JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives) standard.

Strawberry extracts may prevent inflammation: Study

Compounds found in strawberries may decrease levels of inflammatory markers and reduce the risk of a range of conditions, including metabolic syndrome, suggests a new study.

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NPA demands clarity over mislabeled baked goods

The Natural Products Association’s John Gay has demanded clarity and action over recent concerns about melatonin in baked goods.

NPF refers 13 firms to regulators over disease/drug claims

The Natural Products Foundation (NPF) has called on regulators to take action against 13 dietary supplement firms making unauthorized disease and drug claims about dietary supplements.

Today: Bone & joint health virtual conference is hosting the first virtual conference dedicated to bone and joint health, showcasing the latest trends and strategies for this multi-million dollar segment.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

‘We have to look to different sources’ says GOED chief as omega-3 sectors unite

The plant (ALA) and marine (DHA and EPA) sectors have not always agreed about omega-3 bioavailability and sustainability, but they recently came together against the negative health effects of omega-6...

NutraIngredients-USA poll

Synbiotics will drive gut health success: NIU poll

The sum is greater than the parts: The future success of the gut health market depends on combining pre- and probiotics, according to a NutraIngredients-USA poll.

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