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Study vets TeaCrine dose, finds positive results on energy, focus and mood

Compound Solutions continues to build the science backing for its TeaCrine ingredient with the release of a two-part study that showed improved concentration, energy and mood.

Subpar rosaceae-derived supplements abundant, USDA researcher says

According to a new study published in the NFS Journal and funded by the USDA Agriculture Research Service, eight of the 33 dietary supplements derived from Rosaceae fruits had no...

Sesame and rice bran oil blend lowers hyperglycaemia and improves lipids, study finds

In a study focusing on patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, researchers found that in an 8-week, open-label  trial, using a blend of 20% cold-pressed sesame oil and 80% physically...

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IPA & Probiota Americas partnership set to break records this week

Chicago will witness the biggest ever meeting of experts from the global pre- and probiotics industry, running today (May 31) until Thursday (June 2). The combined IPA World Congress and...

Warning letter provides insight into labeling responsibilities

A warning letter to a company called Rocky Fork Formulas has particular insights for the labeling operations in the dietary supplement responsibility chain.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2016

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.

Endurance exercise and gut microbiota? A review explores the relationship

There have only been a couple dozen studies since 2007 that look at how gut microbiota and endurance exercise relate. A meta-analysis reveals promising benefits, but calls for more research...

CoQ10 market expected to grow at 9.5% clip through 2024

The global market for CoQ10 was valued at $404 million in 2015, and could reach $1.36 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research.  The ingredient’s condition...

High-dose vitamin D may boost diversity of the gut microbiome: Study

Vitamin D3 may increase bacterial richness in the upper gastrointestinal tract and reduce opportunistic pathogens, says a new study from Austria.

Amway breaks into sports nutrition market with new line

Amway is building on an earlier acquisition and is seeking to reach new markets with the launch of its XS Sports Nutrition line, the company announced recently.

Flaxseed supplementation may aid metabolic syndrome management, study finds

Researchers in Iran found that 30-g brown milled flaxseed daily helped study participants lower their blood markers of metabolic syndrome more than lifestyle changes did alone.

Network marketing companies have special compliance challenge, expert says

The very nature of network marketing means companies selling dietary supplements using this model must be extra vigilant when it comes to compliance, an expert says.

Omega Protein board urges shareholders to stay the course

Omega Protein’s Board of Directors is urging shareholders to stay the course on its diversification strategy despite entreaties to the contrary from an activist investor.

Beef & chicken protein match whey for muscle mass and strength

Protein from beef and chicken sources are equally as effective as whey protein to stimulate improvements in body composition and resistance training outcomes, says a new study.

News in brief

Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

Nutrition bar and powder specialist Nellson is expanding its production capacity at one of its Canadian plants and its consolidating the management of its Canadian operations.

Krill players battle counterfeit material

New kid on the krill block OmegaVeritas has launched a verification method after tests showed mislabelled material on-market.

Review supports safety of green tea extracts

A recent systematic review of clinical trials using green tea extract underscores the ingredient’s overall safety, despite some recent associations with liver damage.

Heat-killed lactobacillus shows oral health benefits

Consuming capsules with heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 may help reduce probing depth in people with periodontal disease, says a new study from Japan.

Report: Herbalife settles with FTC

Herbalife has reportedly reached a settlement in its case with the Federal Trade Commission.

Foxy’s founder creates probiotic ice cream ‘worth breaking your diet for’

Angus Murray wanted to create something families would love, with fun flavors he described as “totally selfish.” Launched in March, the product is already gaining traction in the US coasts...

Link between vitamin E & brain tumours found in metabolite study

A link between vitamin E levels in the blood and the increased risk of brain tumours has been established in a Scandinavian study. 

Nutraceutical International chugs along fueled by latest acquisitions

Nutraceutical International Corporation continues to make good on its acquisition strategy by posting a 7.4% net sales gain for its second quarter.

Capstone files $65 million breach of contract suit against MusclePharm

Capstone Nutrition has sued MusclePharm for breach of contract, stating in its complaint that “MusclePharm has essentially turned Capstone into its bank.”

ConAgra Foods strikes $340m deal to sell Spicetec flavors and seasonings business to Givaudan

ConAgra Foods has struck a $340m deal to sell its Spicetec flavors and seasonings business to Givaudan as it continues to reshape its portfolio.

Gut-brain axis uses immune system to ‘talk,’ study shows

The gut microbiome and the brain communicate to each other via the immune system, a study has shown as researchers delve deeper into the so-called 'gut-brain axis'. 

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