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Howaru Shape: 'A new way of looking at weight management'

DuPont Nutrition & Health’s newly launched Howaru Shape is backed up by a clinical study that found that daily supplements of the probiotic may reduce body fat by 4.5%.

ACI FOOD LAW FORUM: GMO labeling blues, Nutrition Facts delays, daily values and de-fortification, and will the FDA ever nail down natural?

Will the July 2018 deadline for compliance with the new Nutrition Facts panel stand? Will federal GMO labeling regulations stop GMO-related lawsuits? And will the FDA nail down ‘natural’ anytime...

Algatech teams with Lycored to launch astaxanthin beadlets aimed at functional foods

Israeli firms AlgaTech and Lycored have teamed to launch a line of astaxanthin beadlets in the North American market aimed at functional foods, gummies and other applications.

Cutting deep into product line helped Twinlab achieve profitability milestone

One year after taking the helm at Twinlab Consolidation Corporation, CEO Naomi Whittel said the company has been profitable for at least two quarters, which is like summiting Everest given...

Vitamin C oversupply could end soon

A global oversupply of vitamin C may have ended, as China continues an environmental crackdown on heavily polluting factories, says DSM.

Qualitas triples algae production capacity in deal with partner

Algae food and nutrition firm Qualitas Health has taken an overnight quantum leap in capacity via a deal with a specialist production firm in New Mexico.

Looking ahead to the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

The gut-brain axis: An exploding field with popular appeal

Interest in how the gut microbiota may influence brain function and vice versa is growing, and recent data indicates the beneficial bugs may also help with PTSD and protect against...

Jarrow challenges FDA on probiotics

Dietary supplement manufacturer Jarrow Formulas Inc. has filed a lengthy comment challenging FDA’s position on probiotics as set down in the most recent Revised Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients....

Nestlé-backed study links probiotic strain and depression

Probiotics could help relieve symptoms of depression in addition to aiding gastrointestinal upsets, according to new Canadian research backed by Nestlé.

Fishpeople wants to fix the ‘fundamentally broken’ seafood industry with increased transparency

The seafood industry is “fundamentally broken” and crowded with businesses beholden to “old school thinking” that fails both the oceans and the consumers, according to Ken Plasse, the CEO of...

Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory drug for knee osteoarthritis: Study

High quality chondroitin sulfate supplementation is as good as a widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis, new research reveals.

Setria Glutathione may brighten skin from within: Study

Oral consumption of Kyowa Hakko’s Setria-branded glutathione may boost skin health in healthy women, says a new study.

Possible link between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic retinopathy: Meta-analysis

There is a statistically significant link between diabetic retinopathy and vitamin D deficiency, according to a new review.

Timing of probiotic consumption 'unimportant’ for colonization: Study

Should probiotics be consumed on an empty stomach or with a meal? A new study from the University of Milan suggests it doesn’t matter.

AHPA urges EPA to revamp pesticide limits for botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association has urged federal regulators to revamp pesticide rules that unfairly impact minor crops that include many botanical commodities.

Could vitamin D help pain management?

Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits might help manage chronic pain, menstrual cramps and arthritis, new research suggests.

Bill meant to restrict growth of regulations sparks contentious debate

Advocacy groups are reacting strongly to a bill sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) that would require a cost-benefit analysis to be performed for every new federal regulation.

Algalif making headway in US market with Icelandic astaxanthin

The natural advantages of Iceland are helping astaxanthin player Algalif gain traction in the market, with the young company making headway in the US, says CEO Andrew Jacobson.

Coconuts for cognitive health: Chicago-based VitaMind launches liquid multivitamin for the brain

A neurosurgeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago always wanted to create a multivitamin for brain health. This year, his dream became a reality with the soft launch of...

Study links SDA, ALA to cognitive support, health of region in cerebral cortex

An intriguing study has linked three long chain fatty acids, including ALA and SDA, to the health of a structure in the brain and the effect on ‘fluid intelligence’ in...

Nutraceutical International sold for $446 million

Nutraceutical International Corporation’s longtime aggressive acquisition strategy has borne the ultimate fruit in the announcement today that the company will be sold to a private equity firm for $446 million.

Dad’s vitamin D has impact on childhood growth and obesity risk

Pre-conception vitamin D intake is associated with height and weight of children at age five, according to new data.

News in brief

BI launches new sweet potato-derived fiber ingredient

Ingredient company BI Nutraceuticals has launched a new sweet potato powder designed for adding fiber to baby foods, beverages, and snacks.

Probiota Americas built around cutting edge research

Experts from diverse research fields including infant health, skin health and global microbial demographics will expand the view of the microbiome at the upcoming 2017 IPA World Congress + Probiota...

Ingredient Identity helps Indian firm expand in North and South America

Consulting firm Ingredient Identity is working with Bio-gen Extracts, an Indian ingredients supplier, to aid that company’s expansion into the United States and other global markets.

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