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Special Edition: Bone & Joint Health

Can bone health be improved through microbiota manipulation?

Bone mineral density could be altered by prebiotics and probiotics, according to a new review that links diet-induced obesity, the gut microbiota and bone health.

Policosanol fraction, Vitamin K2 combo helps statin users in study

A policosanol derivative teamed with vitamin K2 was found to be effective in lowering cardiovascular disease risk markers in a large scale study conducted in Serbia.

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Marinova attains GRAS status for fucoidan extracts

Australian biotechnology company Marinova Pty Ltd has received a letter of no objection for its GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status of its Maritech fucoidan extracts.

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Functional food bar launches with Niagen nicotinamide riboside

Barology’s Live Younger bar is the first launch of Niagen nicotinamide riboside (NR) into the functional food space, and offers consumers a new way to help boost cellular metabolism and...

Potato extract shows satiety benefits for healthy women: Slendesta data

Consumption of a Kemin’s Slendesta potato protease inhibitor II one hour before breakfast may lower hunger and the desire to eat, says a new study by scientists from Kemin and...

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Algaia and AIDP partner to expand alginate offering in North America

Starting June 1, algae-derived ingredients by Algaia will expand to customers in Canada, USA, and Mexico.

BC30 probiotic may help with plant protein digestion, according to new Ganeden-backed study

Plant protein, when digested with a patented probiotic strain, increased bioavailability of amino acids in the upper gastrointestinal tract, leading to a healthier colon environment, according to an in vitro...

Dynamic duo of vitamin E and omega-3 reduces cardiovascular injury caused by pollution

Supplementation with vitamin E and omega-3 proved to provide a potent combination against air pollution-induced cardiovascular injuries in rats.

Cardax announces first synthetic astaxanthin revenue as red ink rises

Synthetic astaxanthin maker Cardax announced significant initial sales of its finished goods brand as the company struggles to stay afloat financially.

Knowing how FDA inspectors do their jobs, which is public info, will boost GMP compliance, expert says

Knowing the other team’s game plan can help ensure victory.  And this opportunity is open to dietary supplement companies when it comes to GMP compliance, an expert says.

Evolve BioSystems completes series B financing to fund commercialization of products

California-based microbiome company Evolve BioSystems has completed a $20 million Series B financing to fund the commercialization of its initial products.

ABA: Fiber suppliers are stuck in a 'holding pattern'

Nutrition Facts overhaul proves double-edged sword for inulin

The arrival of the new-look Nutrition Facts panel (which will require manufacturers to list added sugar), is generating renewed interest in inulin: a widely-used ingredient from chicory root that also...

Vitamin D during pregnancy could reduce childhood asthma risk: Study

Increased vitamin D supplementation during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy has been shown to benefit the immune system of babies, resulting in decreased development of asthma.

Looking ahead to IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

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.

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