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Hain Celestial quits supplements business

The Hain Celestial group has announced that it is to close its Celestial Seasonings supplements business and terminate its licence to produce products under the...

Soy food market a land of opportunities - and risks

Marketers keen to enjoy the fruits of the growing demand for soy products risk wasting millions of promotional euros in categories that do not match...

Bone-health supplements from Daily Balance

Two new supplements designed to promote bone health have been launched under the Daily Balance brand. The supplements contain calcium and soy and were formulated...

Forbes to raise cash for future investment

Canadian nutraceutical ingredient maker Forbes Medi-Tech has said that it may issue up to 25 per cent of its outstanding shares over the next year...

Award-winning bars from Cytodyne

Cytodyne Technologies, the US manufacturer of weight loss supplements, said that its Xenadrine EFX weight loss nutrition bar had been awarded a gold medal for...

Tagatose to begin European production next year

Scandinavian food group MD Foods and Germany's Nordzucker sugar producer have formed a joint venture to begin commercial production of the sweetener tagatose in the...

Unlocking the mysteries of Aloe

Aloe vera has been a source for healing since Old Testament times, but very little is known about exactly how it works its wonders. New...

Potassium Iodide pills effective but hard to find, claims ConsumerLab.com

The threat of terrorism in the wake of the 11 September attacks in the US has led to growing fears about what would happen if...

Positive test results for NKO

Canadian firm Neptune Technologies & Bioressources said it had received positive results from recent clinical trials of its Neptune Krill Oil (NKO) product and that...

Ginkgo, soy to drive nutraceuticals market

World demand for nutraceutical chemicals will expand by 6 per cent per year to $8.6 billion (€8.7bn) in 2006 to supply a $155 billion nutritional...

Colon cancer risk cut by dairy products - study

Milk and dairy products have long been promoted as a means of increasing calcium intake and fighting bone diseases such as osteoporosis, but new research...

Naturol files patent for Paclitaxel extraction

Naturol has filed a provisional patent application to protect the process by which it extracts Paclitaxel from Canadian Yew trees for use in a range...

Quality improvements for Burcon proteins

Burcon NutraScience Corporation of Canada has claimed a significant improvement in the quality of its two protein products Supertein and Puratein after implementing a number...

Roche Vitamins opens SA plant

Roche Vitamins, a unit of the Swiss pharmaceutical group, has opened a new production facility in South Africa which will manufacture vitamin premixes for the...

Forbes reaches agreement with Novartis

After months of negotiations, Canadian nutraceutical products maker Forbes Medi-Tech has finally reached an agreement with Swiss group Novartis Consumer Health over the future of...

Diabetic products from Hi Tech

The health care products division of the US-based Hi-Tech Pharmacal Company has launched three new products aimed at the diabetic market. Multi-betic is a multivitamin,...

Losses deepen at Burcon, but management remains confident

Losses at Burcon Nutra Sciences, the Canadian company specialising in the extraction of plant proteins for the supplement and nutraceutical markets, has reported losses of...

Vitamin E to fight Alzheimer's

Vitamin E could play a key part in fighting Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study of the effects of various antioxidants. The study, published...

US supplement confidence remains high, despite downturn

The much documented downturn in vitamin and mineral sales in the US, which has adversely affected a number of companies' results, has perhaps not been...

Eating greens can keep offenders on the straight and narrow

Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK have suggested a novel method of reducing the number of offences committed by young offenders -...

Multivitamins - a simple remedy to promote good health

Simply taking a multivitamin and other key supplements on a daily basis can help promote good health and stave off a wide range of diseases,...

Vitamin D deficiency in black and white

Vitamin D has long been recognised as vital to skeletal health, and the high levels of deficiency among women of childbearing age is a major...

Say nuts to heart disease

Just a handful of nuts, eaten two or more times a week, could be an effective way to cut the risk of heart disease, according...

Canadians warned about BotanicLab herbal products

Seven herbal products produced by the US-based company BotanicLab have been added to the list of dangerous products by Health Canada, the organisation which ensures...

Mixed fortunes on the markets

A private placement of securities worth some US$3.7 million (€3.8m) will help US-based nutraceutical product maker Vital Living to finance the roll out of its...

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