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Sabinsa lowers limits for heavy metals in selenium

Sabinsa Corporation has lowered the heavy metal limits for Selenium SeLECT in the face of tightening regulations in the European Union and interest from research institutes who wish to use...

LOHAS consumers present new challenge to food industry

The latest LOHAS consumer trends study suggests that a healthy spin may no longer be enough to lure people to new food and beverage products. Marketers may need to take...

Chrysantis' EZ Eyes accepted as NDI

Chrysantis is ready to start selling EZ Eyes to dietary supplement makers following the FDA's acceptance of the marigold-derived natural zeaxanthin as a new dietary ingredient (NDI), reports Jess Halliday.

Could mistletoe prevent bladder cancer recurrence?

A new study into the ability of mistletoe to decrease the reoccurrence of tumors in bladder cancer patients seems to show that it is as effective as the most common...

Peptide nutraceutical reduces build-up of Alzheimer's plaques

A mixture of peptides derived from colostrum could help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease by reducing the build-up of beta amyloid, a toxic protein that accumulates in the brains...

Fatty acids could protect against Parkinson's

A high intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids could lower the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to researchers in the Netherlands.

Pomegranate might fight brain damage in babies

A mouse study conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine suggests that drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy may reduce the hypoxia ischemia-related brain injuries in babies, writes Jess Halliday.

NutraCea relieves hunger in Dominican Republic

Nutracea has signed a binding letter of intent with the largest rice mill in the Dominican Republic that will generate $10.8 million in product revenue for the company in the...

Group behind food lawsuit accused of extremism

A lawsuit targeting Kraft, General Mills and Dannon for dishonest advertising over weight-loss claims has been attacked as a front for animal rights extremists, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Cevena secures funding for heart health product

Canada's Cevena Bioproducts has secured C$6 million in venture capital funding, which it says will ensure the successful commercialization of its Viscofiber beta-glucan concentrate, reports Jess Halliday.

Burke drops claim to rooibos name

Burke International, the company that has held the trademark for the name 'rooibos' since 1994, has informed the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of its voluntary surrender of the...

Anti-oxidant combo stops omega-3 degradation

Researchers may have found a way to inhibit the oxidation of fish-oils in fortified milk products. The discovery may provide a solution to the problem of fish-oil's high susceptibility to...

Lack of resources causes FDA health claim delays

Companies may spend thousands of dollars putting together a health claims petition, but in the past year their efforts to make public links between certain ingredients and health benefits have...

Herbals look too much like drugs, says AMA

The packaging of herbal dietary supplements too closely resembles that of drugs, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), which is campaigning for a change in labeling, packaging and advertising...

Organix-South launches supercritical capsules

Florida's Organix-South is introducing a new line of Ayurvedic-inspired herbal supplements developed using an extraction technique that makes use of a plant's essential oils, waxes and resins.

Monday comment

Claims, claims, claims

As lawyers circle the food and drink industry like a fatted calf, the first lesson for those preparing for defence is that it is not so much what you sell...

Chromax earns another tick in the box marked 'safety'

A new animal study found that Nutrition 21's Chromax did not cause genetic damage in hamster ovary cells, providing further evidence for the safety of the company's chromium picolinate dietary...

Guidance gives healthy, high fiber foods a boost

According to Euromonitor, manufacturers of healthy foods, and in particular those containing wholegrains, are likely to profit from an upwards swing in sales thanks to publicity surrounding the new Dietary...

Research shows metabolic benefits of low-carb diet

The high-protein, low-carb approach to weight loss has been underpinned by new research from Australia showing that it can provide overweight women with greater nutritional and metabolic benefits than a...

Naturopathic physicians will discuss diet at annual convention

At the American Association of Naturopathic Physician's 20th annual convention in Phoenix, AZ, August 24 to 27, leading practitioners will share developments on dietary and herbal approaches to dealing with...

Eating fruit and veg could cut cataract risk

The vitamin A in carrots has long been believed to aid night vision, but new research from Harvard Medical Center indicates that the whole spectrum of fruit and vegetables could...

Nutrition 21 subjected to FDA health claim delays

The FDA has requested an extension in its review of yet another health claims petition, for Nutrition 21's submission linking chromium picolinate with a reduced risk of insulin resistance, type...

Grapeseed extract may stop arteries from hardening

Adding grape seed extract to the diet may prevent atherosclerosis, a condition responsible for more than half the deaths in developed countries, suggests new animal research.

Health concerns fuel anti-aging market

Staying young is more about health and less about looks, according to a new market report which indicates that Americans spend more than eight times as much on formulated anti-aging...

Prescribing functional foods could cut drug costs

The cost burden of prescription drugs could be dramatically slashed if physicians could prescribe scientifically-proven functional foods and diets to treat certain medical conditions, reports Jess Halliday.

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